8,000-year-old figurine uncovered in Turkey 10:52 pm, September 16, 2016 ISTANBUL (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey’s central province of Konya that an expert

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8,000-year-old figurine uncovered in Turkey
10:52 pm, September 16, 2016
ISTANBUL (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey’s central province of Konya that an expert says is one of only a handful …
China frees Canadian detained for 2 years
7:41 pm, September 16, 2016
OTTAWA (Reuters) — Kevin Garratt, a Canadian held in China for two years and charged with spying, returned to Canada on Thursday in what was a diplomatic triumph for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. …
Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race
7:37 pm, September 16, 2016

Hollande, Merkel meet to hash out EU vision
7:12 pm, September 16, 2016
PARIS (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that it was crucial an upcoming European Union summit, the first since Britain voted to lea…
Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails
11:59 pm, September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell revealed distaste for both U.S. presidential candidates, but leveled his most pointed criticism at Republican Donald Trump in hack…
Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness
11:57 pm, September 15, 2016
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Reuters) — U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to show their medical fitness for the White House as Clinton released a letter from he…
Lula charged as ‘boss’ in graft case
10:56 pm, September 15, 2016
CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) — Brazilian prosecutors charged former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday with being the “boss” of a vast corruption scheme at state oil company Petrobr…
U.K. approves China-backed N-plant
9:50 pm, September 15, 2016
LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Britain’s government finally gave the green light to the controversial Chinese-backed Hinkley Point nuclear power plant Thursday — but with new conditions to address security…
U.S. to lift sanctions on Myanmar as Suu Kyi visits
8:55 pm, September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar as he met with Aung San Suu …
Syria truce holds; talks proceed on extension
8:48 pm, September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States and Russia agreed that the Syrian cessation of hostilities that began on Monday had largely held and should be extended for another 48 hours despite sporadic…
Trade zone exposes limits of North Korea sanctions
10:55 pm, September 14, 2016
RASON, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea’s deepening isolation, along its border with China and Russia construction of tourist hotels is brisk and mountains of Siberian coal await shipment t…
China supports U.N. resolution on DPRK sanctions
9:35 pm, September 14, 2016
SEOUL (Jiji Press) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has agreed to the proposed adoption of a new U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at imposing additional sanctions against North Korea in the…
U.S. to give Israel record $38 bil. in military aid
9:25 pm, September 14, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will provide Israel’s military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the United States has…
Obama steps in to help Clinton
9:05 pm, September 14, 2016
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Accusing Republicans of fanning hate, President Barack Obama on Tuesday stepped in to defend a bruised and temporarily benched Hillary Clinton, hoping to reassure Democrats nerv…
Trump Foundation faces probe
8:45 pm, September 14, 2016
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he had opened an inquiry into the Donald J. Trump Foundation to ensure the Republican presidential nominee’s chari…
Chinese police quash protests in ‘democracy’ village
8:45 pm, September 14, 2016
WUKAN, China (Reuters) — Residents of a southern Chinese village once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy were in shock on Wednesday after a “wild crackdown” by police in clashes with prot…
WADA: Russian group hacked athletes’ data
7:55 pm, September 14, 2016
LONDON (Reuters) — Confidential medical data on athletes in last month’s Rio Olympics has been hacked and published by a Russian cyber espionage group, and more such leaks may follow, the World A…
Suu Kyi, May discuss human rights
7:19 pm, September 14, 2016
LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday met with British Prime Minister Theresa May during her first visit to London since becoming Myanmar’s de facto leader, with the thorny issue of hum…
Brazil Congress expels ex-speaker
10:55 pm, September 13, 2016
BRASILIA (Reuters) — Two weeks after the removal of Dilma Rousseff as Brazil’s president, the lower house of Congress on Monday expelled the lawmaker who engineered her impeachment for lying about…
Violence hits Bangalore over water supplies
10:35 pm, September 13, 2016
NEW DELHI (AP) — Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India’s information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight…
South Korea clearing up after powerful quake
10:15 pm, September 13, 2016
SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korea was clearing up Tuesday after being struck by its most powerful earthquake since records began. The 5.4-magnitude quake late Monday sent people scurrying from build…
Duterte says U.S. forces must leave Mindanao
9:05 pm, September 13, 2016
MANILA (Reuters) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of U.S. special forces troops from a group of islands in the southern Philippines, saying their presence could compl…
Obama ‘to veto 9/11 bill’ against Saudi Arabia
8:55 pm, September 13, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama would veto a bill passed by both houses of Congress that would allow survivors and families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the governme…
