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Saudi-Qatar crisis puts Syria rebels in tricky position

BEIRUT (AFP) -- A diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia against Qatar has put Syrian rebels in a difficult position, analysts say, after rivalries between Gulf backers had already weakened the oppos...

Updated : 2017.06.18 15:15

Colombia: Bombing at mall kills 3, including French woman

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A strong explosion from a bomb rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people, including a 23-year-old French woman, and inj...

Updated : 2017.06.18 15:15

Vanuatu president dies of heart attack: report

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AFP) -- The president of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, has died of a heart attack, the Vanuatu Daily Post reported Saturday. He was 67. Lonsdale, who sacked his government two ...

Updated : 2017.06.18 15:13

58 presumed dead in London tower block blaze

LONDON (AFP) -- The presumed death toll from the London tower block inferno jumped to 58 on Saturday as embattled Prime Minister Theresa May, accused of misreading the growing anger over the tragedy,...

Updated : 2017.06.18 15:12

[Newsmaker] Trump decries being target of Russia probe

President Donald Trump responded angrily to reports he is under criminal investigation Thursday, deriding a “witch hunt” against him led by some “very bad” people. Trump responded to reports he ...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:11

Probes launched amid grim search for London fire victims

London firefighters combed through a burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, wit...

Updated : 2017.06.16 09:24

[Graphic News] Countries most affected by extreme weather events

Six Asian countries are ranked among the world’s top 10 countries most affected by extreme weather events in the last 20 years, according to the Global Climate Risk Index by think-tank Germanwatch. ...

Updated : 2017.06.15 19:59

[Newsmaker] Scalise: Rising star, gun rights advocate

Steve Scalise, the senior Republican lawmaker seriously wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at a baseball practice near Washington, is a hard-line conservative who opposes abortion, immigration and gun ...

Updated : 2017.06.15 16:50

Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republic...

Updated : 2017.06.14 22:13

Trump 'deeply saddened' by shooting at congressional baseball practice

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Donald Trump voiced sadness Wednesday after a shooting at a baseball practice in a Washington suburb left a top congressman and several other people wounded. "We are dee...

Updated : 2017.06.14 22:05

Senior US congressman shot at Virginia baseball practice: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Senior Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was among several victims shot and wounded at a baseball practice ahead of an annual game between lawmakers in a Washington suburb, one ...

Updated : 2017.06.14 22:05

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets FIFA's Gianni Infantino

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Wednesday amid speculation that China could be planning to bid for a future World Cup. Xi thanked Infantino f...

Updated : 2017.06.14 20:31

Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

LONDON (AP) -- A deadly overnight fire raced through a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 74 others. One desperate woman threw a baby out of a hi...

Updated : 2017.06.14 16:52

[Live] Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Firefighters battled a massive fire and evacuated residents from a burning 27-floor high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday morning. London’s Metropolitan Police said a number o...

Updated : 2017.06.14 12:01

EU sanctions Hungary, Poland, Czechs over refugees

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- The EU launched legal action Tuesday against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan. The move ...

Updated : 2017.06.14 11:24