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Accidental Deaths of Endangered Right Whales Threatens Their Survival

Peter Marshall attaches lines to his lobster traps in Hacketts Cove, N.S., in this file photo. Some fishermen in the Bay of Fundy will alter the way they lay their lines on the ocean floor this season in order to protect North Atlantic right whales from entanglement. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)
Peter Marshall attaches lines to his lobster traps in Hacketts Cove, N.S., in this file photo. Some fishermen in the Bay of Fundy will alter the way they lay their lines on the ocean floor this season in order to protect North Atlantic right whales from entanglement. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

PORTLAND, Maine—A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation...


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    MONTREAL—Ontario’s third-largest grocery chain will accelerate its study of automation as it looks to cut costs to offset the provincial government’s plan to raise the... Read more

  • People gather in support of asylum seekers who crossed the border irregularly during a rally outside the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Aug. 6, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

    Border Crossings: Should Canada Suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement?

    A refugee rights organization is arguing Ottawa should suspend its designation of the United States as a safe country for asylum-seekers as the global migrant... Read more

  • Students from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut program hold signs with hopeful messages in Inuktituk and English during a celebration of life on Parliament Hill on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Public Should Demand a National Suicide Strategy From Ottawa, Says Advocate

    Lynn Keane lost her 23-year-old son to suicide in 2009. After two years of trying to understand why and reaching out to friends for support,... Read more

  • Various vegetables on display at a market in Montreal. Canada's next food guide could discourage the consumption of beef, butter, and cheese, which has lobby groups for the meat and dairy sectors up in arms. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Canada’s Next Food Guide Opens up Industry Battle Over Beef and Butter

    VANCOUVER—Lobby groups for the meat and dairy sectors are up in arms over indications that Canada’s next food guide could discourage the consumption of beef,... Read more

  • High-end wine and sparkling wine on display at a liquor store in Vancouver. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    NAFTA Talks: US Dispute Over Canadian Wine Sales Restrictions on the Table

    OTTAWA—U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has an issue with getting agricultural products to Canada, and it might not be the ones you think. “It’s an... Read more

  • Sharoon Thomas, CEO of fulfil.io, makes a presentation at 500 Startups in Mountain View, California in February. He moved his company to Toronto in May after successfully applying through Canada’s startup visa program. (500 Startups)

    Canada’s Bold Move to Attract Highly Skilled Talent Paying Off

    Sharoon Thomas could have applied and begun the multi-month wait last year to secure his permanent residence through the startup visa program created by former... Read more

  • Author Anna Todd at a bookstore in Mexico City in 2015. Wattpad is venturing beyond the digital realm as the Canadian-born online storytelling service propels its writers into film, TV, and books. (The Canadian Press/AP, Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Wattpad Looks to Propel Creators to Offline Stardom

    TORONTO—The Canadian online storytelling platform Wattpad has proven to be a popular hangout for passionate readers eager to embrace the work of new writers, particularly... Read more

  • Winnipeg Remand Centre, a pre-trial detention centre pictured in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in this handout photo obtained by Reuters May 10, 2017. (Manitoba Government/Handout via REUTERS) 



    Canada’s Jailhouse Secret: Legally Innocent Prisoners Are Dying

    TORONTO – Nearly 270 people have died in Canadian provincial jails over the past five years. Two-thirds of them were legally innocent. The high number... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Feb. 13, 2017. The two leaders also held a joint press conference about NAFTA. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    NAFTA Changes Will Amount to ‘More Than a Tweak’: Trade Expert

    Mixed messages coming from south of the border means where the chips will fall in trade talks between Canada, the United States, and Mexico is... Read more

  • Restaurant Brands International says it has signed a deal with a joint venture partner to take Tim Hortons to Spain. (The Canadian Press/Doug Ives)

    As Troubles Brew in Canada, Tim Hortons Expands to Spain

    Tim Hortons plans to expand to Spain, its fourth venture abroad in recent months, as it tries to overcome lagging sales and an internal revolt... Read more

  • (L-R) Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang, and Ian Hanomansing are named the new hosts of "The National" at a news conference in Toronto on Aug.1, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Arsenault, Barton, Chang, and Hanomansing New Hosts of ‘The National’

