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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’...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:09 PM

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — The hurricane death toll is rising in the Bahamas, in what its leader calls "this hour of darkness". Search and rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:16 AM

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) : Carrying their meagre possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco yesterday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island amid signs of...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 2:27 PM

An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight because he was upset about stalled contract negotiations and wanted to earn some overtime fixing the plane. According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court in Miami...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 10:26 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian howled over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday — a much weaker but still dangerous version of the storm that wreaked havoc in the Bahamas — flooding homes in the low-lying ribbon...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 9:32 AM

PARIS (AP) — French judges dropped a decade-long investigation into Air France and planemaker Airbus over the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, which killed all 228 people aboard and led to new aircraft safety regulations....

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:12 AM

ANKARA (AP): Turkey’s president on Thursday threatened to “open the gates” and allow a flood of Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for Western ­countries unless a so-called “safe zone” is established inside Syria soon in negotiations with the...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:12 AM

BOSTON (AP): Black entrepreneurs who say people of colour are being shut out of the lucrative marijuana trade are joining forces to close the gap. Real Action for Cannabis Equity, or RACE, launched Thursday in Boston, and its founders said that the...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 4:01 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Civil rights groups are suing President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships. The American...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 2:24 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian raked the Carolina coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, spinning off tornadoes and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:13 AM

LONDON (AP): British lawmakers battling Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the European Union without a divorce deal cleared their first big hurdle on Wednesday, approving in principle a bill to block his actions and sending it on for...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:12 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): A large explosion at a fireworks factory in northern India on Wednesday killed at least 22 people and caused the building to catch fire and collapse, officials said. Police officer Mukhtiar Singh said that 15 other people were...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:12 AM

HONG KONG (AP): Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Wednesday the withdrawal of an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters’ demands in the hope of ending the increasingly violent unrest....

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 2:12 PM

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers battling Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the European Union without a divorce deal took a big step Wednesday toward passing a law that could stop him from implementing his vow to deliver...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP): A ship carrying more than 780 asylum-seekers who had been in a camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos arrived in Greece’s northern mainland port of Thessaloniki Tuesday morning, as part of government efforts to ease...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:25 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) : South Africa’s president condemned days of widespread looting and arson attacks on foreign-owned businesses across Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria, calling the violence “totally unacceptable.” “We are a country that is...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:23 AM

SANTA BARBARA, California (AP): Divers and search crews were still looking Tuesday for nine missing people after at least 25 were confirmed dead when a boat packed with scuba divers caught fire near an island off the Southern California coast. The...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 2:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 11:12 AM

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers returned from their summer recess Tuesday for a pivotal day in British politics as they challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s insistence that the U.K. leave the European Union on October 31, even without...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 8:57 AM

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking itself over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a catastrophic onslaught that sent floodwaters up to the second floors of buildings, trapped...

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