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Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 10:35 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 9:16 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

HUNTSVILLE, AlaBAMA (AP): Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. “We have actually had many...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:14 AM

MANILA (AP): A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court said she was barred for hours Tuesday from entering Hong Kong. Conchita Carpio-...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Amnesty International launched a campaign called ‘Brazil for Everyone’ Tuesday to counter what it calls President Jair Bolsonaro’s “anti-human-rights” agenda. The group said that Bolsonaro’s rhetoric against human rights...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 4:27 PM

LONDON (AP) — In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union — but only if they...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 8:59 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said Tuesday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast tensions remain high between...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

SEOUL (AP): South Korea vowed yesterday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through UN agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

DUBAI (AP): President Donald Trump warned Iran early yesterday not to threaten the United States again or it will face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Trump’s tweet comes after he...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

GENEVA (AP): The head of the UN health agency says the risk that the Ebola virus will spread remains “very high.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking Monday at the start of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual assembly, where issues...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

LONDON (AP): Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election on Monday — the latest in a spate of attacks on politicians with the sticky beverages. Farage was left with...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 11:53 AM

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 9:37 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it would face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:22 AM

MADRID, Iowa (AP): Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertiliser and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump’s trade war with China...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:22 AM

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP): United States sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation’s second-largest city, Maracaibo. Some drivers said they had to wait almost 24...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 6:09 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say there has been a "massacre" in the country's northern Pará state without releasing any details, while Brazilian news media say gunmen attacked a bar in Belem City and killed...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 10:46 AM

CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus today near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The officials said the bus was travelling on a road close to the under-construction Grand...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:42 AM

VIENNA (AP): Austrian Vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. Standing before journalists...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:36 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums – before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:36 AM

KAMPALA (AP): Until recently, the Ugandan pop star and opposition figure known as Bobi Wine could count on news crews trailing him. As his popularity grew in the past year, his activities were increasingly covered live by broadcasters satisfying...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:36 AM

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP): A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than US$3 million to five African-American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues. United States District...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:36 AM

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP): After the movement to legalise marijuana scored several victories in New England, pot proponents have come up against unexpected stumbling blocks in New Hampshire and Vermont. In Vermont, the recreational use of marijuana...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:35 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP): Pope Francis has urged foreign correspondents to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, calling journalism an important tool to counter hatred and fake news. In an audience...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:28 AM

COLUMBIA (AP): Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter...

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