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Jul 09 2018

Japan Floods and Heavy Rain Leave at Least 55 Dead, Dozens Missing

About 70 percent of Japan's land is made up of mountains and hills, so homes are often built on steep slopes, or flood-prone flat plains below them. Some transport was ...

Jul 09 2018

Japan executes AUM doomsday cult founder Asahara, 6 members

In June 1994, the cult spread sarin gas in Matsumoto in central Japan, killing eight people and injuring more than 140 others, in an attack targeting residents who were p...

Jul 09 2018

Brexit secretary David Davis resigns

Mr Davis had been on the brink of resigning a couple of times in recent weeks, but soldiered on because he did not want to risk bringing the Prime Minister down. Their co...

Jul 07 2018

World powers back Iran oil exports despite U.S. sanctions threat

Trump pulled the United States out of the multinational deal under which sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear program verified by the Internat...

Jul 07 2018

Team Trump gifted Kim Jong Un a 'Rocket Man' CD

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and an American delegation met with their North Korean counterparts for almost three hours in Pyongyang Friday, the first face-to-face ...

Jul 07 2018

Trump Defends Jim Jordan Over Ohio State Abuse Allegations

Yetts said. No question in my mind. The president praised Jordan ― a Trump ally and co-founder of the powerful, conservative House Freedom Caucus ― calling him "an ou...

Jul 07 2018

Up to 20 people dead in Canada heatwave

Temperatures were in the mid-90s for Montreal Sunday and Monday, about 20 degrees higher than the normal temperatures this time of year. Meanwhile, the ambulance servic...

Jul 04 2018

Burgum orders ND flags at half-staff for shooting victims

Ramos, who reportedly had a long-running dispute with the newspaper, was arrested in the newsroom just minutes after he opened fire. Ramos was arrested shortly after th...

Jul 04 2018

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-corruption officers

The former leader is being investigated over allegations that billions of dollars were looted from 1MDB, a state fund he founded in 2009. Even though Najib has denied w...

Jul 04 2018

Wildfires spark evacuations in northern California

Smoke poured into the Bay Area from the County Fire , and ash was visible on cars and homes Sunday. Earlier, the post had encouraged residents to attend the show on Tu...

Jul 04 2018

Trump adviser Bolton sees summit with Putin as necessary

A BuzzFeed News article citing anonymous sources also recently circulated widely, reporting that during the G-7 summit in Canada last month, Trump said that Crimea is ...

Jul 04 2018

American Woman Dead After Tour Boat Explodes in Bahamas

Tennessean Maleka Grimes-Jackson and her husband, Tyran Jackson, took an anniversary trip every year, going to far-flung locales including China, Japan and parts of South...

Jul 02 2018

Israel, Jordan Won't Accept Any Syrian Refugees

A picture taken on June 30, 2018, from the Israeli Golan Heights shows a tractor-led trailer carrying civilians arriving at a camp for displaced Syrians near the Syri...

Jul 02 2018

French gangster uses helicopter to flee prison, manhunt under way

Drones seen buzzing above a prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the cinematic escape of a notorious French criminal - his second in f...

Jul 02 2018

Family, not the President claim first loyalty: Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

However, Cohen said he disagrees with Trump's criticism of the FBI, even after federal agents raided the attorney's New York City offices and home. "I will not be a p...

Jul 02 2018

German interior minister Seehofer offers resignation in migration clash with Merkel

CSU leaders, divided over how to face down a challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) in October's regional election, were trying to persuade ...

Jul 02 2018

French robber Redoine Faïd 'breaks free from jail' in dramatic helicopter escape

Le Monde newspaper reported the operation only took a few minutes. The escape on Sunday was the second time Faid had escaped from a French prison. He briefly took four ...

Jul 01 2018

More than a dozen Ice agents call for agency to be abolished

ICE is under scrutiny as President Trump's "zero-tolerance" policies at the southern border have led to family separations, ultimately sparking nationwide protests Satu...

Jul 01 2018

6 women, 4 men blindfolded, hung from ceiling in India

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the crime spot and told the reporters that the investigation is underway. The family had businesses of furniture, grocery a...

Jul 01 2018

Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Joe Crowley in Tuesday's primary race. Supporters in her district said that's what they were looking for when they picked her over U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley , a seni...