Society

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...

Nobel Peace Prize for work to prevent 'catastrophic' nuclear weapons - 10/08/2017

OSLO, Lennart Simonsson and Ella Joyner (dpa) - An anti-nuclear weapons campaign group that highlighted "the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons" was named the...

Las Vegas killer lived secret life, spent decades acquiring weapons - 10/05/2017

LAS VEGAS, Martin Bialecki and Gretel Johnston (dpa)- Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock spent "decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life" before he carried out Sunday's mass...

Oxford college takes down portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi - 10/01/2017

LONDON (dpa)- A portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been removed by her British alma mater, according to a statement by St Hugh's College, part of the University of Oxford....

Memo in Vatican vault suggests Church role in case of missing girl - 09/19/2017

ROME, Alvise Armellini (dpa) - An Italian journalist has discovered a Vatican memo of questionable authenticity suggesting that the Catholic Church knew the whereabouts of a teenage girl who vanished...
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