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04/24/2018 - 04:17

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.

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04/24/2018 - 04:17

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.


04/24/2018 - 04:11

Van plows into Toronto crowd in 'deliberate' act, leaving 10 dead

At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack.

At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack.


04/24/2018 - 03:27

Pressure grows on Nicaragua's Ortega as protest toll hits 27

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was under pressure from widespread street unrest Monday despite backing down on a contentious pension reform plan that triggered days of violence in which at least 27 people have been killed.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was under pressure from widespread street unrest Monday despite backing down on a contentious pension reform plan that triggered days of violence in which at least 27 people have been killed.


04/24/2018 - 02:44

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.


04/24/2018 - 02:40

Record-breaking Heynckes chasing another treble

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.

04/24/2018 - 03:42

Salah to hang around to make history at Liverpool - Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident Mohamed Salah will not be lured away from Anfield in the same manner the Egyptian was tempted from Roma last year.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident Mohamed Salah will not be lured away from Anfield in the same manner the Egyptian was tempted from Roma last year.


04/24/2018 - 02:44

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.


04/23/2018 - 23:05

Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire Allardyce

Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce's approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday.

Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce's approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday.


04/23/2018 - 21:48

UK Govt to offer Windrush generation free citizenship

The UK government said Monday that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship, as it tries to contain the continuing crisis.

The UK government said Monday that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship, as it tries to contain the continuing crisis.


04/23/2018 - 21:28

Robot helps seriously ill Everton fan make history

A seriously ill teenage Everton fan made history on Monday by becoming the world's first 'virtual matchday mascot' ahead of his beloved team's home Premier League match with Newcastle United.

A seriously ill teenage Everton fan made history on Monday by becoming the world's first 'virtual matchday mascot' ahead of his beloved team's home Premier League match with Newcastle United.

04/24/2018 - 04:17

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.

A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.


04/24/2018 - 04:13

Independence dilemma for Greenland voters

Greenland votes Tuesday in a local parliament election, with full independence a key issue for the self-ruled Danish territory threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people.

Greenland votes Tuesday in a local parliament election, with full independence a key issue for the self-ruled Danish territory threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people.


04/24/2018 - 04:11

Van plows into Toronto crowd in 'deliberate' act, leaving 10 dead

At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack.

At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack.


04/24/2018 - 03:27

Pressure grows on Nicaragua's Ortega as protest toll hits 27

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was under pressure from widespread street unrest Monday despite backing down on a contentious pension reform plan that triggered days of violence in which at least 27 people have been killed.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was under pressure from widespread street unrest Monday despite backing down on a contentious pension reform plan that triggered days of violence in which at least 27 people have been killed.


04/24/2018 - 03:20

Toronto: Bodies and debris scattered over mile-long strip

The crime scene seems to go on forever, a taped off stretch of street scattered with bodies under orange sheets, urban debris and a pair of abandoned shoes.

The crime scene seems to go on forever, a taped off stretch of street scattered with bodies under orange sheets, urban debris and a pair of abandoned shoes.

04/24/2018 - 02:44

Britain's Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.


04/23/2018 - 22:24

Zuma sweetheart steps down from S.Africa charity

The woman named by South African media as the future wife of ex-president Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her position at a women's rights charity, the group said Monday.

The woman named by South African media as the future wife of ex-president Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her position at a women's rights charity, the group said Monday.


04/23/2018 - 22:00

Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items

Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur.

Madonna lost Monday a nearly year-long bid to stop an auction of intimate items, including a breakup letter from rap legend Tupac Shakur.


04/23/2018 - 19:16

At Coachella, duo makes Puerto Rican music 'slightly weirder'

The Puerto Rican husband-and-wife duo of Buscabulla is taking the music of the Caribbean to audiences far beyond. But that's where parallels to the mega-hit "Despacito" end.

The Puerto Rican husband-and-wife duo of Buscabulla is taking the music of the Caribbean to audiences far beyond. But that's where parallels to the mega-hit "Despacito" end.


04/23/2018 - 18:08

Prince Harry marks 25 years since racist murder of black teen

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.

04/24/2018 - 03:42

Salah to hang around to make history at Liverpool - Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident Mohamed Salah will not be lured away from Anfield in the same manner the Egyptian was tempted from Roma last year.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident Mohamed Salah will not be lured away from Anfield in the same manner the Egyptian was tempted from Roma last year.


04/24/2018 - 02:44

Blues chief offers support for under-fire Umaga

Auckland Blues chief executive Michael Redman expressed support for embattled coach Tana Umaga Tuesday, saying he wanted the All Black legend to stay with the struggling club.

Auckland Blues chief executive Michael Redman expressed support for embattled coach Tana Umaga Tuesday, saying he wanted the All Black legend to stay with the struggling club.


04/24/2018 - 02:40

Record-breaking Heynckes chasing another treble

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.

Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble.


04/24/2018 - 02:20

Unstoppable Ronaldo the sole survivor of Real's 'BBC'

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid's feted "BBC" can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid's feted "BBC" can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.


04/24/2018 - 01:19

French Barbarians to play Crusaders, Highlanders

The French Barbarians will play the Canterbury Crusaders and Otago Highlanders in New Zealand in June at the same time as the touring French national team face the All Blacks, New Zealand Rugby said Tuesday.

The French Barbarians will play the Canterbury Crusaders and Otago Highlanders in New Zealand in June at the same time as the touring French national team face the All Blacks, New Zealand Rugby said Tuesday.