Camps for the displaced along Syria's border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province. The United Nations says up to 31,000 people have fled Aleppo city and surrounding areas in recent days, as government forces1 hour agoAFP News
Baton-wielding Hong Kong police fired warning shots and pepper spray early Tuesday after a riot erupted when officials tried to shift illegal hawkers, the worst clashes since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014. Police said nearly 90 officers were injured by broken glass or hard objects, while dozens
By Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst violence since pro-democracy protests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.
MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is releasing his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus document that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and both new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency
WASHINGTON (AP) — Which candidate is 'the best,' who's the most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot?
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korean nuclear and rocket tests are drawing quick responses from the U.S. that will upset a supposed partner against Pyongyang's weapons development — China.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's reformist ex-president has called on Iranians to cast their vote in the upcoming election despite a ban preventing many reformist candidates from running.
Global markets sank Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo, as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks. Equity markets have been in a slump so far this ...
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two trains crashed head-on in southern Germany early Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and 40 seriously injured, the German news agency dpa said. More than three hours after the crash, emergency services were still trying to reach people trapped in the wreckage.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Former Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, a moderate figure in the impoverished country's unsettled politics, died on Tuesday, presenting a potential hurdle in attempts to win greater rights for minorities in a new constitution. Koirala, 78, a senior figure
Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts increasingly turned to recovery. The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday (2000 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish police say a four-man gang has shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin as a feud between rival drug trafficking gangs deepens.
By Mohammed Ghobari and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war, with residents facing a wave of bomb and gun attacks that is crippling efforts to stabilise the city. Since July
Four people were killed when two trains collided head-on in the southern German state of Bavaria on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, adding about 150 people were injured, including 10 very seriously. Deutsche Bahn is responsible for the track.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — You may have heard about the establishment lane in the 2016 presidential campaign, the outsider lane and more. What the Republican candidates really want from the New Hampshire primary is an express lane out of the traffic jam that is the GOP contest.
By Jack Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said, adding the reclusive country probably remained years from building a long-range
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, spending less time in the first primary state than any of his rivals. Yet the businessman goes into the state's Tuesday primary with
A cliffhanger race to lead the Philippines began Tuesday with the adopted daughter of a dead movie star and a tough-talking politician who claims to kill criminals among the top contenders. The three-month election campaign got under way with four presidential aspirants standing a genuine chance of
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders' pursuit of their parties' nomination.
To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Four people died in a train crash in the southern German state of Bavaria on Tuesday and about 150 people were injured, including 10 who are in a very serious condition, a police spokesman said. The spokesman said officials had opened an investigation to establish what caused the head
Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, ...
Two commuter trains collided in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring around 100, police said.
Camps for the displaced along Syria's border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province. The United Nations says up to 31,000 people have fled Aleppo city and surrounding areas in recent days, as government forces
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The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's ...
The rocket launched by North Korea at the weekend seemed more powerful than its 2012 predecessor, but Pyongyang still lacks the expertise to transform it into a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland, South Korean officials said Tuesday. The comments came as leaders of South Korea, the
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors.
Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, a government legal official said on Tuesday. Hsiao Po-jen, director of the legal affairs department of the Tainan city government,
A controversial bill that would compel NGOs receiving most of their funding from foreign governments to declare it in official reports passed its first reading in the Israeli parliament early Tuesday. Two more readings of the bill by the parliament, or Knesset, are required for it to become law. The
Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, has felt compelled to reassure investors that it has sufficient cash to pay its riskiest debts, as banking shares around the world take a hammering on slowdown fears. The estimated pro-forma payment capacity for 2017 would approximately 4.3 billion euros,
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after
DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.
As the people of Hong Kong usher in the Year of the Monkey, animal experts are working to quell their exploding numbers in a bid to keep the peace between them and their human neighbours. Hong Kong's hillside monkey colonies are a popular draw for tourists and locals, but after reports of them stealing
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch Tuesday, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding that the communist nation immediately stop such activity.
Jordan Morris made his ninth appearance for the United States last Friday, which gave him nine more games for the national team than as a professional. At least the Seattle Sounders' newest prospect is ...
New Hampshire heads to the polls Tuesday in the crucial first US presidential primary with Donald Trump pledging to bounce back and Hillary Clinton looking to narrow the gap on Bernie Sanders. The small northeastern state, home to just 1.3 million, is the battleground that could shake out a crowded
Tokyo stocks led a rout across Asian markets Tuesday, while Japanese government bond yields turned negative, the dollar dived against the yen and gold jumped as fears about the global economy sent investors scrambling to safety.
One of 10 Indian soldiers feared dead after an avalanche six days ago in the remote Himalayas has been miraculously rescued alive, officials said. "In the ongoing rescue operation at Siachen, of the 10 soldiers buried... (one) has been found alive," General D.S. Hooda from the army's northern
Scores of detainees have been tortured by Thai security forces in the country's conflict-strewn south, rights groups said Tuesday, with beatings, suffocations and death threats among a litany of alleged abuse. Special security laws govern Thailand's Muslim-majority southernmost provinces, where
NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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Snow blankets a vineyard deep in France's Beaujolais region, where a select group of future top chefs from Japan are busy learning the secrets of French cuisine in the kitchens of an elegant chateau. Shouts of "Oui, chef!" punctuate the morning as the Tsuji school's lead teacher Aime
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away.
Going back to one’s Roots – probably isn’t something you’d expect an ex-fine dining chef to be doing in his culinary endeavors. And that’s exactly what makes this place worth a trip. An unassuming shop front at a secluded spot along Dickson Road, who would’ve thought there laid a hidden gem behind rows
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested.
NEW YORK (AP) — The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.
The yield on Japan's 10-year government bond dropped below zero Tuesday, in a first for a G7 country as panicked investors flee a bloodbath on equity markets. The note's effective return slipped to -0.005 percent in the afternoon, continuing a downtrend sparked by the Bank of Japan's surprise
A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and dropped several inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts is expected to bring snow to other parts of the East Coast. Snowflakes ...
Official stumping season for the Philippines’ rowdy brand of national polls began in typical, colorful fashion Tuesday headlined by a fascinating cast of politicians pushing to lead one of Asia’s most free-wheeling democracies.
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By Juarawee Kittisilpa and Amy Sawitta Lefevre SATTAHIP, Thailand (Reuters) - The largest multilateral military exercise in Asia-Pacific kicked off on Tuesday in Thailand, with the United States maintaining a scaled down presence due to a 2014 coup in Bangkok and calling for a swift return to democracy
Rescuers deployed heavy machinery Tuesday in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment complex felled by an earthquake as the 72-hour "golden window" for finding survivors passed. More than 210 have been pulled from the 16-storey Wei-kuan building