U.S. bombers fly over S. Korea in show of force against North
8:55 pm, September 13, 2016
SEOUL (Reuters) — Two U.S. B-1 bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force and solidarity with its ally after North Korea’s nuclear test last week, while a U.S. envoy called for a …
Clinton plans to return to campaign trail soon
7:45 pm, September 13, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Democrat Hillary Clinton said on Monday she could resume presidential campaigning in a couple of days after a bout of pneumonia that she initially had not believed was “tha…
Syria ceasefire takes effect amid skepticism of rebels
7:41 pm, September 13, 2016
BEIRUT (Reuters) — A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia went into effect on Monday evening, the second attempt this year by Washington and Moscow to halt the five…
Cameron resigns as MP, ends political career
7:35 pm, September 13, 2016
LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s former Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday he was resigning from his seat in parliament to avoid becoming a distraction for his successor, ending his political c…
Charlie Hebdo faces suit over quake cartoon
7:25 pm, September 13, 2016
ROME (Reuters) — An Italian town is pursuing legal action against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for a cartoon showing victims of an earthquake there as types of pasta, and another suggest…
China, Russia launch South China Sea naval drills
3:27 am, September 13, 2016
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea on Monday, in a sign of growing cooperation between their armed forces against the backdrop of …
133 dead, 395 missing in North Korea flood
1:46 am, September 13, 2016
SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — The death toll from severe flooding in a North Korean border region has risen to 133 with another 395 missing and tens of thousands left homeless, the United Nations said. About…
Turkey replaces 28 elected mayors
11:47 pm, September 12, 2016
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters Sunday after Ankara announced it had replaced 28 elected municipal and district mayors in several predominantly…
Mayor of Tianjin probed over ‘corruption’
10:48 pm, September 12, 2016
BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s ruling Communist Party said on Saturday that the mayor of the major northern city of Tianjin was being investigated on suspicion of corruption, the latest senior offic…
Hajj at high point a year after deadly stampede
9:39 pm, September 12, 2016
MUZDALIFAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP-Jiji) — The hajj reached its high point Sunday when Muslims from across the world converged on a stony hill in Saudi Arabia, a year after the worst tragedy in the pilg…
9/11 attack remembered in N.Y.
8:44 pm, September 12, 2016
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Americans remembered the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Sunday at a ceremony marking 15 years, with the recital of their names, tolling church bells and a tribute in lig…
Clinton falls ill at 9/11 event
8:42 pm, September 12, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — An ill Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 anniversary ceremony Sunday and needed to be held up by three people before she appeared to stumble off a curb and was helped into a van….
Obama asks Americans to embrace diversity
8:37 pm, September 12, 2016
WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to embrace the nation’s diversity and not to allow “terrorists” to di…
Over 60 killed in airstrikes in Syria
8:22 pm, September 12, 2016
BEIRUT (AFP-Jiji) — Airstrikes have killed dozens in rebel-held parts of Syria as the opposition considers whether to join a U.S.-Russia truce deal due to take effect on Monday. Brokered after mara…
Dogs understand what we’re saying after all
8:13 pm, September 12, 2016
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: Man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying. Researchers in Hungary sca…
Catalans rally for independence from Spain
8:09 pm, September 12, 2016
BARCELONA (Reuters) — Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Catalonia on Sunday to support a break from Spain which local leaders want to deliver for next year in spite of legal…
ISIL ‘inspired’ stabbing
7:57 pm, September 12, 2016
SYDNEY (AP) — A man charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man in Sydney was inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, poli…
‘The Woman Who Left’ wins top prize in Venice
7:52 pm, September 12, 2016
VENICE (AP) — The black-and-white revenge tale “The Woman Who Left” by Philippine director Lav Diaz won the Golden Lion prize for best picture Saturday at the Venice Film Festival. Andre Konch…
Analysis / Clinton’s health reemerges as issue in 2016 campaign
7:42 pm, September 12, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s stumbles as she left Sunday’s 9/11 memorial ceremony put her health at the forefront of a presidential campaign in which the two major party nominees are amon…
Kerber bags 2nd Slam to cap rise to No. 1
4:23 pm, September 12, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Early in what would become a tight test of a U.S. Open final, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop shot and scoop a down-the-line winner that landed in a corner…
Facebook restores ‘Napalm Girl’ photo after debate
12:16 pm, September 11, 2016
OSLO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Facebook Inc. on Friday reinstated a Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image, including har…
Police mark 9/11 anniversary with parade to honor fallen
9:11 am, September 11, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has marked the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a parade to honor its 23 officers who died at the World Trade Center. Friday’…
North Korea closer to being able to hit U.S.
