PARIS: Earthlings will witness Mercury make a rare passage between our planet and the Sun Monday, appearing as a black dot tracking the surface of the star we share with the solar system's smallest planet.
WASHINGTON: A Colombian man was rescued southeast of Hawaii by a merchant vessel after surviving two months adrift on board a skiff in the Pacific Ocean, the US Coast Guard reported Thursday.
SHANGHAI: China said on Thursday more than half of new vehicles bought by central government departments will be new energy cars within five years, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
WASHINGTON: If you thought long-form journalism would die from the shift to mobile news, think again.
ANKARA: Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was reportedly to quit his jobs of ruling party chief and head of government, in a dramatic turn of events Thursday that were set to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power.
NAIROBI: A woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her, a Kenyan government official said Thursday.
ALEPPO: A 48-hour ceasefire took hold Thursday in Syria’s battered second city of Aleppo after President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and rebel forces gave in to mounting diplomatic pressure.
PESHAWAR: A Pakistani woman was drugged, strangled and then her body set ablaze because she helped her friend elope, police said Thursday, announcing the arrest of 14 people in a twist on the grim practice of “honour killings.”
AMMAN: Relative calm prevailed on Thursday in the Syrian city of Aleppo following a US-Russian agreement to extend a cessation of hostilities that had crumbled after nearly two weeks of violence between rebels and government forces that killed dozens.
LONDON: London was on course to become the first EU capital with a Muslim mayor as voters went to the polls Thursday following a bitter campaign that stayed ugly to the very end.
FORT MCMURRAY: Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.
JERUSALEM: Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in Gaza overnight, the military said Thursday, following earlier raids as tensions flared along the border of the Palestinian territory.
CANBERRA: Australia’s most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a US airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.
MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo lauded the impact made by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as the Frenchman led the Spanish giants into the Champions League final with a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday.
DETROIT: Two people in Malaysia have died in recent traffic crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force, but authorities have yet to determine the exact cause of either death.
DUBAI: Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
SEOUL: The head of Korean Air, who just resigned as the chief organiser of the 2018 Winter Olympics, was sued Wednesday by his carrier’s pilots for allegedly demeaning their work.
KINSHASA: Attackers armed with machetes and axes hacked at least 16 civilians to death in a nighttime assault on their village in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and local officials said Wednesday.
PARIS: Police used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters as they evacuated a high school under renovation in Paris that has been occupied by migrants for two weeks.
JAKARTA: Indonesian activists called Wednesday for the government to urgently strengthen laws against sexual violence after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl sparked outrage.
BEIJING: A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in a case it brought against a small maker of “iphone“-branded leather goods, state media reported.
MANILA: For the son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency in next week’s election is as much about restoring his family’s tainted image as it is about making the country a better place.
INDIANAPOLIS: U.S. Republican Ted Cruz carefully left the door open to a future run for president on Tuesday after a campaign that outlasted a long list of rivals but could not overcome the anti-establishment appeal of Donald Trump.
BANGKOK: For nearly a century Thanuan has watched history sweep through the bustling maze of alleyways that make up Bangkok’s Chinatown, one of the city’s few districts yet to be devoured by malls and high-rise condos.
SANTIAGO: Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile’s Pacific beaches in recent months.
FORT MCMURRAY: The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.
LONDON: A quarter of the world’s school-age children - 462 million - live in countries affected by crisis such as wars and disasters, UNICEF said on Wednesday as it unveiled details of a major new fund to help get children back in class during emergencies.
CARACAS: Venezuelan police and special forces soldiers killed the country’s most-wanted criminal, gang leader Jose Antonio Tovar Colina, in a shootout Tuesday.
QUETTA: A young Afghan fan of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi has fled his home and gone to Pakistan because his family feared he could be kidnapped after he became an unlikely Internet sensation, the boy’s uncle said on Tuesday.
JAKARTA: Two Indonesian passenger planes clipped wings as they were about to take off from Jakarta's main airport, an airline said Tuesday, the latest accident in the country's beleaguered aviation sector.
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