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Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BANGKOK (AP):A Thai court yesterday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store.Police said yesterday a 28-year-old woman insulted the victim and ripped the veil of the burka from...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):Brazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces amid a spike in violence.The military took over last Friday, but the presidential decree still needs congressional approval....

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

LONDON (AP):A British judge sentenced a prolific paedophile to 32 years in prison yesterday in what the UK's national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:10 AM

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital yesterday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris.Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:10 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):Benjamin Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media star who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew. But he has also had a rocky relationship with Israel's notoriously aggressive...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:10 AM

ST PETERSBURG (AP):While Russian officials scoff at a US indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, several people who worked at the same St Petersburg 'troll factory' say they think the criminal charges are...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:03 AM

LONDON (AP):Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken.The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL.KFC says those branches that are...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 11:11 PM

JERUSALEM (AP):Benjamin Netanyahu came to prominence as a star of the media age, an upgrade from older Israeli politicians in his telegenic poise, mastery of message, and gift for the sound bite in English and Hebrew. But those skills may have...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant.The shooting took place...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP):The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expulsion from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media,...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, United States President Donald Trump yesterday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger yesterday at United States President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive."You're the president....

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 2:27 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant. The shooting...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 11:31 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 11:23 AM

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa’s extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP):Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead last week, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.Lawmakers have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAPE TOWN (AP):South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal last Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):Mexico appeared yester-day to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

COLUMBUS, Ga (AP):A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 9:41 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statemen...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil's federal government issued a decree yesterday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence.The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NAIROBI (AP):Kenyan authorities said that suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack yesterday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while police said they foiled another attack in the east, killing a suspect and...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Groups advocating stricter gun laws are organising Americans who want to channel anger into action after the deadly Florida school shooting.Everytown for Gun Safety says it has received $800,000 in unsolicited donations since...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would...

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