    TORONTO—A revamped edition of “The National” will be more nimble, multiplatform, and “truly national” when four new but recognizable hosts who vary in age and... Read more

  • Travellers pick up their luggage at the Ottawa Airport on May 16, 2017. The federal government is introducing legislation for a passenger bill of rights that will set guidelines for how airline passengers are treated. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Bill of Rights Would Prevent Woes Like Those Experienced by Air Transat Travellers

    TORONTO—A bill of rights for Canadian travellers would prevent problems like those experienced by Air Transat passengers forced to withstand uncomfortably warm conditions on a... Read more

  • People watch the annual St-Jean-Baptiste Day parade in Montreal on June 24, 2015. Census data from 2016 shows the percentage of Quebecers whose first official language is English increased between 2011 and 2016. (CP PHOTO/Paul Chiasson)

    Census: Anglophone Population in Quebec Rising Despite Language Laws

    MONTREAL—Quebec’s English-speaking community has grown more in the past five years than during any census period over the last four decades, says the executive vice-president... Read more

  • Finance minister Bill Morneau speaks with John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto in 2016. Through supporting venture capital, the government aims to support innovative small companies in Canada.
 (The Canadian Press/Peter Power)

    Canada’s Improving Venture Capital Scene Still Playing Catch-Up

    More patience is needed with venture capital (VC) in Canada. Investments have grown steadily in the last few years; however, the rewards for investors are... Read more

  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair Murray Sinclair speaks during closing events for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa on June 1, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Murray Sinclair to Investigate Thunder Bay Police Board

    The man who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that condemned Canada’s history with residential schools will now oversee a probe into a northwestern Ontario... Read more

  • An employee loads logs at Ledwidge Lumber Co. in Halifax on May 10, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Gap in Softwood Lumber Dispute Appears to Be Narrowing: Tembec CEO

    MONTREAL—Concluding a Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement in the coming weeks remains uncertain but there is headway on the thorny trade dispute, the head of lumber... Read more

  • Canadian veterans take part in a parade in Dieppe, France, on Aug. 19, 2007, to mark the 65th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. (CP Photo/Paul Chiasson)

    Mint Apologizes for Commemorative Coin Veterans’ Group Calls Flawed

    DIEPPE, N.B.—It was officially code-named Operation Jubilee and the Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe in France was a pivotal moment in the... Read more

  • A Fisheries and Oceans patrol boat passes by the MV Farley Mowat in Sydney, N.S., in 2008. A B.C. MP is pressing Ottawa to do more to deal with the hundreds of abandoned vessels that blight Canada's coasts and harbours. (The Canadian Press/Mike Dembeck)

    Not Enough Being Done to Deal With Abandoned Vessels on Canada’s Coasts, Says MP

    HALIFAX—A British Columbia MP is pressing Ottawa to do more to deal with the hundreds of abandoned vessels that blight Canada’s coasts and harbours, despite... Read more

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    Canadian Police Lose Grenade Launcher, Ask Public for Help

    A grenade launcher fell out of a moving Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) truck on Sunday after which the agency asked the public to help recover it,... Read more

  • Equinac rescue team removing deceased dolphin calf from waters. (Equinac/Facebook)

    Bathers Hastened the Death of an Infant Dolphin Stranded on Spanish Beach

      A dolphin calf has died after swimming up to a crowded Mojácar Beach in the south of Spain, reported Spain’s The Local. It appears that... Read more

  • Arosa. (Photo: Stephen Colebourne/Flickr)

    Swiss Hotel Sign That Asks Jews to Shower Sparks Controversy

    A Swiss hotel is being accused of anti-Semitism for signs that single out Jewish guests, prompting Israel to lodge a complaint against the government. The... Read more

  • Fans around a fire at Hansa Rostock v Hertha Berlin, DFB Cup First Round in Rostock, Germany, August 14, 2017.
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    German Minister Calls for Tough Response to Soccer Violence

    BERLIN—Germany’s interior minister called for tough measures to crack down on soccer fans who commit violent acts, including stadium bans, after fireworks and fires disrupted... Read more

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    Drug Resistant Fungus Infects Over 200 in the UK

    A fungus resistant to drugs has spread to over 200 people in a U.K. outbreak.  The “highly transmissible” Candida auris (C. auris) has already spread to over... Read more

