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UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

March 23, 2018 21:27 PM

WASHINGTON, March 23:  Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity.

MeToo takes off in South Korea, but justice harder to attain

March 22, 2018 12:11 PM

SEOUL, March 22: The #MeToo movement has taken off with surprising rapidity in South Korea, toppling male celebrities and a prominent politician in a country where men have long brushed off sexual misconduct allegations and continued with their careers.

Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

March 21, 2018 14:50 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 21: A suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, an official said.

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims - source

March 20, 2018 14:57 PM

PARIS, Mar 20: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

March 19, 2018 09:01 AM

MOSCOW, March 19: Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.”

Diphtheria outbreak kills dozens, spreads rapidly in war-torn Yemen

March 18, 2018 12:29 PM

YEMEN, Mar 18: The World Health Organisation says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people.

Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term

March 18, 2018 11:33 AM

YEKATERINBURG, March 18: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.

US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

March 18, 2018 08:00 AM

DETROIT, March 18: Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why.

Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits

March 17, 2018 09:44 AM

BEIJING, Mar 17: Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

Trump’s possible China tariffs bring loud protests in US

March 17, 2018 06:41 AM

WASHINGTONG, March 17: President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry groups and some lawmakers scrambling to prevent the next front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy.

In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee

March 17, 2018 06:39 AM

BEIRUT, 17:  Airstrikes in Syria killed more than 100 people on Friday as civilians, weary and many wounded, fled besieged areas for the second straight day.

Russia says cease-fire in Syria's Ghouta will be extended

March 16, 2018 14:53 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 16: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Russian military and the Syrian government are extending a cease-fire in Damascus' rebel-held suburbs as long as it takes to allow all the civilians to leave the area.

Stephen Hawking: ‘His laboratory was the universe'

March 16, 2018 10:35 AM

WASHINGTON, March 16:  Everyone knew of Stephen Hawking’s cosmic brilliance, but few could comprehend it. Not even top-notch astronomers.

North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden

March 15, 2018 17:50 PM

STOCKHOLM, Mar 15: North Korea’s foreign minister is due to visit Sweden Thursday, a surprise move that could be a first step toward a meeting in the Scandinavian country between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Syria marks 7 years of war: rebel-held enclave under assault

March 15, 2018 15:53 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 15: Syrian government forces and Russian aircraft blanketed parts of the besieged, rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghotua with airstrikes and rocket fire on Thursday, activists said, as Syrians marked seven years since the popular uprising that sparked their country’s vicious civil war.

Navy jet crashes off Key West, killing 2 crew members

March 15, 2018 09:47 AM

WASHINGTON, March 15: A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.

China's Xi further expanding power with anti-corruption body

March 13, 2018 14:36 PM

BEIJING, March 13:  Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China’s Xi Jinping moved to further expand his powers Tuesday with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption agency.

Porn actress offers to repay $130K so she can discuss Trump

March 13, 2018 10:19 AM

LOS ANGELES, March 13: An adult film actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump offered Monday to return the $130,000 she was paid for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.

5 killed in helicopter crash into New York City’s East River (update)

March 12, 2018 13:53 PM

NEW YORK, March 12: All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.

2 killed, 3 critically injured in NYC helicopter crash

March 12, 2018 10:20 AM

NEW YORK, March 12: A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in critical condition, officials said.