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G-20 finance chiefs mull ‘fair tax’ reforms to boost growth

Published On: June 8, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

FUKUOKA, June 8: Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies meeting in the Japanese city of Fukuoka debated Saturday over how to revise tax systems to ensure big companies pay their fair share and support economies as global growth slows.

Police say Oman-Dubai bus crashes, killing 17 in UAE

Published On: June 7, 2019 03:17 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, June 7: A bus from Oman smashed into a warning sign coming off a major highway in Dubai, killing 17 people, including at least eight Indians, authorities said Friday.

Teens graduating in California town nearly destroyed by fire

Published On: June 7, 2019 03:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

PARADISE, June 7: Paradise these days is surrounded by piles of crumpled garage doors and melted ovens. The roads teem with dump trucks and most street corners are clogged with signs advertising debris removal services or pleas to identify unclaimed pets.

Blast in Sweden tears through 2 apartment buildings

Published On: June 7, 2019 02:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, June 7: Swedish police say a blast ripped through two adjacent apartment buildings in a southern city. It isn’t immediately clear if there are casualties.

Doctor killed 25 patients, officials say. Can they prove it?

Published On: June 7, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, June 7: Prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of essentially using his colleagues as weapons by ordering fatal painkiller doses for hospital patients but not directly administering them himself, legal experts say.

Kate Spade New York fulfills $1 million mental health pledge

Published On: June 6, 2019 02:06 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A year after Kate Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name has announced the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services. The Kate Spade New York Foundation said in a statement Wednesday it is donating $200,000 to The Jed Foundation, which partners with schools to strengthen mental health programs. The fashion brand will match public donations to JED from Wednesday through June 12, up to $100,000, at jedfoundation.org/katespade.

Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

Published On: June 6, 2019 11:56 AM NPT By: Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, June 6: A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday.

UN: 2 million Somalis could die of starvation amid drought

Published On: June 6, 2019 09:31 AM NPT By: Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS, June 6: A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country.

Sudan protesters increase death toll to 108

Published On: June 6, 2019 08:02 AM NPT By: Associated Press

KHARTOUM, June 6: Sudanese protest organizers are reporting seven more deaths in the country’s political turmoil, raising the death toll to 108 since security forces attacked a pro-democracy demonstration outside military headquarters in Khartoum at the beginning of the week.

Explosion on ‘Bond 25’ set causes injury, damage to studio

Published On: June 5, 2019 04:09 PM NPT By: Associated Press

An explosion on the set of the new James Bond movie has injured one crew member and damaged a stage at Pinewood Studios. The film’s official Twitter account said the accident Tuesday came from a “controlled explosion.” No one was injured on set but a crew member outside the stage sustained a minor injury. The exterior of a stage was also damaged at the studio facilities outside London.

Thai Parliament convenes for vote likely to keep Prayuth PM

Published On: June 5, 2019 01:39 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BANGKOK, June 5: Thailand’s Parliament convened Wednesday for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power by military coup.

Remembering when Prince wrote that song for you

Published On: June 5, 2019 01:35 PM NPT By: Associated Press

By the mid-1980s, the Bangles were already a successful band, touring across the world with airplay on college radio, but they hadn’t hit the mainstream in a major way. That’s when Prince gave them the gift of a lifetime by crafting a perfect piece of pop confection known to the masses as “Manic Monday.”

At least 4 dead in shooting in Australian city of Darwin

Published On: June 4, 2019 06:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MELBOURNE, June 4: A gunman was arrested after killing at least four people and wounding several others Tuesday in the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and media said.

Texas coastal flooding strands about 100 endangered turtles

Published On: June 4, 2019 03:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CORPUS CHRISTI, June 4: High tides and flooding associated with May storms that buffeted parts of Texas caused the stranding of about 100 young sea turtles along part of the Gulf coast, experts say.

Hungary: Death toll from Danube boat collision reaches 9

Published On: June 4, 2019 10:49 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BUDAPEST, June 4: Divers recovered the bodies Monday of two more victims who were on a tour boat that capsized and sank in the Danube River after a collision with a river cruise ship, Hungarian officials said.

How to make a traditional tandoori chicken - at home

Published On: June 4, 2019 10:27 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Traditional tandoori chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices and roasted in a superhot tandoor oven to produce tender, flavorful meat and a beautiful char. To make it at home, we built a fragrant paste, blooming ginger and garlic in oil before adding garam masala, cumin and chili powder.

35 dead as Sudan troops move against democracy protesters

Published On: June 4, 2019 10:10 AM NPT By: Associated Press

KHARTOUM, June 4: Sudan’s ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest leaders said.

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Published On: June 3, 2019 08:35 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, June 3: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China’s economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever.

Trump kicks off British trip with tweet against London mayor

Published On: June 3, 2019 04:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, June 3: President Donald Trump arrived in Britain on Monday for a largely ceremonial visit meant to strengthen ties between the two nations, but the trip was immediately at risk of being overshadowed by Brexit turmoil and a political feud with London’s mayor.

Sudan troops besiege protest camp, 5 reported killed

Published On: June 3, 2019 01:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KHARTOUM, June 3: Sudanese security forces have moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, besieging the site and setting fire to tents, witnesses and protest leaders said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area.