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Peru’s president grants medical pardon for jailed Fujimori

December 25, 2017 16:10 PM

LIMA, Dec 25: Peru’s president announced Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the sanctioning of death squads.

20 dead as bus collides with van in northern Philippines

December 25, 2017 14:55 PM

BAGUIO, Philippines, Dec 25:  A passenger bus collided with a van carrying pilgrims to Christmas Mass at a church in the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured, police said.

Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein dies unexpectedly at 40

December 25, 2017 10:30 AM

LOS ANGELES, Dec 25: The longtime manager of Maroon 5 and brother of actor Jonah Hill has died. Jordan Feldstein was 40 years old.

1 body recovered, 36 feared dead in Philippine's mall fire

December 24, 2017 16:43 PM

DAVAO, Dec 24: Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there were “zero” chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said.

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

December 24, 2017 09:55 AM

NEW JERSEY, Dec 24: The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he ridiculed.

33 killed as bus falls into river in western India

December 23, 2017 16:58 PM

NEW DELHI, Dec 22: At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.

Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines

December 23, 2017 16:45 PM

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Dec 23:  A tropical storm unleashed flash floods and set off landslides in the southern Philippines at a peak time for travel and Christmas preparations, leaving at least 75 people dead and 58 others missing, officials said Saturday.

Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

December 22, 2017 20:28 PM

PARIS, Dec 22:  Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web.

Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

December 22, 2017 13:20 PM

PARIS, Dec 22: The list of journalists provides new evidence for the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Fancy Bear acted on behalf of the Russian government when it intervened in the U.S. presidential election. Spy agencies say the hackers were working to help Republican Donald Trump. The Russian government has denied interfering in the American election.

28 die, 26 injured in South Korean building fire

December 21, 2017 19:37 PM

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 21: A fire broke out Thursday at an eight-story building in the central South Korean city of Jecheon, killing 28 people and injuring 26 others, officials said.

NKorea vows to retaliate over US ransomware accusation

December 21, 2017 15:28 PM

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 21:  North Korea said Thursday that a U.S. accusation that it was behind a major ransomware attack was a "grave political provocation" and vowed to retaliate.

Rescuers work to save 200 people on sunken Philippine ferry

December 21, 2017 13:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines, Dec 21: Philippine coast guard boats and fishermen worked to rescue more than 200 people on board an inter-island ferry which sank Thursday after being lashed by strong winds and waves off a northeastern province, officials said.

8 Americans, 2 Swedes, 1 Canadian dead in Mexican bus crash

December 21, 2017 09:24 AM

CANCUN, MEXICO, Dec 21: Driver negligence and speed caused a bus crash in southern Mexico that killed eight Americans, two Swedes, one Canadian and a Mexican tour guide as they traveled from cruise ships to visit nearby Mayan ruins, officials said Wednesday.

UN says airstrikes killed at least 115 in Yemen over 11 days

December 19, 2017 17:30 PM

GENEVA, Dec 19: The U.N. human rights office said Tuesday it has verified the killings of 115 Yemeni civilians and other non-combatants in airstrikes carried out over 11 days this month by a Saudi-led military coalition batting Yemen's Shiite rebels.

Reporters Without Borders says 65 journalists killed in 2017

December 19, 2017 17:23 PM

PARIS, Dec 19:  A total of 65 journalists and media workers were killed in 2017, the lowest toll in 14 years, according to figuresreleased on Tuesday by Reporters Without Borders.

Trump administration blames NKorea for big ransomware attack

December 19, 2017 14:43 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec 19: President Donald Trump’s administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service.

Box office top 20: ‘Last Jedi’ opens with $450.8M globally

December 19, 2017 10:55 AM

NEW YORK, Dec 19: Coming in behind only “The Force Awakens,” ″Star Wars: The Last Jedi” notched the second-best opening weekend ever, grossing $220 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, according to final box-office figures Monday.

Overnight fire kills 12 snack shop workers in India

December 18, 2017 16:13 PM

NEW DELHI, Dec 18:  Indian media reports say an overnight fire in Mumbai has killed 12 workers sleeping at a small shop that made and sold fried snacks.

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

December 18, 2017 10:48 AM

NEW YORK, Dec 18:  “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will happily settle for second.

Prince Harry interviews Obama for radio show

December 18, 2017 10:34 AM

LONDON, Dec 18: Britain’s Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for a radio program in which the former U.S. president shared his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for the future.