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Parents and bystanders were desperately trying to rescue staff and students trapped in a collapsed school.              
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers sti
Gona Pillay, former Southlands Secondary School principal was killed and her husband Logie is fighting for his life in hospital.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker during services for the Jewish new year in Washington. Ginsburg told a group of worshippers Wednesday evenin
A man has reportedly set himself on fire on the grounds of New Zealand`s parliament in Wellington, two days ahead of national elections, police said on Thursday.
BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations released a report in early 2017 outlining a series of proposals to combat the problem of sexual abuse and exploitation within its peacekeeping missions. Howev
The secretary of state had "matter-of-fact" talks with his Iranian counterpart despite disagreements.
Cape Town officials call on national government to intervene as death toll due to truck crashes in heavy traffic mounts.
TOKYO (AP) — The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They
A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing at least nine people, police said.
An investigation by Dutch journalists uncovers thousands of illicit baby sales in the 1980s.
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Three young women led law enforcement officers on a 72-mile car chase across the San Francisco Bay Area that left a police officer seriously injured. Twenty-year-old Chartana
A German court has convicted a Syrian refugee of being an accessory to a war crime against humanitarian operations over his participation in the 2013
Iraq has begun an offensive to retake Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of the Islamic State (IS) group in the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday.
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
New Zealand goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new government. Here are the key players in a closely-fought election.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sit
Here are five key issues in Saturday`s New Zealand election, which pits Prime Minister Bill English`s centre-right National Party against the opposition Labour Party led by Jacinda Ardern.
BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The Congolese orphan girl haunts the U.N.’s top human rights official, even though more than a decade has passed since he heard her story. It was a big day in this town in
DUNDO, Angola (Reuters) - Captured by militia and accused of being married to a Congolese government official, Kimpanga Caro could smell the fire she was told would be used to burn her decapitated hea
The comics produced in the years during, after and leading up to the Vietnam War depicted several psychological impacts of the war
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A prosecutor in Massachusetts says a criminal charge brought and ultimately dropped against a Kennedy family member after a loud party was a routine matter that only attrac
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s message of strength has dominated the election campaign, but poverty, economic insecurity and income disparity have grown during her tenure.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson was properly convicted of murder in the death of his third wife.
The lawsuit filed by a Democrat, largely mirrors two others by environmental advocacy groups that allege the administration overstepped its authority to speed construction of the wall
From 2018 hotels in the centre of the city will charge 2% more in tourist tax than those further out.
Highly placed sources in the Trump administration, who advise the US President on policy in the Afghanistan, Pakistan region, have said that instructions have been handed down from the White House to
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has arrested seven Philippine men suspected of involvement in activities of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, police said on Thursday, as concern grows in Southeast Asia
After independence, the Rohingya asked for the promised autonomous state, but officials rejected their request
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group. Haider al-Abadi says the operation began at dawn
A resolution to the North Korea issue cannot only rely on sanctions and not talks, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Red Cross relief truck for Muslim Rohingya in Bangladesh crashes into ditch; at least 9 dead, 10 injured.
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from Islamic State group.
A woman who took part in the #FeesMustFall topless protest has lodged a sexual harassment complaint against her colleague for body-shaming and calling her “horny.
BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heading to Boston to talk to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime. Sessions is expected to give remarks Thursday at the U.S.
Representatives from Iran and the six world powers have come together to highlight the necessity of complying with Islamic Republic's nuclear agreement, despite threats by US President Donald Trump to
The earthquake toppled dozens of buildings, tore gas mains and sparked fires across the city and other towns in central Mexico
Deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu described "disturbing, if not startling, revelations" about the conduct of the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and singled it out for ignor
BOSTON (AP) — He was a wunderkind: the youngest music director ever to lead the New York Philharmonic and the genius behind the score to “West Side Story.” The late Leonard Bernstein wo
Rescuers step up efforts to find people trapped under rubble, including at a school in Mexico City.
SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a
The parents of a toddler who died after apparently choking while being fed at a crèche said they were devastated and needed a lot of time to heal.
VIENNA (AP) — A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but they often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live. The
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kingston and the Bronx Civic Center in the South Bronx are the two newest winners of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s downtown revitalization contest. The Democratic governor announc
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have banned commercial harvest of diamondback terrapins, a turtle species that lives in the brackish waters of the lower Hudson River and Long Island. Popula
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea, the South`s Yonhap News Agency reported, as part of an aid policy that the gover
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Young waterfowl hunters in northern New York will get a chance to go out this weekend. Hunting seasons for waterfowl, ducks and geese begin next month in many parts of the state
Abbasi exuded confidence that the resolution will help address the contentious issue
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s two senators are part of a push to increase funding for American agriculture promotion programs. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King s
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A probate judge is convening a hearing on a woman’s request that her toddler daughter be declared dead more than five years after her disappearance evolved into the lar
This week’s newsletter provides answers to frequently asked questions about The New York Times’s new bureau in Australia.
While thousands were safe and warm in their homes during the storm, Geraldine Baker lay huddled in a corner at a public toilet for hours, waiting for an ambulance.
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix police officer and a suspect are injured after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night. Phoenix Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said in a statement that t
Erick Dorr's decomposing body was found at the back of his house, buried under grass and debris.
The family has had their water supply cut several times by the City, then restored only when the Human Rights Commission intervened.
Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said, 'If they are trying to shock us with the sound of a dog's bark they are clearly having a dog dream'
Yellen said in a press conference that the central bank was ready to change the interest rate outlook if needed
Myanmar's second Vice-President Henry Van Thio addressed the UNGA in the place of Aung San Suu Kyi
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