Hospital fire in India kills at least 6, injures 129

December 17, 2018

Police say at least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out in a Mumbai hospital…

‘Please reach out to me’: Thomas Markle appeals to Meghan and Queen Elizabeth in not so rare interview

December 17, 2018

During the controversial interview, Markle said he has only given five interviews on his daughter. For Meghan and Harry, that could be five too many.…

Head of top Albanian court fired over unaccounted-for income

December 17, 2018

The head of Albania’s top court has been removed after he failed to account for his income…

Kenyan police kill 5 after residents resist arrest attempt

December 17, 2018

Kenya: Five people were killed in a village in Western after residents resisted the arrest of a suspect in domestic abuse case…

Kremlin welcomes oligarch invitations to Davos forum

December 17, 2018

The Kremlin has welcomed the decision by the World Economic Forum to renew invitations for three high-profiled Russians after an initial snub…

Madagascar’s presidential runoff pits 2 ex-heads of state

December 17, 2018

Madagascar’s presidential runoff pits 2 former heads of state and their prickly past…

Romania leader asks for govt agenda, fearing graft amnesty

December 17, 2018

Romania’s president wants the prime minister to send him what’s on the government agenda in advance amid concerns government will pass an amnesty for people imprisoned on corruption charges…

Turkey sees ‘positive’ signals from US on northern Syria

December 17, 2018

Turkey’s leader says he received “positive answers” from President Donald Trump on the situation in northern Syria, where Turkey has threatened to launch a new operation against American-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters…

U.S. diplomats hold talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war

December 17, 2018

Saudi, Pakistani and United Arab Emirates officials were also participating in the one-day meeting in the UAE.…

Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani men

December 17, 2018

Pakistani men whose Muslim Uighur wives are held in China’s re-education camps struggle to reunite their families…

Roadside bombs hit police convoy in Egypt’s Sinai, kill 2

December 17, 2018

Egyptian officials: 2 roadside bombs hit police convoy in northern Sinai, killing 2 conscripts…

Hungary: Protesting MPs ejected from state Broadcasting HQ

December 17, 2018

Security forces have physically ejected Hungarian opposition lawmakers from the headquarters of the Hungarian state broadcaster MTVA in Budapest…

Celebrity Brazilian healer ‘John of God,’ once featured by Oprah, surrenders on sexual abuse charges

December 17, 2018

More than 300 women have contacted prosecutors claiming João Teixeira de Faria sexually abused them. It is the country’s first major #MeToo scandal.…

If Trump doesn’t like SNL’s sketches about him, he really shouldn’t turn on European TV

December 17, 2018

In Britain, some viewers appeared relieved that things may still look messier in the White House than in London.…

If Trump doesn’t like SNL’s sketches about him, he really shouldn’t turn on European TV

December 17, 2018

Germany’s top-rated “Heute Show” satirical broadcast awarded President Trump its so-called Golden Idiot award for the fourth consecutive time — a keenly anticipated decision by the public broadcaster that made its way into the nation’s more serious news outlets.…

The Philippines wins Miss Universe for a fourth time, and the country is ecstatic

December 17, 2018

In a nation obsessed with pageants, Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe win was met with widespread celebration but also a reminder that gender equality is a long way off.…

The Philippines wins Miss Universe for a fourth time, and the country is ecstatic

December 17, 2018

In a country obsessed with pageants, Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe win was met with widespread celebration, but it was also a reminder that gender equality is a long way off.…

France attack: 1 person to appear before judge

December 17, 2018

One person is to appear before a judge as part of a terrorism-related investigation into a shooting attack that killed five people last week near a Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, the Paris prosecutor’s office says.…

Saudi Arabia ‘rejects’ U.S. Senate resolution blaming crown prince for Khashoggi killing 

December 17, 2018

The Senate measure was a sweeping condemnation of the crown prince’s policies as well as a rebuke to President Trump.…

South Korea envisions a building boom in the North. But Pyongyang still relies on ‘forced labor’ brigades.

