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71 Dead After Ferry Sinks in Tigris Near Iraq's Mosul

BAGHDAD - A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River ...


Iranians Prepare for Nowruz, the Persian New Year

TEHRAN, IRAN - Iranians on Wednesday were preparing for the annual Nowruz holiday that marks the Persian new year and ...


Iran's Woes Briefly Go Up in Smoke During Fire Festival

TEHRAN, IRAN - Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke on Tuesday as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian ...


Toronto murder suspect arrested in B.C. after being stopped for not wearing bike helmet

Toronto murder suspect arrested in B.C. after being stopped for not wearing bike helmet Toronto Star When police stopped a ...


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U.S. secretary of state telephones Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JERUSALEM, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken time out on his current tour of the Midle ...

Heavy fighting continues in Yemen despite truce

With the UN announcing a  new plan  to shore up the December 2018  Stockholm Agreement between Yemen’s warring parties, the ...

Pompeo renews call for end to isolation of Qatar

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait  - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has renewed a call for Gulf countries to settle their ...

Devastation in south-west Africa growing by the hour

The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said ...

Four road deaths in Ireland on bank holiday weekend

DUBLIN, Ireland - Over the 3-day holiday weekend, 16-18 March 2019, four people died in road traffic collisions in Ireland. ...

Stopping the spread of hatred on social media

The deadly  attack on two mosques in Christchurch , New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others ...

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Hong Kong Hang Seng declines 249 points

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in China, Japan and Australia rose on Thursday, but in Hong Stock the main index fell. ...

Omani nationals to be trained by PDO to enter workforce

MUSCAT, Oman - The government-owned Petroleum Development Oman is planning on training Omani nationals to enter not just the oil ...

Greenback dives after Federal Reserve says no more rate hikes in 2019

NEW YORK, New York - The U.S. Federal Resreve surprised on Wednesday, following its regular two day monthly meeting on ...

Tokyo stocks rise, rest of Asia slips

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian bourses were mixed on Wednesday with Australian and Chinese indices trading in the red, while markets ...

Creed busy in Brussels on no-deal Brexit impacts on Ireland

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The future of Irish beef exports, and other issues that will face European farmers in the event ...

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Northern Ireland mourns 3 teenagers who died in tragic circumstances

CO. TYRONE, Northern Ireland - A major investigation is continuing into the events of Sunday night in Cookstown, in County ...


Southgate supports Rice amid IRA storm

London - England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his support for Declan Rice after the West Ham midfielder apologised on Thursday ...


Experts dispute testosterone test for top female athletes

Paris - Barring South African runner CAS delays Semenya verdict until April Having unusually elevated levels of the hormone - ...


Juve to avoid US pre-season amid Ronaldo rape claims - report

Milan - Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus will play the pre-season International Champions Cup in Asia and not in the United States ...


FIFA bans former Ecuador football chief for life

Zurich - FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador's football federation, Luis Chiriboga ...


Finch hopes Australia carry momentum in Pakistan series

Sharjah - Australian skipper Aaron Finch hopes his team carry the momentum of a series win in India to their ...


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