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Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):German lawmakers have refused to let the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party's candidate sit on a parliamentary committee that oversees the country's intelligence services.Alternative for Germany, or AfD, won seats...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) :The South African city of Cape Town announced new water restrictions yesterday to combat drought, saying it was looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on 'Day Zero', or April 21.Mayor Patricia de Lille said 60...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):An underwear dance video filmed in a college dormitory has turned out to be risky business for some Russian cadet pilots.The mock homoerotic striptease recorded by cadets at the Ulyanovsk Civil Aviation Institute went viral earlier this...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MADRID (AP):The smugglers took Rodriguez Tankeu's savings and disappeared, leaving the 25-year-old bewildered near Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The former car mechanic headed to Algeria, where he saw, one by one, all the spots on engine-powered...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Injecting confusion into already-perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting yesterday that a children's health insurance programme should not be part of a short-term...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):The family of a South African anti-apartheid activist who was tortured and killed by police in 1971 is pushing state prosecutors to act against three former police officers linked to the murder.Ahmed Timol's family said yesterday...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 4:27 PM

The Trump administration in the United States has banned Haitians from applying for temporary visas to work seasonally in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given notice that Haitians, as well as nationals from Belize and...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 2:34 PM

BOSTON (AP): Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 10:06 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): India successfully test-launches a long-range nuclear-capable missile on Thursday from an island in the Bay of Bengal. The test, the fifth of the Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, was made from a mobile launcher, and "...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:08 AM

BUDAPEST (AP):A new set of laws might tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups assisting illegal migration which receive foreign funding, Hungary's government said yesterday.Such groups would have to register with the courts, and if they get more...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

BERLIN (AP):The chancellors of Germany and Austria glossed over differences on migration yesterday, seeking instead to focus on the need to secure the European Union's external borders and fight the reasons why people flee their homes. Germany was...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

KAMPALA (AP):Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.The change allows 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump's use of the terms 'fake news' and 'enemy of the people' is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

CAIRO (AP):The Palestinian president yesterday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the US leader's decision to recognise contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful" and "ill-fated".Mahmoud Abbas, who has...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 10:07 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):As the fallout over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP):Pope Francis begged for forgiveness yesterday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PERRIS, California (AP):A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished that officers at first believed they all were children...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):Officials in Venezuela confirmed yesterday that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year was among those killed in a violent shootout with security forces.Oscar Perez was among the seven who...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 11:32 AM

TOKYO (AP): Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honour for animal bravery yesterday.Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Spanish officials say the bodies of seven migrants have been found close to the Canary Islands.Civil Guard police said five dead migrants were found in a large rubber boat close to the coast of Lanzarote. Another two migrants retrieved...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near UK airspace yesterday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.The RAF confirmed that it sent Typhoon aircraft from the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):Venezuelan special forces exchanged gunfire yesterday with a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since leading a high-profile attack in Caracas last year, officials said.Holed up in a village outside the capital, Oscar...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in Pretoria yesterday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti.Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "s......

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