8:17 am, September 11, 2016
North Korea has taken a key step toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the mainland United States, analysts said Friday after Kim Jong Un ordered yet another nucl…
Clinton: New DPRK policy needed
11:10 pm, September 10, 2016
PENSCACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Friday it was time for a “rethinking” of America’s strategy for North Korea following the regime’s latest test of a nuclear weapon. Donald Trump …
Obama condemns nuclear test, promises new sanctions
9:38 pm, September 10, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama condemned North Korea’s nuclear test on Friday as a “grave threat” to regional security and international peace and said he would work with …
U.S., Russia seal Syria ceasefire
8:23 pm, September 10, 2016
GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia early Saturday announced a breakthrough agreement on Syria that foresees a nationwide ceasefire starting on Monday, followed a week later by an unlikely n…
Raggi loses another top aide as mayhem mounts
10:47 pm, September 09, 2016
ROME (Reuters) — The travails of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement’s mayor of Rome mounted on Thursday when she announced the departure of the city’s finance chief whom she appointed just f…
North Korea conducts 5th nuke test; most powerful yet
9:06 pm, September 09, 2016
SEOUL (AP) — North Korea said Friday it conducted a “higher level” nuclear warhead test explosion that will allow it to finally build “at will” an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nucl…
Tusk tells May: Start Brexit talks soon
7:49 pm, September 09, 2016
LONDON (AP) — A European Union leader urged Britain on Thursday to hurry up and get on with finalizing its divorce from the bloc. Donald Tusk, president of the EU’s governing European Council, me…
Clinton blasts Trump comments on military generals, Putin
7:35 pm, September 09, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump on Thursday for his condemnation of American military generals and his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying her Republican…
NASA launches robotic asteroid hunter
7:31 pm, September 09, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first NASA explorer of its kind took off on a seven-year quest Thursday, chasing after a big, black, unexplored asteroid to gather a few handfuls of gravel for retur…
Gary Johnson takes heat for ‘What is Aleppo?’ blunder
7:28 pm, September 09, 2016
DENVER (AP) — If it was greater attention Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson wanted, he got it — but probably not the kind he wanted. As part of a media blitz in New York to try to …
DPRK conducts 5th nuclear test
1:15 pm, September 09, 2016
SEOUL (AP) — North Korea on Friday conducted its fifth atomic test, producing its biggest-ever explosive yield, South Korean officials said after monitors detected unusual seismic activity near the…
S. Korea military: Artificial tremor confirmed
11:28 am, September 09, 2016
SEOUL — South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff on Friday said it confirmed an artificial 5.0-magnitude quake near North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, located in the northeastern part of the…
Iran-Saudi feud worsens as Hajj nears
3:08 am, September 09, 2016
TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — A bitter war of words between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensified Wednesday ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage from which Iranians have been excluded for the first time in decades…
Mexico’s finance secretary resigns
2:18 am, September 09, 2016
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, resigned Wednesday in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision t…
Trump promises boost in U.S. military spending
2:15 am, September 09, 2016
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Republican Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to boost defense spending and deploy more active troops, fighter planes, navy ships and submarines as he works to convince skeptics …
Japan could be urged to pay more
2:11 am, September 09, 2016
WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated Wednesday his intention to urge U.S. allies and friendly nations, including Japan, to bear larger costs for …
Temer booed during 1st events as Brazil president
1:15 am, September 09, 2016
BRASILIA (Reuters) — Protesters jeered Brazil’s new President Michel Temer on Wednesday as he participated in the county’s Independence Day parade in Brasilia and the opening ceremonies of the …
Russian jet makes ‘unsafe’ intercept
12:11 am, September 09, 2016
WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) — A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within three meters of the American airc…
U.K. lawmaker hits out at ‘racist’ Air China London tips
11:45 pm, September 08, 2016
