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Somali leader urges help to avert famine

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:35:35 +1200

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is urging the world to help avert a massive famine saying almost half the population is facing acute food shortages and 15 percent are facing famine now.Mohamed...

UK attacker named

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:34:56 +1200

The man police believe is behind the London attacks has been named as Khalid Masood, 52.The Kent-born man was born on Christmas Day and known by several aliases including Khalid Choudry.He has been described as a "fitness freak"...

Media Files:|caption=Paramedics work on the suspected attacker as red rings show knives believed used in the attack. Photo / AP

Mexican journalist shot dead in northern state of Chihuahua

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:30:37 +1200

MEXICO CITY (AP) " A Mexican journalist has been shot dead in the northern state of Chihuahua.Miroslava Breach was a correspondent for the national newspaper La Jornada in the state capital, also called Chihuahua.La Jornada reports...

Man: 'I didn't murder nobody' in Detroit fire that killed 5

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:30:37 +1200

DETROIT (AP) " A man accused of setting a fire that killed five people in Detroit is denying the allegations and will be examined to determine whether he understands the murder charges against him.Henry Johnson appeared in court...

A look at clothing companies that are closing stores

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:20:39 +1200

NEW YORK (AP) " A number of retailers, particularly clothing stores, are shuttering locations as shoppers move online and find fashion inspiration from social media. Some analysts believe the trend will only accelerate later this...

Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:20:35 +1200

NEW YORK (AP) " Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media."I discover brands through Instagram," said Dao, 33,...

Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:10:36 +1200

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " Africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold...

What it will take for Neil Gorsuch to reach Supreme Court

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:10:34 +1200

WASHINGTON (AP) " There are two potential paths through the Senate to the Supreme Court bench for Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee. One way or the other, he's expected to be approved thanks to the 52-48 Republican majority.THE...

Inspection scandal makes mincemeat of Brazil's export trade

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:04 +1200

Brazil's meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the Agricultural Minister said yesterday, as several countries halted imports from the South American country over a meat inspection scandal.Brazil is struggling to contain...

Media Files:|caption=Health and safety officials inspect meat products at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro. Photo / AP

Shake-up for dinosaur family tree

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:03 +1200

Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.Scientists who took a deeper look at dinosaur fossils suggest a different evolutionary history for dinosaurs,...

Media Files:|caption=Tyrannosaurus Rex moves to a new branch on the dinosaur family tree in Matt Baron's study. Photo / AP

Farmers' opposition set in concrete

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:02 +1200

About 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia's Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a days-long protest in Jakarta.Farmers in the village of Kendeng have battled against plans...

Media Files:|caption=The farmers protest has involved encasing their feet in concrete. Photo / AP

Con Coughlin: Lone wolf attack was just a matter of time

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:01 +1200

For the intelligence and security officials charged with the task of keeping Britain safe from terror attacks, it was simply a question of time before a lone fanatic brought carnage to the nation's streets.Politicians, the police...

Media Files:|caption=There will be the inevitable inquiries into how the attack was allowed to happen. Photo / AP

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:55:37 +1200

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities...

British actress Emma Thompson turns down Trump offer

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:55:36 +1200

HELSINKI (AP) " British actress Emma Thompson says she once turned down an offer by Donald Trump to stay at the Trump Towers, years before he became the U.S. president.Speaking on a Scandinavian TV show, Thompson said that while...

Another baby expected as Sweden royal family expands

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:55:34 +1200

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their second child.The prince, son of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and fifth in the line of succession, says they are "looking forward to welcoming...

Argentina's Fernandez to face trial in state fraud case

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:55:34 +1200

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) " A judge in Argentina has ordered former President Cristina Fernandez to face trial in a case where she is accused of defrauding the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market.Federal...

Police: UK Parliament attacker was Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with criminal convictions

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:35:36 +1200

LONDON (AP) " Police: UK Parliament attacker was Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with criminal convictions.

CBS renewing 18 series for fall, including 5 freshman shows

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:30:39 +1200

NEW YORK (AP) " CBS says it's bringing back 18 of its current series for the 2017-2018 season. Announced Thursday, those pickups include six comedies, nine dramas, the reality series "Survivor," and newsmagazines "60...

Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:25:36 +1200

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention.Kerrigan is competing on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Yamaguchi tweeted...

Pope OKs sainthood for Fatima siblings, Mexico child martyrs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:20:36 +1200

VATICAN CITY (AP) " Pope Francis is making five more child saints: two Portuguese shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in Fatima 100 years ago and three Mexican adolescents who were killed for their faith in...