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Disaster risk reduction a must for nations in Asia Pacific, says ESCAP

Changing patterns and worsening impacts of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, coupled with environmental degradation and climate change, ...

U.S. law enforcement nail man who pretended to be federal agent

CINCINNATI, Ohio - When Shane Ryan Hammond burst into an Ohio home in 2017 to apprehend a suspected bail jumper, ...

Afghanistan War claims lives of two more U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two U.S. soldiers have been killed in action in Afghanistan.Their deaths, confirmed by a statement from NATO, ...

Filipino students need to know about Holocaust, says Israel

PASIG CITY, Philippines - Israeli has formally requested the story of the Holocaust be added to the education curriculum in ...

Cardinal George Pell case far from over

MELBOURNE, Australia - While Cardinal George Pell's appeal has been denied, the case that has divided Australia is far from ...

Countries failing to honour funding pledges causing chaos in Yemen

SANA'A, Yemen - The United Nations is being forced to shut down a number of humanitarian programmes in Yemen. The ...

Pell case likely to end up in Australian High Court

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia - Victoria's Court of Appeal on Wednesday delivered one of the most significant judgments in Australian legal ...

Bus hijacking in Brazil ends, hijacker dead, hostages freed

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A hostage situation in Rio de Janeiro involving a bus and thirty seven hostages has ...

Situation in Persian Gulf described as troubling and complex

NEW YORK, New York - The UN Security Council has been briefed on the escalating hostilities in the Middle East. ...

Continuation of current situation in Yemen untenable, says UN envoy

ADEN, Yemen - A month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing ...

Tensions flare as Bangladesh tries to send Rohingya home

Protests erupted in parts of Bangladesh's Rohingya camps on Wednesday as authorities attempted to restart controversial plans to begin sending ...

Why do college textbooks cost so much? 7 questions answered

Editor's note: The high price of college textbooks has long been a sore point for students. Even though the price ...

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment

InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with possibly more efficient bulk products by the year 2021.But environmental activists ...

Why we need to get back to Venus

Just next door, cosmologically speaking, is a planet almost exactly like Earth. It's about the same size, is made of ...

Hellish journey over for young woman rescued from the Mediterranean

Feven* kept looking at her feet. The 18-year-old's voice was a whisper amid dozens of asylum seekers at a reception ...

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'

Salvador, Brazil - Paris and the United Nations called on Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as ...

Give Pitso the Bafana job - Palacios

Cape Town - Former Peruvian international and Orlando Pirates development director, Augusto Palacios, himself a former Bafana coach of note, ...

App Helps African Farmers Detect Crop Disease

BINGUELA, CAMEROON -For Alain Lietbou, it has become a ritual: Every time he visits his farm, Lietbou uses the app ...

European Leaders Bracing for Trump Ahead of G-7 Summit

Miguel Amaya and Anna Rice contributed to this report.PARIS - The world's largest advanced democracies - collectively known as the ...

Sarah Michelle Gellar to play blogger in new series

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 23 (ANI): American actor Sarah Michelle Gellar is soon going to treat her fans with an ...

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Multi-billionaire David Koch survived 27 years after death sentence

NEW YORK, New York - One of the richest men in the world died on Friday.Multi-billionaire David Koch, who with ...

Irish government urges businesses to prepare for Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland - With 10 weeks to go to the Brexit deadline on 31 October, the Irish government is urging ...

End of week rally for shares in Asia

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia rose across the board on Friday, setting European shares alight as well.In Japan the ...

Little movement in U.S. stocks, pound jumps

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks had an unremarkable day on Thursday. Solid data on the employment front provided ...

More Irish people returning home to live, than leaving the country

DUBLIN, Ireland - 'Returning to Ireland', a new online information portal for Irish emigrants seeking to move back to Ireland ...

Little movement in Asian stocks

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks were little moved in Asian trading on Thursday.The Nikkei 225 rose 9.44 points or 0.05% to ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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