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Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 2:36 PMAP

(AP): Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show “Jeopardy!” for more than 30 years with dapper charm and a touch of schoolmaster strictness, died Sunday. He was 80. Trebek, who announced in 2019 that he had advanced...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 9:56 AMAP

(AP): Joe Biden used his first national address as president-elect to vow to heal a deeply divided nation, declaring it was time to “let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end” and reaching out to the millions of...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 3:32 PMAP

(AP): Donald Trump, who defied political gravity with his extraordinary rise from reality star and businessman to the presidency, has fallen back to earth. In the end, his flurry of raucous rallies, an unprecedented turnout operation and sheer...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 8:46 AMAP

(AP): Scottish actor Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond on film and for many fans the best, has died. He was 90. Bond producers EON Productions confirmed his death, first reported by the BBC. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 9:42 AMAP

(AP): US Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite an apparent outbreak of COVID-19 among his senior aides, the White House says. Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, and “a couple...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 5:15 PMAP

A Jamaican ex-pastor, could face deportation from the US after serving a 30-year sentence for rape.  The former minister of a Connecticut church, was convicted for repeatedly raping a girl, an incident that began when...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 10:58 AMAP

(AP)- US president, Donald Trump, has said he voted today “for a guy named Trump” and called it an “honour” to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 1:45 PMAP

(AP): For years, Rafael Nadal pursued, and achieved, greatness at the French Open and other major tournaments. He never made a big deal out of his trophy total or the way he kept gaining on rival Roger Federer in the Grand Slam standings. Now...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 9:46 AMAP

(AP): President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are entering the final stretch of the campaign in a fierce battle for Latino voters who could sway the results in Florida and determine who wins the White House. But in this ultimate battleground...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 6:13 PMAP

(AP): The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars, trudging through knee-deep water to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, and pledging to rebuild...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 3:55 PMAP

(AP): US President Donald Trump made his first public appearance today after being hospitalised with COVID-19, defying public health guidelines to speak to a crowd of hundreds, even as the White House refused to declare that he was not...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 11:36 AMAP

(AP): The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 6:40 PMAP

(AP): President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 2:39 PMAP

(AP): With many teachers opting out of returning to the classroom because of COVID-19, schools around the US are scrambling to find replacements and in some places lowering certification requirements to help get substitutes in the door....

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:35 PMAP

(AP): Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 victims from California to...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Honking and drumming, tens of thousands of people protested today in Mauritius over the government’s slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Two tropical storms, which advanced across the Caribbean today, are now potentially historic threats to the US Gulf Coast. One storm has dumped rain on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, while the other has been pushing...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP) — The world’s biggest cosmetics companies have been selling a fairy tale that often goes something like this: If your husband’s lost interest in you, if your colleagues dismiss you at work, if your talents are ignored, whiten...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): With the November election 100 days away, more Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction than at any previous point in Donald Trump’s presidency, putting the incumbent in a perilous position, as his re-election bid...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Hurricane Hanna rumbled toward the Texas Gulf Coast today, lashing the shoreline with wind gusts, rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in COVID-19...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Confronted by surging hospitalisations due to COVID-19, South Africa is considering a return to tighter restrictions to combat the disease, which officials say may soon overwhelm the country's health system. President Cyril Ramaphosa has...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg, police in South Africa said today. A statement said police and military who responded to reports of...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India, today, saw its biggest daily spike, as its infections surpassed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): It’s not the reopening businesses were hoping for. After months of shutdown, restaurants, stores and even amusement parks announced their reopening with fanfare. But now that states like Texas and Arizona are seeing alarming surges in...

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