Sun | Feb 25, 2018

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....
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