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Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 4:42 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing scam that targeted elderly United States citizens. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Shawn Whitfield,...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 3:37 PM

DERBY, Connecticut (AP) — An immigrant sought by federal agents has eluded them by hiding in the public defender’s office at a Connecticut courthouse for more than seven hours. Domar Shearer was in Derby Superior Court on Thursday...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 1:46 PM

A man caring for his terminally ill partner has been told he faces deportation from the United Kingdom to Jamaica because the Home Office concluded that he “failed to demonstrate that his life would be at risk in Iraq”. The UK...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 5:33 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district reached a labour contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that cancelled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber’s first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 11:41 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — Around a quarter of the world’s pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalisation era, the World Organization for Animal Health’s...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 10:50 AM

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to prove they can afford health care before they get...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 9:22 AM

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove erupted Thursday on a train travelling in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, killing at least 71 passengers, officials said. Flames roared through the train cars as...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:24 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) : Mexican security forces had a son of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán outside a house on his knees against a wall before they were forced to back off and let him go as his gunmen shot up the western city of Culiacan. Defense Secretary...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:24 AM

TACUEYO, Colombia (AP): President Ivan Duque travelled Wednesday to a conflict-ridden zone in Colombia’s southwest to oversee a military offensive aimed at hunting down a band of suspected renegade rebels blamed for the killing of five indigenous...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:23 AM

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP): Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is cancelling two major international summits so he can respond to protracted nationwide protests over economic inequality that have left more than a dozen people dead...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:23 AM

PARIS (AP): When a far-right French official disrupted a regional council meeting to demand that a Muslim woman accompanying a group of schoolchildren be ordered to remove her headscarf, “in the name of our secular principles,” her own child buried...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:23 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP): Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The decision by...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 3:56 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane crashed into a townhouse Wednesday morning in a leafy Atlanta-area neighbourhood near a major interstate, killing at least one person and tearing off the home’s brick exterior, authorities said. The...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:54 PM

Facebook sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group on Tuesday in US federal court for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco is...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 10:47 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn traded barbs over Brexit and public spending Wednesday as campaigning unofficially kicked off for the country’s crucial yet...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 4:20 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country’s political impasse over Brexit — or turn out to be...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 1:10 PM

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have approved in principle a bill author zing an early election in December, clearing its first parliamentary hurdle - though it still faces a wrangle over the exact date. The House of Commons sent the bill...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 11:14 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s consumer watchdog sued Google on Tuesday alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was collected and used. The Australian...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 10:36 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain appeared on course Tuesday for an early general election that could break the country’s political deadlock over Brexit after the main opposition Labour Party said it would agree to the government’s request to...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:22 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): Hundreds of representatives from governments, international agencies and charity groups gathered in Brussels on Monday for a ‘solidarity conference’ to drum up support for millions of Venezuelans who have fled the political crisis...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:22 AM

BEIRUT (AP): Syrian Kurdish forces said Monday they are increasing security at prisons and detention facilities holding tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS)militants and supporters, including foreigners, following the death of the extremist...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:21 AM

LONDON (AP) : The European Union (EU) agreed Monday to delay Brexit by three months until January 31, acting to avert a chaotic United Kingdom (UK) departure just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 1:43 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s government urged people to restrict water usage Monday as reservoir levels drop and rainfall is not expected until December. Many parts of the nation of over 58 million people are facing water...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 11:44 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The United States has sanctioned Zimbabwe’s state security minister over alleged human rights abuses, just hours after Zimbabwe’s government defiantly marked its first Anti-Sanctions public holiday. State...

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