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Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:19:00 GMTKEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia – Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades. Her 10-year-old daughter ...
Mosul, Heathrow, Quetta: Your Wednesday Briefing
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:40:00 GMTWe’re trying something new for our readers in Asia and Australia: a morning briefing to jump-start your day. What do you like? What do you want to see here? Email us with your feedback at email@example.com. • Donald J. Trump opened a new line of ...
Top U.S. Commander Sees Tough Fight in Surprise Visit to Iraqi Base
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:41:00 GMTQAYYARAH AIRFIELD WEST, Iraq — U.S. commanders expect ISIS resistance to strengthen as Iraqi forces move closer to the strategic city of Mosul, the head of U.S. Central Command said during a surprise trip to this U.S. logistics base Tuesday night.
As thousands of refugees flee Mosul, fears that ISIS will hide in plain sight
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:15:00 GMTNear MOSUL, Iraq -- Thousands of refugees have escaped Mosul, but they represent a fraction of those still trapped under ISIS inside Iraq’s second-largest city. But there are fears already that ISIS fighters could use the exodus to escape, or launch ...
Hong Kong lawmakers defy ban as standoff over oaths drags on
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:18:00 GMTHONG KONG – More unruly scenes have erupted in Hong Kong's legislature as two newly elected lawmakers defied an order barring them from retaking their oaths after being disqualified earlier for insulting China. Surrounded by journalists and other ...
Shouts Greet Migrants in the Streets of France: ‘We Don’t Want Them’
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:44:00 GMTCROISILLES, France — The protests began even before the migrants had arrived. “We don’t want them!” shouted the demonstrators in this village of 1,900 people, 80 miles from Calais, where the migrants were bused from a camp known as the Jungle on ...
Venezuela: Pres. Maduro Opponents Fan Flames of Birther Debate
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:17:00 GMTA birther debate is heating up in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro's opponents seek to push the embattled socialist leader from office at any cost. Like the birther controversy surrounding Barack Obama in the U.S., the lack of any evidence hasn't ...
Denuclearizing N. Korea a 'lost cause,' US intel chief says
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:29:00 GMTWashington (AFP) - Convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons is a "lost cause," America's top intelligence official said, causing concern in the State Department and ally South Korea over an issue of long-standing US policy. The United States has ...
IS militants kill 30 in central Afghanistan: officials
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:39:00 GMTMilitants linked to Islamic State jihadists killed around 30 civilians, including children, in central Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, raising concerns about the group's expanding presence beyond its eastern strongholds. The incident occurred ...
Malkangiri encounter: 3 more Maoists killed by security forces, toll rises to 27
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:14:00 GMTSecurity forces shot dead three more Maoists in the Jantri forests of Malkangiri district in Odisha early Tuesday, taking the toll in one of the biggest encounters with the outlawed extremist outfit to 27. According to information reaching here, the gun ...
China: Cliff-top village builds steel ladder for children to go to school
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:07:00 GMT(CNN)The world's most terrifying school run is about to get a little less hair raising. In the mountains of southwest China's Sichuan province, a group of children must descend an 800-meter (half mile) cliff to reach their school. Previously they used ...
Iraq: Coalition huddles as forces inch towards Mosul
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:39:00 GMTUS-led group meets in Paris to discuss ongoing operation to free key ISIL-held Iraqi city as fighting intensifies. The loss of Mosul for ISIL could spell the end of the group's days as a land-holding force in the Iraqi part [Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters] Iraqi ...
Brazilian woman allegedly gang raped tells police its not first sexual assault
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:21:00 GMTWomen participates in a demonstration against gender violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. RIO DE JANEIRO --Brazilian police widened the probe into a brutal gang rape by suspected drug dealers on the outskirts of Rio after the woman ...
British Airways flight diverted after cabin crew became ill
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:57:00 GMTLondon (CNN)A British Airways flight from San Francisco to London was diverted to Vancouver Tuesday morning after members of the cabin crew became ill, the airline said. All passengers on BA Flight 286 disembarked from the aircraft safely, but 25 crew ...
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