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Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 11:08 AM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 10:46 AM

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman denied that she or her husband abused their 10 children after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun....

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP):A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit.Hawaii...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CANBERRA (AP):A 61-year-old farmer is suspected of carrying out Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years, killing six family members, including four of his grandchildren, before turning the gun on himself last week, an official said yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said yesterday a barrage of rockets from Syria against Israeli forces in the occupied Goal Heights last week opens up "a new phase" in the conflict, warning that Israel proper could be the next target...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP):A Dubuque woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after admitting she beat her ex-husband to death with a baseball bat.The Telegraph Herald reports 64-year-old Dolores A. Flynn apologised in court yesterday before she was...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (AP):An accord between the city and Polish Americans announced yesterday is likely to settle a transatlantic dispute over plans to uproot a memorial that some call heroic and tragic but others complain is too gruesome for a...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 3:51 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 14, CMC – The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) Monday said it has joined the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in launching an investigation into how inmates at a prison were able to acquire large bottles of liquor and engage in a...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 9:48 AM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, May 14, CMC – The Haitian government has condemned what it described as “this despicable act” after gunmen fired shots at the building, housing the central office of the Electricity of Haiti (EDH) last...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 9:43 AM

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 14, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government has distanced itself from allegations that it was among Caribbean countries that received bribes from a British investor as Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil Douglas called for...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 9:31 AM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 41 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday. It was the deadliest day there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war and cast a pall over Israel...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) :Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move....

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump said Sunday he has instructed his Commerce Department to help get a Chinese telecommunications company "back into business" after the US government cut off access to its American suppliers.At issue is that...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Investigators are following the trail of a 20-year-old Frenchman born in Chechnya who rampaged through a Paris neighbourhood slashing passers-by with a knife, raising anew the spectre of terrorism in France.Using a knife, the man,...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP)Two British tourists have been released in eastern Congo two days after being kidnapped, according to announcements Sunday by Virunga National Park and the British foreign secretary.Boris Johnson didn't give any further details,...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP):A new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced for an expected eruption from the Kilauea volcano.The Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an alert...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BAGHDAD (AP):Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the early front-runner in national elections, with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces.The announcement Sunday night...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 10:24 AM

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has begun a diplomatic tour to seek assurances that signatories to a landmark nuclear deal will back it despite its abandonment by the US.The BBC reported that Zarif said on his first stop, China, that he hoped to...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 10:12 AM

Members of one family were behind a wave of blasts targeting three churches in Indonesia's second city of Surabaya, the BBC reported Indonesian police as saying.At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in the attacks.A mother blew herself...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 9:54 AM

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have arrived in Israel ahead of the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem tomorrow.According to the BBC, the couple - both senior White House advisers - will attend the...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BUCHAREST, (AP):Thousands of people gathered yesterday in Romania's capital and other cities to protest a contentious judicial overhaul they say will make it harder to prosecute senior officials for graft.Romanians of all ages assembled in Bucharest...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

French authorities say a knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four in the centre of Paris before being killed by police late yesterday evening.Paris police tweeted that the attack occurred in the 2nd arrondissement or district of...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CUCUTA, (AP):When Colombian police caught Victor Colmenares selling coffee without a work permit on the dusty streets of Cucuta, they ordered him to get inside a truck filled with Venezuelan migrants being quietly removed from the country.The 20-...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VOLCANO, (AP):Hawaii tourism officials are hoping Kilauea's eruption won't deter travellers from visiting the state's largest island, even as geologists warn the volcano could soon shoot large boulders out of its summit.Travel industry executives...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was "absolutely right" following allegations of violence against women by the fellow Democrat.Healey has joined...

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