Category: World

At least 28 killed in bloody Mexican prison fight

At least 28 killed in bloody Mexican prison fight

A brutal fight broke out in a prison in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco on Thursday, leaving at least 28 inmates dead in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country’s troubled penal system in recent years. Acapulco is the biggest city in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s most lawless states and a center of opium poppy production […]

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U.S. judge rejects Hawaii’s bid to exempt grandparents from Trump travel ban

U.S. judge rejects Hawaii’s bid to exempt grandparents from Trump travel ban

A U.S. judge rejected Hawaii’s bid to exempt grandparents from President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on Thursday, but ruled that the state could ask the U.S. Supreme Court directly to clarify which parts of the order should take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu had been asked to interpret a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that […]

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Amid apathy, Mongolians vote again to choose new president

Amid apathy, Mongolians vote again to choose new president

Mongolians voted on Friday in a second round of presidential elections as voter cynicism runs high and investors watch for hints to the direction the northeast Asian country will take for its economic recovery. The poll is being seen as a referendum on the government’s economic recovery plans and the role of giant southern neighbour China in the landlocked but […]

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Guatemala clears way to extradite ex-Mexican governor

Guatemala clears way to extradite ex-Mexican governor

Guatemala’s Supreme Court on Thursday ratified the extradition of Javier Duarte, a former state governor from Mexico’s ruling party wanted on charges of embezzlement and organized crime, and he could soon be turned over to Mexican authorities, a top official said. Carlos Morales, Guatemala’s foreign minister, told reporters that the Mexican embassy in the Central American nation had been notified […]

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Canada pays C$10.5 million settlement to former Guantanamo inmate: Globe and Mail

Canada pays C$10.5 million settlement to former Guantanamo inmate: Globe and Mail

Canada paid a settlement of C$10.5 million ($8.1 million) to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, the Globe and Mail reported on Thursday. The payout was given to Khadr on Wednesday and was cashed immediately, the report said, citing a source involved in the transaction.  Reuters reported earlier in the week that Canada’s Liberal government would apologize to Khadr and […]

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Police look into what prompted deadly ambush of officer

Police look into what prompted deadly ambush of officer

At the start of her midnight shift, Officer Miosotis Familia was in a New York Police Department mobile command post, writing in her notebook, when a gunman strode toward her. She never saw Alexander Bonds coming before he shot her in the head through the passenger-side window, killing her before officers ultimately killed him, police said. Police are investigating what […]

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Wounded Rep. Scalise readmitted to intensive care

Wounded Rep. Scalise readmitted to intensive care

The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit. MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the Louisiana congressman is back in intensive care because of new concerns for infection. Scalise was in serious condition Wednesday night. Scalise and four other people were injured last month […]

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Boris wants to tweet like Trump

Boris wants to tweet like Trump

Donald Trump’s approach to politics “has gripped the imagination of people around the world”, British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, joking that he would like to be allowed to tweet as much as the U.S. president. Johnson, famous for his gaffe-prone diplomacy, laughed off a question from the BBC that Trump was not “pretty unpredictable and a bit […]

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Ex-papal spokesman and Catholic luminary Navarro-Valls dies, aged 80

Ex-papal spokesman and Catholic luminary Navarro-Valls dies, aged 80

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, who as spokesman for two popes was the world’s second-most visible Catholic luminary for nearly a quarter of a century, died on Wednesday at the age of 80, friends said. Navarro-Valls, a Spaniard who had degrees in medicine and psychiatry before becoming a journalist, had been suffering from cancer. He died in Rome. In 1984 Pope John Paul […]

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Venezuelan lawmakers beaten, besieged in latest violence

Venezuelan lawmakers beaten, besieged in latest violence

Pipe-wielding government supporters burst into Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Wednesday, witnesses said, attacking and besieging lawmakers in the latest flare-up of violence during a political crisis. The melee, which injured seven opposition politicians, was another worrying flashpoint in a traumatic last three months for the South American OPEC nation, shaken by opposition protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. At least […]

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