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Wall Street Journal: FBI personnel recalled in prostitution probe

Friday  05:06,   12 october 2018

Several FBI employees have been recalled from cities across Asia in recent months while the Justice Department's inspector general examines allegations related to parties and interactions with prostitutes, The Wall Street Journal reports....[...]

Venezuela's Maduro says Trump administration trying to kill him

Friday  04:51,   12 october 2018

Venezuelan Socialist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday accused the Trump administration of seeking to assassinate him, as relations strain between the ideologically opposed nations. Asked about the remarks, the White House did not immediately...[...]

France summons Venezuela ambassador over activist's death

Friday  02:03,   12 october 2018

France on Thursday summoned Venezuela's ambassador to Paris over the death in detention of a Venezuelan opposition activist. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {...[...]

Ukraine’s Spiritual Split From Russia Could Trigger a Global Schism

Friday  02:00,   12 october 2018

Four years after Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, Ukraine is asserting its territorial independence by demanding its own national Church.In televised remarks, Ukraine’s president dubbed this a “historic event,” which it undoubtedly...[...]

Khashoggi 'hit squad' included a forensics expert and a former diplomat

Friday  01:15,   12 october 2018

Turkish authorities believe 15 Saudi men who arrived in Istanbul on October 2 were connected to the disappearance -- and possible murder -- of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. At least some of them appear to have high-level connections in the Saudi [...]

Purported mother of suspect in Bulgaria slaying speaks out

Thursday  20:52,   11 october 2018

The mother of the suspect arrested for the rape and killing of a Bulgarian television journalist has reportedly said her son admitted the murder to her. Bulgarian private Nova TV station on Thursday broadcast an interview with Nadezhda Krassimirova, [...]

India hit with its biggest outbreak of Zika to date, with 32 confirmed cases

Thursday  20:03,   11 october 2018

India has recorded its biggest outbreak of Zika virus with 32 cases confirmed in Jaipur, capital of the western state of Rajasthan. The state government is ramping up efforts to raise awareness about the virus and how it can be prevented. This is...[...]

Dozens killed in Afghan clashes as election nears

Thursday  14:50,   11 october 2018

At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting continues ahead of this month's elections, with 21 Taliban killed in an operation in Wardak, west of the capital Kabul. Amruddin...[...]

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Thursday  14:50,   11 october 2018

Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment. Capital punishment is...[...]

Cyclone Titli batters eastern India, 300,000 evacuated

Thursday  12:05,   11 october 2018

A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometres (95 miles) per hour and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday, with over 300,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas and two men reported killed. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],...[...]

Now boarding: Passengers ready for world's longest flight

Thursday  11:26,   11 october 2018

Passengers were getting ready to board the world's longest flight on Thursday -- a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York. Two pilots, a special "wellness" menu and more than seven weeks' worth of film and television...[...]

Easter Island Heads Mystery Solved?

Thursday  09:50,   11 october 2018

Anthropologist Carl Lipo has discovered the Rapa Nui learned to draw freshwater from the top layer of the ocean.Carl Lipo, an anthropologist who has spent almost 20 years studying the Rapa Nui people and their disappearance from Easter Island, was...[...]

Israel defends actions against US student in detention

Thursday  09:05,   11 october 2018

An Israeli Cabinet minister is defending Israel's handling of the case of an American graduate student who has been held in detention for the past week at Israel's international airport over suspicions that she promotes a Palestinian-led...[...]

Purrfect job: Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays

Thursday  02:05,   11 october 2018

It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town's approximately 70 stray cats. Some 80 applicants applied for the new role with the municipality in the small town in the Kaliningrad...[...]

Heavy rains, floods kill at least eight on Spain's Mallorca

Wednesday  14:25,   10 october 2018

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