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  • Australian in serious condition after Copacabana accident (VIDEO)

    January 19, 2018 3:46 PM 2

    Paramedics help the injured after a vehicle ran over some people at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro January 18, 2018. — Reuters picRIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 19 — An Australian man, one of 17 people injured when a car crashed into a crowd at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, was in a serious condition today, health officials said. A nine-month-old baby girl was killed

  • WWII Soviet bomber parts found in lake near Auschwitz

    January 19, 2018 2:37 PM 2

    Carnations are placed on the barbed wire in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, April 16, 2015. A Polish carp breeder found fragments of a Soviet bomber aircraft from World War II when he drained his lake near the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. — Reuters picWARSAW, Jan 19 — A Polish carp breeder found fragments of a Soviet

  • Multi-million dollar Shell fuel heist began as early as July 2017

    January 19, 2018 12:51 AM 5

    Suspects, part of a group of 17 detained over their part in an alleged oil theft at Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery, arrive in a van at the State Courts, Singapore January 9, 2018 in this picture by Nuria Ling/TODAY. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, Jan 19 — The suspects behind the multi-million dollar Shell fuel heist began misappropriating oil from the energy

  • No cash? Paris church basket now taking bank cards

    January 19, 2018 12:49 AM 4

    This file photo taken on March 18, 2005 shows an outside view of Saint Francois de Molitor Church in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. — AFP picPARIS, Jan 19 — The passing around of collection baskets at Catholic mass usually leads to a collective digging through pockets and purses for loose change or small bills — but a Paris church is testing a high-tech

  • Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump’s ‘shithole’ slur

    January 19, 2018 12:14 AM 5

    This file photo taken on April 7, 2017 shows US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley during an United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria, at the UN headquarters in New York. — AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 19 — US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret yesterday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump’s alleged description of African

  • Trump reveals winners of controversial ‘Fake News Awards’

    January 18, 2018 3:04 AM 7

    US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview at the White House in Washington January 17, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 18 — Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted “Fake News Awards” late yesterday, escalating his already persistent attacks on a number of major US media outlets. The awards dropped hours after a senator from Trump's

  • Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects ‘horrible’ bipartisan plan

    January 18, 2018 12:30 AM 9

    Demonstrators calling for new protections for so-called 'Dreamers,' undocumented children brought to the US by their immigrant parents, walk through a senate office building in Washington January 17, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 17 — US President Donald Trump yesterday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticising

  • Israel’s Netanyahu says Indian peace hero Gandhi an inspiration

    January 17, 2018 1:35 PM 10

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu writes a message in the visitor's book as his wife Sara and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi look on during their visit to Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad January 17, 2018. — Reuters picNEW DELHI, Jan 17 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the home of Mahatma Gandhi today, saying modern India’s

  • Indonesian president Jokowi to reshuffle cabinet

    January 17, 2018 1:40 AM 7

    File picture shows Indonesian Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo (far left) during the official inauguration by new Indonesian President Joko Widodo (not in picture) at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on October 27, 2014. — AFP picJAKARTA, Jan 17 — Indonesian President Joko Widodo will swear in new members of cabinet this morning, the presidential

  • India ends decades-old subsidy for hajj pilgrims

    January 16, 2018 3:27 PM 8

    NEW DELHI: India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the hajj pilgrimage, it announced Tuesday. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its opponents in the Congress party — who introduced the hajj assistance scheme in the 1950s — of trying to woo Muslim voters