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Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):French urban climber Alain Robert has been arrested after scaling one of London's tallest buildings.Robert climbed the 662-foot (202-metre) Heron Tower without ropes or safety gear yesterday as police cordoned off the building, closed...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The mail-bomb scare in the United States widened yesterday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages - two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro - and said they were...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 3:07 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously elected the country’s first female president, days after approving one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets. As seasoned diplomat Sahle-...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 10:54 AM

LONDON (AP) — British regulators on Thursday slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. At the same time,...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russian President Vladimir Putin warned yesterday that if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations that would host them.The stern statement follows US President Donald Trump'...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HUIXTLA (AP):Thousands of Central American migrants renewed their hoped-for march to the United States on Wednesday, setting out before dawn with plans to travel another 45 miles (75 kilometres) of the more than 1,000 miles that still lie before...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and yesterday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable-news network often criticised by...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 3:29 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday’s approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter’s flu season. Xofluza is...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:47 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways. The ban would affect a range of products for which valid alternatives are...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 11:16 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in South Carolina is now worth $1.537 billion, so lottery officials could hardly be blamed Wednesday if their excitement...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 9:48 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package. The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices. The U.S. Secret Service says agents have...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says agents have intercepted packages containing “possible explosive devices” addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The agency says neither Clinton nor Obama...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump yesterday described the killing of a Saudi journalist as a botched operation and a "bad original concept" as his administration took its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis by moving...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING, China (AP):"Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all.Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ANKARA (AP):Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey's president said yesterday, contradicting Saudi Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 4:37 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband. The ruling by the same judge that...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 4:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States and one of only a handful nationwide to allow non-citizens, including people in the country illegally, to vote in a local election in November. They are only...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 9:03 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Drain the swamp: it’s a promise leaders around the world are making in this era of voter cynicism and political upheaval. But Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi may be taking it further than anyone...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 1:20 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete and urging fellow lawmakers to “hold our nerve...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 9:16 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an “extremely dangerous” near-Category 5 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path to smash into Mexico’s western coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta by...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 9:10 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a formal apology Monday to Australia’s victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long, painful journey and its failure to protect them. Morrison’s...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP):Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration - "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible."She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping centre in listing grievances against...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CIUDAD HIDALGO (AP) :A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance towards the US border in southern Mexico yesterday overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border.Their numbers swelled to about 5,000...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISTANBUL (AP):In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and US congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom, in particular its...

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