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Rahaf Mohammed: 18-Year-Old Saudi Teen Says Fleeing and Seeking Asylum

TORONTO, Canada - Rahaf Mohammed, an 18-year-old Saudi teenager who fled from her family and sought refuge in Canada states ...

Kenya suffers deadly Al Shabaab attack: Seven killed

NAIROBI, Kenya - The Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group, Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack at a luxury ...

After defying U.S. warnings, Iran's bold satellite launch fails

TEHRAN, Iran - Merely days after receiving a warning from authorities in Washington, against undertaking planned launches, Iran has announced ...

Up to 80% of youth in U.S. detention centers re-offend in 3 years

Children under 12 will no longer be treated as criminals in the state of California when they break the law, ...

Black box from Lion Air flight that crashed off Jakarta recovered

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Months after the tragic Lion Air flight crash, that left 189 people dead on October 29, 2018, ...

Personal data of over 202 million Chinese users exposed online

BEIJING, China - A database containing the personal data of over 202 million Chinese citizens was exposed online in what ...

WhatsApp testing new feature requiring fingerprint authentication

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In a bid to protect user conversations further, the popular messaging app WhatsApp has reportedly been working ...

Parts of Europe witness worst winter in 30 years, death toll rises

VIENNA, Austria - This week, heavy snowfall from the worst winter in over 30 years battered parts of Europe, causing ...

Dozens killed after fire engulfs rehab clinic in Ecuador

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador - In a tragic incident that occurred on Saturday, a deadly blaze swept through a drug rehabilitation centre ...

Remains of a WWI German submarine emerges off French coast

CALAIS, France - The wreck of UC 61, which is a German World War I submarine, has mysteriously resurfaced on ...

800,000 Federal workers in U.S. caught in middle of political dispute

President Donald Trump wants US$5.7 billion to  fund a border wall  to keep out undocumented immigrants and “criminals.” Democrats in ...

Pompeo in Bahrain shoring up support after withdrawal bombshell

MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued his trip to the GCC countries and the broader Middle ...

Jailed Reuters journalists in Myanmar lose appeal

YANGON, Myanmar - Two Reuters journalists will remain in prison in Myanmar after losing an appeal against their conviction and ...

AIADMK legislator inaugurates Jallikattu in Palamedu

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan 16 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLA Manickam inauguarted Jallikattu, a traditional ...

Saudi teen granted asylum by Canada counts herself as a 'lucky one'

Toronto [Canada], Jan 16 (ANI): Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teen who was granted asylum by Canada, said she counts herself ...

Darren Bravo makes Windies comeback for England Test

London [UK], Jan 16 (ANI): Left-hand batsman Darren Bravo has made a comeback in the West Indies Test squad as ...

Japanese cruise ship to visit Iloilo City for Dinagyang Festival

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- Japanese cruise ship "MV Pacific Venus" will arrive in Iloilo City on January 26, ...

RWC boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

Tokyo - With the final countdown to this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan well under way, organisers are focusing ...

Al-Shabaab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe ...

Crowds outside UK parliament react to Brexit vote outcome

Britain's parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and ...

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China signals more stimulus as economic slowdown worsens

BEIJING, China- China will strive to have a strong start to the economy in the first quarter as it tells ...

Tokyo court rejects bail request of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn

TOKYO, Japan - A Tokyo court has denied the bail request of former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chief Carlos Ghosn ...

Despite Trump tariffs, trade deficit with China now highest on record

BEIJING, China - The introduction of trade tariffs on Chinese-manufactured goods by the Trump administration has done little to address ...

Asian stock markets on the boil as confidence returns

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia rose on Tuesday as investors bet the Chinese government would inject some stimulus into ...

Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp in deal worth $10 billion

COLORADO, U.S. - In what has become the second high-profile merger in the mining industry in less than 12 months, ...

Indonesia unveils new tax rules for eCommerce firms, sellers

JAKARTA, Indonesia - With the number of smartphone users surging in Indonesia and the country's middle-class income recording a rise, ...

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