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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...

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

GUATEMALA CITY (AP): A ruling-party lawmaker accused of orchestrating the murder of two journalists in 2015 was arrested in south western Guatemala yesterday.Public Ministry spokeswoman Yecenia Enriquez said Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez was...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP):  Four women charged in connection with a religious organisation that police say forced children to work in North Carolina fish markets for little or no money have turned themselves in.The four turned themselves in last...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 5:20 PM

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

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 10:37 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Haiti says it is "deeply shocked and outraged" by President Donald Trump's reported vulgar remark on immigration, calling it "racist". The Haitian government says in a statement that "these insulting...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP):Canada has launched an attack on US trade practices with an international complaint over Washington's use of punitive duties.The complaint ramps up tensions amid talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement....

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli military set up roadblocks, cordoned off Palestinian villages and deployed reinforcements to the West Bank on Wednesday, a day after an Israeli settler was killed in a drive-by shooting by suspected Palestinian gunmen....

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATHENS (AP):Greek authorities say they have impounded a Tanzanian-flagged freighter and arrested its crew for allegedly carrying explosives to Libya in breach of an international ban.The Merchant Marine Ministry says the Andromeda was stopped off...

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