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Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

By AP - Tuesday, 27 September 2016.

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.

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One dead, 114 hurt as New Jersey train crash causes major damage

By AFP - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:21

HOBOKEN: A speeding commuter train that plowed into a New Jersey station during morning rush hour Thursday, killing one person and injuring 114, has caused major destruction at the transport hub and gateway to Manhattan.

From robots to websites, British firms curb spending due to Brexit

By Reuters - Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:00

READING: Heavy machinery whirrs and clanks on the factory floor of precision metalworking firm Robert Bion & Co, where a planned three-metre robotic arm would have been speeding up output by now, if Britain had not voted to leave the European Union.

Train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

By AP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 23:11

HOBOKEN: A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

School security guard gunned down, two hurt in Thai's Narathiwat province

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:50

BANGKOK: A security volunteer was gunned down by suspected rebels while guarding a primary school in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south, police said Thursday.

33 missing after China landslides

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:42

BEIJING: At least 33 people are missing a day after landslides swept through two east China villages, state media reported Thursday, as rescuers combed through rubble for survivors.

Clinton likely to benefit from early voting in key states

By AP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:24

WASHINGTON: More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.

Israel begins paying last respects to Peres

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:12

BAITULMAQDIS: Israeli leaders and crowds of mourners gathered outside parliament on Thursday to pay last respects to ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state.

Bahrain says Congress vote on Saudi 9/11 bill will harm US

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:05

DUBAI: Bahrain warned Thursday that the United States would be the loser from Congress’s vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3

By AP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:58

TOWNVILLE: A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said.

Two soldiers killed by Indian fire in Kashmir: Pakistan military

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:53

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military accused India Thursday of killing two of its soldiers in “unprovoked firing” along the Line of Control that divides the disputed territory of Kashmir.

UN envoy urges probe into death of S. Korean protestor

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:52

SEOUL: A UN rights envoy has called for an independent investigation into the death of a South Korean protester, shot by police water cannon during an anti-government rally last year.

Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticising religion

By Reuters - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:16

SINGAPORE: A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for “wounding religious feelings“, the second jail term for the teenager who was convicted on similar charges last year.

Rescuers pull 15 out from China landslide, 26 still missing

By Reuters - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:45

BEIJING: Rescuers have pulled 15 people alive from a landslide that slammed into a village in China’s eastern Zhejiang province after a typhoon but 26 people are still missing, state media said on Thursday.

Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard -police

By Reuters - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:43

CHARLESTON: A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday.

South Australia limps back to life as more storms threaten

By AFP - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:37

SYDNEY: Power was slowly being restored to the state of South Australia on Thursday after “unprecedented” thunderstorms knocked out supply to the entire population.

World's first baby born from 3-parent technique

By AFP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 15:23

MIAMI: The world’s first baby has been born using a controversial new technique by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report Tuesday.

Explosion kills 18 in 'illegal' coal mine in northern China

By AP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 15:21

BEIJING: Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 18 miners left two others missing, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

Tourists evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts: official

By AFP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 13:04

JAKARTA: Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Wednesday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country’s most popular hiking destinations, an official said.

Massive typhoon hits eastern China after killing 4 in Taiwan

By AP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:36

BEIJING: A massive typhoon made landfall in eastern China Wednesday, a day after carrying strong winds over Taiwan that felled trees and scattered debris, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260.

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

By AP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:21

WASHINGTON: Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname — “Miss Piggy” — that caused her shame and humiliation.

Shimon Peres dies at 93

By Reuters - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:21

Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, the official government Israel News Agency reported.

Pakistan denounces Indian UN speech as 'litany of falsehoods'

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:02

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad has branded an address by India’s foreign minister to the UN in which she accused Pakistan of terrorism in disputed Kashmir as a “litany of falsehoods.”

Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:42

BANGKOK: Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia.

Bombs hit mosque, congress centre in Germany

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:23

DRESDEN: Bomb attacks hit a mosque and a congress centre in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said Tuesday, adding that they suspected a xenophobic and nationalist motive.

Third typhoon of the month hits Taiwan, 32 injured

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:37

TAIPEI: Strong wind and rain lashed Taiwan on Tuesday as the third typhoon to hit the island this month made landfall, injuring more than 30 people, ripping signs off buildings and knocking down trees.

Over 90 percent of world breathing bad air: WHO

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:44

GENEVA: Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:26

HEMPSTEAD: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump bickered and traded insults in a fiery US presidential debate Monday, as they aggressively pitched their case to tens of millions of American voters.

Taiwan shuts down as Typhoon Megi strikes

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:00

TAIPEI: Taiwan went into shutdown Tuesday as the island faces its third typhoon in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed across the island and hundreds of flights disrupted.

Timeline of the Colombia conflict

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:00

CARTAGENA: After half a century of conflict, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the country’s government signed a full peace accord on Monday.

India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan - source

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:49

NEW DELHI: India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack on an Indian army base.