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  • Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

    August 6, 2018 3:00 AM 21

    TOKYO: A bell tolled Monday in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that rising nationalism worldwide threatened peace. The skies over Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park were clear, just as they were on Aug 6, 1945, when an American B-29 bomber dropped its deadly payload on the port city dotted

  • Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

    August 5, 2018 2:29 AM 14

    KINSHASA: A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday. Thirteen Ebola cases have been confirmed since the fresh outbreak was declared on Aug 1 in North Kivu province. While just three of the fatalities have been among the 13 confirmed

  • Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

    August 5, 2018 2:03 AM 17

    PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown

  • 'Real problem' of anti-Semitism in UK Labour party: Corbyn

    August 4, 2018 9:20 AM 12

    LONDON: Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn conceded in a newspaper article Saturday that his party had a "real problem" with anti-Semitism as the issue continues to dog the veteran leftist. "I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome," he wrote in a guest column in the Guardian. "And I accept that if any part of our national

  • Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18

    August 4, 2018 8:56 AM 21

    MOSCOW: Moscow on Saturday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours of the morning. The Russian Transport Ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter carrying three crew members and 15 passengers crashed when it collided with machinery carried by another helicopter soon after take-off

  • Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash

    August 4, 2018 8:50 AM 16

    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian teen died of his wounds Saturday a day after he was shot by Israeli troops during clashes on the Gaza border, the territory's Hamas-run health ministry said. Muadh al-Suri, 15, was shot in the stomach on Friday in central Gaza, ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said, raising the number of Palestinians

  • Chinese girl who vanished from US airport found safe with parents: FBI

    August 4, 2018 1:07 AM 14

    WASHINGTON: A 12-year-old Chinese girl who disappeared from a Washington area airport, setting off a massive police hunt, was found Friday unharmed and with her parents, authorities said. JinJing Ma was considered a "critical missing juvenile" by police when they learned she left the tour group with whom she was checking in for a flight Thursday at Ronald

  • Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal

    August 3, 2018 11:57 AM 14

    BISSAU: Public-sector workers in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau have called off a strike after securing a pay increase in talks with the government, their main trade union said Friday. The strike, launched on July 24, ended after the government agreed on Thursday to increase minimum monthly pay from 19,200 CFA francs to 50,000 francs from Sept, Julio

  • Risk of no-deal Brexit 'uncomfortably high': BoE governor

    August 3, 2018 8:52 AM 12

    LONDON: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Friday that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit was "uncomfortably high" and "highly undesirable" but still "unlikely" compared to other outcomes. "The possibility of a no-deal is uncomfortably high at this point," Carney told BBC radio. Carney, who is due to step down next year after Britain leaves

  • Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

    August 3, 2018 12:20 AM 15

    HARARE: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests. Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3%, the Zimbabwe