General News

Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Djokovic also knocked out

Aug 18, 2019

Ashleigh Barty has lost in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, missing a chance to return to No. 1 ahead of the U.S. Open. On the men's side, defending champion Novak Djokovic also got upset

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

Aug 17, 2019

Dozens dead or hurt in blast at wedding party in Afghan capital as hundreds thought inside

Bicyclists ride up the highest peak in the Northeast

Aug 17, 2019

A Massachusetts man and a Pennsylvania woman have won the grueling bicycle race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States.

Military: 3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel

Aug 17, 2019

Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel

Stock market gyrates as the economic picture gets blurred

Aug 17, 2019

Stocks gyrate in August as investors try to figure out if a recession is in the cards

EU Commission chief to have emergency gallbladder operation

Aug 17, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has had to cut short his summer holiday and be rushed to his home nation of Luxembourg where he will undergo a gallbladder operation

Crowd of strangers says goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

Aug 17, 2019

Thousands of strangers from Los Angeles to Tucson have come to El Paso, Texas, to say goodbye to an El Paso shooting victim after hearing that she had few family members

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over NKorea weapons tests

Aug 17, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Aug 17, 2019

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have begun restoring landline phone services after a nearly two-week unprecedented security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region's autonomy

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug 17, 2019

Representatives of more than 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that is decimating shark populations

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