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Arab World’s First Nuclear Reactor Cleared for Startup

Monday  12:55,   17 february 2020

The United Arab Emirates took a final step toward switching on the Arab world’s first commercial nuclear power plant, even as the country prospers by producing and selling fossil fuels. © Arun Girija/WAM via AP, File FILE - This undated photograph... >>>

Taliban Claims to Have Finalized Peace Deal With the U.S.

Monday  12:45,   17 february 2020

Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said the peace deal would be signed by the end of February. Newsweek has contacted the State Department to confirm Shaheen's report. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Virus Puts Damper on Kim Jong Un’s Celebrations of Late Father

Monday  12:30,   17 february 2020

Fear of the coronavirus outbreak spreading into North Korea may be accelerating Kim Jong Un’s efforts to play down the legacy of his father and strengthen his own cult of personality. © AFP via Getty Images Students participate in a "mass dance" as... >>>

Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France

Monday  12:30,   17 february 2020

Britain on Monday began to clear up after Storm Dennis battered the country over the weekend, leading the government's weather agency to issue a rare "danger to life" warning.Hundreds of flood warnings remained in place, including five "severe"... >>>

India army takes 'great leap' towards equality

Monday  11:30,   17 february 2020

India's Supreme Court has ruled that all women officers will now be eligible for permanent commissions.The ruling means that all women officers will now be on par with men when it comes to promotions, ranks, benefits and... >>>

Today in History: February 17

Monday  11:21,   17 february 2020

Today in History: February... >>>

Hong Kong gang steals hundreds of toilet rolls

Monday  10:15,   17 february 2020

Toilet rolls have become hot property in the city due to a shortage from coronavirus panic-buying.Toilet rolls are currently in short supply in Hong Kong due to shortages caused by panic-buying during the coronavirus... >>>

Netanyahu says Israeli airliners have started overflying Sudan

Monday  09:50,   17 february 2020

Netanyahu says Israeli airliners have started overflying Sudan , Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the new air corridor as the result of a breakthrough meeting with the African Muslim country's de-facto leader this month.©... >>>

14 test positive among US plane evacuees from Japan virus ship

Monday  09:35,   17 february 2020

Fourteen people who had tested positive for the new coronavirus were among more than 300 US citizens and family members evacuated by plane from a quarantined ship in Japan, the US State Department said Monday. Officers wearing protective suits... >>>

Toxic gas leak kills 5, sickens dozens in Karachi port city

Monday  08:26,   17 february 2020

In the fictional home of Romeo and Juliet, the Juliet Club answers letters from hopeless romantics seeking advice. Founded in Verona, Italy in 1972, the club responds to thousands of letters every... >>>

Toxic gas leak kills 5, sickens dozens in Karachi port city

Monday  08:26,   17 february 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A toxic gas leak killed five people and sickened dozens of others in a coastal residential area in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, police said Monday. The source of the leak, which occurred on Sunday night, and the type >>>

China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

Monday  06:00,   17 february 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and 105 more deaths for a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began two months ago. The 2,048 new cases followed three days of declines but was up by just 39... >>>

Canada's Trudeau scraps Barbados trip to try to resolve anti-pipeline protests

Monday  05:35,   17 february 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has canceled his planned trip to Barbados to help resolve widespread rail disruptions caused by indigenous rights activists opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline, his office said on... >>>

Climate change's role in Australia's fires

Monday  03:50,   17 february 2020

Scientists say climate change is behind the unprecedented intensity of the bushfires that have burned a reported 27 million acres in Australia.The fires have devoured forests like rivers of lava. Smoke blanketing the landscape, the skies turning... >>>

Trump calls for Russia to stop backing Syrian 'atrocities'

Monday  03:10,   17 february 2020

President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime's "atrocities" as he expressed US concern over violence in the Idlib region, the White House said Sunday. In a call with Turkish... >>>