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World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

posted: 04/22/2018 11:10 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO — The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

posted: 04/22/2018 10:49 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

posted: 04/22/2018 10:40 a.m. Comment 1

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Kim's nuke statement heartens U.S. officials

posted: 04/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations welcomed North Korea's announcement that it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests, and praised the way the U.N. Security Council "really came together" in order to achieve that.

U.S. shadow war materializes in Africa

posted: 04/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

AIR BASE 201, Niger -- Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in the United States' global shadow war.

Key Hamas member slain abroad; Israel suspected

updated: 04/22/2018 3:45 a.m. Discuss

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the killing.

Israel blames Hamas in deaths

updated: 04/22/2018 3:44 a.m. Discuss

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip -- Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the "only culprits" in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the European Union and a top United Nations official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including the killing of a 14-year-old boy.

Inspectors enter Syria blast site

updated: 04/22/2018 3:43 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Weapons inspectors on Saturday entered the Syrian city of Douma, where a suspected poison gas attack two weeks earlier killed at least 43 people and prompted U.S.-led airstrikes against Syrian military facilities.

Handshake refusal costs citizenship

posted: 04/22/2018 3:39 a.m. Discuss

PARIS — An Algerian woman’s refusal to shake hands with male officials at a French naturalization ceremony is sufficient grounds for denying her citizenship, France’s top administrative court has ruled.

Official: War's 'indirect effects' killing Yemenis

updated: 04/22/2018 3:37 a.m. Discuss

UNITED NATIONS -- The outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen said Friday that he believes that more people are dying from indirect effects of the conflict now than from bombing, shelling and ground attacks.

South African 'church' raises a glass to alcohol

updated: 04/22/2018 3:31 a.m. Discuss

ORANGE FARM, South Africa -- Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed bishop's miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him.

Study finds reef ravaged by heat

posted: 04/22/2018 3:26 a.m. Discuss

The Great Barrier Reef suffered a catastrophic die-off after two back-to-back marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, a new study finds -- and many of its reef communities have been fundamentally changed.

The world in brief

updated: 04/22/2018 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Hungarian rally protests ‘Stop Soros’ bill

Life a bowl of berries for grower

posted: 04/22/2018 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Hipsters and health nuts the world over want more avocados for their toast and blueberries for their everything. Enter Chilean grower Hortifrut.

Poles rally against far-right groups

posted: 04/22/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

WARSAW, Poland — A Holocaust survivor told people at a counter-rally held Saturday in a Polish city where far-right groups marched a week earlier that Poland’s leaders tolerate organizations with Nazi-inspired ideologies.






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