LONDON (AFP-Jiji) — A British member of Parliament on Wednesday slammed Air China for alleged “racist” travel advice offered to clients visiting London. The airline’s “Wings of China” ma…
ASEAN issues a non-rebuke to China
10:42 pm, September 08, 2016
VIENTIANE (AP) — A summit of Southeast Asian countries issued a mild rebuke of China on Wednesday over its expansionist activities in the disputed South China Sea, and indirectly urged it to show re…
Obama meets Duterte following slur controversy
10:41 pm, September 08, 2016
VIENTIANE (AFP-Jiji) — Barack Obama met briefly with Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, their two governments said, days after the firebrand politician branded the U.S. president a “s…
Report: Fugitive Snowden hid among Hong Kong refugees
9:39 pm, September 08, 2016
HONG KONG (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden sought shelter among Hong Kong refugees after he leaked a huge trove of secret documents in the southern Chinese city, reports …
Malaysia’s 1st pregnant Zika patient reported
8:42 pm, September 08, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP-Jiji) — Malaysia on Wednesday reported its first case of a pregnant woman with Zika — a resident of a Malaysian state bordering Singapore where authorities have already recorded…
UNICEF: Global conflict uproots 28 mil. children
11:55 pm, September 07, 2016
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — About 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, accord…
Duterte makes international debut, rattles ASEAN peers
10:55 pm, September 07, 2016
VIENTIANE (AP) — As bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs, the Philippine president is making waves at his first summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where he join…
1st Paris refugee camp to open in October
9:55 pm, September 07, 2016
PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Tuesday, unveiling plans to take hundreds of people off the streets as France struggles to accommod…
Obama defends NFL player’s right to snub national anthem
9:45 pm, September 07, 2016
HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was exercising his constitutional right by refusing to stand for the national anthem, al…
WHO heightens warning against Zika
8:35 pm, September 07, 2016
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency is changing its advice to travelers returning from areas facing a Zika virus outbreak, saying both men and women should now practice safe sex or abstinence for …
IOC exec, 9 others charged in ticket scalping case
8:25 pm, September 07, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against a high-ranking Olympic official in connection to a ticket-scalping case that unfolded during last month’s Olympic Games in R…
Rousseff leaves presidential palace
7:55 pm, September 07, 2016
BRASILIA (AFP-Jiji) — Brazil’s impeached President Dilma Rousseff left the official presidential residence for the last time Tuesday, flying to her coastal hometown as President Michel Temer jett…
Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say
10:55 pm, September 06, 2016
BEIJING (AP) — A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, but China’s government discounted the move on Monday, say…
Asteroid named after Queen’s Freddie Mercury on birthday
10:35 pm, September 06, 2016
LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday. May says th…
Trump, Clinton court Ohio as race enters final 2 months
10:15 pm, September 06, 2016
CANFIELD, Ohio/CLEVELAND (Reuters) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton opened a final two-month sprint to the Nov. 8 election on Monday with the Republican presidential nominee suddenly looking stro…
Merkel takes blame for German vote defeat, but keeps migrant policy
9:05 pm, September 06, 2016
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel took responsibility for her party’s election defeat in the German state where she has her political base, but strongly defended her migrant policy on Monday…
Obama opens new ties for U.S., Laos on historic trip
8:55 pm, September 06, 2016
VIENTIANE (AP) — Acknowledging the “challenging history,” President Barack Obama on Tuesday opened a historic visit to this isolated Southeast Asian nation on a mission to heal war wounds and re…
UNSC to discuss response to North Korea missile launches
8:44 pm, September 06, 2016
UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — The U.N. Security Council will meet early Tuesday to consider a response to the latest missile launches by North Korea, diplomats said. The discussion — requested by …
R.P. president expresses regret
8:43 pm, September 06, 2016
VIENTIANE (AFP-Jiji) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret Tuesday that a tirade against Barack Obama, in which he called the U.S. leader a “son of a whore,” came across as a …
Obama cancels meeting with Duterte after insult
8:42 pm, September 06, 2016
