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Miss Iraq Flees Country After Death Threats

3 дн назад

A selfie of Sarah Idan, Miss Iraq and Adar Gandelsman, Miss Israel, taken at this year's Miss Universe contest, has caused upset.

Do Graphic Anti-Smoking Posters Really Work?

3 дн назад

A new study, published Dec. 13 in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, suggests that graphic anti-smoking posters at cash registers may actually encourage some teens to light up cigarettes.

US Military Orders Investigation After Report That Special Ops Forces Killed Somali Civilians

3 дн назад

The head of U.S. Africa Command has requested an investigation after reports surfaced that U.S. soldiers killed unarmed civilians during an August raid in Somalia.

US Accuses Iran of Violating UN Resolutions

3 дн назад

The United States' envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley, held a press conference Dec. 14 presenting wreckage of weapons she says were supplied to Yemen's Houthi rebels by Iran.

India May Ban 'Triple Talaq,' or Instant Divorce

3 дн назад

India's Union Cabinet of Ministers has sent parliament a bill to make triple talaq, or so-called instant divorce, a crime punishable by imprisonment.

Advanced US Weapons Supplied to Syrian Rebels Wound Up in Islamic State's Hands

3 дн назад

Weapons supplied by the U.S. military to Syrian rebels quickly fell into the hands of the Islamic State, according to a new report released on Dec. 14.

Charlottesville: Car Attack Suspect Charged With First-Degree Murder

3 дн назад

A Virginia district court judge upgraded the charge against James Alex Fields Jr., the man suspected of driving his car into a crowd of protesters at a white supremacist rally, to first...

Newfound Child Graves Shed Light on Ancient Egyptian Customs

3 дн назад

Archaeologists uncover four graves containing the remains of young children who died more than 3000 years ago.

US Jets Intercept Russian Warplanes in Syria

3 дн назад

The U.S. Defense Department says its fighter jets intercepted Russian warplanes over Syria after they crossed into coalition airspace on Dec. 13.

US Navy to Equip T-45 Jets With New System After Oxygen Issues

3 дн назад

The U.S. Navy is installing new oxygen-monitoring systems on its training jets after a rash of incidents in which pilots appeared to suffer from oxygen deprivation.

National Geographic Reveals Nature Photography Contest Winners

3 дн назад

On Dec. 12 National Geographic revealed the winners for the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest.

'Happiness Minister' on Run From Murder Charge

3 дн назад

India's first and only happiness minister, Lal Singh Arya, is missing after a court issued a warrant for his arrest in possible connection with a 2009 murder.

New Drug Could Slow Progress of Huntington's Disease

3 дн назад

On Dec. 11, scientists at University College London announced the promising results of the first human trial of a drug designed to treat Huntington's disease; they say the drug was not only...

McCain Hospitalized Due to Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

3 дн назад

Sen. John McCain's office announced that the Arizona senator was admitted on Dec. 13 to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. for what it called "normal side effects" of his cancer treatments.

Abu Sayyaf Executes Vietnamese Boat Captain

3 дн назад

Abu Sayyaf executed a Vietnamese boat captain on Dec. 9.

'Despacito,' 'DNA' Make Billboard's 100 Best Songs

3 дн назад

On Dec. 13, Billboard announced its list of the best 100 songs of 2017, saying that "Despacito" and K-Pop group BTS's "DNA" made international chart history, Billboard says.

Dubai Opens Camel Hospital

3 дн назад

Dubai has recently opened a hospital for camels.

Google Launches AI Research in China

3 дн назад

On Dec. 13, Google Chief AI Scientist for Google Cloud Fei-Fei Li announced the creation of Google AI China Center in Beijing.

Pasay City Bar Shooter Identified

3 дн назад

Parañaque City Police Officer Ichiro Ramos has been identified as the suspect in a shooting at a Pasay City bar on Dec. 11.

Philippine Mayor Offers Cops P50,000 Per Body

3 дн назад

On Dec. 11, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he would pay local police officers P50,000 for each criminal killed while on duty.

UN Agency Says Philippines Leads World in Child Porn

3 дн назад

UNICEF's State of the World's Children 2017 report finds the Philippines is the No. 1 global source for child pornography.