  • A policeman watches monitors displaying images delivered by surveillance cameras in the Marxloh district of Duisburg, western Germany, on December 21, 2016.
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    Court Finds Defrauding ISIS Is a Crime in Germany

    BERLIN—A German court has found a Syrian refugee guilty of attempting to defraud Islamic State, a court spokeswoman said on Monday, granting legal protection to... Read more

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    Mother’s Warning About Black Henna, Tattoo Left 7-Year-Old Son With Painful Scar

    A henna tattoo left 7-year-old Theo Luckett swelling and oozing while on holiday with his family in Bulgaria, according to the Daily Mail. Theo got... Read more

  • Portrait of the journalist Kim Wall. (Tom Wall via CPJ)

    Sinking of Homemade Sub Carrying Journalist Was a ‘Deliberate Act,’ Police Say

    An amateur, homemade submarine carrying a Swedish journalist was sunk in a “deliberate act,” Danish investigators have concluded Monday, as they continue to search for... Read more

  • A firefighter reacts as flames rise during a wildfire near the village of Kapandriti, north of Athens, Greece, August 15, 2017. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

    Firefighters Battle Wildfires Near Athens for Third Day

    ATHENS—Firefighters battled a wildfire northeast of the Greek capital for a third day on Tuesday, trying to prevent a blaze that scorched thousands of hectares... Read more

  • A police car is parked outside the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 15, 2017. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

    Man Plunges to Death at London Stock Exchange

    LONDON—A London Stock Exchange employee plunged to his death on Tuesday from a balcony on the seventh floor of the exchange’s headquarters in the heart... Read more

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    Elderly Couple Die Together in Rare Double Euthanasia in Netherlands

    An elderly couple died holding hands in a rare double euthanasia in the Netherlands, according to media reports. Nic and Trees Elderhorst, both 91, have... Read more

  • Police stop a car at a roadblock a certain distance from the scene where a car ploughed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria, killing a young girl and injuring several other people according to media reports in Sept-Sorts, east of Paris, France on Aug. 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

    Car Plows Into Pizzeria Near Paris, Killing Young Girl

    PARIS—A car plowed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing an 8-year-old girl... Read more

  • A roof destroyed by a storm hangs from an apartment building in Bydgoszcz, Poland August 12, 2017. (Agencja Gazeta/Grazyna Marks via Reuters)

    Two Girl Scouts and Three Other People Die in Storms in Poland

    WARSAW—Five people, including two teenage girl scouts, died and more than 30 were injured as a result of falling trees in a series of severe... Read more

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    Italian Playboy Who Flaunts Lavish Lifestyle to 11 Million Followers, Gets Yacht and Properties Seized by Creditors

    A rich Italian playboy and heir to an industrial empire had his yacht and properties seized by creditors, much to the delight of the internet.  Gianluca... Read more

  • A CCTV image, received via the Metropolitan Police, shows a male jogger on Putney Bridge, in London, Britain May 5, 2017. (Metropolitan Police, Handout via Reuters)

    Jogger Suspected of Knocking Woman in Front of Bus Arrested

    British police on Thursday said they had arrested a 41-year-old jogger on suspicion of knocking a woman into the path of a bus on a... Read more

  • Police and rescue forces surround a BMW car with several bullet holes in it at the scene where the man suspected of ramming a car into a group of soldiers on Wednesday in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret was shot and arrested on the A16 motorway, near Marquise, France on August 9, 2017. (REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

    Car Rams Into Soldiers in Paris Suburb, Man Arrested

    PARIS—A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off and sparking a manhunt that a judicial... Read more

  • A still image taken from a video shows French police who surround a BMW car with several bullet impacts at the scene where the man suspected of ramming a car into a group of soldiers on Wednesday in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret was shot and arrested on the A16 motorway, near Marquise, France, August 9, 2017.  (REUTERS/Reuters TV)

    Man Arrested After Car Rams Into Soldiers in Paris Suburb

    PARIS – A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off and sparking a manhunt... Read more

  • German-Israeli artist, Shahak Shapira, who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has stenciled the offending messages on the road in front of the company's Hamburg headquarters. (Shahak Shapira/YouTube)

    Artist Targets Twitter With Offline Hate Tweets

    BERLIN—A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands – by stencilling the offending... Read more

