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Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as PM, taking power in Pakistan

Saturday  15:20,   18 august 2018

Imran Khan was catapulted to global fame as a World Cup cricket champion, but the man known in the West as a celebrity playboy has become prime minister of Pakistan as a populist, religiously devout, anti-corruption reformist.The ceremony at the[...]
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No handshake, no Swiss citizenship

Saturday  15:15,   18 august 2018

Officials cite a Muslim couple's refusal to shake hands with the opposite sex in their interview.They confirmed the decision on Friday, further citing the couple's failure to integrate and respect gender[...]

Toll rises to 42 in Italy bridge collapse ahead of funerals

Saturday  14:15,   18 august 2018

<p>Italy's president spoke quiet words of comfort to families of many of the dead in the Genoa bridge collapse at state funeral held on the city's fair grounds.</p>GENOA, Italy — Italy's president spoke quiet words of comfort to[...]

Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods

Saturday  13:56,   18 august 2018

A heavily pregnant woman stranded by floods in the Indian state of Kerala gave birth just after being airlifted to safety, an Indian Navy spokesman said, as the military stepped up rescue operations on Saturday. Dozens of navy helicopters have[...]

Comedian gets new role: prime minister of Slovenia

Saturday  13:06,   18 august 2018

He insists he will put funny business aside.Marjan Sarec, a veteran stand-up comic and actor, was appointed prime minister designate on Friday after his party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary[...]

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Saturday  12:56,   18 august 2018

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, a UN agency confirmed Saturday. Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, and was the first to rise[...]

Man who robbed bank 60 years ago returns to scene of crime for a meal, glass of champagne

Saturday  11:55,   18 august 2018

Boyne Johnston walked out of the Imperial Bank of Canada in Ottawa, where he worked as a chief teller, with about $260,000 in October 1958. Johnston, then in his 20s, reportedly took the money from a safe on a Friday, knowing other workers [...]

Imran Khan being sworn in as Pakistan PM

Saturday  11:20,   18 august 2018

The former cricket star takes office after more than 20 years on the political sidelines.He was elected prime minister in a vote at the country's National Assembly on[...]

China's Xi Set to Visit North Korea in September: Straits Times

Saturday  10:05,   18 august 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Pyongyang next month as ties between the two countries improve amid mounting U.S.-China trade tensions, The Straits Times reported, without citing anyone. Xi has been invited by North Korean leader Kim[...]

It’s too darn hot in Colombia. To cope, this official advises no sex in the afternoon.

Saturday  07:05,   18 august 2018

If physical activity is felt to be absolutely necessary, Santa Marta’s health secretary says, people should wait until "times when the temperature is lower." “Avoid making love or having sex at times when the temperature is high,[...]

The harsh effects of Trump's Iran sanctions, and why Iranians worry the worst is still to come

Saturday  02:46,   18 august 2018

In the days since some U.S. sanctions on Iran snapped back into place, the signs of misery have been everywhere in Tehran's commercial districts. Stores are open but empty. Shopkeepers pass the time on their cellphones and exchange tales of[...]

Yemeni officials: Al-Qaida bomb maker killed in US strike

Saturday  00:00,   18 august 2018

Yemeni officials and a tribal leader say al-Qaida's chief bomb maker behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit was killed months ago by a U.S. drone strike.&nbsp;A Yemeni security official said that Ibrahim al-Asiri [...]

In northeast Nigerian camp, one in 200 young children 'died over two weeks'

Friday  23:25,   17 august 2018

<p>More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters calculations based on data from aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Friday.</p>The[...]

2 arrested in Chile over bomb threats that caused flight chaos

Friday  22:57,   17 august 2018

Chilean police arrested two men over bomb threats that grounded nine commercial airplanes in Chile, Peru and Argentina on Thursday. A specialist organized crime unit arrested one, 29-year-old Chilean man in the northern city of Antofagasta overnight [...]

India flood death toll shoots up to 324

Friday  17:41,   17 august 2018

More than 300 people have been killed in the Indian state of Kerala by the worst flooding to hit the region in a century, authorities said Friday, as troop reinforcements stepped up rescue efforts. The state -- a key international tourist draw with[...]