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Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

EAST BRIDGEWATER (AP):Two sisters tied down and burnt a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave.The women also...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP):A Republican lawmaker is pushing to add Oklahoma to the list of states in which so-called chemical castration is an option for certain sex offenders, albeit an option that rarely gets used.State Republican Rick West, a first-term...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Actress Uma Thurman has accused embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself upon her sexually and director Quentin Tarantino of making her perform a dangerous car stunt that injured her.Thurman is quoted in The New...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HIGHLAND PARK, New Jersey (AP):A federal judge has temporarily halted deportation proceedings against Indonesian Christians who are in the United States illegally but are seeking to gain legal status.Those facing deportation include a man honoured...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni has condemned the drive-by shooting spree targeting African immigrants in the central Italian city of Macerata, saying "hatred and violence will not succeed in dividing us."Gentiloni said yesterday that "one thing is...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):CIA Director Mike Pompeo said yesterday there was nothing "untoward" about his meeting with top Russian spy chiefs, saying that even though Moscow remains an adversary, ignoring chances to cooperate on security issues would endanger...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted yesterday of murder and attempted murder.A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BANGOR, Maine (AP):A Maine hospital says it lost track of a hard drive containing the personal information of 660 patients.Eastern Maine Medical Center announced yesterday that it's mailing notices to patients to ensure that they take precautions to...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MIAMI, Florida:The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has expressed concern at the issuing of a recent official decree by Bolivia's President Evo Morales that requires all news media to distribute government messages free of charge, without...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On January 26, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Barbados.Following the economic recovery in 2016, gross domestic product (GDP) growth is slowing reflecting increased pace of...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GENEVA (AP) The U.N. human rights office said yesterday that 206 companies mostly Israeli and American are facing a review of their business practices involving Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.In a long-...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest, government officials announced yesterday.Dr Brenda Fitzgerald's complex financial investments presented...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP):The moon put on a rare cosmic show yesterday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a "new American moment" of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's criticism who led the bureau for months last year following the firing of James Comey, is leaving his position ahead of a previously planned retirement...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

AFGHANISTANKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital yesterday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16.The attack, which began before dawn and continued well past...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

FRANKFURT (AP):Public criticism of the German auto industry has escalated after a report that an industry-sponsored entity commissioned a study of the effects of diesel exhaust using monkeys, while another study exposed humans to low levels of one...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BUCHAREST (AP):Romania's first female prime minister was sworn in Wednesday as the country's third head of government in a year amid ongoing anti-corruption protests.Viorica Dancila, 54, a European parliament lawmaker before being elected premier,...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri urged calm Monday after a video emerged showing the foreign minister calling Lebanon's powerful parliament speaker a "thug" in a closed meeting.The leaked video, which emerged Sunday night, comes amid...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 11:41 AM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP): Romania's parliament on Monday confirmed Viorica Dancila as its first female prime minister and the country's third head of government in a year. Dancila won 282-136, far more than the 233 votes she needed to lead...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) :Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is aiming to use his first State of the Union address to note the economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):France's government is sticking by its budget minister as he fights a rape accusation.Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin is the highest-ranking French official accused of sexual misconduct since the scandals that broke in Hollywood.Darmanin...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):A recording of Benjamin Netanyahu's wife raging at an aide surfaced on yesterday, creating a new headache for Israel's embattled premier.Sara Netanyahu is heard complaining that a gossip column about her did not mention her...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):Police say a bus overturned on a curve in northern Brazil, killing seven passengers and injuring 20.The accident occurred early yesterday near the city of Dianopolis in the state of Tocantins.Police told reporters the accident appears...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In his State of the Union presentation tomorrow, President Donald Trump is expected to promote his new proposal for US$25 billion for a wall along the Mexican border and for a path to citizenship for nearly two million young people taken to the US...

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