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 2017-08-24 02:59 

Reuters

[ World ]

Eight killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau... +

At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau, wiping out power and water in large pockets of the world's biggest gambling hub....

 2017-08-24 02:42 

Deutsche Welle

Amnesty urges: protect civilians trapped in IS-held Raqqa... +

Raqqa’s remaining 25,000 civilians trapped by Islamic State (IS) die-hards must be helped to flee, Amnesty International has said. The group says "all sides," including US-backed forces, must stop indiscriminate bombing....

 2017-08-24 02:18 

Washington Post

Authorities, state media say death toll from Typhoon Hato in China rises to 9... +

Authorities, state media say death toll from Typhoon Hato in China rises to 9....

 2017-08-24 02:17 

Washington Post

Defamation case against BBC reporter in Thailand withdrawn... +

A Thai lawyer has withdrawn a criminal defamation case against a British BBC journalist involving a report on foreigners being defrauded of property, the BBC says....

 2017-08-24 02:08 

Washington Post

Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan... +

Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistans Indus Valley far more than previously thought, according to a new study....

 2017-08-24 02:05 

CNN

[ World Lead ]

Russian ambassador to Sudan dies in Khartoum... +

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Migayas Shirinskiy died Wednesday in the capital Khartoum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement....

 2017-08-24 02:02 

CBC

[ World Lead ]

U.S. won't stand by as Venezuela crumbles, VP Pence says... +

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence pledges the U.S. will use its economic and diplomatic power to push for free elections in Venezuela. ...

 2017-08-24 02:01 

Deutsche Welle

Ex-CIA agent looks to kick Donald Trump off Twitter by crowdfunding... +

In a move worth of the former businessman himself, former spy Valerie Plame Wilson is trying to purchase a controlling stake in Twitter so she can ban the US president from the platform - and maybe save the world....

 2017-08-24 01:57 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

Thailand awaits verdict that could sent former PM to prison... +

Thais anxiously await a verdict on charges accusing former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of negligence in implementing a rice subsidy estimated to have cost billions and that could send her to prison....

 2017-08-24 01:53 

Washington Post

Thailand awaits verdict that could send former PM to prison... +

Friends and foes alike of former Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, are anxiously awaiting a verdict Friday by the Thailands Supreme Court on charges that she was criminally negligent in implementing a rice subsidy program that is estimated to have cost...

 2017-08-24 01:50 

Washington Post

Mexico human rights official says reporter wasnt target... +

The assailants who killed a crime reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz appeared to be targeting two other people also slain in the attack, not the journalist, the countrys top human rights official said Wednesday....

 2017-08-24 01:36 

Reuters

[ World ]

China's Xi pledges to properly address differences with South Korea: Xinhua... +

China's President Xi Jinping pledged to make concerted efforts with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to properly address differences between the two countries, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday....

 2017-08-24 01:34 

Reuters Africa

China's Xi pledges to properly address differences with South Korea - Xinhua... +

China's President Xi Jinping pledged to make concerted efforts with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to properly address differences between the two countries, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday....

 2017-08-24 01:28 

Washington Post

Egypt angered by US aid cut over human rights concerns... +

Egypt reacted angrily Wednesday to the Trump administrations decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human rights concerns, a surprise move given the increasingly close ties that have bound the two allies since Presi...

 2017-08-24 01:25 

Al Jazeera

Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty... +

Rights group says civilians are at a greater risk as the battle to oust ISIL from its de facto capital intensifies....

 2017-08-24 01:19 

Washington Post

Venezuelas ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruption... +

Venezuelas recently ousted chief prosecutor accused President Nicolas Maduro and several allies on Wednesday of participating in acts of corruption, saying she would turn over proof that would help other countries prosecute....

 2017-08-24 01:00 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Trump rebuked by Republicans after border wall funding threat spooks Wall St... +

US President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans rebuke him after his threat to shut down the US Government over funding for a border wall rattled markets....

 2017-08-24 00:51 

CBS News

[ World ]

U.N. panel urges U.S. to "unconditionally" reject racist hate speech, crimes... +
 2017-08-24 00:47 

CBS News

[ Health ]

Study reveals link between quality of sleep and risk of dementia... +
 2017-08-24 00:32 

Euronews

Spain steps up security as ISIL issues more threats... +

Spain deploys more police as well as bollards and barriers to protect public from attacks...

 2017-08-24 00:23 

Reuters

[ World ]

Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty... +

Amnesty International said on Thursday a U.S.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria's Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages....

 2017-08-24 00:22 

Washington Post

Massive rockslide captured on video... +

A rockslide occurred on the Piz Cengalo peak in Switzerland on Aug. 23. The slide reportedly caused evacuations, some structural damage and blocked roads....

 2017-08-24 00:17 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

US chastises Cambodia for curtailing press freedom... +

Cambodia says a US-based organization promoting democracy must cease its operations and remove its foreign staff from the country....

