My Republica

Associated Press

The contributor for Republica.
news@myrepublica.com

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

Published On: September 16, 2019 01:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed,” was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel’s next premier

Published On: September 16, 2019 12:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ROSH HAAYIN, Sept 16: As former army chief of staff Benny Gantz campaigns to be Israel’s next leader, he is relying less on policy specifics than on the archetypal image of a military man who can rise above the political fray and defend a country that feels perpetually under siege.

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

Published On: September 16, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CANBERRA, Sept 16: Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday.

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

Published On: September 16, 2019 09:51 AM NPT By: Associated Press

The universe is looking younger every day, it seems.

Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week

Published On: September 16, 2019 08:47 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum.

Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid US-Iran tension

Published On: September 15, 2019 08:03 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept 15: A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel regional tensions, as Iran denied U.S. allegations it launched the assault and tensions remained high over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal with world powers.

Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

Published On: September 15, 2019 06:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, Sept 15: Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.

Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks

Published On: September 15, 2019 06:32 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, Sept 15: Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world’s biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after America’s top diplomat alleged that Tehran was behind the “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.”

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

Published On: September 15, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born.

Meghan launches clothing line to help jobless British women

Published On: September 15, 2019 01:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has launched a clothing line for a British charity that helps unemployed women find work.

‘Ghostbuster’ sequel to focus on a family of original film

Published On: September 15, 2019 01:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The upcoming “Ghostbuster” sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits.

YouTube star Lilly Singh makes bold leap to late-night TV

Published On: September 15, 2019 10:05 AM NPT By: Associated Press

The stubborn curfew barring female hosts from late-night network TV is about to be challenged. Viewer warning: expect more rule-breaking when NBC’s “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” debuts Monday.

Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites

Published On: September 14, 2019 07:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, UAE, Sept 14: Drones claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.

London Fashion Week gears up for big shows

Published On: September 14, 2019 05:44 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Fashion aficionados basked in strong late summer sunlight Saturday as runway shows and presentations picked up speed at London Fashion Week.

Pig-headed pig’s escapades cause owner to face citations

Published On: September 14, 2019 05:41 PM NPT By: Associated Press

This little piggy should have stayed home.

Retired Wisconsin priest acquitted of sexual assault

Published On: September 14, 2019 02:06 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON, Sept 14: A Wisconsin jury on Friday acquitted a retired Catholic priest on charges alleging that he had sexually assaulted an altar boy over several years, starting in 2006.

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe regains prominence for husband

Published On: September 14, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HARARE, Sept 14: The controversy swirling around the burial of Zimbabwe’s founding leader, Robert Mugabe, centers on his widow, Grace, who has remained dramatically cloaked behind a heavy black veil as she succeeded in getting the country’s president to scrap his plans for the ex-leader to be buried in a simple plot alongside other national heroes and instead build a grand new mausoleum for her husband.

UAE says 6 troops killed in ‘collision,’ without elaborating

Published On: September 14, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, Sept 14: Six Emirati troops have been killed in a “collision,” the United Arab Emirates said Friday, without elaborating or offering a location or time for the incident that comes after the federation of sheikhdoms began pulling out of a Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Nepal festival season starts with goddess, dance

Published On: September 14, 2019 12:22 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Devotees pulled a girl believed to be a living goddess, Kumari, around Nepal’s capital on a wooden chariot as tens of thousands of people lined the streets to get a glimpse and receive a blessing.

Margot Robbie feels ‘lucky’ to become face of Chanel perfume

Published On: September 14, 2019 09:46 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Margot Robbie feels lucky to build upon the Chanel legacy as the face for the brand’s newest perfume.