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Trump heads to Paris but Russia scandal travels with him access_time2017/7/13

PARIS - US President Donald Trump was Thursday headed to Paris, hoping to find respite from the deepening scandal over alleged Russian efforts to secure his White House victory that has ensnared his eldest son.  During a lightning visit full ...

Chinese Nobel laureate's breathing fails: hospital access_time2017/7/13

BEIJING - China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo suffered respiratory failure as his condition worsened on Wednesday, his hospital said, as Germany offered to host him and rights groups decried the lack of independent information.  ...

Afghan girls to attend US robotics clash after visa U-turn access_time2017/7/13

WASHINGTON - A team of Afghan girls who had been denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition are now allowed to come, organizers said Wednesday.US authorities had originally refused access to schoolchildren from a number of Muslim-majori...

Sri Lankan president leaves for three-day visit to Bangladesh access_time2017/7/13

COLOMBO - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday left for an official three-day visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, his office said in a statement.  During the visit, President Siris...

Mine blast kills 4 children in N. Afghanistan access_time2017/7/13

BURKA, Afghanistan - Four children lost their lives after a mine left over from the past wars exploded in Burka district of Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, police spokesman in the northern region Mahfozullah Akbari said Thursday....

New high-speed rail in NW China completes national network access_time2017/7/9

LANZHOU - A new high speed railway linking Baoji city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province with Lanzhou, capital of neighboring Gansu Province, started operation Sunday.  Thanks to the new route, northwest China's Gansu and Qing...

Pakistan’s Persistent Energy Crisis access_time2017/6/28

  Nadeem ul Haque  ISLAMABAD -For almost a decade, Pakistan has lacked the energy it needs, with producers and consumers across the country facing power outages for up to 12 hours per day. At the root of this crisis lies poor governan...

A police officer was beaten to death by an angry mob access_time2017/6/23

    SRINAGAR, India - A police officer was beaten to death by an angry mob outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Friday, as tensions in the volatile disputed region ran high.  Witnesses said the mob atta...

Yemen cholera cases could pass 300,000 by September: UN access_time2017/6/23

    GENEVA - A cholera outbreak raging in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday.  "Probably at the end of August w...

Mexico rejects Trump claim that it is the world's second most violent country access_time2017/6/23

  MEXICO CITY  - Mexico may have a problem with violence, but its government says it is not the second most violent country in the world, as US President Donald Trump has claimed on Twitter.  The Mexican foreign ministry pointed ...

Suicide bomber kills 9 in western Iraq: officers access_time2017/6/23

    HABBANIYAH, Iraq - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a town in western Iraq on Friday, killing at least eight civilians and a soldier, officers said.He was one of a group of four suicide bombers who infiltrated a neighbourhoo...