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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, the official government Israel News Agency reported.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEMPSTEAD: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came out swinging in a crunch US presidential debate Monday, with the Republican and Democrat aggressively pitching their case to tens of millions of viewers.
CARTAGENA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC guerrilla leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez come from different worlds: one a rich businessman and politician; the other a country boy turned communist guerrilla.
WASHINGTON: A gunman, who police say was wearing military attire with Nazi emblems, opened fire in Houston on Monday just before daybreak, wounding nine people before police killed him in an exchange of gunfire.
HEMPSTEAD: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off for the first time on Monday in a high stakes presidential debate that could shift the course of the neck-and-neck 2016 campaign for the White House.
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and “open alliances” with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States.
YANGON: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been forced to take a rest from her state duties after becoming unwell during a state trip abroad, her office said Monday.
TOKYO: A Japanese bullet train was forced to make an emergency stop on Monday after a snake was found slithering between the seats, local media reported.
MANILA: The Philippines on Monday reported its first known case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus that threatens unborn babies, as authorities warned people to avoid mosquitoes.
MANILA: A Philippine Airlines plane en route to Haneda airport in Tokyo returned to Manila’s airport 20 minutes into its flight Monday after the crew detected smoke in the cabin. The plane with 235 people on board landed safely and there were no reports of injury.
TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has rattled Okinawa and other southern Japanese islands, but there was no danger of a tsunami.
NEW YORK: Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged Sunday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital if he is elected president, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who Hillary Clinton also met that evening.
GOTHENBURG: Four men were injured, one critically, late Sunday in the centre of Sweden’s southern city of Malmo, in what police said appeared to be a targeted attack by gunmen riding scooters.
SYDNEY: Police say a teenage surfer is in a stable condition after he was bitten by a shark at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year.
CHARLOTTE: Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday’s NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.
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