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Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Friday’s charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-...

BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. Would-be air travellers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit” system the...

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter says the country’s macroeconomic prospects “remain positive as the indicators and outputs continue to show signs of recovery. “Foreign reserves are above the level deemed adequate and...

ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan’s prime minister yesterday authorised the armed forces to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by neighbouring India as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals. India has vowed...

The Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has called for a suspension of deportations to Jamaica until the Home Office has published its investigation into the Windrush scandal. At an emotional meeting of relatives of people...

CHICAGO (AP) — 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack,...

HANOI (AP): At a barber shop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks. On a chair next to him, nine-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting...

BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party’s lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the European Union with both she and the EU...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and...

LONDON (AP): Brexit-driven cracks in Britain’s political party system yawned wider yesterday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents. All the lawmakers are opposed to the...
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