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Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Defying Russian warnings against US military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people."Russia vows to shoot...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):Emotional tributes to anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela poured in yesterday during an hours-long memorial service attended by thousands at Soweto's Orlando Stadium. Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP):A Democratic lawmaker isn't happy a House panel has ended its meeting without discussing a bill that would bank owning military-style assault weapons in South Carolina.Rep. Wendy Brawley said it is unfortunate Republicans pushed...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Apologetic Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told senators yesterday it had been "clearly a mistake" to believe the Trump-linked data-mining company Cambridge Analytica had discarded data that it had harvested from...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):The international chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it was sending a fact-finding mission to the Syrian town where a suspected chemical gas attack took place over the weekend, following a request from the Syrian government and its...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP):Fifty years after a shot rang out in Memphis, killing the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, freedom rang from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel as a bell tolled 39 times to mark a life cut short by racism.King died among the most...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an "animal", and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Brazil (AP):Former Brazilian President Luiz In·cio Lula da Silva woke up in jail Sunday as the first current or former president in Brazil's modern history to be incarcerated, adding a measure of unpredictability to the country's upcoming...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the US and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade barriers "because it is the right thing to do" and that the economic superpowers can settle the...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATLANTA (AP):Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter hosted an inspiring group of children who called on their peers Saturday to follow the civil rights leader's example and engage in community outreach.Three days after the 50th anniversary of King's...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP):A hockey arena became the epicentre of grief for a small Canadian town on Sunday as friends, relatives, and those who housed the young hockey players gathered to mourn 15 people killed after a semitrailer slammed into a...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 10:53 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — An alleged gas attack killed at least 40 people in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, local responders said today. Syrian state media, meanwhile, reported that rebels there have agreed to give up their last foothold in the area....

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 10:43 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president’s namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Facebook has been secretly deleting some messages CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent through its Messenger application, an option that hasn't been available to most of the social network's 2.2 billion users.The company says that it has been...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Stocks are ending the week the way they began it: tumbling as investors worry that tariffs and harsh words between the United States and China will touch off a trade war that derails the global economy. That came with the US...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 11:09 PM

MADRID (AP):Spanish and Portuguese authorities announced yesterday that they have taken down a criminal network that has been making large profits by smuggling glass eels to Asia.Authorities across the continent have been trying to tackle the...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant yesterday for former President Luiz In·cio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's elections.The...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday he didn't know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney made to Stormy Daniels, issuing a firm denial in his first public comments about the adult-film actress who...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said yesterday in her first public comment that she's recovering, but the international furor over the attack escalated as Russia told the United Nations Moscow assumes "with...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,West Virginia (AP):Tossing his "boring" prepared remarks into the air, United States President Donald Trump yesterday unleashed a fierce denunciation of the nation's immigration policies, calling for tougher border security...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 11:17 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Justices on Brazil's top court have delivered a major blow to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. They voted 6-5 early Thursday to reject his petition to stay out of prison while appealing a corruption...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The world's two biggest economies stand at the edge of the most perilous trade conflict since World War II. Yet, there is still time to pull back from the brink.Financial markets bounced up and down yesterday over the brewing US-...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to "immediately" deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday,...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP):With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs yesterday to honour The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, the 'apostle of non-violence' silenced by an assassin 50 years ago.At...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):As jury selection picked up speed, the judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial gave his legal defence a huge lift yesterday with two rulings that could bolster the 80-year-old comedian's efforts to show his accuser...

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