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Breakthroughs bring hope for war-torn Yemen

Breakthroughs bring hope for war-torn Yemen

UN chief Antonio Guterres announced yesterday a series of breakthroughs in talks with rivals in the Yemen conflict, including a cease-fire for a vital port....

December 14, 2018, Friday


Stay home, Paris appeals to ‘yellow vests’

Stay home, Paris appeals to ‘yellow vests’

The French government yesterday urged “yellow vest” protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas...

December 14, 2018, Friday


9 dead after train slams into engine in Ankara

9 dead after train slams into engine in Ankara

A HIGH-SPEED train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass yesterday at a station in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing nine people and injuring dozens, officials said....

December 14, 2018, Friday


In Africa, it’s getting even drier in the Sahel

In Africa, it’s getting even drier in the Sahel

Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa’s Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said....

December 14, 2018, Friday


Manhunt under way for gunman who hit French ‘Christmas Capital’

Manhunt under way for gunman who hit French ‘Christmas Capital’

A MASSIVE manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was under way yesterday for a suspected extremist who yelled "God is great!...

December 13, 2018, Thursday


Japan picks ‘disaster’ as symbol of 2018

Japan picks ‘disaster’ as symbol of 2018

Japan yesterday selected the Chinese character for “disaster” as its “defining symbol” for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms....

December 13, 2018, Thursday


Mysterious Soyuz hole prompts rare spacewalk

Mysterious Soyuz hole prompts rare spacewalk

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers on Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official...

December 13, 2018, Thursday


Tanzania pushes ahead with controversial dam

Tanzania pushes ahead with controversial dam

Tanzania will build a US$3 billion hydroelectric plant in a UNESCO world heritage site under a contract announced yesterday involving Egyptian companies, despite concerns about the impact on wildlife....

December 13, 2018, Thursday


Macron declares an ‘economic emergency’

Macron declares an ‘economic emergency’

Emmanuel Macron’s government yesterday defended a financial relief package to quell the “yellow vest” revolt over taxes and living standards, hoping to end protests which have spiraled into violence in...

December 12, 2018, Wednesday


‘Bells of Balangiga’ come home at last

‘Bells of Balangiga’ come home at last

Church bells taken as war trophies by US forces more than a century ago arrived in the Philippines yesterday, ending Manila’s decades-long quest for the return of some of the most famous symbols of resistance...

December 12, 2018, Wednesday




 

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