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  • US lifts travel ban on Chad

    April 11, 2018 3:06 AM 11

    WASHINGTON: The United States announced Tuesday the lifting of its six-month ban on visitors and immigrants from Chad, saying the country had met key security requirements for vetting travellers. "The president announced today that Chad has raised its security standards to meet important baseline US national security requirements," the Department of Homeland

  • Six unaccounted for after landslide in Japan

    April 11, 2018 12:13 AM 5

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers carry the a person found under landslide rubble following an earthquake in Minamiaso town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan April 19, 2016. — Reuters picTOKYO, April 11 — At least six people were unaccounted for this morning after a landslide hit their houses in southern Japan, local police said. “Three houses

  • Trump’s top homeland security adviser resigns

    April 10, 2018 3:28 PM 6

    Tom Bossert (pic) had been Donald Trump’s pointman on issues from counterterror to national disasters to cyberattacks. — Reuters pic WASHINGTON, April 10 — Donald Trump’s White House was hit with a fresh resignation today as his top homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert — once a presidential favourite — announced his departure from the West Wing. “The president

  • With Syria in focus, Trump cancels trip to Latin America

    April 10, 2018 1:48 PM 6

    US President Donald Trump had been scheduled to travel to Lima, Peru, on Friday to attend the Summit of the Americas and then travel on to Bogota, Colombia. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 10 — US President Donald Trump has decided to cancel his first official trip to Latin America this week to focus on responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack

  • Syria invites global watchdog to Douma to probe chemical claims

    April 10, 2018 1:42 PM 12

    DAMASCUS: Syria's government has invited the global chemical watchdog to visit the rebel-held town where an alleged toxic gas attack killed dozens at the weekend, state media said Tuesday. Syria has denied accusations it unleashed a gas attack on the town of Douma, the last opposition town in the battered enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus

  • Strong 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Chile

    April 10, 2018 12:12 PM 7

    File picture of a damaged road is seen after a quake hit Chile in 2016. The world’s most seismic country, Chile has a long Pacific Ocean coastline and a history of earthquake-linked tsunamis, but in this case authorities ruled out a tsunami risk. — Reuters picSANTIAGO, April 10 — A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Chile today but there was no tsunami

  • Mexico data protection body to investigate possible links to Cambridge Analytica

    April 10, 2018 3:31 AM 7

    The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018. — Reuters picMEXICO, April 10 — Mexico’s data protection body said yesterday it had opened an investigation into whether companies possibly linked to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica broke the country’s data protection laws. INAI, the transparency

  • At least 17 killed as school bus plunges off Indian mountain road

    April 9, 2018 1:54 PM 7

    India has the world's deadliest roads, with almost 150,000 people killed in accidents in 2015. — Reuters picNEW DELHI, April 9 —At least 17 children were killed when a school bus plunged off a mountain road in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh today, two police officers said. Santosh Patial, a senior police officer in Himachal Pradesh said they had recovered

  • African migrants in Israel lament Netanyahu’s reversal

    April 9, 2018 11:56 AM 6

    The presence of African migrants in Israel has become a political issue. — AFP picTEL AVIV, April 9 — In a park near Tel Aviv’s central bus station, dozens of African migrants waited for Israelis to offer them work, trying to eke out a living in a country where many want them to leave. Only days before, a solution had been announced that would regularise

  • Dozens injured in New York bus crash

    April 9, 2018 10:45 AM 9

    WASHINGTON: Dozens of New York teenagers returning from a school trip to Eastern Europe were injured when their bus crashed on the journey home to Long Island, police said. New York State Police Major David Candelaria said of the 44 people on board Sunday evening, two were seriously wounded and five moderately, with the rest of the injuries minor. The passengers