 2017-08-24 00:13 

Reuters

[ World ]

As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming... +

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria....

 2017-08-24 00:13 

Deutsche Welle

Canada warns migrants in US against asylum 'short-cutting'... +

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Canada will not tolerate individuals who attempt to sidestep checkpoints when crossing the border. The government has faced increasing numbers of migrants fleeing from the US....

 2017-08-24 00:11 

CBS News

[ World ]

State Department: U.S. diplomat medical incidents "unprecedented"... +
 2017-08-24 00:08 

Reuters Africa

Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies - Amnesty... +

Amnesty International said on Thursday a U.S.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria's Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages....

 2017-08-24 00:06 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

Dutch police detain driver of Spanish van near cancelled gig... +

A rock venue in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam says it has cancelled a concert by American rock group Allah-Las because of a "terror threat."....

 2017-08-23 23:58 

Al Jazeera

UN issues rare warning over 'alarming' racism in US... +

After Trump's response to Charlottesville, UN says US leadership must 'unequivocally' condemn racist speech and crimes....

 2017-08-23 23:52 

Reuters Africa

As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming... +

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria....

 2017-08-23 23:35 

Washington Post

Pardon for Arpaio would be rare but not unprecedented act... +

The case of the controversial ex-sheriff highlights how broad the presidents pardon power is....

 2017-08-23 23:01 

Reuters

[ World ]

Mali governor returns to northern state as part of ceasefire... +

Rival armed groups in northern Mali agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal for the first time in years as part of a ceasefire deal signed on Wednesday after weeks of fighting....

 2017-08-23 22:51 

Euronews

[LIVE] Voting ends in Angola's general elections, counting underway... +

Polls opened at 7am local time and voting started out slow as a few people turned up at polling stations to vote. Voting will end at 6pm....

 2017-08-23 22:43 

Deutsche Welle

UN names first victims' rights official to combat sexual abuse by soldiers... +

UN head Antonio Guterres has tapped Jane Connors to put victims first as she works to eliminate sexual exploitation committed by peacekeeping troops. The organization has faced allegations of systemic sexual violence....

 2017-08-23 22:42 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Former Top Russian Finance Official Denies He Was Detained For Customs Violations... +

A former top Russian Central Bank official who is known for his criticism of Kremlin policies has denied media reports that he was detained at a Moscow airport for allegedly failing to make a customs declaration about Soviet-era medals....

 2017-08-23 22:33 

Deutsche Welle

Amatrice: One year after the devastating earthquake in central Italy... +

A year after the deadly earthquake, popular committees have done their best to pressure authorities on reconstruction efforts. But the process continues to fall short of survivors' dreams for their homeland....

 2017-08-23 22:30 

Washington Post

Counterterrorism official says van detained in Dutch city not connected to recent vehicle attacks in Spain... +

Counterterrorism official says van detained in Dutch city not connected to recent vehicle attacks in Spain....

 2017-08-23 22:29 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Enigmatic Liverpool beats Hoffenheim to reach Champions League group stage... +

Same old Liverpool deadly in attack, dodgy at the back beats Hoffenheim to clinch a spot in the Champions League group stage....

 2017-08-23 22:16 

USA Today

Judge may rule next week on letting first deported DREAMer back into the U.S.... +

A judge is considering ordering the Department of Homeland Security to temporarily return a DREAMer who alleges he was deported from California....

 2017-08-23 22:16 

CBS News

[ Health ]

Mom creates hilarious memes about infertility inspired by her own journey... +
 2017-08-23 22:02 

CBS News

[ Health ]

The healthiest part of an avocado may get thrown away... +
 2017-08-23 21:59 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

Trump administration calls out Egypt on human rights... +

Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record....

 2017-08-23 21:53 

Washington Post

Trump administration calls out Egypt on human rights... +

Washingtons surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record....

 2017-08-23 21:53 

USA Today

Trump's threat of 'military option' wins cheers from struggling Venezuelans... +

The U.S and European Union have publicly condemned the Maduro regime and have urged the Venezuelan government to restore democracy....

 2017-08-23 21:42 

Al Jazeera

Is the US punishing Egypt by cutting aid?... +

Washington is withholding millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over concerns of human rights abuses....

 2017-08-23 21:37 

Deutsche Welle

Christian Lindner, FDP's top candidate, sets out vision for German economy, refugee policy... +

In a DW interview, the German liberal party head attacked Angela Merkel's refugee policy, claiming that asylum request processing takes too long. Instead, he is campaigning for a "four-door"; immigration policy....

 2017-08-23 21:36 

Radio Free Asia

Vietnam Rights Lawyer Threatened With ‘Discipline’ After Online Comment... +

Vo An Don says he expects to be made an example of for posting allegations of bribery on Facebook....

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