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UK extradition hearing to start for tycoon sought by India

December 3, 2017 18:14 PM

LONDON, Dec 3: Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya is set to face an extradition hearing in London that should determine whether he is sent back to India to face money laundering allegations related to the collapse of several of his businesses.

13 dead, 2 missing after boat capsizes in South Korea

December 3, 2017 17:36 PM

SEOUL, Dec 3:  At least 13 people were dead and two missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat collided with a refueling vessel and capsized, the coast guard said.

Trump tweet raises questions about why he fired Flynn

December 3, 2017 16:42 PM

President Donald Trump changed his story Saturday on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, now suggesting he knew at the time that Flynn had lied to the FBI as well as to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russians during the presidential transition.

ABC News suspends Brian Ross for erroneous Flynn report

December 3, 2017 07:23 AM

NEW YORK, Dec 3: ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.”

13 killed in suicide bombing at northeastern Nigeria market

December 2, 2017 20:29 PM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Dec 2: A female suicide bomber pretending to wait in line for food handouts detonated her explosives Saturday, killing at least 13 people at a crowded market in northeastern Nigeria, authorities said.

India 371-4 vs Sri Lanka after huge Kohli, Vijay partnership

December 2, 2017 18:08 PM

NEW DELHI, Dec 2: Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay put on 283 runs for the third wicket as India reached 371-4 at stumps on day one of the third test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Strong cyclone kills at least 8 in southern India

December 2, 2017 17:42 PM

NEW DELHI, Dec: A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea has triggered heavy rains and strong winds, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees in southern India and killing at least eight people, officials said Saturday.

First baby from a uterus transplant in the US born in Dallas

December 2, 2017 07:20 AM

AP, Dec 2: The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden.

Gunmen attack agriculture institute in Pakistan, killing 12

December 1, 2017 16:39 PM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 1:  Islamist militants stormed a provincial government complex for agriculture research in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 12 people including students and wounding 35 others, police and rescue officials said.

Selena Gomez honors Francia Raisa for life-saving transplant

December 1, 2017 16:29 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1: Selena Gomez received top honors Thursday at the annual Billboard Women in Music event, but the singer felt the recognition may have been misplaced.

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

December 1, 2017 13:23 PM

TOKYO, Dec 1: Japan’s much-admired Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such departure from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday.

Jim Nabors, who made cheery Gomer Pyle a TV icon, dies at 87

December 1, 2017 10:04 AM

NEW YORK, Dec 1: Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to “The Andy Griffith Show.” His big-hearted, ever-cheery gas-pump jockey was a neighborly fit in the easygoing town of Mayberry.

North Korea releases photos apparently showing latest missile test

November 30, 2017 16:39 PM

TOKYO: North Korea released dozens of photos on Thursday of the Hwasong-15, showing a new intercontinental ballistic missile test. Photo claims can reach any target in the continent of United States.

Pope lands in Bangladesh with Rohingya crisis looming large

November 30, 2017 16:11 PM

DHAKA, Nov 30: Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Bangladesh for the second leg of his six-day trip to Asia with the Rohingya crisis looming large.

Matt Lauer is fired at NBC, accused of crude misconduct

November 30, 2017 10:09 AM

NEW YORK, Nov 30: “Today” show host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC on Wednesday called “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague and was promptly confronted with a published report accusing him of crude and habitual misconduct with other women around the office.

NKorea launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

November 29, 2017 12:21 PM

SOUTH KOREA, Nov 29: After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range.

Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand

November 28, 2017 15:58 PM

HYDERABAD, Nov 28: Ivanka Trump is making a significant solo outing by headlining a business conference in India, but her trip highlights questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions.

Pope dives into Rohingya crisis upon arrival in Myanmar

November 27, 2017 18:50 PM

YANGON, Nov 27: Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia’s most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming was whether he would utter the word “Rohingya” while he’s here.

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle to wed next year

November 27, 2017 16:54 PM

LONDON, Nov 27:  Actress, humanitarian campaigner, lifestyle blogger — and, next spring, a royal.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe of the year 2017 (with video)

November 27, 2017 14:17 PM

LAS VEGAS, Nov 27:  Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters didn't shy away when asked to comment on sexual harassment just after being crowned.