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Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:29 AM

BULAWAYO (AP): Zimbabwe’s courts upheld a police order banning an anti-government demonstration Monday in Bulawayo, the country’s second-largest city. Police prevented representatives of the Movement for Democratic Change, the opposition party that...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:12 AM

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday dismissed the notion of recalling Parliament from its summer break after leaked government documents warned of widespread shortages and border delays in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit....

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:11 AM

BOGOTÁ (AP): The United States (US) has made secret contact with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees that they won’t face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 1:33 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 10:56 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has made secret contact with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face prosecution for alleged abuses...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 10:22 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 9:00 AM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week’s steep drop in the financial markets. “I don’t think we’...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Hong Kong (AP): Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of ­umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:16 AM

KABUL (AP): The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul’s strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 11:12 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 11:04 AM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is playing down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets and predicting the economy will perform...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): People protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India’s government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

GENEVA (AP) : More than 500 migrants have lost their lives in the Americas so far this year, about a 33 per cent increase from a year ago, the United Nations (UN) migration agency said Friday. International Organization for Migration (IOM)...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel could meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson soon to discuss Brexit, her spokesman said Friday. Asked about reports of a possible imminent meeting, Steffen Seibert told reporters that “indeed, a...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:16 AM

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP): Greenland said Friday it’s happy President Donald Trump has taken an interest in the nation, talking to aides and allies about buying the island for the US, but that it’s not for sale. Following reports that Trump had...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 4:53 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a stowaway was found hiding in the cargo section of an airplane that arrived from Havana to Miami International Airport. Video shared on Twitter early Friday showed crew members surrounding the man on the...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 3:52 PM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Four Midwestern farmers who cheated organic food customers are scheduled to be sentenced for the largest fraud scheme of its kind in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors say the farmers are responsible for a...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 2:29 PM

BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 11:51 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China has threatened retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned September 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. Beijing will take unspecified “necessary...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 11:28 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a 7-year-old child was shot and killed after startling a man who had been sleeping on the couch in his home. In a news release, Montgomery police say 7-year-old Omarion Greenhouse was fatally shot...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 9:32 AM

LONDON (AP) — The British government wants to create an “express freight service” to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. The Department of Health said...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 9:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come close. Some patients...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:27 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): A panel of judges yesterday dismissed an appeal by the United States (US) government that contended that detained immigrant children might not require soap during shorter stints in custody under a longstanding settlement...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:26 AM

CARACAS (AP): The government of President Nicolás Maduro says it is nullifying Venezuela’s newly named Citgo board, saying opposition leaders had no right to appoint them. State comptroller Elvis Amoroso made the announcement yesterday amid a...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:26 AM

UPHAM, New Mexico (AP): Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert. The once-empty hangar that anchors the taxpayer-financed launch and landing...

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