  • A bomb disposal squad is deployed after Belgian police shot at a vehicle in the Brussels district of Molenbeek. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

    Belgian Police Shot at Car, Bomb Squad Called In

    BRUSSELS – A Belgian bomb squad was called in after police halted a man who claimed to have explosives in his car in the Brussels... Read more

  • A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica, March 13, (2015.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)

    Britons Will Get Right to Delete Online Past

    LONDON – Britons will be able to make social media platforms like Facebook <FB.O> delete information, including content published in their childhood, under government proposals... Read more

  • French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux attend the traditional Bastille day military parade on the Champs-Elysees on July 14, 2017 in Paris France.  (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

    200K People Signed Petition to Stop Brigitte Macron From Being Official ‘First Lady’

    The creator of an online petition against French President Emmanuel Macron‘s plans to make the role of first lady Brigitte Macron official said on Monday (August 7) that... Read more

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    Northern Indian State Suspends Hospital Chief After Deaths of 60 Children

    NEW DELHI—India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh has suspended the head of a hospital where at least 60 children died, while the federal health minister... Read more

  • Breaking News

    Sixty Children Die in Indian Hospital Amid Furor Over Oxygen Supplies

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI—Sixty children have died at a hospital in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh this week, prompting local media to blame the fatalities on... Read more

  • Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at a Gala Dinner at Deutsche Bank within the framework of the W20 summit  on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

    Ivanka Trump Will Lead US Delegation to India Entrepreneurship Summit

    White House Advisor Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this November, President Donald Trump, her father, announced... Read more

  • People gather to take part in a protest, organised by Maharashtra state's Maratha community, to press their demands for reserved quotas in government jobs and college places for students, in Mumbai, India, August 9, 2017. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade)

    Thousands of Protesters Disrupt Traffic in India’s Financial Capital

    MUMBAI—More than 200,000 protesters poured into India’s financial capital on Wednesday, disrupting traffic and straining the railway network, to press their demands for reserved quotas... Read more

  • People stand on the rubble of a house after it was damaged during a gunbattle between militants and Indian security forces in Hakripora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district August 1, 2017. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

    Indian Police Kill Terrorist Commander in Kashmir, Protests Erupt

    SRINAGAR, India—The top commander of an Islamist group was killed in Indian-ruled Kashmir on Tuesday, a police official said, triggering protests and prompting the authorities... Read more

  • People watch as excavators remove debris at the site of a collapsed building in the suburbs of Mumbai, India July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

    One Person Arrested After Mumbai Building Collapse Kills 17

    MUMBAI—Indian police on Wednesday arrested the owner of several apartments in a four-storey building that collapsed in Mumbai killing 17 people, an official said, adding... Read more

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    Mumbai Building Collapse Kills at Least Four, Many Feared Trapped

    MUMBAI—A four-storey building housing a nursing home in the suburbs of the Indian city of Mumbai collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least four people with... Read more

  • A man who was injured after a bus he was travelling in skidded off a mountain road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, is rushed to a hospital for treatment in Jammu, July 16, 2017. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)

    Bus Plunges Into Indian Kashmir Valley, 16 Hindu Pilgrims Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—At least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and 27 injured on Sunday after a bus they were traveling in skidded off a mountain road... Read more

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    Indian Town Renames Itself ‘Trump Village’

    An Indian town has renamed itself “Trump Village” in a warm gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Washington. Sulabh... Read more

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief and Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee N.A.K. Browne (L) gestures while talking with Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty (R) in New Delhi on September 24, 2013. A high-ranking military delegation, led by Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, arrived on a official visit to India at the invitation of Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee.The five day visit, ending on September 27, aims to further strengthen the friendly relations and cooperation between the two nations people and armies. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Asian Power Play: India and Vietnam Strengthen Defense Ties

    NEW DELHI, India—In the forests of India’s northeastern region, the Indian Army is training Vietnamese army officers to hone their counter-insurgency fighting skills, an indication... Read more

  • The logo of the Reserve Bank of India is seen on the gate of it's headquarters in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov.9, 2016. Indians awoke to confusion Wednesday after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering in a country where many in the poor and middle-class still make day-to-day transactions in cash. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    Millions Scramble After India Scraps Its Largest Banknotes

