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Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:42 am

Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on a Kyoto Animation studio. […]

Donald Trump impeachment bid fails in the House
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:09 am

The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against the measure. […]

'Dosa king' dies after losing fight to avoid jail
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:01 am

P Rajagopal's death comes nine days after the Supreme Court rejected a plea for bail on medical grounds. […]

Kevin Spacey: Massachusetts prosecutors drop sex...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:44 am

Prosecutors say they dropped the case after the accuser refused to testify about his missing phone. […]

Chandrayaan-2: India announces new date for Moon...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 6:35 am

The launch will take place on 22 July - a week after it was called off due to a technical snag. […]

Suspected arson at Japanese animation studio...
Posted by Associated Press on July 18, 2019 at 5:42 am

A man burst into a famous animation studio in Kyoto and started a fire early Thursday, Japanese authorities said. […]

Christian family fined after arguing taxes...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 4:40 am

The Beerepoot siblings in Tasmania are ordered to pay more than A$2m for failing to pay income tax. […]

Rare New Zealand parakeet has best breeding...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 4:01 am

There are at most only 300 kakariki karaka parakeets in the world, but this year they had 150 chicks. […]

Instagram hides likes count in international test...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 3:36 am

The number of likes is a measure of how well content is doing on the social media platform. […]

FaceApp: Chuck Schumer asks for FBI investigation
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 3:20 am

Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer says the photo app's use of personal data is "deeply troubling". […]

Trump rally has a new chant: 'Send her back'
Posted by Noah Bierman on July 18, 2019 at 1:25 am

President Trump, always in search of a new hook, got one as chants of "send her back" echoed through a rally. […]

Nato chief calls on Russia to save INF nuclear...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 12:27 am

Jens Stoltenberg calls on Russia to comply with the INF nuclear treaty before an August deadline. […]

What to look out for at Comic-Con 2019: Picard,...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:36 pm

This year's blockbuster convention will include sneak previews of Batwoman, The Terminator and more. […]

Trekking 10,000km across Africa for a football...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:08 pm

A Zimbabwean football fan travels from Cape Town to Cairo by road and finds "Africa is not friendly to Africans". […]

The Indian school exam controversy that cost 23...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:03 pm

The suicides have put India's competitive exams in the spotlight amid allegations of errors in marking. […]

Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Six months after nearly 300 people died, new evidence emerges suggesting it could have been prevented. […]

Conjoined twins: Sisters meet surgeons who...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:01 pm

Ritaj and Rital were born joined at the head. They're reunited with the doctors who saved their lives. […]

Federal prosecutors end hush-money investigation...
Posted by Chris Megerian on July 17, 2019 at 9:23 pm

Federal prosecutors have closed their investigation into payments of hush money to two women arranged by Michael Cohen, President Trump's former fixer and lawyer. […]

Sounding alert about vanishing US coastlines
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 8:55 pm

A new photography book captures the environmental threat to America's coastal region. […]

Ebola outbreak in Congo is now a public health...
Posted by Emily Baumgaertner on July 17, 2019 at 8:30 pm

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in Congo is now a public health emergency. The U.N. agency was criticized for failing to say this before. […]

Puerto Rico protesters demand governor resign for...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 8:18 pm


Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda want...
Posted by Carlos De Loera on July 17, 2019 at 7:41 pm

Puerto Rican stars Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin and Lin-Manuel Miranda are calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello over leaked conversations. […]

Trump touts 'ten year search' for Pakistani...
Posted by Shashank Bengali on July 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Pakistan's arrest of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was widely seen as an attempt to smooth the way for Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Washington. […]

Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Bird experts say there's been an "incremental increase" in attacks, as people encroach on bird habitats. […]

'The Squad' hit back over Trump's 'racist' tweets...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Four Democratic congresswomen targeted by President Trump's tweets respond, in a CBS interview. […]

Dolphin megapod spotted off California coast...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Onlookers watched as a huge pod of dolphins - known as a super- or megapod - swam alongside them. […]

Chennai, the city where drought is visible from...
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Chennai is India's sixth largest city, but its residents are relying on trucks and trains to bring them water. […]

Newsletter: The R-Word
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The House voted to condemn President Trump's tweets directed at four congresswomen, but the divisiveness hasn't stopped there. […]

Rising health insurance deductibles fuel...
Posted by Noam N. Levey on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Middle-class Americans are bearing the brunt of the rise in health insurance deductibles and medical bills. That's helped widen political divisions. […]

Column: Biden bets he'll find voters closer to...
Posted by Doyle McManus on July 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

Joe Biden is going on the offensive, hoping that establishing his center-left credentials will win over primary voters. […]

