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Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

AP An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights Watch accused Israel of “systematically” preventing its researchers from visiting Gaza since 2008, […]

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

      9. Sweden — The World Happiness Report for 2017 ranked countries on seven main factors that support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, good governance, honesty, health and income. Sweden came in ninth place, tying with another country on the list. 9. Australia — This island nation had to share ninth place with Sweden […]

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

AP A handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service shows Khalid Masood (aka Adrian Elms, Adrian Russell Ajao). — AFP The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English […]

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

Web Desk Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye left prosecutors’ offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that brought an early end to her political career. Park did not respond to reporters’ questions as she emerged from the building after nearly 22 hours and got into a waiting […]

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the northern […]

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut Web Desk Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Tuesday on expectations that an OPEC-led production cut to prop up the market could be […]

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City sparked fires at several homes blocks away. The Overland Park, Kansas fire chief says he hopes to keep the fire contained to one area overnight. (March 21) AP

How often should you wash your bra?

How often should you wash your bra?

How often should you wash your bra?  Agency Your garden isn’t the only part of the house that needs tending to during spring. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story. Buzz60 (Photo: Comstock, Getty Images) 31201CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 45COMMENTEMAILMORE When it comes to washing undergarments, it’s a no-brainer that underwear should be washed after each use, but how often should […]

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes WASHINGTON — Republicans released a modified health care bill Monday in an attempt to shore up support among both conservatives and moderates for their legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act before the House votes Thursday — seven years to the day after President Obama signed […]

Pope seeks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide

Pope seeks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide

Pope seeks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide REUTERS VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Monday for the “sins and failings of the Church” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state’s wounds. But Rwanda’s government indicated it felt the apology did not go far […]

Merkel says she reserves right to block Turkish rallies

Merkel says she reserves right to block Turkish rallies

Merkel says she reserves right to block Turkish rallies HANOVER: Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded again on Monday that Turkey stops comparing German bans on rallies by Turkish officials to Nazi tactics, and said her government reserved the right to block future appearances unless Ankara complied with German law. Berlin is growing increasingly frustrated about Turkish […]