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After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

Tuesday  15:31,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, 7, has generated outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse. Zainab's death has even given birth to a nascent Pakistani version of the #MeToo movement.A number of prominent Pakistani women[...]

Anger at waste piled on Lebanon beaches

Tuesday  14:50,   23 january 2018
BBC News

A huge clean-up operation is under way after a storm left beaches near Beirut strewn with rubbish.A huge clean-up operation is under way in Lebanon after a powerful storm dumped piles of rubbish along beaches north of the capital,[...]

The Latest: Pence visits Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial

Tuesday  14:50,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is joining Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.</p>Load[...]

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong released on bail

Tuesday  13:31,   23 january 2018
AFP

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was released on bail Tuesday pending appeal against a jail term over pro-democracy protests. Load Error Wong was jailed for three months last week, the second time he has received a prison sentence for his[...]

Hotel evacuated, stations closed after London gas leak

Tuesday  11:36,   23 january 2018
AFP

<p>Almost 1,500 people were evacuated from a hotel and night club in central London overnight and two train stations were closed following a gas leak, authorities said Tuesday.</p>"A ruptured gas main was discovered using detection equipment[...]

Ship hired to find MH370 arrives in search zone

Tuesday  11:36,   23 january 2018
Reuters

A vessel hired to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries has reached the remote spot in the Indian Ocean where Australian scientists believe the plane went down, Reuters shipping data[...]

Mexico reports highest murder rate on record

Tuesday  11:36,   23 january 2018
CNN

Soaring levels of drug-related violence made 2017 Mexico's most murderous year on record, according to government statistics released Sunday. Load Error There were 25,339 homicides in Mexico last year, a 23% jump from 2016 and the highest [...]

The Story of a Woman Who Married a 300-Year-Old Ghost

Tuesday  08:16,   23 january 2018
Newsweek

<p>On July 23, 2016, Amanda Teague, 45, married her Haitian husband Jack Teague on a small boat in the Atlantic Ocean.</p>Teague made headlines last week after news broke that she married the ghost of a 300-year-old Haitian pirate. She claims[...]

South Korea government rejects 'Pyongyang Olympics' criticism

Tuesday  05:40,   23 january 2018
Reuters

Seoul's presidential Blue House rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month's Winter Games will be the "Pyongyang Olympics", saying the event will help defuse tensions over North Korea's weapons programs.Some opposition[...]

What is the World Economic Forum in Davos and Why Does It Matter?

Tuesday  05:05,   23 january 2018
U.S. News & World Report

Some of the world's elite will be rubbing elbows in the Swiss alps.The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) officially kicks off in Davos, Switzerland, on[...]

‘We are in your home’: After losses, ISIS steps up campaign to inspire attacks

Tuesday  04:05,   23 january 2018
MSN

The diminished terrorist group turns up the volume in urging lone-wolf strikes abroad.In the photo, he hides his features behind the terrorist group's infamous logo but shows just enough background scenery so viewers can recognize his location: New[...]

Philippine volcano spews fountains of lava, big ash plumes

Tuesday  04:05,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

The Philippines' most active volcano has spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent.The lava fountains reached up to 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's[...]

Erdogan and U.S. Exchange Taunts Over Turkey's Syria Offensive

Tuesday  02:40,   23 january 2018
Bloomberg

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Trump administration stepped up their war of words as Turkish tanks, reinforced by an aerial bombardment, pressed their offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters armed by the U.S. Erdogan said U.S.[...]

Tokyo digs out from heavy snow, transport disruptions remain

Tuesday  02:40,   23 january 2018
Reuters

The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday dug out from more than 20 cm of snow that had snarled traffic, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels, although transport delays remained around the metropolis. The snow that began on Monday morning tapered[...]

'Put Trump in his place': nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race

Tuesday  01:16,   23 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the[...]