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Nurse arrested after incapacitated US woman gave birth: Phoenix Police

AFP | A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a long-term care facility,...

BuzzFeed to cut 15% of its workers: reports

AFP | BuzzFeed, one of the highest profile entertainment and news sites on the internet, plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce, US media...

Boeing flying car prototype completes first test flight

AFP | Boeing said Wednesday its prototype "flying car" -- part of a project aimed at "on-demand autonomous air transportation" -- has completed its first...

Time to ‘get angry’, teen climate activist says in Davos

AFP | Her train journey from Sweden took 32 hours, but Greta Thunberg is not tired. The teenager is dead-set in her mission to persuade...

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump’s speech to Congress

AFP | US President Donald Trump intensified his war of words with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday after she effectively blocked him from delivering his...

El Chapo’s sons killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, witness tells trial

AFP | The sons of former drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez because he insisted on publishing an interview with...

Pakistan captain Sarfraz sorry for Phehlukwayo ‘black guy’ comment

AFP | Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed apologised on Wednesday following a controversial comment aimed at South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo which was picked up by a...

Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics

AFP | India's Priyanka Gandhi officially entered politics Wednesday ahead of a looming national election, joining the opposition campaign in a crucial state where the...

Thai king signs decree approving first election since coup

AFP | Thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a 2014 coup, with a date for the long-delayed poll...

Sri Lanka hoping for a miracle in Australia Test series

AFP | Sri Lanka have closely studied the way India defeated Australia in their recent Test series, but captain Dinesh Chandimal said Wednesday his side...

After a month of shutdown, US federal workers turn to food...

AFP | Most never needed help from a food pantry. But a month since the US government shutdown began, dozens of federal employees have been...

Jet-setting Davos elite frets about climate

AFP | A die-hard environmentalist and head of a polluting company walk into a conference centre... The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is one of...

Putin and Erdogan to hold Syria talks

AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, with Turkey saying they...

Russia avoids new doping penalties over missed deadline

AFP | Russia remains under scrutiny even though it will not be punished for missing a December deadline to allow access to the Moscow laboratory...

Taxi driver badly hurt in Spain’s ‘anti-Uber’ strike

AFP | A taxi driver protesting in Madrid against Uber-like services was seriously hurt in a car accident on Tuesday as a strike continued in...

Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

AFP | Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current UK company...

Second US soldier of 2019 killed in Afghanistan

AFP | An American soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, NATO said, the second to die as a result of the conflict so far...

Venezuela accuses US of ordering coup, seeks ‘revision’ of ties

AFP | Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a "total revision" of ties...

FBI in shutdown: ‘We can’t pay informants’

AFP | FBI agents complained Monday that the month-old US government shutdown is preventing them from paying informants, buying drugs undercover in narcotics busts, and...

Grammy nominee blasts designers for dubbing her ‘too big’ to dress

AFP | An American pop star up for Best New Artist at next month's Grammys says she's struggling to find a dress for the ceremony,...

Netflix apologizes for use of Quebec rail disaster footage

AFP | Netflix has rejected a Quebec government request that it pull footage of a 2013 Canadian rail disaster from its film "Bird Box," while...

Venezuelan military group arrested after call to disavow Maduro

AFP | A group of 27 soldiers rose up against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at a command post in Caracas on Monday, but they were...

‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

AFP | A Dutch art detective has returned two priceless stone reliefs stolen from an ancient Spanish church after tracing them to an English nobleman's...

Pakistan beats India to win 19th Asian Junior Squash Championship

AFP | Pakistan won 19th Asian Junior Squash Championship in Pataya Thailand after beating arch-foe India in a thrilling contest. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar...

‘Very very happy’ Kohli sweeps top ICC awards

AFP | India captain Virat Kohli said Tuesday he was "very very happy" after becoming the first-ever player to clinch all three top honours, including...

Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

AFP | Visitors pouring into Japan's Haneda airport for the Tokyo Olympics next year may find themselves ferried to and from planes on driverless buses,...

Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotel

AFP | A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released...

A history of armed attempts to dislodge Venezuela’s Maduro

AFP | Monday's brief mutiny by Venezuelan soldiers was not the first time President Nicolas Maduro has faced a military challenge to his leadership. Since coming...

In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality

AFP | Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published Monday that matched social...

China’s birth rate falls to lowest ever since 1960

AFP | China’s population grew at a slower rate last year despite the abolition of the one-child policy, official data showed on Monday, raising fears...

Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

AFP | A group of more than 100 former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the...

Plea for peace as body of murdered Arab-Israeli student returns home

AFP | Australians have farewelled Arab-Israeli student Aya Maasarwe in emotional vigils and ceremonies as her heartbroken father prepared to return home with her body...

Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

AFP | Senator Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is seeking to become the first African American woman to hold the office of US president,...

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million)...

Foreigners gather at India’s religious mega festival

AFP | At the Kumbh Mela, the world's biggest religious event, millions of Indian Hindus are not the only people bathing in the sacred waters...

In Iraq, political wrangling spawns debate over US troops

AFP | From the halls of parliament to the lightning-fast rumour mills of social media, pro-Iran factions are demanding US troops withdraw from Iraq in...

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