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Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant.The shooting took place...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP):The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expulsion from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media,...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, United States President Donald Trump yesterday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger yesterday at United States President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive."You're the president....

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 2:27 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant. The shooting...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 11:31 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 11:23 AM

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa’s extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP):Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead last week, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.Lawmakers have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAPE TOWN (AP):South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal last Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):Mexico appeared yester-day to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

COLUMBUS, Ga (AP):A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 9:41 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statemen...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil's federal government issued a decree yesterday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence.The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NAIROBI (AP):Kenyan authorities said that suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack yesterday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while police said they foiled another attack in the east, killing a suspect and...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Groups advocating stricter gun laws are organising Americans who want to channel anger into action after the deadly Florida school shooting.Everytown for Gun Safety says it has received $800,000 in unsolicited donations since...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 1:40 PM

ISTANBUL (AP): A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life in prison without parole, the state-run news agency reported. The Anadolu Agency said the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):Up from Soweto township to become a leading anti-apartheid activist and then wealthy businessman, Cyril Ramaphosa has been a central figure in South Africa's tumultuous history before becoming the country's president yesterday....

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence."I'm going to be a professional...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 2:11 PM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP): Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz has been denied bail in connection with the shooting at a Florida High School on Wednesday that left 17 people dead. He briefly appeared in a Florida court today to answer to 17...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 1:47 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP): Ethiopia's prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP)French President Emmanuel Macron's office is closing the press room inside the presidential palace amid broader efforts by the French leader to control his public image.Advisers for Macron announced yesterday that journalists will be moved...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP):Amid increasing pressure from the international community, Pakistan yesterday began seizing assets and funds belonging to Islamic charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the US, officials said.It was the first step against...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 6:48 PM

South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation today. Earlier, Zuma's governing ANC party told him to step down or face a vote...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Haiti's president condemned a British charity yesterday for a sexual misconduct scandal in his country, describing the alleged misbehaviour of aid workers assigned to earthquake recovery efforts as a violation of basic human decency.The...

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