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Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 2:34 PM

BOSTON (AP): Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 10:06 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): India successfully test-launches a long-range nuclear-capable missile on Thursday from an island in the Bay of Bengal. The test, the fifth of the Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, was made from a mobile launcher, and "...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:08 AM

BUDAPEST (AP):A new set of laws might tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups assisting illegal migration which receive foreign funding, Hungary's government said yesterday.Such groups would have to register with the courts, and if they get more...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

BERLIN (AP):The chancellors of Germany and Austria glossed over differences on migration yesterday, seeking instead to focus on the need to secure the European Union's external borders and fight the reasons why people flee their homes. Germany was...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

KAMPALA (AP):Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.The change allows 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump's use of the terms 'fake news' and 'enemy of the people' is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:03 AM

CAIRO (AP):The Palestinian president yesterday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the US leader's decision to recognise contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful" and "ill-fated".Mahmoud Abbas, who has...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 10:07 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):As the fallout over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP):Pope Francis begged for forgiveness yesterday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PERRIS, California (AP):A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished that officers at first believed they all were children...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):Officials in Venezuela confirmed yesterday that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year was among those killed in a violent shootout with security forces.Oscar Perez was among the seven who...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 11:32 AM

TOKYO (AP): Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honour for animal bravery yesterday.Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Spanish officials say the bodies of seven migrants have been found close to the Canary Islands.Civil Guard police said five dead migrants were found in a large rubber boat close to the coast of Lanzarote. Another two migrants retrieved...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near UK airspace yesterday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.The RAF confirmed that it sent Typhoon aircraft from the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):Venezuelan special forces exchanged gunfire yesterday with a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since leading a high-profile attack in Caracas last year, officials said.Holed up in a village outside the capital, Oscar...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in Pretoria yesterday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti.Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "s......

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russia spoke out strongly yesterday against the US push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the US wants and analyse the situation with its European partners.Russian Foreign...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr national holiday yesterday largely out of public view, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 11:00 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP): A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring nearly 80 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. Security camera footage circulated online showed the collapse, with a group of...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):United States (US) President Donald Trump said yesterday that a programme that protects immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children is "probably dead," casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP):More than 2,000 Tunisians rallied yesterday for the North African nation's leaders to do away with punishing price hikes that triggered days of unrest and to respect the goals of the revolution that drove out the country's...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP):A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank yesterday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was "no hope" of missing sailors surviving the disaster.The collision and...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:08 AM

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

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