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  • Pope sacks Vatican communications chief following ‘Lettergate’ scandal

    March 21, 2018 11:56 AM 3

    Pope Francis is said to have requested Vigano's resignation. — Reuters picVATICAN CITY, March 21 — Monsignor Dario Vigano, the Italian head of the Vatican communications department who was caught up in the so-called “Lettergate” scandal, has resigned, the Vatican said on Wednesday. A brief Vatican statement said Pope Francis had “accepted” Vigano’s resignation

  • Suicide bomber kills eight in Kabul attack, say officials

    March 21, 2018 8:54 AM 4

    Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a blast in Kabul March 21, 2018. — Reuters picKABUL, March 21 —A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul University today, killing at least eight people, officials said, as Afghans celebrate the Persian new year holiday. Another 20 people were wounded in the blast, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh

  • Afghan street artists haunt warlords with graffiti campaign

    March 21, 2018 5:46 AM 7

    KABUL: For days Hamida Barmaki's smiling face stared out over traffic in Kabul, painted in a towering mural near the home of the warlord blamed for her death before it was mysteriously covered over in white. The short-lived image on a concrete blast wall marked the beginning of a provocative campaign by social activist group ArtLords, whose artists are calling

  • Philippine mayor shuts city billboard after porn video shown briefly

    March 21, 2018 5:11 AM 8

    The billboard will remain closed pending the results of an investigation. – AFP picMAKATI CITY, March 21 —The mayor of the major financial hub in the Philippines said today she was investigating after a pornographic video appeared briefly on a prominent billboard, startling motorists on one of the bustling city’s major roadways. The video appeared for about

  • New Zealand court rejects Megaupload founder’s call for Obama appearance

    March 21, 2018 3:28 AM 5

    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom talks to members of the media outside the New Zealand Court of Appeals in Wellington September 20, 2012. ― Reuters picWELLINGTON, March 21 — A New Zealand court rejected today internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s application for former US President Barack Obama to appear in court in relation to a damages claim over his defunct

  • Blast kills three Ecuadoran troops near Colombia border

    March 21, 2018 12:16 AM 7

    QUITO: Three Ecuadoran soldiers were killed and at least seven other people were injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion on the country's northern border with Colombia, the government said. A roadside bomb exploded as a patrol carrying out "surveillance and control" operations on the border passed by, the communications ministry said. "It resulted in the unfortunate

  • US family ‘called 911 three times’ on Parkland shooter

    March 21, 2018 12:13 AM 4

    Rocxanne Deschamps, who took in accused Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, speaks during a news conference with her attorney Gloria Allred in New York, March 20, 2018. — AFP picCALIFORNIA, March 21 — A US family was so frightened by the Florida high school shooter that they called emergency services three times before he killed 17 people on Valentine’s

  • Firefighters battle oil tank blaze on Singapore island (VIDEO)

    March 20, 2018 3:35 PM 3

    Firefighting operations by members of the Company Emergency Response Team (CERT) are ongoing. — TODAY picSINGAPORE, March 20 — Firefighters are combatting a major blaze involving an oil storage tank on Pulau Busing, an island off the southwestern coast of Singapore. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) tweeted today at 8.38pm that “Large Monitors

  • Singaporean travel agency boss killed in Mecca bus crash

    March 20, 2018 2:55 PM 3

    Saudi firefighters at the scene of the accident, after a lorry crashed into the bus carrying the 31 passengers. — TODAY picSINGAPORE, March 20 — A Singaporean performing the minor pilgrimage (umrah) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was killed today after a lorry crashed into the bus that he was travelling in. A number of passengers were also injured in the traffic

  • Shooting at Maryland high school: Officials

    March 20, 2018 1:35 PM 3

    WASHINGTON: A shooting erupted at a high school in the eastern US state of Maryland on Tuesday, but the event was quickly "contained," officials said. There were no immediate official reports of casualties in the shooting at Great Mills High School, located about a 90-minute drive southeast of the US capital Washington. St. Mary's County Public Schools