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Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 4:28 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security....

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 3:01 PM

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops against rapidly rising waters Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 238...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 9:44 AM

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania paediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients, as his now-adult victims blasted not only their abuser but the system...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 9:36 AM

LONDON (AP) — The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:25 AM

LONDON (AP): The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM

ALGIERS (AP): Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui struggled to form a new government on Monday as candidates sought to keep their distance from unpopular President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the target of month-long nationwide protests. Bedoui was...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:23 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. Cyclone Idai is...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:22 AM

ISTANBUL (AP): Turkey’s president showed parts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand, to comment on what he called rising Islamophobia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed the clips over the weekend...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 3:51 PM

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 2:52 PM

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 11:32 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai. Speaking to state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said Monday that although the official death count is currently 84, he...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 9:56 AM

The Washington Post is reporting that the US Supreme Court today indicated that it will consider whether Lee Boyd Malvo, the teenage half of the Beltway snipers who terrorised the Washington region 16 years ago, may challenge his sentence of life...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 9:44 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win support for her European Union divorce deal, warning opponents that failure to approve it would mean a long — and possibly indefinite —...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 9:41 AM

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht that left one person dead and multiple people injured. Authorities immediately raised the terror alert...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:23 AM

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP): Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson,...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:23 AM

ADDIS ABABA (AP): Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows “clear similarities” with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft in...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:23 AM

CHRISTCHURCH (AP): A steady stream of mourners paid tribute yesterday at a makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:17 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Preliminary data retrieved from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shows "a clear similarity" with an earlier disaster in Indonesia, Ethiopia's transport minister...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 10:18 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A steady stream of mourners paid tribute today at a makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:40 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP): An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings. Senator Fraser Anning came...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:37 AM

SUNDERLAND, England (AP): With Britain’s departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying. But they aren’t giving up without a fight — or at least, a long walk. Hard-core Brexiteers led by...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:35 AM

SUNNYSIDE, Washington (AP): The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on February 9 was just one more clobbering for the region’s dairy farms. The number of dairy farms in the state has plummeted from 2,500 in 1993 to 377 in 2018...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 10:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere and may do the same with those...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 9:56 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” One man was...

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