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Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May 29, 2018 13:33 PM

AUSTRALIA, May 29: The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find wreckage and hoped to take part in some future search.

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

May 27, 2018 19:57 PM

TOKYO, May 27:  It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan’s most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country’s utter defeat and devastation.

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

May 27, 2018 16:30 PM

SEOUL, May 27: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un committed in the rivals’ surprise meeting to sit down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

Vote points to big win for abortion rights groups in Ireland

May 26, 2018 21:14 PM

DUBLIN, May 26: Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for Irish women Saturday as referendum results indicated voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland overwhelmingly backed repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.

Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

May 26, 2018 16:55 PM

SALALAH, May 26: Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least five people dead and more than 30 missing, officials said.

Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes

May 26, 2018 15:30 PM

WASHINGTON, May 26: Even if conciliatory rhetoric revives U.S.-North Korea summit plans, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are still left with the gaping disconnect over what a deal on North Korea’s nukes would look like.

Brazil tests Willian up front with Neymar and Jesus

May 26, 2018 08:50 AM

TERESOPOLIS, May 26: Brazil's second pre-World Cup training featured Willian in the attack with Neymar and Gabriel Jesus on Thursday, a hint that coach Tite might change his starting lineup.

Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

May 26, 2018 08:45 AM

GENEVA, May 26: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put up impressive numbers — in life and on the field — going into a fourth World Cup.

Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing ‘tremendous anger’

May 24, 2018 19:52 PM

WASHINGTON, May 24: President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea.

North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

May 24, 2018 16:35 PM

NORTH KOREA, May 24: North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists.

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

May 23, 2018 16:45 PM

WONSAN, May 23: A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them.

Heatwave in Pakistan’s Karachi kills 65 amid power cuts

May 23, 2018 09:48 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 23:  A Pakistani welfare organization says the heatwave gripping the region amid widespread power cuts has killed 65 people in Karachi.

Palestinians ask ICC for ‘immediate’ probe against Israel

May 22, 2018 16:31 PM

THE HAGUE, May 22: The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch

May 19, 2018 17:55 PM

WINDSOR, May 19: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their eternal love Saturday as they married at St. George’s Chapel in front of hundreds of celebrity guests and millions of viewers around the world.

Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May 16, 2018 10:12 AM

MALYASIA, May 16: Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance’s stunning election victory.

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit over drills

May 16, 2018 09:45 AM

SOUTH KOREA, May 16: North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals.

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit

May 16, 2018 06:29 AM

SEOUL, May 16: North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals.

Gaza bloodshed spurs global worry about US Mideast policies

May 15, 2018 17:25 PM

WASHINGTON, May 15: President Donald Trump’s prospects for brokering the Mideast peace “deal of the century” plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. policies are tipping the broader Middle East into deeper, intractable conflict.

Modigliani painting fetches $157 million at auction

May 15, 2018 09:59 AM

NEW YORK, May 15: A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday.

Suicide bombers hit Indonesian churches; 11 dead, 41 hurt

May 13, 2018 15:30 PM

INDONESIA, May 13: Suicide bombers on motorcycles and including a woman with children targeted Sunday Mass congregations in three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens in one of the worst attacks on the country's Christian minority, police said.