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    January 16

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Online surge, lines mark start of Black Friday sales

23 November 2018

NEW YORK – United States shoppers desperate for deals banged on doors and formed long queues at checkout counters on Black Friday, as a strong economy and rising wages drove a solid start to the holiday shopping season. Read More


Woman cooks lover after killing him

22 November 2018

Abu Bhabi – A Moroccan woman has been accused of killing her lover and serving up his remains to Pakistani workers in the United Arab Emirates, prosecutors say. Read More


May to return to Brussels for last-ditch Brexit talks

21 November 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May will return to Brussels for Brexit talks this weekend as the United Kingdom and European Union strive to do a deal in time for Sunday's summit of European leaders. The PM said progress had been made during discussions with EU officials... Read More


Democrats to investigate Ivanka Trump’s private email use for work

21 November 2018

WASHINGTON − A Congressional committee will investigate Ivanka Trump, United States President Donald Trump’s daughter and a White House adviser, following reports she repeatedly used a personal email account for government work, a House Democrat said on Tuesday. Read More


Oil slumps seven per cent as equities slide fuels demand worries

20 November 2018

NEW YORK − Oil prices tumbled more than seven per cent on Tuesday, with United States crude plunging to its lowest in over a year, caught in Wall Street’s broader selloff fed by growing concerns about slowing global growth. Read More


Trump backs Saudi Arabia despite murder

20 November 2018

US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder. The kingdom is a "steadfast partner" that has agreed to invest "a record amount of money" in the US, Mr Trump said in... Read More


Thousands evacuated as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts

20 November 2018

GUATEMALA CITY − Almost 4 000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country’s disaster agency Conred said. Read More


Airbnb to remove listings in Israel’s West Bank settlements

20 November 2018

JERUSALEM − Home-renting company Airbnb Inc said on Monday it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a “wretched capitulation” to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace. Read More


CNN seeks hearing after White House again vows to yank reporter’s access

19 November 2018

WASHINGTON − CNN on Monday called on a federal court to hold emergency proceedings after the White House said it would again revoke press access to correspondent Jim Acosta despite a temporary restraining order on Friday to reinstate him. Read More


Turkey sentences six people to life in prison for Istanbul airport attack

17 November 2018

ANKARA − A Turkish court has handed life prison sentences to six people convicted over a 2016 attack at Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport which killed 45 people, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Friday. Read More


Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta's press pass

16 November 2018

CNN's Jim Acosta will return to his post at the White House on Friday following a court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reinstate his press pass. Read More


British PM May fights to save Brexit deal and her job

15 November 2018

LONDON-Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft divorce deal with the European Union was in jeopardy on Thursday after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest and her own Eurosceptic lawmakers called for her to be ousted. Read More


Trump aide Ricardel forced out after showdown with First Lady

15 November 2018

WASHINGTON − Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was forced out of her job on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not deserve the honour of working for her husband. Read More


British PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

14 November 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday but must convince ministers to back her plan amid open hostility from some of her own members of parliament who say it threatens the United Kingdom’s unity. Read More


White House hit with staff upheavals – again

14 November 2018

WASHINGTON − Another round of upheaval engulfed President Donald Trump’s White House on Tuesday, with the future of several senior aides in doubt just a week after Unites States congressional elections. Read More


US lays barbed wire at border as migrant caravan draws closer

13 November 2018

TIJUANA − Hundreds of Central American migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States moved toward the country’s border with Mexico on Tuesday as United States military reinforced security measures, laying barbed wire and erecting barricades. Read More


CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

13 November 2018

New York CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House. Read More


Stan Lee, creator of many Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

12 November 2018

LOS ANGELES − Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on... Read More


Fierce winds expected to fan California’s deadly wildfires

12 November 2018

Fierce, dry winds were expected to fan the flames of deadly wildfires burning in California on Monday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes from scattered embers and making driving conditions difficult. Read More


Facebook outage stumps users

12 November 2018

For about 30 minutes earlier today social media site Facebook appeared to be offline. As the site went down this afternoon, more than 1 000 people promptly reported connection issues on DownDetector.com, a website that tracks site downtime. Read More


Change Brexit course or face total surrender, says Johnson

12 November 2018

LONDON − Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson called again on Sunday for Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit, accusing her of forcing through a deal to keep the country locked in the EU’s customs union in a “total surrender”. Read More


How has the intermittent strike action of the public service vehicle operators affected you?

Arrived late at destination
Experienced long delays
Had to walk
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