British football fan detained in UAE lodges human...
Posted by Diane Taylor on July 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a football T-shirt supporting Qatar, has lodged a landmark legal complaint with the UN about his treatment.In the 27-page complaint Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, from Wolverhampton, documents his alleged torture at the hands of the UAE authorities in January and February of this year while he was visiting the country to watch Asian Cup matches. Continue reading... […]

Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf
Posted by Staff and agencies on July 18, 2019 at 10:50 am

Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are fromIranian state TV says Revolutionary Guards forces have seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil.Thursday’s report says the tanker was taking fuel from Iranian smugglers to foreign customers and was intercepted south of Iran’s Larak Island in the strait of Hormuz, a vital route for oil shipping. Continue reading... […]

UK lawmakers to vote on latest bid to try to...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:40 am

British lawmakers will vote on Thursday on a beefed-up proposal aimed at making it harder for the next prime minister to try to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament. […]

Knife crime in England and Wales rises 8% over...
Posted by Amy Walker on July 18, 2019 at 10:26 am

Police record 43,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, official data showsKnife crime-related offences rose by 8% in England and Wales in the past year, government figures have shown.Between April 2018 and March 2019, police forces recorded 43,516 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, in comparison with 40,215 in the year ending March 2018. Continue reading... […]

More of the same won't solve Congo's Ebola crisis...
Posted by Susannah Mayhew, Samuel Boland, Dan Cohen, Gillian McKay, Esther Mokuwa, Paul Richards and Ahmed Vandi on July 18, 2019 at 10:26 am

As the World Health Organization declares a public health emergency in DRC, frontline responders must be allowed a greater role in response effortsThe Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is already the second deadliest outbreak in history. More than 2,500 cases have been confirmed in DRC and 1,600 deaths have been recorded. The situation is escalating rapidly, with a new case in the transit hub of Goma reported on Sunday.On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the crisis a public health emergency of international concern. This raises the stakes and must lead to fundamental changes in the response. The WHO wants more funding to extend and reinforce […]

IUCN red list reveals wildlife destruction from...
Posted by Damian Carrington Environment editor on July 18, 2019 at 10:25 am

Latest list shows extinction now threatens a third of all assessed species, from monkeys to rhino raysFrom the tops of trees to the depths of the oceans, humanity’s destruction of wildlife is continuing to drive many species towards extinction, with the latest “red list” showing that a third of all species assessed are under threat.The razing of habitats and hunting for bushmeat has now driven seven primates into decline, while overfishing has pushed two families of extraordinary rays to the brink. Pollution, dams and over-abstraction of freshwater are responsible for serious declines in river wildlife from Mexico to Japan, while illegal logging is ravaging […]

Protesters take to streets to declare new...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:22 am

Protesters in the Ethiopian city of Hawassa blocked roads and burned tires on Thursday after security forces thwarted a meeting of activists to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group, witnesses said. […]

Explainer: NASA aims to build on moon as a way...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

Unlike the Apollo program that put astronauts on the moon 50 years ago, NASA is gearing up for a long term presence on Earth's satellite that the agency says will eventually enable humans to reach Mars. […]

Clashes in Puerto Rico during protest against...
Posted by on July 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

Demonstrations against the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, turned violent again on Wednesday. Police fired teargas as protesters lit fires and threw rocks. The demonstrations were triggered by leaked homophobic and misogynistic messages between Rosselló and his closest alliesPuerto Rico police clash with protesters against governor's homophobic textsContinue reading... […]

Australia says China transfers writer Yang to...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

China has moved Australian writer Yang Hengjun to a detention centre in the capital, Beijing, Australia's foreign ministry said on Thursday, just as a measure to detain him without legal representation was set to expire. […]

Arson suspected as fire engulfs Japanese studio;...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

Fire swept through an animation studio in Japan on Thursday, leaving 23 people feared dead and scores injured, authorities said, after a suspected arsonist was seen shouting "die" as he doused the building with fuel. […]

Irish PM says he may compromise on Brexit border...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minister on keeping Northern Ireland's border open after Brexit and could compromise if his objectives were achieved. […]

War on numbers: Philippines targets drug killing...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

Facing a U.N. human rights investigation into its bloody war on drugs, the Philippines presented a new death toll on Thursday to counter much higher numbers given by critics. […]

Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

Documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn star and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president are set to be made public on Thursday, offering a window into a probe that began last year and landed Cohen in prison. […]

Judge to decide whether Jeffrey Epstein will...
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:04 am

A U.S. judge is expected to decide on Thursday whether American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls or be released to his Manhattan mansion under house arrest. […]