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Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 3:51 PM

Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan says unofficial results from the presidential elections show he has won outright in the first round.The BBC reports that Erdogan has 53 per cent, while his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is on 31 per...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 10:23 AM

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa says elections will go ahead as planned on July 30, despite what he said was an attempt on his life yesterday.The BBC said forty-one people were injured in the blast at a rally in the city of Bulawayo, which...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 10:12 AM

Polls have closed in the Turkish elections where voters are deciding whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term, the BBC reports.He has faced a tough battle with Muharrem Ince, a centre-left candidate who has energised...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom is reporting that an A-level math paper was allegedly leaked on the Internet the night before thousands of students sat the exam.The exams watchdog Ofqual said it was working with Pearson, the company...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MAIDUGURI (AP):Police say four people were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria.A member of a civilian self-defence group, Maina Shettima, told The Associated Press that the bodies were found yesterday morning...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIYADH (AP):Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car.Just four years ago, this government-...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MCALLEN, Texas (AP):A group of immigrant rights protesters yesterday blocked a bus carrying immigrant children outside a United States-Mexico border processing facility.Local and state police were called in to help disperse the crowd and enable the...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 5:45 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jamaican sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for terrorising the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 3-0...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 4:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 4:27 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the next few weeks. The EU tariffs...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 11:03 AM

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices....

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 1:43 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 1:32 PM

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 1:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. More than 40 states...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 2:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 2:39 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 10:59 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalise cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 10:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name”.  It’s the latest withdrawal by the...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 10:43 AM

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 2:48 PM

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, United States are searching for suspects in relation to the murder of Jamaican-American rapper-singer XXXTentacion who was pronounced dead...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion on Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at 10...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:23 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) A conservative legislator in Russia says he wants to ban ”mockery” of the national soccer team because the players are "fighting for the honour of our country". Vitaly Milonov told The Associated...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 11:48 AM

NAIROBI,  CMC – A court in Nairobi, Kenya says Cuban doctors who arrived in the country earlier this month can start working in hospitals, dismissing a challenge over their right to work there. On Tuesday, the Employment and Labour...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 5:09 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. Then Hurricane Maria...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 4:44 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393...

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