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  • Brazil army deploys in Rio slum as drug-related violence worsens

    September 22, 2017 9:29 PM 3

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers poured into Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum on Friday in a bid to help the cash-strapped state government quell the drug-related violence that authorities blamed for at least four deaths and several injuries there this week. The army deployed 950 troops in the sprawling favela, responding to a request from the Rio state

  • ‘Tough’ but ‘tailored’ entry restrictions await Trump’s approval

    September 22, 2017 9:02 PM 3

    The Trump administration is considering replacing a part of its controversial travel ban with more-tailored restrictions that could vary from country to country, officials announced Friday. Officials declined to say precisely what those restrictions will be, which countries they might affect or even when the president will put them into effect. The key portion

  • Dhaka to press Myanmar on refugee issue

    September 22, 2017 9:00 PM 4

    Move comes after Suu Kyi says her govt ready to verify Rohingya refugees for repatriation Bangladesh plans to increase the pressure on Myanmar to take back the 700,000 Rohingya refugees that it has been sheltering for more than a decade. "On the one hand we are concentrating on humanitarian aid, and on the other, we are beefing up the international pressure

  • May calls for 2-year transition after Brexit

    September 22, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    But British PM's concessions to EU may still not be enough to move stalled negotiations FLORENCE • British Prime Minister Theresa May called yesterday for Britain to stay in the European Union's single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU, while offering concessions on a divorce deal as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations

  • Thousands evacuated as Bali volcano rumbles

    September 22, 2017 9:00 PM 2

    6,000 have left; tourists and other residents warned against camping or hiking near crater DENPASAR (Bali) • Thousands of people were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said yesterday, as tremors rattled some areas and smoke rose above one of the world's most popular tourist spots. The alert status

  • The flip side of Trump’s ‘America First’ sentiment

    September 22, 2017 8:47 PM 1

    For the first time since the Williams’ sisters took the centre stage, two Black American women this month found themselves in the Finals of the US Open. In fact, for the first time ever, three Black American women were in the Semis. The commentators, most of them Americans since the tournament took place on American soil, gushed about how good it all was for American

  • Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address

    September 22, 2017 8:47 PM 2

    Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis. Trump’s derisive description of Kim Jong Un as “Rocket

  • If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

    September 22, 2017 7:19 PM 3

    All eyes are on Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (third from left), and his Republican colleagues as they pitch yet another Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan. John McCain on Friday imperiled Republicans' latest Affordable Care Act repeal and replace effort when he said he "cannot in good conscience" support the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill. But McCain did also say he could

  • U.S. and Russia Battle Last of ISIS Amid Reports of Fires and Floods in Syria

    September 22, 2017 6:18 PM 3

    The U.S. and Russia are backing separate campaigns to wipe out the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in its final stronghold of Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria. As the rival powers and their allies close in on jihadists, however, an international rivalry escalates, and seemingly natural obstacles grow increasingly suspect. With support from Russia and Iran, the Syrian

  • Close but no hurrah: EU welcomes May Brexit speech, but warily

    September 22, 2017 5:25 PM 4

    BRUSSELS: Theresa May's "constructive spirit" won a cautious welcome from the European Union on Friday, though the British prime minister's keynote Brexit speech raised more questions than answers for some and they want more details next week. "The speech shows a willingness to move forward, as time is of the essence," the EU's chief Brexit negotiator