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TOKYO (AP)United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called yesterday for urgent efforts to create conditions for talks on North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat, saying it's important to avoid miscalculations and misperceptions...

NEW YORK (AP):A payment technology company says shoppers spent strongly to start the holiday season and then cooled off, but the overall pace is still stronger than a year ago.First Data says overall...

NEW YORK (AP)A New York judge yesterday sentenced two nephews of Venezuela's first lady to 18 years in prison for their conviction on drug conspiracy charges.Judge Paul Crotty announced the...

KINSHASA (AP):In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo yesterday sentenced 12 militia members...

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump yesterday signed into law a sweeping defence policy bill that authorises a $700-billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defence programmes to counter North Korea's growing...

NEW YORK (AP):The Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a botched suicide bombing in the New York subway mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack, writing "Trump...

MEXICO CITY (AP)Hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholic pilgrims converged yesterday on Mexico City's Basilica of Guadalupe to mark the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patroness.The faithful ride...

UNITED NATIONS (AP):The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is accusing some of its members, including Jordan, Uganda and Chad, of undermining the tribunal's "reputation and...

UNITED STATES CONCORD, N.H. (AP): Authorities say a man who pretended to be the brother of Miley Cyrus to entice a 14-year-old child to send him sexually explicit photos and videos online has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison....

WASHINGTON (AP):The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning January 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition.The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal...
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