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Kung Fu nuns strike back at rising sex attacks on women in India

As dawn breaks, the sun edges over the expansive jagged mountains of Ladakh - a remote Buddhist ex-kingdom in the Indian Himalayas bordering Tibet - to reveal a world where time appears to have stood still. The chant of monks in a centuries-old monastery can be heard in the distance. Villagers...

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 8:12 PM

Charlie Gard, British baby at heart of dispute, has died: Daily Mail

Charlie Gard, a British baby who became the subject of a bitter dispute between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to the United States for experimental treatment, has died, the Daily Mail newspaper's website said on Friday. The 11-month-old baby suffered from an extremely...

Friday, July 28, 2017, 2:03 PM

North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". The North's foreign ministry spokesman also said in...

Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:12 AM

Belgian troops shoot person at Brussels station after blast: police

Belgian troops patrolling Brussels Central Station "neutralized" a person after a small explosion on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, adding that there were no other casualties and the situation was under control. He could not confirm media reports that the person had been...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4:05 PM

U.S. Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision

The United States Coast Guard will on Tuesday start interviewing the crew of a Philippines-flagged container ship which collided with a U.S. warship in Japanese waters killing seven American sailors. The U.S. coast guard investigation is one several into the incident on Saturday involving the...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:45 AM

U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

An American university student held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity in a coma, his family said. Otto Warmbier, 22, who was arrested in North Korea while visiting as a tourist, had been described by...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:43 AM

6 dead, 70 injured after fire engulfs London apartment block

Fire engulfed a 24-floor housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 70 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept. Flames raced through the high-rise Grenfell Tower block of apartments in the north Kensington...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 8:25 AM

First the Paris Agreement; Is the UN Human RIghts Council next exit for US?

The United States is expected to signal on Tuesday that it might withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless reforms are ushered in including the removal of what it sees as an "anti-Israel bias," diplomats and activists said. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, who...

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 2:39 PM

Paris police say attacker shot, wounded outside Notre Dame

French police shot and wounded a man who attacked officers with a hammer outside the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday and the Paris prosecutor's office swiftly launched a counter-terrorism investigation. Armed police cordoned off the site and the cathedral in central Paris that is visited by...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 11:29 AM

Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

U.S. President Donald Trump accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday of making a "pathetic excuse" over one of his comments following the attack that killed seven people in London on Saturday night. Khan had said on Sunday morning that people would see an increased...

Monday, June 5, 2017, 11:11 AM

Trump urges tougher U.S. travel ban, expedited court review

U.S. President Donald Trump urged his administration to seek a tougher version of his controversial travel ban proposal on Monday following a weekend attack in London, and pressed for an expedited judicial review by the nation's top court. Trump's comments, made in...

Monday, June 5, 2017, 11:03 AM

Putin leaves Russians guessing on economic reform plan

Russia's leading economic thinkers say the country needs bold action to avoid stagnation. After President Vladimir Putin set out his ideas for the economy in a keynote speech on Friday, they are still waiting to hear what that action will be. Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic...

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 5:11 PM

Tight security and tears at One Love Manchester benefit concert

A star-studded benefit concert for victims of the Manchester bombing kicked off to tearful fans, heavy police guard and clattering helicopters on Sunday, just a day after another militant attack in London. Emotions ran high as fans - many with colorful face make-up, costume bunny ears and the...

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 4:21 PM

Attackers plow van into London crowd and stab revelers, kill seven

Assailants drove a van into pedestrians at high speed on London Bridge on Saturday night before stabbing revelers on nearby streets, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens in what police suspect was a terrorist attack. Armed police rushed to the scene and, within eight minutes of...

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 8:10 AM

British police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians

British police rushed to an incident on London Bridge on Saturday after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians and one woman told Reuters she saw people who may have had their throats cut. British Transport Police said casualties were reported after an incident that may have involved a van...

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6:27 PM

Gunman sets fire to Philippines casino, robbery suspected - police

A gunman with an assault rifle burst into a casino, fired shots and set gaming tables alight in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday, but there was no indication the attack was an act of terrorism, the country's police chief said. National police chief Ronald dela Rosa told DZMM radio...

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:45 PM

Manchester bomber's brother, father arrested during raids

The father and the younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli, a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force said on Wednesday. The counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:05 PM

Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of sensitive information. Trump has said "a major, major conflict...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8:42 AM

Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker

Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the U.S. election campaign last...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8:37 AM

Manchester bomber had 'proven' links to Islamic State, authorities say

The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too. Interior minister Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8:28 AM