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Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 7:58 PMThe Associated Press

The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned today, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our guard at...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 11:37 AMThe Associated Press

Australia's centre-left opposition party has toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power, and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese in his Saturday election victory speech promised sharper reductions in greenhouse gas...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 5:18 PMThe Associated Press

More than 60 people are feared dead after a Russian bomb flattened a school being used as a shelter on Sunday, Ukrainian officials said, while Moscow's forces kept up their attack on defenders inside Mariupol's steel plant in an apparent...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 5:34 PMThe Associated Press

Authorities in South Carolina are investigating a shooting at a nightclub, which happened early Sunday. At least nine were wounded. It was the second mass shooting in the state and the third in the United States during the Easter holiday...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 6:10 PMThe Associated Press

A malfunctioning space heater sparked a fire that filled a Bronx apartment building with thick smoke, killing 19 people, including nine children today in New York City's deadliest fire in three decades. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 5:26 PMThe Associated Press

At least 22 people, including 10 children, died Saturday in a popular mountain resort town in Pakistan after being stuck in their vehicles overnight during a heavy snowstorm, as temperatures plummeted, officials said. They said most of the victims...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 4:30 PMThe Associated Press

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked that flags on all federal buildings be flown at half-mast on Sunday to honour more than 200 children whose remains have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada's largest Indigenous...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 1:53 PMThe Associated Press

The head of a small hard-line party today said he would try to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opponents, taking a major step toward ending the 12-year rule of the Israeli leader. In a nationwide address,...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 4:53 PMThe Associated Press

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, were married today in a small private ceremony in London, UK newspapers have reported. Johnson's office declined to comment on reports in the Mail and The Sun...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 2:44 PMThe Associated Press

The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years-old, have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada's largest Indigenous residential school — one of the institutions that held children taken from families across...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 1:16 PMThe Associated Press

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the city of Goma in eastern Congo, fearing another volcanic eruption by Mount Nyiragongo, which spewed lava near the city last week. Traffic was jammed and pedestrians streamed through the streets, desperate...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 4:56 PMThe Associated Press

Torrents of lava poured into villages after dark in eastern Congo yesterday with little warning, leaving at least 15 people dead amid the chaos and destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said. The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:34 PMThe Associated Press

A cable car taking visitors to a mountaintop view of some of northern Italy's most picturesque lakes plummeted to the ground Sunday and then tumbled down the slope, killing 13 people and sending two children to the hospital in serious condition...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 5:18 PMThe Associated Press

Congo's Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in nearly two decades today, turning the night sky a fiery red and sending lava onto a major highway as panicked residents tried to flee Goma, a city of nearly 2 million. No evacuation order...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 2:17 PMThe Associated Press

The UN Security Council is welcoming the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers and calls for full adherence to the cessation of hostilities.  Saturday's statement was approved by all 15 members of the council. It said...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 5:51 PMThe Associated Press

Israeli air strikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people today, Palestinian medics said. Despite the heavy death toll and international efforts to broker a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 5:33 PMThe Associated Press

The Associated Press' (AP) top editor today called for an independent investigation into the Israeli air strike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing AP, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media. She says the public...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 2:22 PMThe Associated Press

A severe cyclone is roaring in the Arabian Sea off south western India with winds of up to 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour), already causing heavy rains and flooding that have killed at least four people, officials said earlier...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 7:07 PMThe Associated Press

After Joel Bautista died of a heart attack last month in Peru, his family tried unsuccessfully to find an available grave at four different cemeteries. After four days, they resorted to digging a hole in his garden. The excavation in a poor...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 2:19 PMThe Associated Press

An Israeli air strike today targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets. Hours later, Israel bombed the home of Khalil al-Hayeh, a top leader of Gaza...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 4:33 PMThe Associated Press

With life-saving oxygen in short supply, family members in India are left on their own to ferry COVID-19 patients from hospital to hospital in search of treatment, as the country is engulfed in a devastating new surge of infections. Very often...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 1:32 PMThe Associated Press

The death toll from a massive fire at a Baghdad hospital for COVID-19 patients has risen to at least 82.  Anxious families have been searching for missing relatives and the government has suspended key health officials for...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 6:25 PMThe Associated Press

With a green light from federal health officials, many states have resumed use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Among the venues where it was being deployed: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:37 PMThe Associated Press

Indonesia’s navy today declared its missing submarine had sunk and cracked open after finding items from the vessel over the past two days. The declaration has ended hope of finding any of the 53 crew members alive. Military chief Hadi...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2021 | 6:24 PMThe Associated Press

Iran today described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” The issue has raised regional tensions, as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate its tattered nuclear deal....

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