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01/16/2018 02:49 PM
'Positive changes' in North Korea, Xi tells Trump
During Xi's phone call with Trump, he also urged the US president, who has taken a hard line against the trade imbalance between the two countries, to come to the table on economic issues.
01/16/2018 02:14 PM
Sharif dismisses as 'flop' corruption charges against him
Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today compared the corruption cases against him to a 'flop' movie as he appeared before an accountability court trying him for graft in the Panama Papers scandal that forced him to resign.
01/16/2018 01:53 PM
FBI warned Kushner on Murdoch ex-wife: Report
US officials were concerned that the ex-wife of media magnate Rupert Murdoch -- who owns the newspaper -- was lobbying to push a major Chinese-funded construction project in Washington, a media report said.
01/16/2018 01:11 PM
Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts
Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on UNRWA are bracing for the worst. The expected the US cut could also add instability to struggling host countries already coping with spillover from other regional crises.
01/16/2018 09:06 AM
Muhajirs in US launch 'Free Karachi' campaign
Cabs displaying #FreeKarachi banners on Monday took part in the historic Martin Luther parade in Washington to raise awareness on alleged state-sponsored atrocities against Muhajirs and other ethnic communities and minorities in Karachi.
01/16/2018 08:33 AM
Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot
A ministry statement said members of a "terrorist cell" were killed and five were captured, but did not say whether pilot Oscar Perez was among the dead or detained. Pilot Oscar Perez had bombed Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year.
01/16/2018 08:25 AM
Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war
Pope Francis's comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the US state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea.
01/16/2018 07:59 AM
13 siblings found chained in California home; parents charged
Police made the discovery after a 17-year-old girl escaped the house in Perris, about 70 miles (113 km) east of Los Angeles, and used a cellular phone she had found in the house to call them, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.
01/15/2018 11:33 PM
'Pak's ties with US should be based on mutual trust'
Pakistan's relations with the US should move forward in an atmosphere of "mutual trust and respect", the country's top diplomat said today, days after Washington suspended military aid to Islamabad for failing to rein-in terror groups operating from its soil.
01/15/2018 05:14 PM
Volcano: Papua New Guinea evacuates thousands
Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported 3,000 people were being evacuated from Biem Island, 12 kilometers (7 miles) west of Kadovar, where plumes of ash forced 700 people to evacuate in the past week. Papua New Guinea sits on the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
01/15/2018 04:37 PM
Clashes force closure of Tripoli airport in Libya
An armed group "has attacked Mitiga international airport... which is home to a prison where more than 2,500 people are detained for various" reasons, Al-Radaa said on Facebook. Fighters attacked in a bid "to free" some of its members detained there, it added.
01/15/2018 03:55 PM
Qatari fighter jets 'intercept' passenger plane: UAE
The United Arab Emirates accused Qatari fighter jets of "intercepting" a passenger plane en route to Bahrain on Monday, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations. "This is a routine flight that has all the required paperwork," it said in a statement published by the state news agency.
01/15/2018 03:38 PM
The Donald Trump show dazzles and shocks in first year
More than any single policy, it's the style of performance of US President Donald Trump that has captivated and, at times, repulsed the world. He has described himself as a "very stable genius," called other countries "shitholes" and repeatedly threatened his political foes.
01/15/2018 03:35 PM
15 hurt in knife incident at Russian school
Russian authorities say 15 people have been hurt in a knife incident at a school in the Ural mountains city of Perm. The incident started with a knife fight between two students and that teachers and other students were hurt when they tried to break it up.