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Floods kill 13 people in central Vietnam

Floods from torrential rains have killed 13 people in central Vietnam, with more rain forecast for the region. Local disaster officials said Monday that floods since late November have killed six people in Binh Dinh province and three in Quang Nam province. The floods have largely receded,...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:34

Citing differences, Philippine vice president quits Cabinet

There was no immediate reaction Monday from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the country’s vice president saying she will resign her Cabinet post, citing “major differences in principles and values” with Duterte and an unspecified plot to remove her from the vice presidency.Leni ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:32

Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha suffers heart attack

The popular leader of India’s southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition Monday morning after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha was being monitored by “a team of experts, including cardiologists, pulmonologist and critical ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:30

Italy's Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after learning he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform."My experience of government finishes here," Renzi told a press conference, acknowledging that the No campaign had won an...

Updated : 2016.12.05 10:22

'Oakland warehouse was often frigid, lacked water'

Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the “Ghost Ship” was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists. The building was often freezing cold. Water and power were somet...

Updated : 2016.12.05 09:59

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court. A lawyer in the recount case said ``make no mistake -- the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide...

Updated : 2016.12.04 22:00

Finland mayor, two journalists shot dead: police

HELSINKI (AFP) -- The mayor of a Finnish town near the border with Russia and two local journalists were shot dead as they left a restaurant on Saturday night, police said.Investigators said the three women were killed by a man with a shotgun who was later arrested and was interrogated on ...

Updated : 2016.12.04 21:59

Philippine vice-president says plot to oust her

MANILA (AFP) -- Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo said Sunday she would quit President Rodrigo Duterte's cabinet after being told to stay away from its meetings, and alleged there was a plot to oust her as his deputy.Robredo did not say who was behind the alleged plot to remove her as...

Updated : 2016.12.04 21:37

Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi government on Sunday sent truckloads of food, heating oil and drinking water to residents of areas retaken from the Islamic State group in and around the northern city of Mosul as more civilians streamed out of the city amid intense fighting between the milita...

Updated : 2016.12.04 21:03

Rouhani urges Obama to block Iran sanctions extension law

Iran urged Barack Obama to block a law that would extend the U.S. president’s authority to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic, calling it a violation of the Iranian nuclear deal.On Thursday, the Senate voted 99-0 to extend the Iran Sanctions Act, which authorizes a president to prev...

Updated : 2016.12.04 20:54

[Graphic News] World population grows, young girls struggle: UN

The world‘s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the UN said, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.The United Nations Population Fund ...

Updated : 2016.12.04 17:57

[Newsmaker] Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan‘s leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from C...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:58

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan callUS

President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties.It was not immediately clear whether Trump's telephone call with President Tsai ...

Updated : 2016.12.03 15:11

[Graphic News] Record number of migrants arrived in Italy

A record number of migrants reached Italy by boat from North Africa in 2016, according to official data, as pressure on Italy’s shelter and asylum systems grows. Italy has borne the brunt of the arri...

Updated : 2016.12.01 18:15

Mnuchin, Ross confirm selves as Trump treasury, commerce picks

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump plans to nominate him as the next U.S. Treasury secretary, a key cabinet decision as the president-elect assembles a team to fulfill his campaign pledge to boost the world’s largest economy.Mnuchin confirmed his sele...

Updated : 2016.11.30 21:51