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Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 10:39 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP): An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

HOUSTON (AP):Houston police believe the same group of masked men is responsible for the theft of ATMs from the lobbies of five hotels over the past six days, including four over the last...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS (AP)A European Union leader says leaders of the 28-nation bloc have reiterated their "firm commitment" to a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, in what amounts to a...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations.Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD (AP):A new African military force to counter growing extremism in the Sahel region should see victories "in the first half of 2018," France's president said yesterday after hosting a summit to boost support for the five-nation...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

NEW ORLEANS, USA (AP):An attorney fired from the claims-processing office related to the 2010 BP oil spill has settled lawsuits claiming she was defamed.Court records show Christine Reitano's...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:08 AM

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....

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

ZAGREB (AP):Hundreds of people, including two government ministers, attended a commemoration ceremony yesterday to honour a Croatian general who died after apparently taking poison at a United...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BOSTON (AP):Law enforcement has stepped up patrols at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) train stations after a pipe bomb went off in a crowded subway corridor in New York City.Boston...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas military positions in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired a rocket toward ssouthern Israel.Israeli planes and tanks...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 11:05 PM

PUERTO RICOSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights met yesterday with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as complaints grow about the U.S. government's response to a Category 4 storm.U.N. envoy Philip...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 10:39 AM

​NEW YORK (AP): A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring him and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour. All four were being...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):The United Nations children's agency said yesterday that 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidant to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain's investigation of past sexual abuse, died yesterday after collapsing in prison. He was 74.Once one of the most powerful figures in...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Anti-migrant leader pushesto win national powerROME (AP):The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalise on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome yesterday it would be "splendid" if he wins national...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union without a future trade deal has "dropped dramatically" now that the two sides have reached a preliminary agreement on their divorce terms...

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