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Morales narrowly wins first round in Bolivia election, faces run-off access_timeOctober 21

LA PAZ –Evo Morales, seeking a controversial fourth term, led Bolivia's presidential election race Sunday but faces a historic second round run-off against opposition rival Carlos Mesa, partial results announced by electoral authorities showe...

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu coast access_timeOctober 21

SYDNEY–An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck roughly 54 km from the coast of Vanuatu around 2:00 p.m. local time (0300 GMT) on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter, with a depth of 226.08 km, was initially determined ...

Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney access_timeOctober 20

SYDNEY–The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours a...

Kuwaiti PM's visit to Egypt to boost ties: official access_timeOctober 20

KUWAIT CITY–Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah's upcoming visit to Egypt will further boost bilateral ties, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said on Saturday. The two-day visit from Sund...

Nelson Mandela's daughter begins new charge as S. Africa's ambassador to S. Korea access_timeOctober 18

SEOUL–The late anti-apartheid activist and Nobel laureate, Nelson Mandela's daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini is now South Africa's newly appointed ambassador to South Korea. Arriving in Seoul on October 2, Mandela-Dlamini visited the So...

US President Donald Trump Thursday welcomed the temporary ceasefire access_timeOctober 18

DALLAS–US President Donald Trump Thursday welcomed the temporary ceasefire in northern Syria and said he allowed Turkish and Kurdish forces to clash in deadly battle because they were like children who needed to fight each other. "It was ...

Afghanistan Presidential election: EC will not announce results on Oct 19 access_timeOctober 18

KABUL–The Afghan Election Commission will not be able to announce the results of last month's presidential election on Saturday, as scheduled, because of delay in processing data from the biometric voter verification system, Election Commissi...

Turkey assault in NE Syria displaced 300,000: monitor access_timeOctober 17

BEIRUT–Turkey's week-old offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria has displaced more than 300,000 people, a war monitor said Thursday. "More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced since the start of the off...

Putin invites Erdogan to Russia amid Syria offensive: Kremlin access_timeOctober 16

MOSCOW–Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in Syria in a phone call with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and invited the Turkish leader to soon visit Russia, the Kremlin said. Putin invited Erdogan "for a working visit in the coming...

Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia today access_timeOctober 15

ISLAMABAD–After a day-long visit to Tehran, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Riyadh today to meet the Saudi leadership to discuss the recent developments in the Gulf region. Khan on Sunday held talks with Iranian President Has...

Typhoon Hagibis claims at least 36 lives in Japan, rescue work continues access_timeOctober 14

TOKYO– Typhoon Hagibis, which swept across central and eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday, has claimed at least 36 lives in Japan as of Monday as search-and-rescue operations continued in flood- and landslide-hit areas of Nagano and other prefe...

1 killed, 200 wounded in anti-gov't protests in Iraq access_timeOctober 2

BAGHDAD– Iraqi authorities on Tuesday said that a protester was killed and 200 others were wounded in anti-government protests across the country against lack of basic services and job opportunities. The ministries of interior and health said ...

Deaths from heavy monsoon rise to nearly 140 in eastern India access_timeOctober 1

PATNA–The death toll in eastern India from torrential late monsoon rains has risen to nearly 140, officials said Tuesday as hospitals and schools were inundated with dirty rainwater. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the curre...

Rescuers fear six trapped after Taiwan bridge collapse access_timeOctober 1

TAIPEI–Rescuers were scrambling on Tuesday to reach six people they feared were trapped after a bridge collapsed in Taiwan, smashing onto a group of fishing boats moored underneath. Dramatic CCTV images captured the moment the 140-metre long s...

Russian alcohol consumption down 40%: WHO access_timeOctober 1

MOSCOW–Russia might still have a reputation as a nation of hard drinkers, but a report by the World Health Organization published Tuesday showed alcohol consumption has dropped by 43 percent since 2003. The WHO put the decrease down to a raft ...

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections access_timeOctober 1

LIMA– Peru's president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis. The announcement by President Martin Vizcarra came after he war...

Indian film festival to commemorate Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary access_timeOctober 1

MUMBAI– India will hold a Gandhi Film Festival from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6 in Mumbai to commemorate the India's "Father of the Nation" Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary that falls on Wednesday, a statement from the Mumbai ...

Russian PM to visit Cuba access_timeOctober 1

HAVANA– Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev will pay a visit to Cuba and meet with top Cuban officials from Thursday to Friday, the Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Monday. The topics will include cooperation in trade, economy, e...

Air tragedy averted, Goa-Delhi flight makes emergency landing access_timeSeptember 30

Panaji– A major air tragedy was averted after a Delhi-bound flight with nearly 200 people on board made an emergency landing at Goa's airport in the early hours of Sunday. The Indigo flight 6E-336 had taken off from Goa when its pilot dete...

Death toll due to incessant rains, flood rises to 29 access_timeSeptember 30

Patna–The death toll due to incessant rainfall and flood in different areas of the state has risen to 29, officials said on Monday. According to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, till now, 29 people have died in the state due to rain...