    NEW DELHI—Indians awakened to confusion Wednesday as banks and ATMs remained closed after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering... Read more

  • India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Thousands of Indians Declare $9.5 Billion in ‘Black Money’

    NEW DELHI—Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax... Read more

  • An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by suspected rebels in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India—Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in... Read more

  • Indian policemen stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Police Face Public Wrath Amid Anti-India Uprising

    SRINAGAR, India—Before the crack of dawn and before the protesters hit the streets to resume demands India leave Kashmir, he dressed like an ordinary man... Read more

  • Dana Manjhi and is 12-year-old daughter are seen as he lifts the body of his wife (YouTube/screenshot)

    Indian Man Carries His Wife’s Body for Miles After He Can’t Get a Car

    A grieving Indian man carried his wife’s body six miles after the hospital where she was pronounced dead couldn’t provide a way to transport her... Read more

  • FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, a boy flies a kite from the roof of a house as other kites seem to flock in the sky above as Indians celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India. Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites.The deaths occurred in New Delhi on Monday, which was a holiday on account of India's Independence Day when people fly kites to celebrate. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in Indian Capital

    NEW DELHI—Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • A man watches a TV broadcasting still photographs released by North Korea's state-run television KRT of North Korea's Hwasong-14 missile, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

    With Continental US Out of Reach, North Korea Threatens Guam

    North Korea’s recent threats to launch ballistic missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam might have been motivated by the fact that the missiles the... Read more

  • A Malaysia Airlines plane prepares for landing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on July 21, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Analysis Shows ‘Man-Made’ Objects Near Suspected Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

    Australia announced on Wednesday that 12 objects that floated three years ago near the suspected crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were likely “man-made,” according... Read more

  • A Japan Ground Self Defense Force's Type 90 tank fires during their joint exercise, named Northern Viper 17, with U.S. Marine Corps at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan, August 16, 2017.   (Reuters/Toru Hanai)

    US-Japan Conduct Air Drills as North Korea Watches Next Move

    TOKYO—Japanese jets conducted air manoeuvres with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the... Read more

  • A member of the ISIS terrorist group carried the ISIS banner. (By VOA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

    Hairdresser Who Tried to Cheat ISIS for $205,000 Sentenced to Two Years in Jail

    A judge sentenced a Syrian refugee living in Germany to a two-year jail term on Monday, Aug. 14, for trying to scam the ISIS terrorist... Read more

  • The test fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea in an undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News
Agency on May 30.
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    2 Small Earthquakes Reported Near North Korean Capital Amid Missile Fears

    North Korea was reportedly hit by two earthquakes, sparking fears of another nuclear test. One quake struck near the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, registering... Read more

  • Elephants are pictured, on May 9, 2015 at Halali in Etosha park. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hunter Trampled to Death by Elephant He Was Trying to Shoot

    A man from Argentina was killed in Namibia on Saturday while trying to hunt an elephant. He was trampled to death.  The hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez,... Read more

  • Mexican craft beer bottles on display in a bar in Mexico City, on July 20, 2012. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/GettyImages)

    Mexico Seizes 10,000 Gallons of Illicit Alcohol From Resorts, After Mysterious Death of US Woman

    Mexican authorities seized 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol after a recent crackdown against 31 resorts, restaurants, and nightclubs in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.  Regulators... Read more

  • (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on March 30, 2017 shows China's President Xi Jinping (L) delivering a speech on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017 in Davos, and US President Donald Trump (R) announcing the final approval of the XL Pipline in the Oval Office of the White House on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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    China Implements UN Sanctions Against NKorea, Bans Iron, Lead, and Coal Imports

    China on Monday, Aug.14, issued an order to implement the United Nations sanctions imposed on the communist regime North Korea earlier this month. The country... Read more

  • The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test launch. The launch came days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations were due to discuss steps to rein in North Korea's weapons programme, which it has pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions. (KCNA/via REUTERS)

    North Korea Reiterated Its Nuclear Threats While US Top Officials Play Down War Risks

    Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea. Concern that North Korea is close to... Read more

  • Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa.
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    World’s Oldest Man Dies One Month Before Birthday

    The world’s oldest man died one month before his 114th birthday. He died in Israel on Aug. 11. He survived two world wars and Nazi... Read more

