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Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honour for animal bravery yesterday.Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Spanish officials say the bodies of seven migrants have been found close to the Canary Islands.Civil Guard police said five dead migrants were found in a large rubber boat close to the coast of Lanzarote. Another two migrants retrieved...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russia spoke out strongly yesterday against the US push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the US wants and analyse the situation with its European partners.Russian Foreign...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near UK airspace yesterday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.The RAF confirmed that it sent Typhoon aircraft from the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr national holiday yesterday largely out of public view, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):Venezuelan special forces exchanged gunfire yesterday with a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since leading a high-profile attack in Caracas last year, officials said.Holed up in a village outside the capital, Oscar...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in Pretoria yesterday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti.Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "s......

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 11:00 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP): A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring nearly 80 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. Security camera footage circulated online showed the collapse, with a group of...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):United States (US) President Donald Trump said yesterday that a programme that protects immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children is "probably dead," casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP):More than 2,000 Tunisians rallied yesterday for the North African nation's leaders to do away with punishing price hikes that triggered days of unrest and to respect the goals of the revolution that drove out the country's...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP):A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank yesterday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was "no hope" of missing sailors surviving the disaster.The collision and...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:08 AM

HONOLULU (AP): A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic yesterday was issued by mistake, state emergency officials said.The emergency alert, which was sent to cell...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:08 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP): A ruling-party lawmaker accused of orchestrating the murder of two journalists in 2015 was arrested in south western Guatemala yesterday.Public Ministry spokeswoman Yecenia Enriquez said Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez was...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP):  Four women charged in connection with a religious organisation that police say forced children to work in North Carolina fish markets for little or no money have turned themselves in.The four turned themselves in last...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 5:20 PM

HONOLULU (AP): A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was issued by mistake, state emergency officials said. The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 10:37 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Haiti says it is "deeply shocked and outraged" by President Donald Trump's reported vulgar remark on immigration, calling it "racist". The Haitian government says in a statement that "these insulting...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP):Canada has launched an attack on US trade practices with an international complaint over Washington's use of punitive duties.The complaint ramps up tensions amid talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement....

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli military set up roadblocks, cordoned off Palestinian villages and deployed reinforcements to the West Bank on Wednesday, a day after an Israeli settler was killed in a drive-by shooting by suspected Palestinian gunmen....

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATHENS (AP):Greek authorities say they have impounded a Tanzanian-flagged freighter and arrested its crew for allegedly carrying explosives to Libya in breach of an international ban.The Merchant Marine Ministry says the Andromeda was stopped off...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader yesterday that the US was open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government under the right...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA (AP):Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said new rebel attacks yesterday have prompted him to recall his chief negotiator to peace talks with the country's last remaining insurgent group in a setback for efforts to end a half-century of...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MONTECITO, California (AP):Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones yesterday as rescue crews searched for two dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 11:05 PM

PARIS (AP):Armed thieves entered the luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris and stole valuable jewels and other goods from a hotel boutique yesterday, officials said, carrying out an unusually brazen heist in one of the world's most prestigious neighborhoods....

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 11:53 AM

MONTECITO, California (AP): The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROME (AP):Avalanches and heavy snowfall are wreaking havoc in parts of northern Italy, with one avalanche ploughing into a condominium, others forcing roads to close, and one reportedly busting through windows in the converted Olympic Village near...

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