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‘The Shape of Water’ leads race for British Academy Awards

January 9, 2018 15:11 PM

LONDON, Jan 9: Cold War monster movie “The Shape of Water” leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.

Singapore arrests 17 suspected in Shell oil heist

January 9, 2018 13:36 PM

SINGAPORE, Jan 9: Singapore police have arrested 17 men suspected of involvement in stealing oil from the largest Shell refinery in the world.

Seoul: North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in South

January 9, 2018 12:00 PM

SEOUL, Jan 9:  North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as the bitter rivals sat for rare talks at the border to discuss how to cooperate in Olympics and improve their long-strained ties.

Trump allies defend him against book's claim

January 8, 2018 15:13 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan 8: Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office.

Armed clashes kill 11 in Mexico’s troubled Guerrero state

January 8, 2018 12:13 PM

MEXICO, Jan 8: Violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force and state police killed 11 people in the troubled southern state of Guerrero on Sunday, while a separate series of shootouts the previous night left seven dead in the northern Mexico beach resort of San Jose del Cabo.

NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

January 7, 2018 11:40 AM

CALIFORNIA, Jan 7: Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.

Trump says he’s ‘like, really smart,’ ‘a very stable genius’

January 7, 2018 10:35 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan 7: President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he’s playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest cookies around.

Hughes fired as Stoke manager after FA Cup humiliation

January 7, 2018 08:37 AM

Jan 7: Not even an FA Cup match against fourth-tier opposition could provide any respite for Mark Hughes.

100 million people affected by East Coast’s deep freeze

January 7, 2018 08:28 AM

NEW YORK, Jan 7: About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington that vied for world’s coldest place.

North Korea says likely to join Olympics in South

January 6, 2018 16:32 PM

TOKYO, Jan 6: North Korea's IOC representative on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports.

East Coast set for wickedly cold weekend of sub-zero temps

January 6, 2018 11:38 AM

MONTPELIER, Jan 6: Brutally cold conditions are expected to envelop the East Coast most of this weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont.

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

January 6, 2018 10:03 AM

SAN DIEGO, Jan 6: The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Haggis accused of rape, sex assault

January 6, 2018 07:55 AM

LOS ANGELES, Jan 6: A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her.

Aid group projects 48,000 births in crowded Rohingya camps

January 5, 2018 10:35 AM

DHAKA, Jan 5: An aid agency projects 48,000 babies will be born this year in the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh after military operations against them in Myanmar.

Sharapova beats Diyas to reach semifinals at Shenzhen Open

January 4, 2018 14:50 PM

SHENZHEN, China, Jan 4: Maria Sharapova continued her preparations for an Australian Open return by reaching the Shenzhen Open semifinals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Zarina Diyas.

Helicopter with senior Kuwait officer crashes in Bangladesh

January 3, 2018 16:14 PM

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 3: A helicopter carrying Kuwait's military chief of staff crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, but only one person on board suffered minor injuries, Kuwait's news agency reported.

Doctor who stole $100M from Medicare could get 30-plus years

January 3, 2018 15:17 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan 3:  A politically prominent Florida eye doctor could get more than 30 years in prison for stealing $100 million in one of history's largest Medicare frauds.

Pakistan beats New Zealand XI by 120 runs in tour match

January 3, 2018 15:07 PM

NELSON, New Zealand, Jan 3:  Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman scored unbeaten centuries as Pakistan beat a New Zealand XI by 120 runs Wednesday in a one-day tour match.

New year brings broad pot legalization to California

January 1, 2018 16:05 PM

LOS ANGELES, Jan 1: The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use.

12 killed in protests, attacks on security

January 1, 2018 15:51 PM

TEHRAN, Iran, Jan 1:  At least 12 people have been killed in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported Monday.