More than 100 killed in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

AFP 09/21/2018

  The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The MV Nyerere…

Two Koreas’ leaders in mountain show of unity

AFP 09/20/2018

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang’s negotiations with Washington. The North Korean leader on…

N. Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul

AFP 09/19/2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agreed to make a historic visit to Seoul soon and close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors at a summit with the South’s President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang Wednesday.…

Hong Kong starts massive cleanup after typhoon chaos

AFP 09/18/2018

Hong Kong began a massive cleanup Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.…

Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

AFP 09/18/2018

FRENCH researchers hoping to get an early warning on pollution in the ocean have found an unlikely ally in a mollusk more often destined for the dinner table. Their findings reveal that much like canaries in a…

1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise

AFP 09/16/2018

PARIS, France – More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades. With richer…

Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

AFP 09/16/2018

SOUTH Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States. Moon – whose own…

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong

AFP 09/16/2018

Typhoon Mangkhut rocked Hong Kong en route to mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing at least 30 people in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction through its agricultural heartland.…

Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North

AFP 09/14/2018

North and South Korea opened a joint liaison office in the Northern city of Kaesong on Friday as they knit closer ties ahead of President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang next week. “A new chapter in history…

Nuns get hands dirty and wet to save Mexico’s salamanders

AFP 09/13/2018

ROLLING up the sleeves of her immaculate white habit, Sister Ofelia Morales Francisco plunges her hands into an aquarium, grabs a large, slimy salamander and lifts it dripping into the air. The nun is part of a…

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