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Apr 09 2018

Turnout high in Hungary's election as Orban fights to retain power

The rightwing nationalist prime minister projected himself as a savior of Hungary's Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe an image which resonated with m...

Apr 09 2018

Israeli army denies deliberate murder of Palestinian journalist

The U.S. has rejected a request by the Security Council for an independent and transparent investigation into violent incidents in which dozens of Palestinians have been ...

Apr 09 2018

Two more killed as Gaza death toll reaches 21

Protesters also moved toward other camps, including east of Gaza City, where a senior Hamas leader, Mahmoud Zahar, greeted the crowd. The development came after Palesti...

Apr 09 2018

Trump battled fire-sprinkler laws for city high-rises in the 90s

The fire commissioner said a 50th floor apartment was "virtually entirely on fire" when firefighters arrived Saturday evening. "He says about 200 firefighters battled...

Apr 09 2018

Trump Tower fire is second 2018 blaze in sprinkler-free residential tower

Officials said four firefighters also suffered minor injuries. U.S. President Donald Trump used to live in the tower building with his family before assuming the pr...

Apr 08 2018

Donald Trump punishes Russian oligarchs, 17 govt officials with more sanctions

In all, President Donald Trump's administration targeted seven oligarchs, 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian officials and the state-owned arms expor...

Apr 08 2018

Three dead after vehicle drives into crowd in Germany

The German news agency dpa reported , citing anonymous sources, that the vehicle drove into the crowd. "We wish the injured a quick recovery". The horrific crash c...

Apr 08 2018

Brazil ex-President Lula may refuse to turn himself in

Lula was convicted of taking bribes, including renovation of a three-floor seaside apartment that he denies ever owning, from an engineering firm in return for help lan...

Apr 08 2018

NYPD releases video in connection with police-involved fatal shooting

The NYPD said Vassell, who migrated from Jamaica when he was six years old, had pointed the instrument at five police officers, who responded to the 911 calls, before h...

Apr 08 2018

Triple gold for record-breaking Aussie cyclists

So far, Australia is leading the overall medals tally with 15 medals, but it is one behind England on gold medals with five against six. "I have been responding wel...

Apr 08 2018

Backpage Gets Shut Down By The Feds, Co-Founder Charged

Supporters hailed the passage of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) as a major victory, but the measure is not without its critics: some say it would undermine...

Apr 07 2018

Trump talks tax reform with local families

You probably heard about that. He added that "you're not getting that help right now". "They cut people up, because a bullet is too quick", Trump said of MS-13. In a st...

Apr 07 2018

Suspect linked to robberies

Big Bull is charged with robbery with a firearm (or imitation), an additional two counts of robbery, three counts of wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictabl...

Apr 07 2018

United States implements sweeping sanctions against Russian oligarchs

The sanctions will also affect 12 companies controlled by those on the list: Basic Element (associated with Oleg Deripaska ), En+ and the Kuban agroholding, as well as...

Apr 07 2018

Malaysian PM Dissolves Parliament, Two Months Before Term Ends

Mr Najib is widely expected to retain power, especially with a deep rift between Mr Mahathir's opposition alliance and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), which analys...

Apr 07 2018

PM Abbasi reaches Kabul on one-day visit to 'reduce mistrust'

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani received Shahid Khaqan from the airport. In this meeting, the two sides agreed that delegations of Afghanistan and Pakistan will prepare...

Apr 07 2018

Brazil's Lula fights prison order, won't turn himself in

The magistrate had granted Lula, "for dignity of position he held", opportunity to surrender himself to justice. Brazil's left is furious at the Supreme Court ruling,...

Apr 07 2018

Ghouta Falls in Syrian Regime's Clutches

The Syrian government appears poised to regain control of the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta region close to the capital Damascus. Also on Sunday, Syrian ...

Apr 07 2018

Amit Shah ridicules Opposition unity, likens them to 'dogs and bitches'

The BJP chief's address was aimed at boosting the morale of party workers, who may be slightly confused over attacks on the party from various social and political quarte...

Apr 07 2018

'Space tantalisingly close' for Sir Richard Branson after successful rocket test

Richard Branson took to twitter and announced that "space seems tantalisingly close now" after the spacecraft's flight concluded successfully. At a launch altitude of ...