VIENTIANE (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama canceled what would have been his first meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday, after Duterte d…
Prosecutors seek trial for Sarkozy over funding
7:55 pm, September 06, 2016
PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has requested that former President Nicolas Sarkozy —now vigorously campaigning for a second term — be sent to trial over suspected illegal overspending on his …
Charity attacked as twin bombings hit Kabul
7:55 pm, September 06, 2016
KABUL (AFP-Jiji) — Explosions and gunfire rang out Tuesday during an hours-long attack on a Kabul charity, the latest assault in a wave of violence in the Afghan capital that killed at least 25 peo…
N. Korea leader calls missile tests ‘perfect’
7:28 pm, September 06, 2016
SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — Kim Jong Un labelled North Korea’s latest missile tests “perfect,” state media said Tuesday, as he called for the isolated state to build up its nuclear arsenal. Hours be…
Eastern gorilla gets added to critically endangered list
3:57 am, September 06, 2016
HONOLULU (AP) — The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a report rel…
Under pressure, S. Sudan agrees to 4,000 new peacekeepers
2:27 am, September 06, 2016
JUBA (AP) — South Sudan has agreed to the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force approved by the U.N. Security Council after first rejecting the peacekeepers as a violation of its s…
May to review security risks of Chinese-funded nuclear deal
12:16 am, September 06, 2016
HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she wanted her security advisers to help review a delayed nuclear power investment from China — a source of diplomati…
Obama, Putin to keep working for Syria deal
11:47 pm, September 05, 2016
HANGZHOU, China (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to keep up negotiations over a cease-fire agreement for Syria, a senior Obama administration official …
Turkey: ISIL has lost all territory along border
11:33 pm, September 05, 2016
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border o…
Philippines ‘concerned’ at number of China boats
9:40 pm, September 05, 2016
VIENTIANE (Reuters) — The Philippines expressed “grave concern” on Sunday and demanded an explanation from China’s ambassador over what it said was an increasing number of Chinese boats near …
N. Korea fires 3 missiles into waters near Japan
9:38 pm, September 05, 2016
SEOUL (Jiji Press) — North Korea fired three ballistic missiles on Monday, believed to have flown about 1,000 kilometers and fallen in Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, during …
Anti-immigrant party beats Merkel in her home district
8:30 pm, September 05, 2016
BERLIN (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats were beaten into third place by the anti-immigrant and anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in a north-eastern st…
U.S. says it wants Turkey coup plotters to face justice
7:49 pm, September 05, 2016
HANGZHOU, China (AFP-Jiji) — The United States is committed to bringing the perpetrators of the attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to justice, President Barack Obama said…
Xi-Park meeting produces scant progress on THAAD
7:39 pm, September 05, 2016
BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South Korean counterpart that China opposes the U.S. deployment of the THAAD antimissile system in South Korea, Xinhua News Agency reported …
Pope proclaims Mother Teresa a saint
7:34 pm, September 05, 2016
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the “saint of the gutters” during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracke…
Pro-independents gain foothold in H.K. poll
7:29 pm, September 05, 2016
HONG KONG (Reuters) — Several pro-independence candidates won seats in Hong Kong’s legislative election which saw a record turnout in the Chinese-controlled city on Sunday, results likely to furt…
Obama presses Xi on South China Sea
9:15 pm, September 04, 2016
HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama pressed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, urging Beijing to uphold its legal obl…
S. Korean president calls on Russia to pressure Pyongyang
7:23 pm, September 04, 2016
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye called on Russia and other major global players on Saturday to increase pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program wh…
H.K. election highlights rising anti-China mood
7:21 pm, September 04, 2016
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kongers headed to the polls Sunday for the specially administered Chinese city’s most crucial election since the handover from Britain in 1997. The vote for Legislative Cou…
Uzbek leader buried in Samarkand
7:12 pm, September 04, 2016
MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan’s widely criticized authoritarian leader Islam Karimov was hailed as a statesman and democrat by his government as he was laid to rest Saturday in the ancient silk road c…
