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Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:27 AM

HARARE (AP): Several people were injured in a crush as they surged forward to try to view former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s casket yesterday at a sports stadium as thousands of onlookers packed the stands. Police on the field tried to...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 4:07 PM

TOKYO (AP) — A worker at major Japanese sportswear maker Asics told a Tokyo court Thursday that he is suing the company to counter the idea that a man’s place is at work and a woman’s is in the home. The father of two bowed and...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 3:12 PM

PARIS (AP) — Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a year-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud. A Paris court approved a penalty of 500 million euros or US$551 million...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 11:35 AM

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — Pastor Jeremiah Saunders stood in the golden afternoon sun and barely blinked as he debated what to pick out from the ruins of the church he built 22 years ago in the seaside village of High Rock on the eastern end...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 9:19 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): On his third September 11 anniversary as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday remembered the victims, first responders and US troops that have battled in Afghanistan, and he unleashed threats against militants contemplating another...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:26 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP): A cargo plane approaching an Ohio airport crashed into several unoccupied vehicles at an auto repair shop yesterday in a fiery wreck that killed both people aboard the aircraft, authorities said. No other injuries were reported...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:25 AM

LONDON (AP): A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) was an unlawful...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 4:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied instructing an aide to urge a federal agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama. Trump responded to a New...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 10:39 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of Nigerians boarded a free flight from Johannesburg to Lagos on Wednesday, following a week of violence targeting foreigners in South Africa that has stoked tensions between Africa’s two largest economies....

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 10:06 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political opposition demanded Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson reverse his suspension of Parliament after a court ruled that his decision to send lawmakers home less than two months before the U.K. is...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 9:38 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:22 AM

GENEVA (AP): Pakistan’s foreign minister warned Tuesday that India’s “illegal occupation” of Muslim-majority Kashmir could drive the nuclear-armed countries “into an accidental war”. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi accused India at...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:22 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) : An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a football stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could spend six months in prison, semi-official news...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The two men...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

RABAT (AP): Fourteen people were killed and 29 others injured when a bus overturned on a bridge amid flooding in south-central Morocco, the state news agency reported yesterday. The MAP agency says authorities were searching for any others who...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

CARACAS (AP): The United Nations’ chief human rights official says millions of Venezuelans continue to suffer rights violations, including possible extrajudicial killings carried out by a special police force. Michelle Bachelet gave an oral report...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:13 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s prime minister yesterday unveiled what he said was a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons site, further escalating a showdown between the two enemy countries. Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement came as the UN...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 5:17 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Commons has demanded the government hand over communications among officials about its decision to suspend Parliament and its plans for a no-deal Brexit. Lawmakers passed a motion calling on the...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 10:57 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Airways has cancelled almost all its flights for 48 hours, affecting as many as 195,000 travellers due to a strike by pilots over pay. The U.K.’s flagship carrier said in a statement Monday that it had “no...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 9:00 AM

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached to ensure Britain leaves the European Union by the October 31 deadline, as he acknowledged that withdrawing without one would be a “...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:26 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Taking another page out of President Donald Trump’s playbook, Israel’s prime minister is trying to pass a law requiring video cameras at Israeli polling stations ahead of next week’s vote – an effort that’s drawing charges of racism...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:25 AM

HARARE (AP) : Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried next Sunday, state media reported. Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla leader who became the southern African country’s first leader following independence from white minority rule...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:25 AM

PARIS (AP): France’s health minister says 1,500 people died in this summer’s heatwave in France – but a campaign of public awareness saved many lives. Agnes Buzyn, speaking on France Inter radio on Sunday, said there were over 1,000 more deaths...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP): Pope Francis insisted on Sunday that poverty isn’t inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a rock quarry in Madagascar, where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the capital’...

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