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Death toll in India's Mumbai foot bridge collapse rises to 6 access_timeMarch 15

NEW DELHI– The death toll in the foot-bridge collapse in India's financial capital of Mumbai has risen to six and 31 others were injured, police said Friday.  "In last evening's foot bridge collapse the death toll has risen t...

Brazil school shooting leaves 10 dead access_timeMarch 14

SAO PAULO–At least 10 people were killed and many more injured in a school shooting in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo on Wednesday.  Among the dead are seven students, a woman and the two shooters, who killed themselves at the scen...

U.N. grants 5 sanctions exemptions for humanitarian projects in N. Korea access_timeMarch 14

SEOUL– The U.N. Security Council has granted sanctions exemptions this week to allow five proposed humanitarian projects in North Korea to move forward, including providing nutritional and medical supplies, according to the U.N. website.&nbs...

Trump: US grounding some Boeing 737s after Ethiopia crash access_timeMarch 14

WASHINGTON– The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft "effective immediately," in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people, President Donald Trump sai...

U.S. lawmakers push to end war in Afghanistan access_timeMarch 14

WASHINGTON– U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged their country to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan, the longest conflict in U.S. history.  "Soon, we will reach a watershed moment in Afghanistan, as American soldiers begin deploying ...

Mexico journalist murders 'crimes against humanity,' ICC told access_timeMarch 13

MEXICO CITY– Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it had asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the murders of 102 journalists in Mexico from 2012 to 2018, calling the rash of killings a crime against humanity.  Another...

5.2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Wakayama Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued access_timeMarch 13

TOKYO– An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck off the Kii Peninsula close to Wakayama Prefecture in Japan's southwest, the weather agency here said Wednesday.  According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), th...

6 dead after consuming illicit liquor access_timeMarch 12

Kanpur – Six people, including a father-son duo, died after they consumed illicit alcohol in Kanpur’s Ghatampur district, police confirmed on Tuesday.  So far, Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 8 people in connection with this.&nb...

Flooding kills 11 in Brazil access_timeMarch 12

SAO PAULO– Heavy rains and flooding have killed at least 11 people and injured another six in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo and the greater metropolitan area, local officials said on Monday.  In a downpour on Sunday night, five p...

US to pull all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela access_timeMarch 12

WASHINGTON– The United States will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas as the crisis in Venezuela deepens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday.  The move worsens already tattered relations, wi...

Singapore aviation regulator bans use of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace access_timeMarch 12

SINGAPORE –Singapore's civil aviation regulator Tuesday banned the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its airspace following a deadly Ethiopia plane crash at the weekend.  The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a ...

UK says 'legally binding changes' to Brexit deal agreed with EU access_timeMarch 12

STRASBOURG, France– Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she has secured "legally binding" guarantees from the EU designed to get the Brexit deal through the British parliament and avert a chaotic withdrawal.  She announced ...

Peru's president swears in new prime minister access_timeMarch 12

LIMA– Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Monday swore in actor and director-turned-politician Salvador del Solar as his new prime minister.  As a trained lawyer, Del Solar served as Peru's culture minister from 2016 to 2017, then...

At least 11 police killed in fresh clashes in W. Afghanistan access_timeMarch 12

KABUL–At least 11 police officers were killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis overnight, local media Tolo News TV reported on Tuesday.  "Dozens of Taliban fight...

China’s two sessions offer many things for developing countries, BRI partners access_timeMarch 12

Beijing– In line with ongoing rapid and massive developments in almost all spheres, the government of China has offered many development schemes to its neighbours, developing countries, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partners, and beyond. Analyst...

Malaysia: Suspect charged with murder of N.Korea leader's half-brother freed access_timeMarch 11

Malaysia– An Indonesian woman charged with the murder of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam, was discharged on Monday after the prosecutor withdrew the charge against her.  The ruling came as a surprise to the defendant...

50 killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in eastern Syria access_timeMarch 11

DAMASCUS– At least 50 people were killed on Monday by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.  The airstrikes targeted the IS-held area in the town of Baghouz in t...

Crashed Ethiopian Airlines black box recovered: state media access_timeMarch 11

ADDIS ABABA– Investigators have recovered one of two black box recorders on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed just outside Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew, Ethiopian state media reported.  "#B...

Leaders of S. Korea, Brunei agree to expand economic cooperation access_timeMarch 11

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN– The leaders of South Korea and Brunei agreed Monday to expand the countries' energy industry cooperation and expand the partnership to new technology sectors.  In a bilateral summit held in the Bruneian capital,...

Iranian president arrives in Baghdad to boost ties access_timeMarch 11

BAGHDAD– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday on an official visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties, the Iraqi official television reported.  The state-run Iraqiya channel said that Rouhani ...