NASA unveils 1st pictures of Jupiter poles
2:43 am, September 04, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the north pole. Jupiter’s northern polar region is stormier than expected and appea…
Even mild brain injuries linked to shorter lifespan
11:55 pm, September 03, 2016
Just one brain injury in childhood or early adulthood — even a mild one — may be associated with a shorter lifespan and a variety of psychological and social problems, a study suggests. Plenty o…
May set to fly into row with China at G-20 on N-plant deal
10:33 pm, September 03, 2016
LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will not announce her keenly awaited decision on a partly-Chinese funded nuclear power project in the coming days, a British official said on Sa…
China ratifies Paris climate deal ahead of G-20 summit
9:08 pm, September 03, 2016
HANGZHOU (AP) — China announced on Saturday that it has ratified the emissions-cutting agreement reached last year in Paris, giving a big boost to efforts to bring the accord into effect by the end…
Tapeworm drug stops Zika replication in lab
8:35 pm, September 03, 2016
PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — A common drug used to kill tapeworm prevented the Zika virus from replicating in lab experiments, scientists have said. The medicine, Nicolsamide, was previously shown to be saf…
Clinton tells FBI she could not recall all briefings on documents
8:32 pm, September 03, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Hillary Clinton, under questioning by federal investigators over whether she had been briefed on how to preserve government records as she was about to leave the State Depart…
Hermine pounds Florida, then churns into Carolinas
7:42 pm, September 03, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) — Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic C…
Uzbekistan’s President Karimov dies
7:41 pm, September 03, 2016
MOSCOW (AP) — Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan as its only president in a quarter-century of independence from the Soviet Union, has died of a str…
Philippine blast leaves 12 dead, 24 wounded
7:36 pm, September 03, 2016
DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — An explosion killed at least 12 people and wounded at least 24 at a night market in President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown in the southern Philippines, a region under a he…
Crises distract from Obama bid to sign off on Asia shift
7:45 pm, September 02, 2016
Mass anti-Maduro protest held in Venezuela capital
6:58 pm, September 02, 2016
Trump reiterates wall plan in Mexico
12:28 am, September 02, 2016
Spain acting PM loses confidence vote
10:17 pm, September 01, 2016
May: Britain to seek unique deal with EU
9:13 pm, September 01, 2016
Brazilian President Rousseff ousted from office
8:57 pm, September 01, 2016
1st commercial flight from U.S. to Cuba lands
8:10 pm, September 01, 2016
Ethnic peace talks seek to pave new path for Myanmar
3:56 am, September 01, 2016
At last minute, Trump to meet Mexican leader
2:41 am, September 01, 2016
Key ISIL leader killed in apparent U.S. strike
1:33 am, September 01, 2016
Hollande’s economy minister quits with eye on presidency
1:02 am, September 01, 2016
UNSC disagrees over Syria chemical weapons sanctions
12:15 am, September 01, 2016
Italy holds state funeral in Amatrice
11:11 pm, August 31, 2016
Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suicide bomb
10:46 pm, August 31, 2016
Top N. Korean official executed
10:08 pm, August 31, 2016
Iran deploys Russian-made missile defense at uranium site
10:07 pm, August 31, 2016
Rousseff states case before ouster vote
3:46 am, August 31, 2016
Mexico fires nation’s top police chief
2:50 am, August 31, 2016
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1:00 am, August 31, 2016
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10:10 pm, August 30, 2016
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3:27 am, August 30, 2016
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9:43 pm, August 29, 2016
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8:26 pm, August 29, 2016
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8:12 pm, August 29, 2016
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8:54 pm, August 28, 2016
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8:39 pm, August 28, 2016
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8:38 pm, August 28, 2016
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3:05 am, August 28, 2016
Dolphins draw Japanese tourists
3:04 am, August 28, 2016
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2:32 am, August 28, 2016
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1:12 am, August 28, 2016
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1:04 am, August 28, 2016
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11:46 pm, August 27, 2016
