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  • Jennifer Lopez donates $1.35m to help Puerto Rico

    September 25, 2017 9:01 PM 3

    NEW YORK • Jennifer Lopez is counting on the men in her romantic life to do the right thing. Even as the pop star on Sunday offered US$1 million (S$1.35 million) to Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York state to support the hurricane-battered United States island, she has roped in current flame Alex Rodriguez and former husband Marc Anthony

  • Puerto Rico evacuates area near crumbling dam, asks for aid

    September 25, 2017 8:55 PM 3

    SAN JUAN: Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria. Much of the Caribbean island, a U.S. territory with a population of 3.4 million, is still without electricity five days after

  • Bali volcano: What's happening at Mt Agung?

    September 25, 2017 6:41 PM 3

    The Indonesian island of Bali is under its highest alert level as an active volcano is showing signs it might be about to erupt. Volcanic activity is nothing new for Indonesia - it has more volcanoes than anywhere else on Earth. But as an island dependent on agriculture and tourism, Bali has reason to be looking warily at Mt Agung. In recent days, large

  • North Korea says US 'declared war,' warns it could shoot down US bombers

    September 25, 2017 5:25 PM 3

    NEW YORK/SEOUL: North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space. Ri Yong Ho said a Twitter message by Trump on Saturday in which the president warned that the minister

  • Netanyahu muzzles Israeli officials on Kurdish referendum

    September 25, 2017 5:15 PM 3

    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred Israeli government comment on Monday's Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq, two officials said, after his Sept. 13 endorsement of Kurdish statehood irked Turkey. The plebiscite was held despite objections from the United States and Turkey, a regional power whose ties with Israel have long been troubled

  • Jews around world concerned by far-right breakthrough in German election

    September 25, 2017 3:59 PM 3

    BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Jewish groups in Europe and the United States have expressed alarm at the far-right Alternative for Germany's success in Germany's parliamentary election and urged other parties not to form an alliance with the AfD. But a leading member of the AfD, which won 12.6 percent of the vote in Sunday's federal election to become the third

  • North Korea says US has 'declared war', warns it could shoot down American bombers

    September 25, 2017 3:51 PM 3

    NEW YORK/SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday (Sept 25) that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US bombers even if they are not in its air space. The Pentagon later responded by saying that it would provide US President

  • North Korea accuses US of declaring war, says can take countermeasures

    September 25, 2017 3:14 PM 3

    WASHINGTON — North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US strategic bombers even if they are not in the country's air space. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country

  • Buhari Congratulates German Chancellor, Merkel On Election Victory

    September 25, 2017 2:22 PM 4

    President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders in congratulating German Chancellor, Angela Merkel on her victory at the elections. President Buhari using his Twitter handle felicitated with the German Chancellor’s party and wished her a successful tenure ahead. He said, “I congratulate Chancellor Merkel on her electoral victory, and wish her a successful

  • Leadership of Germany’s far right AfD party splits hours after electoral success

    September 25, 2017 2:10 PM 3

    BERLIN (REUTERS) – The leadership of Germany’s far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party cracked within hours of its electoral success on Monday (Sept 25), when the highest-profile figure in its more moderate wing stormed out of its victory news conference and abandoned its parliamentary group. Frauke Petry, a 42-year-old chemist, was the most recognisable