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Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

FREETOWN (AP):Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least US$6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organisation confirmed yesterday.The revelations follow an internal investigation of how the organisation...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BONN (AP):Thousands of demonstrators have marched through Bonn to protest the use of fossil fuels ahead of a global climate conference being held in the western German city starting tomorrow.Participants in yesterday's event carried banners with...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital yesterday, accusing Hezbollah of taking the country hostage, in a surprise move that plunged the nation into uncertainty amid...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 11:52 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the crisis in Spain over lawmakers in Catalonia voting for independence (all times local):

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):The Uzbek immigrant accused of using a truck to mow people down along a bike path, killing eight, "did this in the name of ISIS" and followed the extremist group's online instructions practically to the letter, police said yesterday....

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Michael Oreskes was ousted yesterday as National Public Radio's (NPR) news chief following accusations by two women that he suddenly kissed them while they were discussing job prospects...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

CAMDEN, New Jersey (AP):A white former New Jersey police chief charged with slamming a handcuffed black man's head into a metal doorjamb harboured an intense hatred towards black people and was recorded...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

PALONG KHALI (AP):It's a scene that has played out over and over again with heartbreaking regularity as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution in Myanmar and escaped to neighbouring...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States special operations forces captured a militant in Libya accused of playing an instrumental role in the Benghazi attacks, officials say, in a high-stakes operation...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (AP):Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl was a "gold mine" of intelligence, helping the military better understand insurgents and how they imprison the enemy, two agents testified yesterday as defence attorneys sought to show the...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 4:39 PM

NEW YORK (AP): A man in a rented pickup truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring several others in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Quickly distancing himself and the White House from the indictment of his former campaign chairman and another aide, United States President Donald Trump yesterday said Paul Manafort's alleged misdeeds occurred "years ago".Trump...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's business associate, Rick Gates, face decades in federal prison and millions of dollars...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 5:08 PM

​Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of a controversial rerun of the presidential election. He won 98 per cent of the vote...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on January 1, 2018, and, mostly, it's not.Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers. Without...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Britain's Cabinet Office will investigate whether an international trade minister breached conduct rules by asking his secretary to buy sex toys as widening allegations of sexual harassment roil Parliament.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):French women yesterday protested against sexual abuse and harassment in 11 cities across the country under the #MeToo banner in the wake of mounting allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.Women...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BENGHAZI (AP):Authorities in eastern Libya have found an open mass grave in a quarry containing 36 bodies, the largest such discovery since the country's civil war.Spokesman Awad Aladouli of the eastern...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):Under pressure from the United States, Israel has delayed a bill that would connect a number of West Bank settlements to Jerusalem, officials said yesterday.The bill aims to...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump yesterday unleashed new criticism of the investigations into possible ties between his campaign associates and Russia.Trump - in a series of tweets...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 10:56 AM

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Taipei (AP):A sea of rainbow flags and glitzy costumes filled downtown Taipei as tens of thousands marched in Asia's largest gay pride parade the first since Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriages.The island looks set to become the...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BARCELONA (AP):Catalonia's ousted leader called for peaceful opposition to Spain's decision to take direct control of the region, saying yesterday that he and other regional officials fired by the central government would keep "working to build a...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital yesterday, killing at least 18 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued the attackers inside the building.Two more blasts were heard,...

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