India and China agree to end border standoff

Sanjeev Miglani and Ben Blanchard, NEW DELHI-BEIJING (Reuters): India and China have agreed to an “expeditious disengagement” of troops in a disputed border area where their soldiers have been locked in a stand-off for more than two months, India’s foreign ministry said on Monday. The..

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Journalist murdered in Mexico, 10th of 2017 Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico, (AFP): A Mexican journalist under government protection was shot dead Tuesday in the violent state of Veracruz, officials said, the 10th journalist murdered in Mexico this year.  Candido Rios, a crime reporter for a regional newspaper, was gunned down outside a convenience..

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Remains found on US warship that collided off Singapore: US Navy Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

SINGAPORE, (AFP): Divers searching for 10 missing sailors on a US destroyer that collided with a tanker off Singapore have found human remains, a US admiral said Tuesday.  The accident off Singapore, which left a gaping gash in the destroyer's hull, was the second deadly collision in two months..

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Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina Monday, August 21st, 2017

DHAKA, (AFP): A Bangladesh court sentenced ten Islamist militants to death Sunday over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies.  The men were sentenced to death by firing squad for planting a huge explosive near where Hasina was..

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Sierra Leone Churches Hold Services for Mudslide Victims Sunday, August 20th, 2017

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY, FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP): Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances..

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Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods Saturday, August 19th, 2017

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. The latest floods and landslides in the subcontinent began in the second week of August, as the annual monsoon..

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34 nationalities among Spain attack killed and wounded Friday, August 18th, 2017

PARIS, (AFP): The vehicle attacks that killed 14 and wounded over 100 more in a bustling tourist area of Barcelona and another Spanish seaside resort affected people of at least 34 different nationalities.  The dead and injured came from countries as varied as France, Venezuela, Australia,..

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Peace with North Korea a ‘possibility’: top US general Thursday, August 17th, 2017

BEIJING, (AFP): Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime.  General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also told reporters..

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North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

SEOUL, (AFP): North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further "reckless actions" by Washington.  Some analysts suggested Kim's comments opened a possible path to..

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Resigns, Mnangagwa To Be Next President – OpEd Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has resigned after 37 years in power. He resigned in a letter sent to parliament as it began impeachment proceedings. His ally turned..