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Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, The White Helmets, that has been nominated for an Academy Award.According to...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):In synchronised attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MARION, Alabama (AP):In what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who pickedcotton and worked the dark soil are prayingdifferently since Donald Trump moved into the White House.During Barack Obama's eight years in...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):A man drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg yesterday, injuring three people, then fled, He was shot by police after being tracked down.The police reported that one of the three people hit...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):UNITED STATES Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged yesterday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations".Only hours earlier, President Donald Trump...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

VIENNA, Austria (AP):Austria's Heath ministry says the country's health minister, Sabine Oberhauser, has died at age 53.The ministry said Oberhauser died yesterday. She had been battling cancer for two years...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

NIAMEY, Niger (AP):A spokesman for Niger's military says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on a patrol near the country's border with Mali.Colonel Abdoul Aziz...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping rewrite of US immigration...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian black history...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE HAGUE (AP):Dutch lawmakers yesterday voted in favour of tolerating the cultivation of cannabis, a move that could bring to an end a key paradox of the relaxed Dutch policy on marijuana and hashish.Buying small amounts of pot at so-called coffee...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 1:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP): The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the US illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):US President Donald Trump should not be afforded the "rare privilege" of a state visit, a British opposition lawmaker said yesterday as Parliament debated a call for Trump's invitation to be downgraded and stripped of its royal seal of...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly after falling ill on Monday in his office at the mission, Russian officials said.Churkin, 64, was rushed to...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):An agile thief nicknamed 'Spiderman', an antiques dealer, and an art expert were sentenced to prison yesterday and ordered to pay Paris for stealing five masterpieces from the city's...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP):Pakistani air strikes killed "dozens" of militants yesterday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said.Pakistan had vowed to fight back after a series...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 2:43 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP): United States President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies. The president tweeted Monday that: "The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:19 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad yesterday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.It was the first flight...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MUNICH (AP):United States Vice-President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honour its commitments to end...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP):A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring yesterday, killing a police officer and injuring as many as 31 bystanders.The artefact, whose loud explosion shattered windows in...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

HELSINKI (AP):Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing United States President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country....

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (AP):Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half-brother, was apparently poisoned at an...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 11:11 AM

MUNICH (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honour its commitments to end fighting...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 11:02 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb blast at a marketplace Somalia's capital has killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, said a local Somali official. The blast by a car bomb parked near a restaurant went off at a busy time when...

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