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UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

London Jan 29, 2023 / 6:11 am

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of his ruling Conservative Party Sunday over a “serious breach” of the ministerial code....

Memphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols

Memphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols

Memphis Jan 28, 2023 / 6:14 pm

The Memphis police chief on Saturday disbanded the city's so-called Scorpion unit, citing a “cloud of dishonor” from newly released video that...

Iran reports drone attack on defense facility in Isfahan

Iran reports drone attack on defense facility in Isfahan

Iran Jan 28, 2023 / 6:13 pm

Drones attacked an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, the state-run IRNA news agency reported early Sunday. It carried a Defense...

Taliban warn women can't take entry exams at universities

Taliban warn women can't take entry exams at universities

Afghanistan Jan 28, 2023 / 9:12 am

The Taliban on Saturday doubled down on their ban on women's education, reinforcing in a message to private universities that Afghan women are barred from...

Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed

Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed

Mexico Jan 28, 2023 / 8:59 am

Hours before sunrise, migrants at one of Mexico’s largest shelters wake up and go online, hoping to secure an appointment to try to seek asylum in the...

Police say 3 dead, 4 hurt in latest California shooting

Police say 3 dead, 4 hurt in latest California shooting

Caifornia Jan 28, 2023 / 7:33 am

At least three people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting in California area early Saturday morning. Sgt. Frank Preciado of the Los Angeles...

Palestinian teen wounds 2, day after 7 killed in Jerusalem

Palestinian teen wounds 2, day after 7 killed in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Jan 28, 2023 / 7:02 am

A 13-year-old Palestinian attacker opened fire in east Jerusalem on Saturday, wounding two people, officials said, a day after another assailant killed seven...

Camera captures night sky spiral after SpaceX rocket launch

Camera captures night sky spiral after SpaceX rocket launch

Hawaii Jan 28, 2023 / 6:42 am

A camera atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain has captured what looks like a spiral swirling through the night sky. Researchers believe it was from the launch...

Cancun's boycott of taxis in Uber dispute gets rained out

Cancun's boycott of taxis in Uber dispute gets rained out

Cancun Jan 27, 2023 / 3:52 pm

Residents of the Mexican resort of Cancun hoped people would boycott medallion taxis Friday, after a week of blockades and violent incidents by drivers...

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Jerusalem Jan 27, 2023 / 1:09 pm

A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three...

Video shows struggle for hammer during Pelosi attack

Video shows struggle for hammer during Pelosi attack

United States Jan 27, 2023 / 11:32 am

Video released publicly Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during a brutal...

Green comet zooming our way, last visited 50,000 years ago

Green comet zooming our way, last visited 50,000 years ago

Jan 27, 2023 / 7:10 am

A comet is streaking back our way after 50,000 years. The dirty snowball last visited during Neanderthal times, according to NASA. It will come within 26...

Biden picks Zients as his next White House chief of staff

Biden picks Zients as his next White House chief of staff

Washington, DC Jan 27, 2023 / 7:02 am

President Joe Biden announced Jeff Zients on Friday as his next White House chief of staff, tapping an experienced technocrat who headed his...

Gunman kills security chief at Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran

Gunman kills security chief at Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran

Tehran Jan 27, 2023 / 6:55 am

A man armed with a Kalashnikov-style rifle stormed the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran's capital Friday, killing the head of security at the diplomatic post and...

Watchdog blames Syria's air force for deadly chlorine attack

Watchdog blames Syria's air force for deadly chlorine attack

Syria Jan 27, 2023 / 6:53 am

An investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog established there are “reasonable grounds to believe” Syria's air force dropped two...

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a 'dangerous drug'

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a 'dangerous drug'

Hong Kong Jan 27, 2023 / 6:46 am

Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug" and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and...

South Korea extends restrictions on travellers from China

South Korea extends restrictions on travellers from China

South Korea Jan 26, 2023 / 9:34 pm

South Korea says it will continue to restrict the entry of short-term travellers from China through the end of February over concerns that the spread of...

Cops hunt Oregon torture suspect jailed in Vegas kidnap case

Cops hunt Oregon torture suspect jailed in Vegas kidnap case

Oregon Jan 26, 2023 / 9:18 pm

Police in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada...

Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raid

Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raid

Gaza Jan 26, 2023 / 8:53 pm

Gaza militants fired rockets and Israel carried out airstrikes early Friday as tensions soared following an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that killed...

Biden pays tribute to victims of California shootings

Biden pays tribute to victims of California shootings

California Jan 26, 2023 / 8:19 pm

President Joe Biden on Thursday honoured 18 people killed in two California mass shootings, saying “we have to be there” with the communities that...

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