  • Fruit cake found at Cape Adare thought to be from Scott's Northern Party (1911).
 (Antarctic Heritage Trust)

    Century-Aged Fruitcake Found in Antarctic Explorers’ Hut

    For something that we’re told improves with age, this edible relic is quite the find. Frozen for 106 years on the Antarctica’s Cape Adare Peninsula,... Read more

  • President Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

    Trump, Xi Agreed North Korea Must Stop Its Provocative and Escalatory Behavior

    U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping talked on the phone on Friday night,  as tensions rise on Korean peninsula.  In their phone call, Trump and Xi “agreed... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the press at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, on Aug. 11, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    As Socialists Usurp Power in Venezuela, Trump Threatens Military Option

    President Donald Trump indicated that he will not rule out military intervention as an option to address the growing instability in Venezuela. Venezuela slid toward... Read more

  • Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at a Gala Dinner at Deutsche Bank within the framework of the W20 summit  on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

    Ivanka Trump Will Lead US Delegation to India Entrepreneurship Summit

    White House Advisor Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this November, President Donald Trump, her father, announced... Read more

  • A man walks pasts a mural representing the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at an alley in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 26, 2015. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Company Offers Search for Disappeared Flight 370, Victims’ Families Urge Government to Agree

    An American ocean exploration company, Ocean Infinity, has offered to search for the disappeared Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after the official search was suspended in... Read more

  • A B-1B Lancer. (Courtesy USAF/Getty Images)

    Trump Warns Weapons ‘Locked and Loaded’ as North Korea Threatens With Nuclear War

    President Donald Trump updated his warning to North Korea on Friday, saying American weapons were “locked and loaded”. Trump kept up the war of words on Twitter shortly after... Read more

  • In this file image made from video by North Korea's KRT released on July 28, 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, second from right, gestures at the site of a missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (KRT via AP Video, File)

    China Warns It May Remain Neutral If North Korea Launches Missile Attack on US

    China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday, sounding a warning... Read more

  • South Korea-born Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim stands during his trial at a North Korean court in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, North Korea on Dec. 16, 2015.   (REUTERS/KCNA)

    Canadian Pastor Freed by North Korea Healthy, ‘Not in Critical Condition’

    OTTAWA—A Canadian pastor freed from a North Korean prison on humanitarian grounds is healthy and not in critical condition, his family said on Thursday. Hyeon... Read more

  • A view from the top deck of a Princess Cruises cruise ship before its departure.  (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Cruise Ship Becomes ‘Ghost Ship’ to Pass Through Pirate-Infested Waters Undetected

    A cruise ship sailing from Sydney made passengers live 10 days in darkness and total silence once the sun went down. All outside activities were... Read more

  • Undated file picture shows Kyrgyz passenger jet Tu-154 (background) and US military aircraft at an airfield of Manas airport outside Bishkek.  (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Low-Altitude, Unarmed Russian Surveillance Aircraft Flies Over US Capitol and Pentagon

    A Russian surveillance aircraft flew over Washington D.C. at low-altitude on Wednesday, according to U.S officials.  The Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft flew over the... Read more

  • Roadside Bomb Blast Kills Eight Soldiers in Southwest Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A roadside bomb killed eight soldiers in a remote district in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, a government official said on... Read more

  • Breaking News

    Suicide Attacker Kills Seven Iraqi Soldiers Near City of Baiji

    TIKRIT, Iraq—Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday when a suicide attacker tried to infiltrate a security headquarters near the northern city of Baiji where... Read more

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York on Sep. 22, 2016. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    Iran Threatens Nuclear Program Could Resume in Hours to Advanced State

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iran could resume its nuclear program “within hours” should the United States impose sanctions in response to Iran’s ballistic... Read more

  • Vehicles are seen burning after a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan August 12, 2017. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)

    Bomb Kills at Least 15 in Pakistani City of Quetta

    QUETTA, Pakistan—A bomb exploded near a crowded market in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, officials said, the latest... Read more

  • Yisrael Kristal in 1931 (left) and circa 2016 (right).

