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Albania President: Ready to resign to solve political crisis

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The Albanian President said yesterday he would be ready to resign from his post - or even to kill himself...

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

BEIRA, Mozambique (AFP) - The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced...

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social...

Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for the first time

OSLO (AFP) - Women took another step forward in the still male-dominated world of science on Tuesday, as American Karen Uhlenbeck won the Abel...

Tokyo unveils ‘cherry blossom’ Olympic torch

TOKYO (AFP) - Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics yesterday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the...

Unicorn-costumed robbery suspect has been unmasked

BALDWIN, Maryland (AP) - The robbery suspect wore a unicorn costume, and police in Maryland said he has been unmasked. News outlets reported that Baltimore...

Careless loading of cargo containers sinks ship in Iran port

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian state television said careless loading of cargo capsized a ship in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, sending port...

Syrian refugee father and son buried as New Zealand funerals begin

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) - A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand yesterday in the first funerals of those killed...

Geothermal plant triggered earthquake in South Korea

SEOUL (AFP) - A rare earthquake in South Korea was triggered by the country’s first experimental geothermal power plant, a team of government-commissioned experts...

Trump keeps a sharp focus on Ohio as 2020 campaign nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election...

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