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Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam died within 20 minutes of poisoning


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Malaysia’s health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother was so high that it killed him “within 15-20 minutes.” Kim Jong Nam died Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. Friday’s revelation by Malaysian police that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Jong Nam’s killers coated hands with poison


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. But the North Korean […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in World | Read More »

LA is world’s most clogged city


DETROIT — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in World | Read More »

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS


BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning on state television, saying government forces were moving to “liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression forever”, using the Arabic […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Migrants ‘invade’ Spanish border


MADRID — Almost 500 migrants forced their way into Spanish territory in North Africa early Friday by breaking through gates in the six-meter high fence that separates Morocco from Spain’s Ceuta enclave. The Ceuta regional government gave the figures, with officials saying it was believed to be the biggest border invasion in recent years. Ceuta […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Cold spell kills 150 in Taiwan


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the past several days. Temperatures fell as low as 6.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday evening along the coast north of the capital, Taipei. Taiwan’s Liberty Times newspaper […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in World | Read More »

75,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse 227-kilo WWII bomb


Thessaloniki, Greece — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki were evacuating an estimated 75,000 people Sunday in order to defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT, noon PHT) but three hours later it was still continuing, delaying the […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Trump considers new immigration order


WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law. Insisting that he has the law on his side despite two defeats in federal court in quick succession, Trump said security concerns may necessitate a […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Indian doctor pulls live cockroach from woman’s head


NEW DELHI — It’s the stuff of nightmares — a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. But for one Indian woman, this horror story proved all too real. The 42-year-old had a painful crawling sensation behind her eyes when […]

Posted: February 9th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Amnesty: Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison


BEIRUT — Amnesty International accused Syria’s government on Tuesday of hanging up to 13,000 people at a notorious prison over five years in a “policy of extermination,” two weeks before planned peace talks. Titled “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison,” Amnesty’s damning report is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including guards, […]

Posted: February 7th, 2017 in World | Read More »