Farewell to loved ones
8:58 pm, August 27, 2016
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8:24 pm, August 27, 2016
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8:02 pm, August 27, 2016
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7:54 pm, August 27, 2016
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9:45 pm, August 26, 2016
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9:35 pm, August 26, 2016
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8:35 pm, August 26, 2016
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8:05 pm, August 26, 2016
French burkini bans taken to top court
7:45 pm, August 26, 2016
Brazil police charge U.S. swimmer Lochte
7:35 pm, August 26, 2016
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9:40 pm, August 25, 2016
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8:55 pm, August 25, 2016
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
7:50 pm, August 25, 2016
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7:36 pm, August 25, 2016
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7:26 pm, August 25, 2016
Turkey enters Syria to free ISIL-held town
3:00 am, August 25, 2016
Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State
2:45 am, August 25, 2016
Trump again suggests softer approach to immigration
2:30 am, August 25, 2016
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2:00 am, August 25, 2016
Brazil police find emails linking IOC member to ticket scheme
1:20 am, August 25, 2016
N.Y. Times suspects Russian hackers targeted bureau
12:15 am, August 25, 2016
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11:00 pm, August 24, 2016
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10:15 pm, August 24, 2016
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8:47 pm, August 24, 2016
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3:45 am, August 24, 2016
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2:30 am, August 24, 2016
Sarkozy will seek French presidency
2:00 am, August 24, 2016
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
1:30 am, August 24, 2016
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1:00 am, August 24, 2016
Trump attacks focus on health
12:40 am, August 24, 2016
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12:15 am, August 24, 2016
14,900 more Clinton emails may be released
11:45 pm, August 23, 2016
Turkey to ‘cleanse’ ISIL from border after wedding attack
11:10 pm, August 23, 2016
U.S. skeptical of Russia co-op
10:35 pm, August 23, 2016
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10:30 pm, August 23, 2016
Trudeau defends burkini from ban
10:05 pm, August 23, 2016
Erdogan blames child bomber for attack that killed at least 51
6:43 pm, August 22, 2016
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6:20 pm, August 22, 2016
U.S. to send delegation to Turkey for Gulen talks
2:06 am, August 22, 2016
German conservatives call for partial ban on face veil
1:19 am, August 22, 2016
Tunisia PM-designate names govt
11:51 pm, August 21, 2016
Iranians hail their 1st ever woman Olympic medalist
8:17 pm, August 21, 2016
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8:14 pm, August 21, 2016
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7:55 pm, August 21, 2016
Clinton need not give testimony over e-mails
1:27 am, August 21, 2016
Russian cruise missiles target Syria
8:39 pm, August 20, 2016
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8:35 pm, August 20, 2016
London opens first night tube
8:32 pm, August 20, 2016
Manafort quits Trump camp after Ukraine revelations
8:25 pm, August 20, 2016
U.S.: $400 mil. to Iran linked to prisoner release
11:25 pm, August 19, 2016
Trump regrets remarks that ‘caused personal pain’
10:35 pm, August 19, 2016
U.N. admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak
10:15 pm, August 19, 2016
Rio 2016 / U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say
7:55 pm, August 19, 2016
Stalled dam project on agenda as Suu Kyi pays visit to China
7:35 pm, August 19, 2016
Attacks on security forces kill 14 in Turkey
7:25 pm, August 19, 2016
Irish IOC executive held in ticket scheme
7:27 pm, August 18, 2016
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7:26 pm, August 18, 2016
U.S. swimmers pulled off plane
7:22 pm, August 18, 2016
N. Korean diplomat said to defect in London
4:00 am, August 18, 2016
North Korean diplomat defects to South
4:00 am, August 18, 2016
Russia uses Iran for 1st time as base for airstrikes in Syria
3:45 am, August 18, 2016
Clinton picks veteran team for transition
2:30 am, August 18, 2016
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2:00 am, August 18, 2016
Indian forces kill 5 during protests in Kashmir
1:00 am, August 18, 2016
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11:00 pm, August 17, 2016
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10:15 pm, August 17, 2016
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