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Russia invites chemical weapons experts to visit Syria site

April 10, 2018 14:56 PM

MOSCOW, April 10: A senior Russian lawmaker says Moscow is willing to help arrange a visit this week for experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog to the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria.

50 die after drinking alcohol in Jakarta

April 10, 2018 12:53 PM

JAKARTA, April 10: Nearly 50 people have died in a little more than a week after drinking bootleg liquor in western Indonesia, including Jakarta, the capital, officials said on Monday.

Zuckerberg prepares another apology; this time to Congress

April 10, 2018 07:16 AM

WASHINGTON, April 10: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company’s role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility,” according to prepared remarks released Monday.

Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube

April 9, 2018 16:35 PM

CALIFORNIA, April 9 : Read carefully through the fine print of YouTube’s terms of service and you might notice that you’ve affirmed you are old enough to watch it.

Facebook to send Cambridge Analytica data-use notices Monday

April 9, 2018 14:03 PM

NEW YORK, April 9: Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding

April 9, 2018 12:52 PM

PLEASANT HILL,April 9:  As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social studies teacher Kari Stafford shook her head at the thought that this may now be an essential skill for her profession.

The Latest: Syrian monitors say 14 killed in air base strike

April 9, 2018 12:20 PM

BEIRUT, April 9: The Latest on the situation on Syria (all times local):

Popular Nigerian musician, daughter killed; husband arrested

April 8, 2018 14:00 PM

LAGOS, April 8: Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the Danish husband of a popular local musician who was killed along with their 4-year-old daughter in Lagos.

Russell Crowe’s $104K violin high note of Sydney auction

April 8, 2018 13:42 PM

CANBERRA, April 8: A 128-year-old Italian violin that Russell Crowe learned to play in a few months before he starred in the 19th century war drama “Master and Commander” stole the show among movie memorabilia on offer at the Oscar-winning actor’s auction on Saturday.

Hannity vows to bash Kimmel until he apologizes to 1st lady

April 8, 2018 13:28 PM

NEW YORK, April 8: Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity is vowing to continue his attacks on ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel until Kimmel apologizes for a segment in which he joked about first lady Melania Trump’s accent.

Fans dance as India court grants bail to Bollywood superstar

April 8, 2018 10:36 AM

NEW DELHI, April 8: A court on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan while he appeals his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago, a welcome development for thousands of fans who greeted their hero with songs and firecrackers.

After tense showdown, Brazil’s da Silva in police custody

April 8, 2018 10:09 AM

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, April 8: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody Saturday after a tense showdown with his own supporters, capping an intense three days that underscored raw emotions over the incarceration of a once wildly popular leader who has been engulfed by corruption allegations.

Germany seeks motive after van crashes into crowd, killing 2

April 8, 2018 09:52 AM

MUENSTER, April 8: A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said.

1 killed in fire at Trump Tower in New York

April 8, 2018 09:46 AM

NEW YORK, April 8: A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower on Saturday killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president’s namesake skyscraper.

Canada mourns: 15 die when truck, hockey team bus collide

April 8, 2018 09:41 AM

NIPAWIN, April 8: A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport.

Trade dispute between Trump, China grows as markets tumble

April 7, 2018 14:42 PM

WASHINGTON, April 7: Unwilling to yield, President Donald Trump and China’s government escalated their trade clash Friday, with Beijing vowing to “counterattack with great strength” if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.

Arizona, Texas send 400 troops to border after Trump’s call

April 7, 2018 11:16 AM

AUSTIN, April 7: Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

China vows to fight US 'at any cost' as trade spat worsens

April 6, 2018 15:45 PM

WASHINGTON, April 6: China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

Facebook scandal affected more users than thought: up to 87M

April 5, 2018 09:40 AM

NEW YORK, April 5: Facebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the user data that outsiders can access.

Asians stocks fall on US-China trade tensions, yen rises

April 3, 2018 16:43 PM

BEIJING, April 3: Asian stocks fell for a second day Tuesday amid jitters about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and mounting public scrutiny of technology companies.