My Republica

Associated Press

The contributor for Republica.
news@myrepublica.com

Taylor Swift releases new song 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Published On: August 25, 2017 06:26 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, Aug 25:  You can finally shake it off: Taylor Swift has released her new single.

12 dead after Indian guru's rape conviction triggers riots

Published On: August 25, 2017 06:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

PANCHKULA, India, Aug 25:  Mobs rampaged across a north Indian town, leaving 12 people dead and buildings in flames, after a court declared a quasi-religious sect leader guilty of raping two of his followers, according to police and a hospital doctor.

16 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

Published On: August 24, 2017 03:56 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, Aug 24: The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents.

12 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

Published On: August 24, 2017 11:55 AM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, August 24: The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 12 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents.

Egypt angered by US aid cut over human rights concerns

Published On: August 24, 2017 11:33 AM NPT By: Associated Press

CAIRO, August 24: Egypt reacted angrily Wednesday to the Trump administration’s decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human rights concerns, a surprise move given the increasingly close ties that have bound the two allies since President Donald Trump took office in January.

N Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs

Published On: August 24, 2017 11:22 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, August 24: North Korea’s state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles.

Pop-up New York City dinner draws thousands, all in white

Published On: August 24, 2017 08:20 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, August 24: A pop-up dinner featuring white-clad guests who brought their own tables, chairs and food has drawn thousands to the plaza outside New York City’s Lincoln Center.

Saudi police arrest teenage boy for dancing in the street

Published On: August 23, 2017 03:41 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, August 23:  Saudi police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jiddah.

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

Published On: August 23, 2017 11:04 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, August 23: President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Published On: August 22, 2017 04:56 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, August 22: A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

As NKorea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills

Published On: August 22, 2017 04:53 PM NPT By: Associated Press

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, August 22:  As North Korea vowed "merciless retaliation" against U.S.-South Korean military drills that it claims are an invasion rehearsal, senior U.S. military commanders on Tuesday dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang.

India’s top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

Published On: August 22, 2017 04:12 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, August 22: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional.

Men say they’ve set record for traversing Boston’s subway

Published On: August 22, 2017 11:13 AM NPT By: Associated Press

MASSACHUSETTS, August 22: Two Boston-area residents say they’ve set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city’s subway system in about seven and a half hours.

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for 2000 plot to kill PM

Published On: August 21, 2017 05:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, August 21: A Bangladesh court has sentenced to death 10 leaders and activists from a banned Islamist group for a plot in 2000 to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting bombs at one of her rallies.

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

Published On: August 21, 2017 02:58 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, August 21: U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

Published On: August 21, 2017 11:23 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, August 21: Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.

US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

Published On: August 21, 2017 09:28 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SINGAPORE, August 21: At least 10 U.S. sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, the second collision involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th fleet in the Pacific in two months.

Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

Published On: August 20, 2017 11:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BARCELONA: The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians on Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona’s harbor. It’s filled with cafes, restaurants, stalls selling everything from souvenirs to flowers, the city’s famed opera house and a baroque palace.

‘Free speech rally’ cut short after massive counterprotest

Published On: August 20, 2017 10:38 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BOSTON, August 20: Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned “free speech rally” a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia.

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS

Published On: August 20, 2017 10:27 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BAGHDAD, August 20:  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says the operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group has begun.