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Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

Sunday  14:20,   19 august 2018

A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides and damaging buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. The U.S. Geological Survey[...]
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Population of ‘Vulnerable’ Giant Pandas on the Rise

Sunday  13:16,   19 august 2018

Seven out of nine captive giant pandas released to the wild since 2003 have survived the transition, China's state media said this week.Officials from the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) told a conference[...]

Europe must 'pay price' to save nuclear deal: Iran FM

Sunday  11:40,   19 august 2018

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that Europe had not yet shown it was willing to "pay the price" of defying Washington in order to save the nuclear deal. Zarif said European governments had put forward proposals [...]

New Zealand lawmaker cycles to hospital to give birth

Sunday  08:30,   19 august 2018

A New Zealand lawmaker made her own way to a hospital to have her baby, covering the kilometers from her suburban home to a maternity ward on a bicycle. The move neatly ties together Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter's roles as Minister for Woman and [...]

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

Sunday  01:30,   19 august 2018

A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder. Police say 29-year-old Salih Khater was charged Saturday with trying to kill police officers and members of the[...]

A day in the life of seven migrants crossing Mexico

Sunday  01:15,   19 august 2018

From the southern border with Guatemala to the northern border with the United States, AFP spent 24 hours traveling with migrants who are crossing Mexico to chase their American dreams. Here are seven of their stories.Andres Sanchez, 18"Being a[...]

Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

Sunday  00:05,   19 august 2018

Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport ruleTears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta's eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in Peru was over, at least for[...]

After refusing a handshake, a Muslim couple was denied Swiss citizenship

Saturday  21:30,   18 august 2018

Swiss officials said the couple's refusal to shake hands with interviewers signaled a lack of integration.So they were both denied Swiss[...]

'You can't be out': Gay Egyptians live in fear after crackdown

Saturday  21:08,   18 august 2018

Egypt's anti-gay crackdown made headlines last September, but one year later, human-rights advocates and LGBTQ Egyptians say the persecution continues."It's difficult to be gay in Egypt," he told NBC News. "You can't be out. If you're out, you[...]

Controversial wedding guest Vladimir Putin dances with Austria's foreign minister on her big day

Saturday  19:10,   18 august 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up Saturday at the wedding of the Austrian foreign minister with singing Cossacks, controversy, and his dancing shoes.Load[...]

Why Argentinian activists aren’t stepping down after the Senate voted against legalizing abortion

Saturday  17:46,   18 august 2018

The Argentine Senate voted against a bill to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy on Thursday, even after the reform passed through the Argentine House and opinion polls showed that it had strong public support. In recent months,[...]

Activists helped bring India to the brink of a landmark ruling on gay rights

Saturday  16:20,   18 august 2018

India's Supreme Court is due to rule soon in a case challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex intercourse. Based on the justices' comments in hearings last month, the colonial-era statute's days appear [...]

Laser Beam Attacks Bedevil U.S. Military Pilots in Mideast

Saturday  16:10,   18 august 2018

Hostile forces in the Middle East are targeting American pilots with laser pointers at a growing rate, imperiling aircrews and reflecting a problem more widespread and longstanding than the Pentagon has previously acknowledged. Get news and analysis [...]

'Guiding force for good': World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

Saturday  15:56,   18 august 2018

There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. Here are some of the tributes:- United Nations -Current UN chief[...]

Kofi Annan struggled to escape the curse of history

Saturday  15:56,   18 august 2018

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanitarian whose career was tarnished by ugly conflicts that spun out of control. Annan was unable to[...]