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  • Poisoned daughter better as UK-Russia dispute at UN worsens

    April 6, 2018 5:00 AM 8

    The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said yesterday in her first public comment that she's recovering, but the international furor over the attack escalated as Russia told the United Nations Moscow assumes "with a high degree of probability" that the intelligence services of other countries are behind it. Britain's U.N. Ambassador

  • Pope calls for peace in Easter message

    April 1, 2018 6:01 PM 28

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria” and extending to Israel, where 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border two days before Easter Sunday. Francis reflected on the power of Christianityâ

  • Cosby's lawyers fight to let jurors hear witness

    March 29, 2018 5:17 PM 28

    Bill Cosby's lawyers are fighting to let jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from a woman who says accuser Andrea Constand talked about making up allegations so she could sue and get money. Lawyer Becky James argued at a preliminary hearing on Thursday that Marguerite Jackson's testimony shows Constand's state of mind before she went to police

  • Two lawyers not joining Trump legal team after all

    March 26, 2018 5:00 AM 26

    President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel's Russia investigation after all, one of the president's attorneys said yesterday. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement that Washington lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have conflicts that won't allow them to represent

  • Obama says North Korea's isolation means less leverage

    March 26, 2018 5:00 AM 29

    Former US President Barack Obama said yesterday that negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons programme are difficult, partly because the country's isolation minimises possible leverage, such as trade and travel sanctions against Pyongyang. "North Korea is an example of a country that is so far out of the international norms and so disconnected

  • Lights go off for Earth Hour, global call on climate change

    March 25, 2018 5:00 AM 17

    In Sydney, the Opera House has gone dark. In New Delhi, the lights have gone off at the city's great arch. In Kuala Lumpur, darkness has fallen on the Petronas Towers. Earth Hour lasts for just 60 minutes and its power is purely symbolic. But beginning at 8:30 p.m. local time, in countries around the world, people are switching off the lights in a global

  • Dallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boy's starvation death

    March 25, 2018 5:00 AM 11

    Prosecutors say a woman who operated a church at her Dallas-area home must serve 99 years in prison for her role in the 2015 starvation death of a toddler allegedly to rid him of a "demon". The Dallas Morning News reports jurors Friday convicted 52-year-old Aracely Meza of felony injury to a child, causing serious bodily injury. Investigators say Meza acted

  • UN: Conflict key cause of 124 million hungry who could die

    March 24, 2018 3:46 PM 12

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of people around the world in danger of dying unless they get food urgently surged to 124 million last year — mainly because “people won’t stop shooting at each other,” the head of the U.N. food agency said Friday. David Beasley told the Security Council by video link that almost 32 million of those acutely

  • Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram

    March 23, 2018 5:00 AM 16

    The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said yesterday that her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom and told to convert to Islam. Fifteen-year-old Leah refused, Rebecca Sharibu told The Associated Press. "She was about to board the vehicle that was to bring

  • Trump, Biden trade fighting words

    March 23, 2018 5:00 AM 18

    Imagine: A pay-per-view steel-cage fight featuring Donald 'Kick His A' Trump versus Joe 'Beat the Hell Out of Him' Biden. Price to tune in? Enough to eliminate the government's deficit. The Republican president and the former Democratic vice president are trading fighting words over who would come out on top in a hypothetical matchup. Trump, reacting