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Dozens feared dead after smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean

Di Giacomo said the Libyan coast guard in recent days rescued 250 other migrants from traffickers' boats and recovered the bodies of two women, while survivors ...


Zuma appoints commission of inquiry into state capture

South African bonds were softer on Wednesday afternoon, tracking a weaker rand, which slid more than 1% against major global currencies after the ANC dismissed ...


100 migrants missing in shipwreck off Libya

Reuters spoke to survivors who say that about 50 people who had boarded the boats now are missing, while Libya's Coast Guard stated in a press release it believ...


North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

North Korea's decision to take part in the Winter Olympics in the South was a "great step forward", International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on...


Liow: MH370 search resumes, expected to cost RM285m if plane found

Last Thursday, the government signed a "no cure, no fee" deal with the Houston, Texas-based company to resume the hunt for the plane which disappeared almost fo...


Travelers struggle as Tamil Nadu bus strike continues to 6th day

For the last seven days, the transport employees are striking and staging protests on the roads along with their families including children. Transport Minist...


Iranian oil tanker on fire after collision; 32 missing

Chinese authorities dispatched three ships to clean the oil spill, while South Korea dispatched a ship and a helicopter. The collision between a Panama-regi...


Young's strong 2nd half carries No. 9 Oklahoma

Norense Odiase split a pair of free throws, which was the catalyst to an 11-4 run that put Texas Tech up 15-9 around the 10-minute mark. Much of that was du...


Some Madarsas Produce Terrorists, Says Shia Board Chief Wasim Rizvi

Shia Central Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi has again stirred controversy by claiming that madarsas produce terrorists and not highly employed people as their ...


Willie Nelson Cancels Upcoming Shows Due to Breathing Issues

He left the stage and did not return. Wilson had been scheduled to perform in Rohnert Park, Calif. on Wednesday before heading to gigs in Las Vegas on Friday ...


Govt relaxes FDI norms in airlines, retail, construction

While so far, foreign airlines were allowed to invest with the government's permission in the capital of Indian companies operating air transport services up to...


White House sees 'no way back' for Bannon

Miller was asked to leave the set multiple times but refused, after which security stepped in and escorted him off the " State of the Union " set, a CNN emplo...


'Yeah I'll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun'

Oprah has always been associated with Democratic politics and fundraising and was a vocal early supporter of former president Barack Obama . Some media comme...


Ecuador seeks mediator to resolve 'unsustainable' Assange ordeal

Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said at a news conference on Tuesday that the situation involving the WikiLeaks founder staying at the L...


Aussies just sweated through the third-hottest year on record

The national mean temperature of 22.76C - or 0.95C above the long-term average - was the third highest since records began in 1910. "Despite the lack of an El...


US Intelligence Reportedly Admits It Underrated North Korea's Nuclear Potential

Both Moon and Kim will be able to listen in on the discussions, and intervene if needed, according to a South Korean government official, who asked not to be id...


Israel To Approve More Than 1200 New West Bank Housing Units

The settlements are considered illegal by the global community and are a sticking point in efforts to reignite Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. This reversal ...


Iran Bans English From Primary Schools, Citing "Cultural Invasion"

In Iran, English is regarded as a gateway to new knowledge in areas like science, economics and literature, to help students develop functional communication sk...


ACLU: New Jersey prisons ban book on mass incarceration, racial injustice

According to The Intercept , at least two prisons in New Jersey have banned the book causing the ACLU to receive multiple complaints both from incarcerat...


FDNY puts out fire in Trump Tower HVAC system

The small fire was extinguished and there were no injuries reported, NBC News and CBS News said . One fire fighter and two bystanders were reportedly inj...