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Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 11:20 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Parents in Nigeria have released a list of the 105 young women they say are still missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a northern town, demanding that residents direct them toward the school for...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.Both Delta and United said yesterday...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers burst into flames after it overturned west of the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people.The state-run MENA, citing an unnamed Interior Ministry official, said...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROME (AP):Italians demonstrated yesterday against racism, revivals of fascism, labour reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared between far-left and far-right activists in a...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.ICRC Director General Yves Daccord says 21 staff members have resigned or been fired...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the US border.Mexico's National Immigration Institute said yesterday the trailer was found near Ciudad Camargo...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) :The Trump administration hit more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions Wednesday in its latest bid to pressure North Korea over its nuclear programme.The administration billed it as the largest...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.For customers, scanning...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):A new wave of deadly Syrian government bombardment in the opposition-held eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus yesterday killed 13 people, as world leaders and aid groups called for an end to the carnage that has left hundreds of...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANTIAGO (AP):The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse was undergoing gall bladder surgery yesterday in Chile, church officials said.The curia for Charles Scicluna's archdiocese in...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MONTREAT, NC (AP):The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died yesterday. He was 99.Graham, who...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said yesterday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames.He carefully marks out a one-square metre (11-square foot) patch and, with gloved hands, catalogues each bit of...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 2:21 PM

Cash-strapped Venezuela has become the first country to launch its own version of online currency, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world’s technological forefront. In its first hours on the...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 2:19 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP): Thousands of students have converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws. Students from Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School spoke Wednesday to reporters inside the Capitol while several...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 10:37 AM

MONTREAT, North Carolina (AP): The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BUHERA, Zimbabwe (AP):Thousands of people in Zimbabwe yesterday gathered for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death from cancer exacerbated divisions within a movement preparing for elections this year.A hearse carrying...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):A Venezuelan opposition official says the largest parties in the broad anti-government coalition have decided to boycott an upcoming presidential election they say won't be free or fair.Lawmaker Edgar Zambrano told The...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BANGKOK (AP):A Thai court yesterday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store.Police said yesterday a 28-year-old woman insulted the victim and ripped the veil of the burka from...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):Brazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces amid a spike in violence.The military took over last Friday, but the presidential decree still needs congressional approval....

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

LONDON (AP):A British judge sentenced a prolific paedophile to 32 years in prison yesterday in what the UK's national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:10 AM

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital yesterday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris.Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:10 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):Benjamin Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media star who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew. But he has also had a rocky relationship with Israel's notoriously aggressive...

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