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Deadly attack leaves California Hmong community in shock

Police say at least two gunmen entered a Fresno backyard Sunday evening and fired at a group of men watching football on TV outdoors.

published : 21 hours ago

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China condemned a decision by Beijing's High Court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.

published : 21 hours ago

Five things to know about Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand for the first visit here by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since St. John Paul II in 1984.

published : 21 hours ago

Three Taliban prisoners flown to Qatar for swap with Australian, American hostages

The whereabouts of the two hostages — American, Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — was not immediately known.

published : 22 hours ago

Pakistan court reserves judgement in Pervez Musharraf treason case, to announce verdict on November 28

Musharraf became Pakistan's first army chief to be charged with treason when he was indicted on March 31, 2014.

published : 23 hours ago

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks resignation of PM Wickremesinghe

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa believes that such a step will ensure good governance as the current President (his brother) and the cabinet would belong to the same party.

published : 23 hours ago

Sydney pollution 'hazardous', comparable to Delhi, amid bushfire threat

The usually blue skies of the harbour city turned a miserable grey, with world-famous landmarks the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge dulled against the skyline.

published : 23 hours ago

15 killed, nine injured in coal mine blast in northern China

The incident happened on Monday when 35 miners were working underground at the coal mine in Pingyao County when the blast happened, the Shanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety said.

published : 19 Nov 2019

US no longer believes Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories are illegal: Mike Pompeo 

Pompeo said the United States encourages the Israelis and the Palestinians to resolve the status of Israeli settlements in the West Bank in any final status negotiations.

published : 19 Nov 2019

Arctic Ocean may be ice-free for part of year by 2044: Study

Scientists have been attempting to predict the future of Arctic sea ice for decades, relying on global climate models that simulate how climate system will react to all of CO2 entering the atmosphere.

published : 19 Nov 2019

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for medical treatment

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government granted a one-time permission to Sharif for four weeks to travel abroad for his treatment provided he submitted indemnity bonds worth Rs 700 crore.

published : 19 Nov 2019

Donald Trump's doctor dismisses chest pain speculation

Donald Trump, 73, spent just over an hour on Saturday having 'examinations, labs and discussions' presidential physician Sean Conley said in a statement issued by the White House.

published : 19 Nov 2019

Most anti-vaccine ads on Facebook funded by just two organisations: Study

Researchers, including those from the University of Maryland in the US, found that a small group of anti-vaccine ad buyers has successfully leveraged Facebook to reach targeted audiences.

published : 19 Nov 2019

Kalapani dispute: Nepal PM says would not allow anyone to encroach 'even an inch'

Prime Minister Oli said the government would take initiative to vacate Indian troops from the disputed Kalapani region.

published : 19 Nov 2019

Flood-hit Venice's dwindling population faces mounting woes

Venetians are fed up with what they see as inadequate responses to the city's mounting problems: record-breaking flooding, environmental and safety threats from cruise ship traffic.

published : 19 Nov 2019