    World’s Oldest Man, Holocaust Survivor, Dies in Israel Aged 113

    JERUSALEM—Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged... Read more

  • Egyptians search for survivors at the site of a crash where two trains collided near the Khorshid station in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt on Aug. 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Osama Nageb)

    Egypt Train Crash Kills 37, Injures More Than 100

    CAIRO—Two trains collided in Egypt‘s coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 37 people and injuring more than 123 others, a health ministry spokesman said. The... Read more

  • Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar June 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo)

    Qatar Waives Visas for 80 Nationalities Amid Gulf Boycott

    DOHA – Qatar announced on Wednesday a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott... Read more

  • Breaking News

    ISIS Attacks Syrian Army East of Homs: Monitors

    BEIRUT—ISIS terrorists attacked Syrian government forces and their allies in countryside east of Homs and Hama on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Heavy... Read more

  • Relatives inspect after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan. August 2, 2017. (Reuters/Mohammad Shoib)

    Attack on Shi’ite Mosque in Afghan City Kills at Least 29

    HERAT, Afghanistan—A suicide attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat killed more than 29 people and wounded more than 64... Read more

  • U.S. troops assess the damage to an armoured vehicle of NATO-led military coalition after a suicide bomber's attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan August 2, 2017. (Reuters/Ahmad Nadeem)

    Suicide Bomber Targets Nato-Led Convoy in Afghanistan, Casualties Confirmed

    KABUL—A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of international troops near the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday, a security official said,... Read more

  • Afghan security forces leave the site of an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan July 31, 2017. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

    Embassy Attack Fuels Fears ISIS Bringing Iraq War to Afghanistan

    KABUL—An attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul has reinforced fears that ISIS terrorists are seeking to bring the group’s Middle East conflict to Afghanistan, though... Read more

  • Syrian Democratic Forces are seen in Raqqa, Syria July 31, 2017. (Reuters/ Rodi Said)

    SDF Advances Against ISIS in Southern Raqqa

    BEIRUT—The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the verge of seizing full control of the southern neighborhoods of Raqqa, which is currently held by... Read more

  • Police officers prepare to execute Muhammad al-Maghrabi (center in blue). (Reuters)

    Man Who Assaulted, Killed Child Is Publicly Executed in Yemen

    SANAA — A man convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering a three-year-old girl was executed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday in front of hundreds of... Read more

  • An ambulance convoy of the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah movement carries bodies of fighters killed in week-long clashes in the Jurud Arsal border region, as part of a ceasefire deal. Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and jihadist militants began implementing a ceasefire deal for the restive Syria-Lebanon border, with an exchange of bodies of fighters killed in week-long clashes.(AFP/Getty Images)

    Thousands Poised to Leave Lebanon-Syria Border Zone in Prisoner Swap

    BEIRUT—Convoys of buses arrived on Monday to transfer thousands of Syrian militants and refugees from Lebanon’s border region into rebel territory in Syria in exchange... Read more

  • Test-firing of a medium-range surface to surface missile, named Sejil-2, at an undisclosed location in Iran. (STR/FARS NEWS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Claims Successful Rocket Test, Likely to Raise Tensions With US

    DUBAI—Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an event likely to raise tensions with the United... Read more

  • A member of the Iraqi Federal Police runs for cover on the frontline in the Old City, June 28, 2017. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

    Booby-Traps Plague North Iraq as ISIS Targets Returning Civilians

    SHEIKH AMIR, Iraq—As people return home to Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq freed from the terrorist group, ISIS, homemade bombs and explosives laid... Read more

  • A World Health Organization (WHO) logo at their office in Beijing on April 19, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yemen Cholera Epidemic Slowing After Infecting 400,000

    GENEVA—Yemen’s cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization... Read more

  • Breaking News

    Car Bomb Kills Seven Civilians in Egypt’s North Sinai: Army

    CAIRO—Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, Egypt’s... Read more

  • Relatives take part in a burial ceremony of the victims of yesterday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 25, 2017. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

    Taliban Suicide Car Bomber Kills Dozens in Afghan Capital

    KABUL—A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than... Read more

  • An Iraqi forces sniper looks on as smoke billows, following an airstrike by US-led international coalition forces targeting Islamic State (IS) group, in the Old City of Mosul on July 9, 2017, as their part of the battle has been declared accomplished, while other forces continue to fight Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the city.
(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

    German Teen Captured in ISIS Base Just Wants ‘To Go Home’

    A German teenager who ran away from home to join the ISIS terrorist group said she just wants “to go back home,” German media reports. Linda... Read more

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