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Israel Sees Iran War Looming as Mideast Tinderbox Awaits a Spark

Israel Sees Iran War Looming as Mideast Tinderbox Awaits a Spark

There have been coups and revolutions, external invasions and proxy conflicts, but the Middle East hasn’t seen a head-to-head war between major regional powers since the 1980s. There’s a growing risk that one is about to break out in Syria, pitting Israel against Iran. The Islamic Republic’s forces are entrenching there, after joining the fight […]

India cities dominate world air pollution list

India cities dominate world air pollution list

Image copyright AFP Image caption Children are among the worst affected by air pollution Fourteen Indian cities are among the world’s 20 most polluted, according to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The study says the northern city of Kanpur tops the list of cities that had the highest PM2.5 levels in […]

Why International Workers' Day Isn't a Big Deal in the US

Why International Workers' Day Isn't a Big Deal in the US

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, a day where many countries choose to commemorate the working class. But for most people in the U.S., it’s just another Tuesday. Sure it gets its own Google Doodle, but as the rest of the world claims May Day as its Labor Day, Americans choose to celebrate it in […]

Abbas warns of unspecified 'tough steps' against Israel, US

Abbas warns of unspecified 'tough steps' against Israel, US

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian National Council at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, April 30, 2018. (Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press) by Mohammed Daraghmeh | AP by Mohammed Daraghmeh | AP April 30 at 4:56 PM RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday told the PLO parliament, […]

North Korea to align with South's time zone as first practical step toward reconciliation

North Korea to align with South's time zone as first practical step toward reconciliation

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will shift its time zone 30 minutes earlier to align with South Korea starting May 5 “as a first practical step for national reconciliation and unity,” the North’s state media said Monday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as Kim leaves after […]

Rotten durian causes Melbourne university evacuation

Rotten durian causes Melbourne university evacuation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rotting durian was found in a library cupboard More than 500 students and teachers were evacuated from a university in Melbourne, Australia, as a result of a smell initially suspected to be gas. But it turned out the “gas” that students smelt at a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology […]

Fire Breaks Out in Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Injuring at Least 4

Fire Breaks Out in Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Injuring at Least 4

MOSCOW — A fire broke out on Saturday in a high-rise that until recently had been a Trump-branded property in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, injuring at least four people. Footage on social media showed flames shooting out of the windows and smoke billowing from the 33-floor building, which is still under construction and had […]

UK interior minister Rudd resists calls to quit, apologizes over migrant targets error

UK interior minister Rudd resists calls to quit, apologizes over migrant targets error

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resisted calls to quit on Friday, apologizing for not being aware of the use of migrant removal targets in her department and vowing to implement fair and humane immigration policy. Following accusations that she had misled parliament over whether her department had targets for the deportation of […]

Pompeo makes debut as secretary of state

Pompeo makes debut as secretary of state

Mike Pompeo leaves after a meeting with Sen. Mark Warner in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington on April 18. The Senate confirmed Pompeo as secretary of state on April 26. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency/Shutterstock) BRUSSELS — Newly minted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Brussels before dawn on Friday, in a […]

"Caravan" of migrants reaches US border

"Caravan" of migrants reaches US border

TIJUANA, Mexico — About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a “caravan” of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at two migrant shelters just steps from one of […]