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Young Hong Kong activist sentenced to 3 months in jail

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:59:50 GMT

A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" protests.

15-year-old Kostyuk joins Svitolina in Aussie Open 3rd round

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:52:13 GMT

A 15-year-old qualifier and the No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina were among three Ukrainian women who had matches starting simultaneously Wednesday and all progressed to the third round of the Australian Open.

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:25:39 GMT

Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy.

New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:45:00 GMT

The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time.

AP PHOTOS: Pope draws crowd to Chile Mass, also protests

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:24:43 GMT

A smiling Pope Francis drew a big crowd at an outdoor Mass in the Chilean capital Tuesday during the first full day of his six-day visit to Chile and Peru.

Puerto Rico embraces 'broken windows' policing amid killings

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:21:03 GMT

Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico say they will implement "broken windows" policing to fight a surge in killings this month across the U.S. territory.

Judge urges verdicts in Quebec oil train disaster case

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:12:35 GMT

A judge is urging jurors in a criminal negligence trial stemming from a 2013 derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec to try once more to reach unanimous verdicts after they told him they had come to an impasse.

Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling party

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:12:26 GMT

Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is leaving the political party that helped cement his rise to power in the latest squabble with the man he chose to succeed him and continue his "Citizens' Revolution."

UN chief believes war over North Korea nukes is avoidable

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:29:24 GMT

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he believes war over North Korea's nuclear weapons is avoidable — but he's worried and "not yet sure that peace is guaranteed."

Kim Jong Un's ex, North Korea's girl band leader appears at Olympic meeting despite gruesome execution rumors

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:35:00 GMT

Kim Jong Un’s rumored ex-girlfriend and the leader of the regime’s only all-girl music group appeared at the meeting between the North and the South on Monday — one of the few images of Hyon Song Wol in public after years of speculation she was executed by the despot’s firing squad.

7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crash

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:33:13 GMT

Seven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia.

Yemen asks Saudis for $1B to save currency, prevent 'famine'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:44:06 GMT

Yemen's prime minister has called on the Saudi-led coalition allied with his government to deposit $1 billion in the central bank to save the local currency from "complete collapse."

The Latest: SK says talks with NK a 'significant first step'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:04 GMT

The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local): 9:40 a.m.

German prosecutors raise charge in teen's stabbing to murder

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:25:04 GMT

German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held in the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile."

Hundreds of Sudanese protest hike in bread prices

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:16:54 GMT

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital to protest against rising bread prices after the government's devaluation of the local currency.

Rebellious ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:01:04 GMT

Officials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a shootout with armed forces.

Analysis: With a vent at Trump, Abbas exits 'peace process'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:58:25 GMT

There seems to be no going back for Mahmoud Abbas after the Palestinian leader cursed and ridiculed President Donald Trump and his aides in a pugnacious speech — a very public break with the 82-year-old's long-standing efforts to cultivate Washington's goodwill as the sole pathway to Palestinian statehood.

London man said to discuss 'death squad sent by Allah' opens

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:56:11 GMT

A London man who talked about forming "a death squad sent by Allah" has gone on trial for allegedly plotting a series of attacks in the British capital.

Nigeria releases 'repentant' Boko Haram suspects as terror group releases video of captured girls

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:54:00 GMT

Nigeria has released 244 people suspected to have been part of Boko Haram who officials said are “repentant” after undergoing rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the group says girls in captivity vow to never return home.

Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:46:28 GMT

Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier.


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