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UK's Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Somalia

MOGADISHU (AFP) -- Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson met the new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in a surprise visit Wednesday to Mogadishu, the scene of frequent attacks by Al-Qaed...

Updated : 2017.03.15 20:27

Malaysia confirms Kim Jong-nam's identity with child's DNA

Malaysia has confirmed the identity of the slain half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un using a DNA sample from one of his children, foreign media reported Wednesday. Investigators "confirm...

Updated : 2017.03.15 20:12

[Graphic News] Environmental risks kill 1.7m kids under 5 a year

More than 1 in 4 deaths in children under 5 are linked to polluted environments, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization. Each year, environmental risks such as indoor and ou...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:31

In Mosul, a heavy but not crushing blow to IS group

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) _ Iraqi troops have surrounded western Mosul and military leaders vow it's only a matter of time until they crush the last major stand of the Islamic State group in Iraq. But the mil...

Updated : 2017.03.14 21:26

Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU

LONDON (AP) _ Britain's Parliament has told Prime Minister Theresa May she can file for divorce from the European Union. She will send the formal letter by the end of March. Then comes the hard part ...

Updated : 2017.03.14 21:19

[Graphic News] Cigarette sales drop for 3 straight months

Sales of cigarettes in South Korea fell for three straight months in February, following the government’s push to imprint health warning graphics on packages, government data showed Monday. Some 24...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:31

Travel ban challenge puts Hawaii's few Muslims in spotlight

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii has 5,000 or so Muslims -- less than 1 percent of the state's population -- who are finding themselves thrust into an international spotlight after the state's top lawyer laun...

Updated : 2017.03.11 14:30

Brexit bill to go before MPs from Monday

LONDON -- British MPs will meet on Monday to discuss amendments made to a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Brexit, with further debate possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, the gove...

Updated : 2017.03.09 21:15

Britain's Johnson backs two-state solution on Mideast trip

British foreign minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday his government remained committed to a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict as he visited for talks with leaders fr...

Updated : 2017.03.08 21:27

[Graphic News] Switzerland ranked world’s ‘best country’

Switzerland is the best country in the world based on its attitude towards education, democracy, business and quality of life, according to a poll. Canada came second in the annual “best country” ...

Updated : 2017.03.08 18:56

[Newsmaker] WikiLeaks: CIA hacks everyday gadgets for snooping

Maybe the CIA is spying on you through your television set after all. Documents released by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to smartp...

Updated : 2017.03.08 17:12

Iran rejects US moves to seize 9/11 compensation money

Iran said Tuesday it was "completely unfair" for US lawyers to try to seize its overseas assets as compensation for the victims of September 11, 2001. In 2012, a New York judge ordered Iran to pay $...

Updated : 2017.03.07 21:00

New York City firefighters use drone to help battle blaze

Fire officials in New York City say a drone was used for the first time to help put out an apartment fire. Officials say the fire broke out around 6:20 p.m. Monday in the Bronx. Authorities say they...

Updated : 2017.03.07 20:41

Fredericks quits 2024 Olympics role amid corruption probe

Former sprinter Frankie Fredericks quit Tuesday as head of the IOC commission monitoring candidates for the 2024 Olympics amid a probe into money he accepted from a sports marketing chief accused of ...

Updated : 2017.03.07 20:36

Avalanche buries 'many' skiers on French ski slope

An avalanche hit a ski slope in the popular French Alps resort of Tignes on Tuesday, engulfing "many" skiers, police said. Rescue workers and sniffer dogs were being deployed and staff mobilised at ...

Updated : 2017.03.07 20:04