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03/21/2019 - 22:36

Nationwide call to prayer to mark New Zealand mosque massacres

The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast across New Zealand on Friday as the nation pauses to mark a week since a heavily armed white supremacist stormed two mosques in a murder spree streamed online.

The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast across New Zealand on Friday as the nation pauses to mark a week since a heavily armed white supremacist stormed two mosques in a murder spree streamed online.

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03/21/2019 - 22:36

Nationwide call to prayer to mark New Zealand mosque massacres

The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast across New Zealand on Friday as the nation pauses to mark a week since a heavily armed white supremacist stormed two mosques in a murder spree streamed online.

The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast across New Zealand on Friday as the nation pauses to mark a week since a heavily armed white supremacist stormed two mosques in a murder spree streamed online.


03/21/2019 - 22:30

EU leaders to offer Brexit delay if MPs back May's deal

EU leaders were poised Thursday to offer Britain a short delay to Brexit, but only if MPs back Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal next week.

EU leaders were poised Thursday to offer Britain a short delay to Brexit, but only if MPs back Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal next week.


03/21/2019 - 22:17

'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday.

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday.


03/21/2019 - 20:50

Brazil's Temer detained as crime boss in 'Car Wash' probe

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was the leader of a "criminal organization" involved in embezzlement and money laundering, the federal prosecutor alleged Thursday, after the former leader was arrested as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe.

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was the leader of a "criminal organization" involved in embezzlement and money laundering, the federal prosecutor alleged Thursday, after the former leader was arrested as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe.


03/21/2019 - 20:44

Guaido aide arrested in Venezuela as regime defies US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country's interim leader.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country's interim leader.

03/21/2019 - 23:00

Residents told to 'shelter in place' after Texas plant fire

Residents of two suburbs near the US city of Houston were warned to "shelter in place" for much of Thursday morning after elevated levels of a volatile chemical were detected following an industrial plant fire.

Residents of two suburbs near the US city of Houston were warned to "shelter in place" for much of Thursday morning after elevated levels of a volatile chemical were detected following an industrial plant fire.


03/21/2019 - 22:21

New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile.

Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile.


03/21/2019 - 22:17

'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday.

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday.


03/21/2019 - 22:12

Levi's surges in Wall Street return

Iconic jeans company Levi's made a hot return to Wall Street on Thursday as it eyes international growth and more direct sales to consumers in the fast-changing retail environment.

Iconic jeans company Levi's made a hot return to Wall Street on Thursday as it eyes international growth and more direct sales to consumers in the fast-changing retail environment.


03/21/2019 - 19:38

20 years on, Serbian victims of NATO bombings feel forgotten

On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds.

On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds.


03/21/2019 - 18:21

One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

At least one million people are expected to flock to a "once in a generation" exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun which opens in Paris this weekend.

At least one million people are expected to flock to a "once in a generation" exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun which opens in Paris this weekend.


03/21/2019 - 17:19

Ebola death confirmed in eastern DR Congo provincial capital

A six-month-old baby in the eastern DR Congo city of Bunia has died of Ebola, becoming the first fatality of the disease in a provincial capital, the heath ministry said Thursday.

A six-month-old baby in the eastern DR Congo city of Bunia has died of Ebola, becoming the first fatality of the disease in a provincial capital, the heath ministry said Thursday.


03/21/2019 - 17:15

ToniBler and Klinton: Gratitude for West lives on in Kosovar names

Streets lined with US flags, murals thanking NATO, and boys named ToniBler and Klinton: Kosovars have no shortage of ways to thank Western powers for intervening 20 years ago to end the war with Serbia.

Streets lined with US flags, murals thanking NATO, and boys named ToniBler and Klinton: Kosovars have no shortage of ways to thank Western powers for intervening 20 years ago to end the war with Serbia.


03/21/2019 - 16:18

New York philanthropist is accused of sexual harassment

A New York billionaire and philanthropist, Michael Steinhardt, has been accused of sexual harassment by a series of women working for organizations that depended on his generosity, The New York Times and ProPublica reported on Thursday.

A New York billionaire and philanthropist, Michael Steinhardt, has been accused of sexual harassment by a series of women working for organizations that depended on his generosity, The New York Times and ProPublica reported on Thursday.


03/21/2019 - 07:03

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.

Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.


03/21/2019 - 06:23

Modi or Gandhi? Indian mystics split over poll outcome

Transgender mystic Zoya Lobo turns over three oracle cards, studies them for a minute and looks up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely win India's general election this summer, she proclaims.

Transgender mystic Zoya Lobo turns over three oracle cards, studies them for a minute and looks up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely win India's general election this summer, she proclaims.


03/21/2019 - 05:05

Canned air and water-spraying drones: Smog remedies

As millions of people in Asia choke under polluted skies, authorities have turned to water-dispersing drones and outdoor air purifiers to improve air quality, while companies have tried to cash in by selling everything from canned air to lung-purifying teas.

As millions of people in Asia choke under polluted skies, authorities have turned to water-dispersing drones and outdoor air purifiers to improve air quality, while companies have tried to cash in by selling everything from canned air to lung-purifying teas.


03/21/2019 - 03:56

Cuba a thriving hang-out for Soviet era motorcycle sidecars

Cuba's love affair with 1950s-era American cars is still intact, but the communist-run island also has a lingering attachment to a stalwart of Soviet-era leftovers, the motorcycle sidecar.

Cuba's love affair with 1950s-era American cars is still intact, but the communist-run island also has a lingering attachment to a stalwart of Soviet-era leftovers, the motorcycle sidecar.


03/21/2019 - 01:07

Finland tops world happiness rankings, South Sudan bottom: UN

Finland ranked as the world's happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in a United Nations report released on Wednesday.

Finland ranked as the world's happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in a United Nations report released on Wednesday.


03/21/2019 - 01:01

Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: experts

The world can eradicate tuberculosis by 2045 if the fight against the killer disease is properly funded, an international team of experts said Wednesday.

The world can eradicate tuberculosis by 2045 if the fight against the killer disease is properly funded, an international team of experts said Wednesday.


03/20/2019 - 16:42

Lions, other animals to be saved from Gaza zoo: welfare group

Forty animals including five lions are to be rescued from squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip, an animal welfare group said Wednesday.

Forty animals including five lions are to be rescued from squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip, an animal welfare group said Wednesday.


03/20/2019 - 08:59

'My special little one': A Christchurch father's message to slain son

John Milne sits on his bed and sobs as he pens an anguished letter to his murdered teenage son Sayyad -- one of 50 people killed in the Christchurch massacre.

John Milne sits on his bed and sobs as he pens an anguished letter to his murdered teenage son Sayyad -- one of 50 people killed in the Christchurch massacre.


03/20/2019 - 08:58

Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country's love affair with plastic.

From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country's love affair with plastic.


03/20/2019 - 06:17

HRW urges Japan to change transgender 'sterilisation' law

Japan should "urgently" revise a law that effectively requires transgender people to be surgically sterilised if they want legal recognition of their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Japan should "urgently" revise a law that effectively requires transgender people to be surgically sterilised if they want legal recognition of their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.


03/20/2019 - 03:59

Netflix dramatises notorious India gang-rape murder case

Filmmaker Richie Mehta was at first reluctant to make Netflix's latest Indian series, documenting the aftermath of the notorious gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that made global headlines.

Filmmaker Richie Mehta was at first reluctant to make Netflix's latest Indian series, documenting the aftermath of the notorious gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that made global headlines.