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2/18/2019 3:18:46 PM

North Korea faces 'historic turning point', says state media ahead of summit

North Korea is facing a "significant, historic turning point", state media said on Monday (Feb 18), ahead of a highly-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

  • Putin says Russia suspends INF nuclear deal with US

    Putin says Russia suspends INF nuclear deal with US

    Public: 2/2/2019 7:24:05 PM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting with foreign and defence ministers on Saturday (Feb 2) that Russia has suspended the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty following a similar decision by the United States, the Kremlin said.

  • US Midwest gripped by bitterly cold temperatures but relief ahead

    US Midwest gripped by bitterly cold temperatures but relief ahead

    Public: 2/1/2019 1:54:58 PM

    Brutally cold temperatures gripped the US Midwest on Thursday (Jan 31), freezing water mains, causing power outages, canceling flights and straining natural gas supplies.

  • Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog cloaks Bangkok

    Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog cloaks Bangkok

    Public: 1/30/2019 2:11:40 PM

    Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools on Wednesday (Jan 30), as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern.

  • Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20

    Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20

    Public: 1/27/2019 9:36:57 PM

    The Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday (Jan 27) church service in the country's restive south, six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming "y

  • Brazil dam disaster leaves 34 dead, hundreds missing

    Brazil dam disaster leaves 34 dead, hundreds missing

    Public: 1/27/2019 8:10:54 AM

    Thirty-four people were confirmed dead and nearly 300 missing on Saturday (Jan 26), with hopes fading of them being found alive, after a dam collapsed at a mine in southeast Brazil.

  • Indonesia floods, landslides death toll climbs to 59

    Indonesia floods, landslides death toll climbs to 59

    Public: 1/25/2019 4:17:46 PM

    Floods and landslides in Indonesia have now killed at least 59 people, the government said on Friday (Jan 25), after heavy rain pounded Sulawesi island and forced thousands to flee their homes.

  • Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over Trump's letter as talks approach

    Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over Trump's letter as talks approach

    Public: 1/24/2019 9:18:27 AM

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un has expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit between the two leaders, Pyongyang's state media reported on Thursday (Jan 24).

  • Efforts to find Spanish toddler hit snag, tunnel to be widened

    Efforts to find Spanish toddler hit snag, tunnel to be widened

    Public: 1/22/2019 9:45:38 PM

    Efforts to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole in southern Spain on Jan. 13 hit a major snag on Tuesday when engineers said they would have to widen a parallel shaft before they could dig a horizontal passage to reach the toddler.

  • Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam

    Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam

    Public: 1/21/2019 3:43:08 PM

    NAIROBI -- Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global public anger, Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said on Monday.

  • The ocean is changing – it’s getting more acidic

    The ocean is changing – it’s getting more acidic

    Public: 1/21/2019 3:03:59 PM

    All life on earth will eventually be affected as an increasingly warm and acidic ocean produces less oxygen, The Ocean Foundation President Mark J Spalding points out.

  • Passengers shiver through 16-hour ordeal on Canadian tarmac

    Passengers shiver through 16-hour ordeal on Canadian tarmac

    Public: 1/21/2019 9:49:04 AM

    A medical emergency and a mechanical problem left passengers on a United Airlines flight stuck for about 16 hours on the frigid tarmac of a Canadian airport in the plane's barely heated interior, the CBC network reported.

  • Trump, North Korea's Kim to hold second summit in late February

    Trump, North Korea's Kim to hold second summit in late February

    Public: 1/19/2019 11:34:46 AM

    U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday (Jan 18) after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.

  • Kenyan forces kill militants who stormed Nairobi hotel: President

    Kenyan forces kill militants who stormed Nairobi hotel: President

    Public: 1/16/2019 4:56:05 PM

    Kenyan security forces have "eliminated" the militants who stormed an upscale hotel compound and killed at least 14 people in an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday (Jan 16).

  • Asian Cultural Council debuts in Cambodia

    Asian Cultural Council debuts in Cambodia

    Public: 1/16/2019 4:07:49 PM

    The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) was officially launched in Siem Reap, Cambodia on January 15 with a view to promoting mutual understanding, solidarity, cultural exchanges, and cooperation among countries in the region.

  • UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

    UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

    Public: 1/16/2019 11:02:02 AM

    Britain's parliament on Tuesday (Jan 15) resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.

  • Sultan Muhammad V abdicates as Malaysia's king in historic first

    Sultan Muhammad V abdicates as Malaysia's king in historic first

    Public: 1/6/2019 8:48:29 PM

    Sultan Muhammad V stepped down as Malaysia's king on Sunday (Jan 6) after just two years on the throne - marking a first in the country's history.

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