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Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP):  Four women charged in connection with a religious organisation that police say forced children to work in North Carolina fish markets for little or no money have turned themselves in.The four turned themselves in last...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 5:20 PM

HONOLULU (AP): A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was issued by mistake, state emergency officials said. The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 10:37 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Haiti says it is "deeply shocked and outraged" by President Donald Trump's reported vulgar remark on immigration, calling it "racist". The Haitian government says in a statement that "these insulting...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP):Canada has launched an attack on US trade practices with an international complaint over Washington's use of punitive duties.The complaint ramps up tensions amid talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement....

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli military set up roadblocks, cordoned off Palestinian villages and deployed reinforcements to the West Bank on Wednesday, a day after an Israeli settler was killed in a drive-by shooting by suspected Palestinian gunmen....

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATHENS (AP):Greek authorities say they have impounded a Tanzanian-flagged freighter and arrested its crew for allegedly carrying explosives to Libya in breach of an international ban.The Merchant Marine Ministry says the Andromeda was stopped off...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader yesterday that the US was open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government under the right...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA (AP):Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said new rebel attacks yesterday have prompted him to recall his chief negotiator to peace talks with the country's last remaining insurgent group in a setback for efforts to end a half-century of...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MONTECITO, California (AP):Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones yesterday as rescue crews searched for two dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 11:05 PM

PARIS (AP):Armed thieves entered the luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris and stole valuable jewels and other goods from a hotel boutique yesterday, officials said, carrying out an unusually brazen heist in one of the world's most prestigious neighborhoods....

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 11:53 AM

MONTECITO, California (AP): The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROME (AP):Avalanches and heavy snowfall are wreaking havoc in parts of northern Italy, with one avalanche ploughing into a condominium, others forcing roads to close, and one reportedly busting through windows in the converted Olympic Village near...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):Venezuela has extended its ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, citing out-of-control smuggling, officials said yesterday.Venezuela is pressing for high-level talks with leaders of Aruba, CuraÁao, and...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rome:As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving three-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers' overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Trump administration said yesterday it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the United States by September 2019 or face deportation.El Salvador is the fourth...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said yesterday it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will "hold all responsible parties accountable".The agency said there were still...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

London:A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website were convicted yesterday of plotting a bomb attack in Britain.Prosecutors say Munir Mohammed, an asylum-seeker from Sudan, and London pharmacist Rowaida El-Hassan met on SingleMuslim.com and...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

UNITED STATES NEW YORK (AP):Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancerlast year.That's according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP):State residents who don't identify as male or female may soon be able to choose another gender on their driver's licenses.Vermont Public Radio reports the Department of Motor Vehicles' new computer system will allow a third...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said yesterday, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent.El-Sissi...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Just days after being sworn into the US Senate, Tina Smith is on a crash course to find her way in the chamber and find time for a 10-month campaign sprint towards a special election to keep her new job.The Minnesota Democrat's first weekend back...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570-million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450-million grand prize.Since...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic Republic increasingly has blamed its foreign foes for fomenting the unrest.So far, Tehran has not offered any evidence to support that claim, though Iran's opponents throughout...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When President Donald Trump swoops into Atlanta for a VIP seat at college football's biggest game, he'll enjoy the Southern hospitality of a city he disparaged a year ago as "falling apart" and "crime-infested".The insults tweeted by Trump a week...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief policy adviser and a top intelligence official today denounced an unflattering new book that has renewed questions about the commander in chief’s fitness for office. White House...

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