SYDNEY: Relatives of some of the people killed at a theme park when their ride malfunctioned are pleading for answers into their loved ones’ deaths.
TOLEDO: US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday over her trade policies, saying she would handle trade deals so badly that the country should “just cancel the election” and name him the victor.
RIYADH: Yemen’s Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile toward Mecca on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen’s civil war said on Saudi state news agency SPA.
NEW YORK: A campaign plane carrying US Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off the runway after landing at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday.
BEIJING: The US Coast Guard suspended its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, it said, after rescuers boarded his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but found his lifejacket.
NEW DELHI: India will expel a Pakistani visa official for “espionage activities“, the foreign ministry said Thursday, with tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours already running high.
HONG KONG: Moments before surrendering to police after killing two Indonesian women in his high rise Hong Kong apartment two years ago, British banker Rurik Jutting shouted and waved a knife at pedestrians on the streets far below, a court heard on Thursday.
TOKYO: The younger brother of former Japanese Emperor Hirohito has died at the age of 100.
HONOLULU: The US Coast Guard in Hawaii was searching Wednesday for a Chinese mariner attempting to set a solo sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai.
CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition ratcheted up the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro at mass protests on Wednesday, announcing plans for a new march and general strike.
VISSO: Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region.
KEHJE SEWEN FOREST: Jamur didn’t hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savouring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.
PESHAWAR: An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.
Calais: Fresh fires broke out Wednesday in the “Jungle” on the second day of operations to dismantle the squalid migrant camp in northern France, sending people fleeing with their meagre belongings.
PODGORICA: Montenegro’s veteran leader Milo Djukanovic will not continue as prime minister in the next government according to his party, which topped recent parliamentary polls.
TOKYO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking in a country that is a staunch US ally and hosts 50,000 American troops, said Wednesday that he wants his country to be free of foreign troops, possibly within two years.
SYDNEY: Two young children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed four people including their mothers on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
Now even Justin Timberlake has been forced to deal with the question of whether a ballot selfie is legal.
TORONTO: A nurse has been charged with the murders of eight elderly people under her care at nursing homes in southwestern Ontario over a seven-year period, police said Tuesday.
A 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded during an argument outside a middle school in Sandy, Utah, on Tuesday, and a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said.
SAO GONCALO: Brazilian police widened the probe into a brutal gang rape by suspected drug dealers on the outskirts of Rio after the woman told investigators it wasn’t the first time she had been sexually assaulted by traffickers, officials said Tuesday.
JAKARTA: An Indonesian court Tuesday jailed an Islamic State group supporter for eight years for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta, the latest extremist sentenced over the assault.
SYDNEY: Four people were killed in an accident at a theme park on Australia’s popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how “everyone was screaming” after a raft apparently flipped on a water-based ride.
ANKARA: An explosion in the parking lot of the local chamber of trade in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya on Tuesday has caused several injuries, Turkish media reports said.
NAIROBI: A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, the same area hit earlier this month by Shabaab militants, police said.
HONOLULU: A surfer says he’s grateful to be recovering in a Maui hospital after a shark bit him — even though the attack forced him and his wife to postpone their honeymoon.
BEIJING: A powerful blast at a prefabricated house in northwestern China on Monday killed at least 10 people and injured 157, state news agency Xinhua said.
SYDNEY: An aggressive seal has bitten a surfer and knocked another man off his board at a popular Sydney beach in a “freak occurrence“, a report said Tuesday.
QUETTA: 59 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, after declaring a military counter-operation was finished.
QARAQOSH: Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance from the Islamic State group on Monday despite the US-led coalition unleashing an unprecedented wave of air strikes to support the week-old offensive.
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