December 17, 2018

Rights groups, however, denounced the North’s use of “stormtrooper” construction crews because of the workers’ slavery-like conditions.…

Onetime Indian politician convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

December 17, 2018

An Indian court has convicted a former politician of helping incite violence during anti-Sikh pogroms that left thousands of people dead…

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

December 17, 2018

The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels…

Swedish intelligence saw no foreign election meddling

December 17, 2018

Sweden’s domestic intelligence agency says foreign powers didn’t carry out any comprehensive campaign to influence the Swedish parliamentary elections three months ago…

May to argue 2nd referendum would violate public trust

December 17, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to condemn calls for a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union, saying it would do irreparable damage to trust in democracy…

US military carries out 6 airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabab extremist rebels, 62 killed

December 17, 2018

US military carries out 6 airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabab extremist rebels, 62 killed…

Australian actress levels misconduct accusations against actor Geoffrey Rush

December 17, 2018

Yael Stone, who plays inmate Lorna Morello in the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black,” said she was the victim of sustained sexual interest from actor Geoffrey Rush.…

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

December 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate resolution blaming its crown prince for the killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi…

Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march

December 17, 2018

Armed soldiers and police are enforcing a security lockdown to foil a public march toward India’s military headquarters in disputed Kashmir in protest of weekend killings…

Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani men

December 17, 2018

Pakistani men whose Muslim Uighur wives are held in China’s re-education camps struggle to reunite their families…

Taliban say they’re meeting US officials again on Monday

December 17, 2018

Taliban to meet with US officials United Arab Emirates; Saudi, Pakistani and UAE representatives also attending…

Trump sparks a debate over the future of American power

December 17, 2018

Two years of a tumultuous presidency have intensified Washington’s angst over the U.S’s place in the world.…

Trump sparks a debate over the future of American power

December 17, 2018

Two years of a tumultuous presidency have intensified Washington’s angst over the U.S’s place in the world.…

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

December 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate resolution blaming its crown prince for the killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi…

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

December 17, 2018

Germany has agreed to one-time payments to those still living from the thousands evacuated in ‘Kindertransport’ efforts in Nazi era, group says…

New Zealand leader excited for holiday break with infant

December 17, 2018

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looking forward to spending more time with her daughter Neve over the Christmas break and thanking everybody who’s helped her juggle responsibilities…

A soldier rose to become a general. His daughter says he abused her for years.

December 17, 2018

After a years-long Army investigation, James J. Grazioplene faces rape charges in Virginia.…

Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PM

December 17, 2018

Sri Lanka’s president accused newly reappointed premier of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech in which he voiced doubts about their ability to work together…

Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42

December 17, 2018

A suspected gas explosion has destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan, injuring 42 people…

French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

December 16, 2018

People have filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week’s shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five…

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

December 16, 2018

Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul’s landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017…

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

December 16, 2018

Sudan’s president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago…

Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself in

December 16, 2018

Brazilian police in the central state of Goias say the celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has surrendered to authorities after spending nearly a day as a fugitive…

Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself in

December 16, 2018

Brazilian police in the central state of Goias say the celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has surrendered to authorities after spending nearly a day as a fugitive…

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

December 16, 2018

North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un…

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy

December 16, 2018

South African tussle over statue of 19th century white leader echoes similar US debate on Confederacy monuments…

Trump says he’ll review case of Matt Golsteyn, a Special Forces veteran who faces murder charge

December 16, 2018

The Army veteran killed a suspected Taliban bombmaker in 2010 and was charged by the Army last week.…

Romania party boss calls rival’s comment on EU post treason

December 16, 2018

The leader of Romania’s ruling party says the country’s president should be charged with treason after he said Romania wasn’t prepared to assume the European Union’s rotating presidency…

AP Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

December 16, 2018

AP Interview: Separatist politicians on prison hunger strike say upcoming rebellion trial will be a platform to promote Catalonia’s independence from Spain.…

Israeli PM’s son gets temporary ban on Facebook

December 16, 2018

Facebook has temporarily blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair for writing a post criticizing the social media platform as “thought police.”…

Sri Lanka’s prime minister reinstated, ending political crisis

December 16, 2018

The power struggle between the president and prime minister threatened to derail the country’s democracy.…

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