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  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:01

    North Korea's Kim oversaw the test-firing of new weapon again - KCNA

    SEOUL- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

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  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:56

    Hong Kongers stage more anti-government protests, braving storms

    HONG KONG - Thousands of Hong Kongers including many teachers took part in more anti-government rallies on Saturday, braving thunderstorms to march past shops shuttered due to growing concern that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive activists from the streets.

  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:53

    U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar

    GIBRALTAR - The United States has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West in a last ditch effort to prevent the vessel from leaving Gibraltar.

  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:47

    Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea

    LAMPEDUSA- A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies in Rome stopped it docking at the southern island of Lampedusa.

  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:40

    Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker; U.S. seeks to hold it

    LONDON/GIBRALTAR - Britain’s Mediterranean territory Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free a seized Iranian oil tanker, but did not immediately indicate when or if the ship would set sail after the United States launched a new, last-minute legal bid to hold it.

  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:36

    Schools, telephone lines to be opened in Kashmir after lockdown

    SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI - Authorities will begin restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar where afternoon prayers went peacefully amid heavy security, the top state official said.

  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:23

    Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need

    WASHINGTON-The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through to the end of the year, almost half of whom are youth.

  • Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:41

    U.S. bid to seize Iranian tanker halts its release from Gibraltar

    LONDON/GIBRALTAR - The United States applied on Thursday to seize an Iranian tanker detained by Gibraltar, halting its expected release at the last minute and preventing a possible swap for a British-flagged tanker held by Iran.

  • Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:39

    Chinese forces exercise across border as Hong Kong braces for protests

    HONG KONG - Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations in the Asian financial hub it has described as “near terrorism”.