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Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody: report access_timeDecember 14

WASHINGTON– A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in American custody after being detained by US border police in the state of New Mexico, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.  The girl -- who illegally crossed the border from Mexi...

Despite Trump's appeals, executions declining in the US access_timeDecember 14

WASHINGTON– Despite President Donald Trump's appeals for increased use of the death penalty, its application has declined in the United States, with executions and sentences at historically low levels.  Twenty-five people were execu...

7 killed in Jammu road accident access_timeDecember 14

Jammu and Kashmir– Seven people were killed and three were injured in a road accident in Sujandhar village of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.  The accident took place in mountainous Reasi district, about 210 km south of Srinagar city after...

13 feared dead in flooded Indian 'rat hole' mine access_timeDecember 14

NEW DELHI–At least 13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine site in remote northeastern India, police said Friday.  Dozens of emergency workers were pumping water out of a l...

Kamal Nath- Anandiben Patel-Madhya Pradesh-Oath access_timeDecember 14

bhopal ,Madhya Pradesh–Chief Minister-elect of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, is slated to meet Governor Anandiben Patel on Friday at 10.30 am to discuss his oath-taking ceremony, among other things.  “I will meet Governor at 10.30 am ...

Flood kills 13 in central Vietnam access_timeDecember 13

HANOI–A flood caused by heavy rain in Vietnam's central region since the weekend has claimed 13 lives and left one person missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday. ...

Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years access_timeDecember 13

NEW YORK– Donald Trump's former lawyer apologized Wednesday for covering up the "dirty deeds" of his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years for multiple crimes including hush money payments implicating the US president.  ...

Pelosi agrees to term limit to seal US House speaker job access_timeDecember 13

WASHINGTON– Veteran Democrat Nancy Pelosi took a step Wednesday toward regaining her old job as powerful speaker of the US House of Representatives.  She did so by winning over a group of renegades in the chamber with a pledge to serve ...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian murder suspect: officials access_timeDecember 13

JERUSALEM–Israeli forces on Thursday killed a Palestinian suspected of murdering two Israelis in the occupied West Bank, following a two-month manhunt, officials said.  Ashraf Naalwa was suspected of killing a 28-year-old woman and a 35...

Wounded May seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal access_timeDecember 13

BRUSSELS–Bloodied but not yet beaten, Prime Minister Theresa May comes to Brussels for the second time in three days on Thursday, battling to save her Brexit deal and her career.  The British leader, who survived a confidence vote stage...

Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties access_timeDecember 12

VANCOUVER– A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese telecom company executive wanted in the United States in a case that has rattled relations between China and the North American allies.  The conditional release g...

Papuan rebels refuse Indonesia's call to surrender over massacre access_timeDecember 12

JAKARTA– Separatist Papuan rebels who killed at least 16 construction workers at a remote jungle camp refused Indonesia's demand to surrender Wednesday, as claims surfaced that the military murdered civilians after the massacre.  Th...

Myanmar visit elevates ties to higher level: Myanmar's President access_timeDecember 12

YANGON– The state visit of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to Myanmar has elevated Myanmar-India friendly relations to a higher level, said Myanmar President U Win Myint.  Speaking at a banquet hosted for his visiting Indian counterpar...

Militants kill 4 Indian police in Kashmir access_timeDecember 11

SRINAGAR, India–Suspected rebels attacked a police post in Indian-administered Kashmir Tuesday killing four officers, police said, two days after soldiers killed two teenage rebels in the restive territory.  In the latest incident of th...

Madhya Pradesh, Congress, BJP access_timeDecember 11

Bhopal ,India – The early trends coming from Madhya Pradesh indicated close fight between Congress and the incumbent BJP.  Though the Election Commission website showed BJP in lead in two seats, the general trend coming from the countin...

Congo elections: Calm before the storm? access_timeDecember 11

KINSHASA– The election posters are up, the candidates are doing the rounds and the party rallies are taking place almost without a hitch. But observers say plenty of nasty surprises remain in store as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa...

8 police, 11 militants killed in clashes in southern Afghan province access_timeDecember 11

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan–At least eight police officers and 11 Taliban militants were killed after clashes erupted in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, a local official said Tuesday.  "Scores of armed militant...

Four killed in attack on Afghan security forces in Kabul access_timeDecember 11

KABUL– At least four people were killed and another six injured after a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of security forces in Kabul early Tuesday, officials said, in the latest bloody Taliban-claimed attack in the Afghan capital.  The ...

Brexit tour: May to meet EU leaders access_timeDecember 11

BRUSSELS–Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will meet EU leaders in Brussels on Tuesday as she tours European capitals seeking help to save her Brexit plan.  The president of the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, Je...

Indian president visits Myanmar on ties access_timeDecember 10

YANGON– Indian President Ram Nath Kovind arrived at Nay Pyi Taw on Monday for a state visit to Myanmar, according to official sources.  During the trip, the Indian president is expected to meet with Myanmar government leadership includi...