CUCUTA, Feb 23: Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia on Saturday, heightening tensions over blocked humanitarian aid that opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to bring into the country over objections from President Nicolas Maduro.

NEW DELHI, Feb 23: A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run event.

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Feb 23: More than 100 separatists in Kashmir were detained in overnight raids, police officials said on Saturday, as part of a crackdown on groups that might cause trouble ahead of nationwide elections set to be held by May.

RIMINI, Feb 23: Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found.

VATICAN CITY, Feb 23: Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors when they fail to protect their flocks from predator priests.

GAUHATI, Feb 23: At least 50 people died and another 50 were sickened after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India’s remote northeast, a government official said Friday.

KUMARAKAPAY, Feb 23: Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

WASHINGTON, Feb 23: President Donald Trump said on Friday he was nominating Kelly Craft, currently the U.S. ambassador to Canada, to replace Nikki Haley as his envoy to the United Nations after a four-month search.

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: The United States will leave “a small peacekeeping group” of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the White House said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump pulled back from a complete withdrawal.

Flu kills some 2,800 in France

February 22, 2019 09:25 am

PARIS, Feb. 22: The flu epidemic hitting France this winter has killed some 2,800 people in France from Oct.1 to Feb. 3, according to France's health authorities.