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  • 14 killed in Rio police, military operations

    August 20, 2018 2:59 PM 10

    RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said. The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more." The military

  • Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

    August 20, 2018 10:14 AM 18

    PATTAYA, Thailand: A Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand. Anastasia Vashukevich, better known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, has been detained in Thailand since February

  • Two children killed in Algeria grenade explosion

    August 19, 2018 11:43 AM 11

    ALGIERS: Two children have been killed and four others wounded when a homemade grenade exploded in the Ahnif area east of the Algerian capital, the El Watan newspaper said Sunday. Armed groups had placed the improvised explosive there to delay the advance of security forces pursuing them in the mountainous region, according to local media. "A homemade

  • Ghana declares week of mourning after death of Annan

    August 18, 2018 11:59 AM 16

    ACCRA: Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan. Describing Annan as a "consummate" diplomat, Akufo-Addo said in a statement that Ghana was "deeply saddened" by news of his death in Switzerland on Saturday after a short illness. Born in Kumasi, the capital

  • Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

    August 17, 2018 10:27 AM 16

    BARCELONA: Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city. "The Spanish King is not welcome in the Catalan countries," the banner read in English. It was accompanied

  • N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

    August 17, 2018 7:03 AM 15

    SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there

  • US criticises local Tanzania elections

    August 15, 2018 3:09 PM 24

    NAIROBI: The US on Wednesday said it was "concerned" by the conduct of 70 recent by-elections in Tanzania, citing "election violence and irregularities" aimed at the opposition. Local elections were held on Sunday to replace officials who had either resigned or died. "Credible accounts of election violence and irregularities include refusal by National

  • Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

    August 15, 2018 11:29 AM 15

    LONDON: A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain

  • Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

    August 15, 2018 9:27 AM 14

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence

  • Japan toddler missing for 3 days found alive

    August 15, 2018 9:21 AM 15

    TOKYO: A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him. Yoshiki Fujimoto disappeared on Sunday morning in the Yamaguchi region while out walking with his brother and grandfather, and the search for him made headlines