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admin 14th August 2018

DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS AP, 10:20 AM LONDON (AP) — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons. […]

admin 14th August 2018

“There have been a lot of efforts to try to get animals not only to be protected but to have the right to go to court when their rights are violated,” said Matthew Liebman, director of litigation at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the suit in Justice’s name. Those “haven’t found the right […]

admin 14th August 2018

MEXICO CITY –  Mexico’s president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region’s main tourist draws and cost double or more than the previously announced figure. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had campaigned on building the tourist train from the beach resort city […]

admin 14th August 2018

Turkey’s currency dropped again Monday as the country wrestled with a crisis that has rattled markets around the world. The Turkish lira plunged as much as 11% against the dollar, hitting a record low, before recovering some of its losses in volatile trading. The lira had already plummeted more than 20% last week as a […]

admin 14th August 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words. FILE PHOTO : Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (R) bow at an altar as […]

admin 14th August 2018

A U.S. Army soldier has died from wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near him while he was on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion is the fifth American military service member to be killed in Afghanistan this year. Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, sustained his injuries […]

admin 24th July 2018

TORONTO (AP) — A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 14 people and killing two before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police. Police Chief Mark Saunders did not rule out terrorism as a motive, though officials did not immediately identify the attacker, other than to […]

admin 24th July 2018

Bangkok: A hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving an unknown number of people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid. The official Lao news agency KPL said the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu […]

admin 23rd July 2018

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ——— EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in […]