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Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 5:09 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. Then Hurricane Maria...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 4:44 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 10:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump says she “hates” to see families separated at the US- Mexico border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 10:45 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 10:47 AM

Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.Under the agreement, the BBC said Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia.Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it was "a brave, historic and...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 10:36 AM

At least 20 people, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in a gun attack at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, in the US state of New Jersey.According to the BBC, police say at least two men opened fire at around 03:00 local time (07:00 GMT...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 10:27 AM

Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country's army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe.The BBC said blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state yesterday evening and...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:14 AM

UNITED STATES NEW YORK (AP): American Airlines has agreed to pay US$45 million to settle a lawsuit that says it and other major United States airlines colluded to drive up the price of airfares.In settling the case, American denied any wrongdoing....

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis denounced abortion yesterday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics programme and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured yesterday when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow.Russian police said the driver in the crash has been detained. Preliminary information indicated...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Egypt announced yesterday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the ailing economy.The new prices, up to 50 per cent increases in some cases,...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 4:29 PM

DERBY, England (AP) — A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire. The white, blue and red spikes were used by the Jamaican great in a 100 meters...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 8:56 PM

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday, with Trump declaring the two would have a "great discussion" and Kim saying they had overcome "obstacles" to...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 5:31 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum. Sessions ruled Monday in a Board of Immigration Appeals case involving a woman from El Salvador...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 4:07 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis began purging Chile’s Catholic hierarchy on Monday over an avalanche of sex abuse and cover-up cases, starting with accepting the resignations of the bishop at the centre of the scandal and two others....

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 3:30 PM

The Barbados government Monday said it is prepared to implement “tough decisions” to revitalise an ailing economy as it announced a series of new tax measures as part new fiscal policies. Prime Minister Mia Mottley, whose Barbados...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — States can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:02 PM

SINGAPORE (AP) — In the latest twist in the drama-filled nuclear talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump announced on the eve of their historic meeting that he will be leaving Singapore early because the nuclear...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUEBEC CITY (AP):Bashing the leader of one of America's venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and levelled more withering and unprecedented criticism Sunday against Canada's prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SINGAPORE: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down meant to settle a stand-off over...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO:North Korea's East Asia neighbours - Japan, China and South Korea - have a shared goal of denuclearizing the peninsula, but what may come out of Tuesday's summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un has...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 10:19 AM

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for their historic summit.Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Kim touched down with his entourage.Their meeting - the first between a leader...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 10:09 AM

Diplomacy cannot be dictated by "fits of anger", the BBC said French President Emmanuel Macron warned after the G7 summit in Canada ended in acrimony.In tweets, US President Donald Trump described host Justin Trudeau as "dishonest and weak" and...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 3:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought additional charges against President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence. The new indictment...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 1:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is thinking “very seriously” about pardoning the late Muhammad Ali, an act of clemency that the boxer’s lawyer says is unnecessary because the Supreme Court overturned the...

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