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Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 10:54 AM

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 9:29 AM

NAGA, Philippines (AP) — A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. The...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 9:22 AM

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country’s drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to create a memorial museum to honour the victims of terrorism.Macron, speaking Wednesday at a ceremony organised by victims' associations, said a committee will immediately start working on...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW DELHI (AP):India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SALZBURG (AP):The European Union and Britain clashed Wednesday over the biggest obstacle to concluding Brexit talks, with both sides urging the other to compromise just weeks before they must seal a deal.At a summit in Salzburg, Austria, EU Council...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GENEVA (AP):The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PYONGYANG (AP)The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday that they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearisation contained a big condition, with North...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 4:19 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get the...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 2:26 PM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two mental health patients who drowned when a sheriff’s van was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 9:55 AM

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearisation contained a...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATHENS (AP):Some 2,000 asylum seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said yesterday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 1:21 PM

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U....

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 1:12 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he’ll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP):Police say a woman was openly selling marijuana products during an event at a Georgia church.The Savannah Morning News reports that two arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a special...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault both indicated Monday that they would be willing to testify to a Senate panel as the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee shifted...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP):A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday on a child sex trafficking charge.US District Judge Timothy DeGiusti handed down the sentence to Ralph Shortey, 36, who faced...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Monday announced that a deep demilitarised zone will be established in Syria's Idlib region, the last bastion of anti-government rebels where fears had been high of a devastating offensive by...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP):A New Jersey man has admitted to paying a federal employee a cash bribe to favourably handle and review non-immigrant visas so people from the Dominican Republic could apply for entry into the United States.Federal...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 4:37 PM

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 9:12 AM

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 9:05 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland...

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