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‘March For Bread’ Protestors Reach Key Yemen Port

Yemeni protestors reached the Red Sea city of Hodeida Tuesday, ending a weeklong march from the capital to demand the rebel-held port be declared...

Kim Jong-Un’s Ski Resort Is Empty

On the ski fields of Mount Taehwa, groomed pistes snake down wooded hillsides to a luxurious hotel and a giant screen showing a North...

Iran Nuclear Deal Reviewed As Uncertainty Grows

Iran and major powers were set to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear agreement on Tuesday, as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord's future...

China Warns North Korea Not To ‘cross the Point of No Return’

China has warned North Korea will 'cross the point of no return' if it carries out a sixth nuclear test amid fears the secretive...

India Plans To Tag Millions of Cows To Curb Smuggling

India could issue millions of cows with unique identification numbers, the latest effort to protect the sacred animals amid a spike in violence by...

Trial of China Human Rights Lawyer Delayed

A Chinese court indefinitely postponed the trial of a prominent human rights lawyer on Tuesday, his supporters said, in a case that has sparked...

Netanyahu May Cancel Talks With German Minister Over NGO Meetings

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel talks set for Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel over the visiting diplomat's plan...

Turkey Bombs Kurdish Forces In Northeast Syria

Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a...

S.Korea Tourist Numbers Plummet In China Boycott

South Korea's tourist industry has been hammered by China's boycott over the deployment of US missile defence system, with visitor numbers from the Asian...

Trump-Era ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Presages Totalitarian Future

Decades after the release of "The Handmaid's Tale," Margaret Atwood's dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television -- with critics noting...

Bus-Truck Crash In Kenya Kills At Least 26

At least 26 people were killed and many others injured in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck on the highway between...

US State of Arkansas Executes Two Prisoners In One Night

The southern state of Arkansas, rushing to execute several inmates before a lethal drug expires next week, put to death two inmates late Monday,...

N. Korea Marks Military Anniversary With Firing Drill

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports said, as the South announced joint naval exercises with...

Thai Junta Defends ‘cheap’ $393 Mn Chinese Sub Purchase

The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its high...

Empty Slopes At N.Korea’s Ski Resort

On the ski fields of Mount Taehwa, groomed pistes snake down wooded hillsides to a luxurious hotel and a giant screen showing a North...

More Antarctic Protections Urged On World Penguin Day

The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day. The flightless...

Raptors Seize Control With Win Over Bucks

The Toronto Raptors moved within one win of advancing in the NBA playoffs on Monday with a 118-93 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Norman...

Little-Known Brazilian Bridges Cultural Gap In China

He does not have the fame -- or enormous wages -- of Shanghai-based Carlos Tevez or Oscar, and his nickname would be viewed as...

Giants Ace Bumgarner On Dirt Bike Spill

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who injured his pitching shoulder in a dirt bike accident, admitted on Monday his off-day recreation was perhaps...

SK Hynix Posts Record Q1 Profit On Mobile Chip Demand

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix made record quarterly profits in the first three months of the year, it said Tuesday, with strong demand for...

‘Furious 8’ Leaves Competition In the Dust

Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" topped the North American box office for a second weekend, industry data showed, taking $38.4 million as it...

Arkansas Kills Inmate In Latest of Several Planned Executions

The southern US state of Arkansas, rushing to execute several inmates before a lethal drug expires at the end of the month, put to...

Red Sox Hurler Barnes Suspended For Pitch Near Head

Major League Baseball acted swiftly in disciplining Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes for a dangerous pitch near the head of Baltimore Orioles third...

Groups Sue UC Berkeley Over Ann Coulter Appearance

Two conservative groups filed a lawsuit on Monday against the University of California at Berkeley claiming that a decision to cancel an appearance by...

Large Crowds As Australia and New Zealand Mark Anzac Day

Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders, many braving heavy rain, turned out Tuesday to mark the Gallipoli landing and to pay tribute to soldiers...

Rulemakers Change To Prevent ‘Lexi’ Repeat

The Royal and Ancient and US Golf Association will announce on Tuesday a rules change to ensure what cost Lexi Thompson an LPGA major...

With Execs In Hot Seat, Wells Fargo Gets OK For Bankruptcy Plan

Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US...

S.Sudan Hosting Rebels To ‘extend War’ In Sudan

Sudan's powerful security agency on Monday accused breakaway South Sudan of staging talks with rebels fighting Khartoum's forces in two southern states, with the...

US Blasts ‘unconscionable’ Taliban Attack In Afghanistan

The US State Department on Monday described last week's Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan as "unconscionable," but stressed America has no intention of giving...

Artists Urge Radiohead To Scrap Israel Show

Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics...

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