Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:27:07 -0500
Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel
A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:35:02 -0500
North Korea's Winter Games involvement confirmed
North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games in the neighboring South next month and compete in three sports and five disciplines, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday. North Korea's planned involvement in Pyeongchang is viewed as a sign of easing tensions over its nuclear and missile programme. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:34:36 -0500
Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:08:53 -0500
Demonstrators target Trump in Davos protest
Hundreds of protesters take to the streets of Bern to march against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to attend Davos this month, some repeatedly chanting "Kill Trump." Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:34 -0500
South Africa's black punks rock Soweto
South Africa is better known for its hip hop and house scenes, but black punk music is giving voice to a new generation of fans.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:17:21 -0500
"All of it is slander": Pope on controversial Chilean bishop
Pope Francis landed in Peru on Friday after a visit to Chile that has left many Catholics there confused and angry. At issue is the pontiff's answer to a question about a bishop accused in the country's child sex abuse scandal. Rob Muir has more.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:07:15 -0500
Sunken tanker could be leaking heavy oil - China
A sunken Iranian oil tanker may be leaking heavy bunker fuel as well as light oil off the east coast of China and the best remedy was to recover the vessel, officials said on Friday. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:46:45 -0500
Turkish shelling 'marks start of Syria operation'
Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area. Emily Wither reports.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:17:16 -0500
China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action
As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijings trade practices, there is little sense of a crisis in the Chinese capital, where officials think he is bluffing.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:21:34 -0500
Mexican migrants eager to influence presidential race
Mexicans in the United States have received voting credentials under new rules that let citizens sign up at local consulates rather than in Mexico. Their participation could be decisive in a close race.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:06:05 -0500
Russia's Putin braces an icy dip to mark Orthodox Epiphany
Russia's President Vladimir Putin immerses himself in a hole in the ice to mark the Orthodox Christian ritual. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:47:48 -0500
Cubans flock to Colombia for U.S. visas
After the Trump administration stopped processing U.S. visas in Havana hundreds of Cubans are flying to Colombia for visa interviews at the U.S. embassy there, an extra layer of cost and bureaucracy in an already complex affair.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:20:11 -0500
UK gift Macron $62 mln, but it doesn't buy Brexit love
British Prime Minister Theresa May is offering France $62 million to bolster their border controls. But as French President Emmanuel Macron made his first state visit to the UK, this and other gifts may mean brushing awkward Brexit points under the carpet.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:11:24 -0500
The Yemeni families surviving on garbage
The Ruzaiq family are among hundreds of Yemenis who scour a garbage dump near the city of Hodeidah for food - a sign of the measures Yemenis are being forced to resort to in order to survive in the country's three-year-old war.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:51:48 -0500
Pyongyang Olympics? Agreement for Koreas to march together faces backlash
The agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics debuts to sharp criticism by many in the South, highlighting a sea change in South Korean attitudes toward their northern neighbours. Grace Lee reports.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:06:04 -0500
Robot finds toothpaste ingredient may battle malaria
Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)'robot scientist' has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:08:06 -0500
Thousands flee violence in Syria's Idlib province
A government assault on Syria's last remaining opposition-held territory is displacing thousands of civilians and overwhelming local authorities. Reuters Emily Wither reports from Idlib province.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:04:39 -0500
Exclusive: Trump says Russia helping N. Korea evade sanctions
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting closer every day to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:04:31 -0500
Exclusive: Amazon to cut back on indie films: sources
Amazon.com's movie studio plans to scale back its work on indie films as it puts resources into more lucrative commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Your future self-driving car may still be far away
From Las Vegas to Detroit, tech startups and carmakers are showing off their autonomous vehicle technology. But it's still too pricey, making it hard to get consumers behind the wheel for now.
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