El Chapo extradition set for 2017, lawyer disagrees

17 October 2016

MEXICO EXPECTS to extradite captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States at the outset of 2017, a top government official said on Friday, despite ongoing appeals by lawyers to block his departure. Guzman, boss of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel,... Read More


Tyson Gay’s daughter killed

16 October 2016

FAYETTE COUNTY – The 15-year-old daughter of American sprinter Tyson Gay was shot and killed early this morning. Trinity Gay, a student at Lafayette High School who was following in her father’s footsteps as an athlete, died around 4:41 a.m. at the University of... Read More


Scotland exploring all options after Brexit vote

16 October 2016

GLASGOW – Scotland’s devolved government is preparing for all possibilities including independence after Britain leaves the European Union (EU), and is planning steps to protect its trade ties with Europe, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday. The Scottish... Read More


Clinton favoured to win Electoral College

16 October 2016

NEW YORK – After a brutal week for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton maintained a substantial projected advantage in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest results from the Reuters/Ipsos... Read More


Death toll at 26 in North Carolina from Matthew

15 October 2016

THE DEATH TOLL from Hurricane Matthew has risen to 26 in North Carolina, with two more bodies recovered as some flood waters recede, Governor Pat McCrory said on Saturday. The bodies of a 53-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman were pulled from submerged vehicles... Read More


Three killed in shooting at LA house party

15 October 2016

LOS ANGELES – Three people were killed and a dozen wounded in Los Angeles early on Saturday after an argument at a party resulted in gunfire, a police spokesman said on Saturday. A man and a woman are in custody over the shooting, which occurred shortly after midnight... Read More


Obama eases more restrictions on Cuba

14 October 2016

WASHINGTON – Americans traveling to Cuba will be allowed to bring home more of the communist-ruled island’s coveted cigars and rum under new measures announced by the United States government on Friday to further ease trade, travel and financial restrictions that have... Read More


Trump says groping allegations are false

14 October 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – Donald Trump assailed as “absolutely false” the allegations by several women that he groped them, and accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the media and lobbyists of engaging in an effort to stop him from winning the White House. With his numbers... Read More


Putin denies involvement in US election

13 October 2016

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted on Wednesday his country was not involved in an effort to influence the U.S. presidential election even as WikiLeaks released another trove of internal documents from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Last week,... Read More


Trump loses ground to Clinton after debate and video

12 October 2016

NEW YORK – Donald Trump has fallen further behind Hillary Clinton and now trails her by eight points among likely voters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, with one in five Republicans saying his vulgar comments about groping women disqualify him from the... Read More


Samsung halts sales of Note 7

11 October 2016

SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Tuesday and told owners to stop using them while it investigates reports of fires, fuelling expectations the tech giant will scrap the flagship device. Top U.S. and Australian carriers... Read More


Government says rebels kill 21 civilians in South Sudan

10 October 2016

JUBA – Rebels attacked trucks carrying civilians in South Sudan, killing 21 people, the government said, as violence between rival forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president risks dragging the country back into civil war. The United Nations... Read More


State of emergency in Ethiopia

10 October 2016

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency on Sunday, saying months of unrest threatened the nation’s stability. Rights groups say more than 500 people have been killed in protests in the Oromiya... Read More


Samsung crisis deepens

10 October 2016

SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices, South Korean media said on Monday, a further setback for the tech giant trying to manage its worst ever phone recall crisis.... Read More


Bermuda in path of Tropical Storm Nicole

09 October 2016

HAMILTON– Forecasters are predicting that Tropical Storm Nicole will make a U-turn late Sunday and head for Bermuda as a resurgent hurricane. Nicole, the 14th named storm of the Atlantic season, formed as a tropical storm last Tuesday south of here and meandered... Read More


Matthew dumps water on North Carolina, heads to sea

09 October 2016

WINSTON-SALEM – Emergency crews in boats rescued hundreds of people from floodwaters and plucked others from rooftops by helicopter in North Carolina after former hurricane Matthew flooded much of the U.S. Southeast before weakening on Sunday and turning out to sea.... Read More


Tutu wants right to choose

09 October 2016

RETIRED SOUTH AFRICAN cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a published commentary that when his time comes, he would “want the option of an assisted death”. The 85-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has been living with prostate... Read More


Weakened Hurricane Matthew hits South Carolina

08 October 2016

CHARLESTON/SAVANNAH – Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina on Saturday, packing a diminished yet still powerful punch after killing almost 900 people in Haiti and causing major flooding and widespread power outages as it skirted Florida and Georgia. Now... Read More


Trump not quitting

08 October 2016

NEW YORK – With his campaign in crisis, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed on Saturday to stay in the race despite calls from more than a dozen prominent Republicans for him to drop out following the release of a recording of him making lewd comments about... Read More


More than 800 killed in Haiti, four in Florida

08 October 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in Haiti earlier this week before it skirted Florida’'s Atlantic coast on Friday and ploughed northward over waters just off Georgia. The number of deaths in Haiti,... Read More


Colombia's president wins Nobel Peace Prize in boost for troubled talks

07 October 2016

OSLO/BOGOTA – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist guerrillas, a surprise choice and a show of support days after voters rejected a peace deal he signed with the rebels.... Read More




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