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Indonesia oil well explosion kills 15, dozens injured access_timeApril 25

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia – The death toll from an illegal oil well blaze in Indonesia has jumped to 15 with dozens injured, authorities said Wednesday, warning that there could be more victims of the explosion.  Images from the accident showed...

Trump, Macron call for 'new' nuclear deal with Iran access_timeApril 25

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a "new" deal with Iran Tuesday, looking beyond disagreements over a landmark nuclear accord that still hangs in the balance.  Trump ...

13 killed in latest Nigeria church attack access_timeApril 25

LAGOS –At least 13 people lost their lives when suspected herdsmen attacked a church in central north Benue State on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.  Terver Akase, the state governor's spokesperson, who confirmed the killin...

S.Korean president to meet Trump around mid-May before DPRK-U.S. summit access_timeApril 25

SEOUL – South Korean President Moon Jae-in was pushing to meet U.S. President Donald Trump around mid-May before a summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media reported Wedn...

Xi stresses importance of The Communist Manifesto access_timeApril 25, 2018

  BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the importance of studying The Communist Manifesto.   The purpose of reviewing The Communist Manifest...

Hopes for peace as Kim takes historic step to inter-Korean summit access_timeApril 24

SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will walk across the Demilitarized Zone on Friday for a historic summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in, the highest-level encounter yet in a whirlwind of nuclear diplomacy.  Pyongyang&...

Kim's 'bitter sorrow' as N. Korea bus crash kills 32 Chinese access_timeApril 24

BEIJING – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his "bitter sorrow" after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.  Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Kore...

Van plows into Toronto crowd in 'deliberate' act, leaving 10 dead access_timeApril 24

TORONTO, Canada –At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack.  The incident took place ...

Nicaragua on knife-edge as protest deaths rise to 27 access_timeApril 24

MANAGUA – Nicaragua was sliding into unchartered territory on Tuesday with protests against longtime President Daniel Ortega swelling to outpace a robust police crackdown in which at least 27 people have been killed.  Nearly a week of u...

George H.W. Bush hospitalized day after wife's funeral access_timeApril 24

WASHINGTON –Former president George H.W. Bush was being treated for a blood infection on Monday, one day after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his office said.  A statement stressed that Bush, 93, was responding to treatment. He was ad...

Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summi access_timeApril 24

BANGKOK – Thailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as speculation swirls about the venue.  "Thailand is ready to facilitate and host...

Prince William's wife Kate in hospital in labour access_timeApril 23

LONDON – Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, was admitted to hospital in London on Monday in the early stages of labour, Kensington Palace announced.  The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child, after Prince George ...

Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack access_timeApril 23

KABUL –Grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre in the city that killed at least 57 people including children and wounded more than 100.The bomber blew him...

Libyan navy recovers 11 bodies, rescues 283 migrants access_timeApril 23

TRIPOLI – The Libyan navy said Sunday that it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 283 others off the country's western coast in separate operations. "A coast guard patrol recovered the bodies of 11 illegal migrants and re...

At least 40 killed or injured in Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen wedding access_timeApril 23

SANAA – At least 40 people were killed or wounded late on Sunday when air strikes by the Saudiled coalition hit a wedding ceremony in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah, local authorities said.  "This is an initial toll of...

Beijing says 32 Chinese tourists killed in North Korea bus accident access_timeApril 23

BEIJING – A bus crash in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Monday.Two other Chinese nationals were injured in Sunday's accident south of the capital Pyongyang, mini...

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 31: ministry access_timeApril 22

    KABUL – A suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, the health ministry said, in the latest attack on election preparations.  ...

Funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush held in Houston 2 access_timeApril 22

  HOUSTON– Funeral for the late former First Lady Barbara Bush was held Saturday in a Houston church where four former presidents and other dignitaries attended.   Former President George H.W. Bush was helped into the cavernous s...

S.Korea, DPRK to hold additional working-level talks for Moon-Kim summit: Blue House access_timeApril 22

  SEOUL –South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold additional working-level talks early next week to discuss the upcoming summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong ...

6 dead, 3 injured in eastern Thailand's pickup truck accident access_timeApril 20

    BANGKOK – A pickup truck plunged into roadside ditch and overturned in eastern Thailand's Sa Kaeo province late Thursday, killing six and injuring three Thai teenagers, Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and ...