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Brigitte Macron unveils name of France-born baby panda - 12/10/2017

Paris - By Pol O Gradaigh - Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, on Monday unveiled the official name of the baby giant panda born four months ago in a French zoo. Brigitte...

UN urges full end to Yemen blockade as 'lives of millions' at risk - 11/16/2017

Rome - Three United Nations agencies launched Thursday an "urgent appeal" for a Saudi-led military coalition to fully lift its blockade on Yemen, warning that millions would die if humanitarian aid...

Cambodia's highest court dissolves main opposition party - 11/16/2017

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the main opposition party be dissolved, a ruling critics said spelled the "death of democracy" in the country.   The Cambodia National...

Hundreds of turtles die of microalgae poisoning off El Salvador - 11/11/2017

San Salvador - Hundreds of sea turtles found dead off the coast of El Salvador died of poisoning after ingesting microalgae, a toxicological study has revealed.   The creatures' demise was...

What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program? - 11/01/2017

Washington - In the wake of a terrorist attack in New York that killed eight people, US President Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on the immigration programme under which the alleged perpetrator...

Thai man detained for planning to wear red on late king's funeral day - 10/30/2017

Bangkok - A Thai man was arrested and detained on Tuesday for declaring on his social media last week he would wear red on the day late king Bhumibol Adulyadej is to be cremated.   Ekachai...

Europe's storm 'Herwart' claims fifth fatality - 10/29/2017

Berlin - By dpa correspondents - The "Herwart" storm system claimed a fifth fatality on Sunday in Europe when a motorboat carrying three holidaymakers overturned in rough waters on Germany's...

Trump declares public health emergency in US over opioid addiction - 10/26/2017

Washington - US President Donald Trump has declared a public health emergency in the United States caused by rampant addiction and overdoses due to opioid drugs.   "This epidemic is a national...

Japanese mother to ask for Trump's cooperation over abduction issue - 10/17/2017

Tokyo - The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea said Tuesday she is looking forward to meeting US President Donald Trump during his upcoming visit to Japan.   Trump is scheduled to...

Malaysian mother arrested for prostituting her 14-year-old daughter - 10/09/2017

Kuala Lumpur - A 30-year-old woman in Malaysia was arrested for allegedly forcing her teenage daughter into prostitution, local media reported Monday.   The mother in Sarawak state was "trying...
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