South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more than two years of civil war. "I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue this Republican Decree for the appointment of Dr. Riek Machar Teny8 minutes agoAFP News
Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour. "The government of Rwanda... will immediately begin working with partners in the international community to plan the orderly
Britain said Friday a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland" in its strongest comments yet on a case that has rocked the city. The disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and publishes books critical of Chinese politics, was
By Kate Holton and Kylie MacLellan WITHAM, England (Reuters) - Striding through a housing estate in the drizzle to hand out leaflets, 52-year-old builder Kevin Lovett throws up his arms in despair as he rails against the deceit he sees at the heart of the European Union. Pitching their dream of a proud
Two days after her humiliating New Hampshire defeat, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton sought to regain the upper hand against her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in their debate, denouncing his proposals as unrealistic and costly. Clinton, who is keen to strike a new path as the presidential campaign
A Japanese politician who made headlines over his quest to take paternity leave quit on Friday after admitting to an affair with a bikini model while his wife was pregnant. Kensuke Miyazaki, 35, shook up Japan's conservative political scene when he sought to take a month's leave to help his
By John Irish and Warren Strobel MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing. Following a marathon
China's central government firmly supports Hong Kong authorities and police in safeguarding public order and punishing those who break the law, the foreign ministry has said in Beijing's first reaction to a riot in Hong Kong earlier this week. Protesters hurled bricks at police and set fire
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the
Every wondered who is buying groceries online? This nifty infographic gives some insight Even with the highs and lows across the region, online grocery delivery services are an integral part of the tech startup scene in Southeast Asia. Companies like Singapore’s RedMart are some of the more successful
USSR pulled out of Afghanistan, Nintendo’s game boy came into existence, the world-wide-web was born and the Berlin wall fell. Modern day Berlin is unarguably the mecca where art and music intersect. Bringing you a prime slice of Berlin is the Goethe-Institut.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives
Dubbed the "Black Widow" after the mate-eating spider, Chisako Kakehi awaits trial: Initially arrested on suspicion of murdering eight lovers for insurance payouts, her case is notorious in Japan as much for its body count as the shortcomings of the investigation. No autopsies were reportedly
Japan's main stock index dived Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in the U.S. and Europe. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 4.8 percent to 14,952.61 ...
MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise
Vietnam is ready for co-working spaces that welcome entrepreneurs with open arms, and Dreamplex in Chi Minh Minh is one one of those places, says the author The author Dan Fries is an author and founder of several companies, including Corpina Nootropics and The Jodhpurs Company. In the past, he was a
Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. The Argentinian pontiff is due to spend around two hours in private conversation with Russian Orthodox
Relatives of 49 inmates slaughtered in a fiery Mexican prison brawl sobbed and fainted as they read the list of victims on a wall after the country's deadliest jailhouse riot in years. Thursday's battle involved two rival factions of the Zetas drug cartel fighting for control of the prison in
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South Korea warned North Korea on Friday that it had acted "illegally" in freezing the assets of South Korean companies and staff expelled from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone. Seoul's Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo said Pyongyang's decision to kick out the South Korean
By John Whitesides MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans. As the
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that three people had died of complications linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and that suspected cases of Zika had risen to 5,221. Brazil said on Thursday that three people who died last year had the Zika
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.
NAZARE DE LA MATA, Brazil (AP) — This city in northern Brazil is considered the cradle of the maracatu, a frenetic, rhythmic dance of African origin that infuses its unique Carnival celebration with its spirit.
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of the world's most hardened
With a premiere technology, Diffbot says it can help companies replace human labor for data gathering One of China’s most important Internet companies, Tencent, teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Felicis Ventures to lead a US$10million Series A round into artificial intelligence (AI) technology startup
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHAT CLINTON, SANDERS CLASH OVER The presidential candidates battle for the crucial backing of ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.
CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported. "We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield," Brennan told
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.
In a spectacular valley less than two hours' drive north of Cape Town, a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century. The animals roaming over a wide plain encased by jagged mountain ranges look like quaggas, a subspecies of the plains zebra -- but quaggas
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.
By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's rocket launch, an official said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa caucuses winner Hillary Clinton.
Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said -- the first fatalities reported in the country in connection with the mosquito-borne virus. Speaking on national television, Maduro said there were 319 confirmed cases of the virus in the South American
TOKYO (AP) — A married Japanese ruling party lawmaker resigned Friday for allegedly having an affair while publicly announcing he would seek to take paternity leave to promote women's rights.
World powers on Friday agreed an ambitious plan to cease hostilities in war-racked Syria within a week and dramatically ramp up humanitarian access at talks in Munich aimed at reviving the struggling peace process. The 17 countries agreed "to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities to begin
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese leaders and relatives held a memorial service on Friday for victims of last weekend's earthquake as the official death toll rose to 94.
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ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota police officer died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance hours earlier, becoming just the second Fargo officer to die in the line of duty and the first in more than a century.
The five startups — Ennovision, Kandy, Share, Sheba and REPTO — will get approximately US$13,000 each, a workspace in GP House and mentorship GP Accelerator, a joint venture between Bangladesh’s startup blog SD Asia and leading telecom company Grameenphone, has announced the names of five startups selected
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as NATO pledged to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis. Erdogan stepped up his denunciations of Western policy on migrants in a speech in Ankara, confirming he
A jury has found a rookie New York police officer guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man -- an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics. Peter Liang now faces up to 15 years in prison for the death of Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old father who was struck
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer during a standoff at a home in Fargo, North Dakota (all times local):
A more than five percent plunge in Tokyo led another Asian rout Friday, bringing to an end one of the most painful weeks for investors as fears about the global economy -- and possible recession -- stalk trading floors. The steep losses in Japan came as the yen pushed to more than 16-month highs against