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In world first, drone rescues 2 swimmers off Australian beach | CBC
CBC | January 18, 2018
A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities said.
Trump businesses see ups and downs a year into the presidency | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Here's what we know about how Trump's actions as president may have impacted family businesses, based on publicly available information during his first year in office.
North Korea’s long, complicated Olympic history | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 18, 2018
North Korea and South Korea have reached a landmark agreement under which Pyongyang will send a team to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month and field a joint ice hockey team. The two nations also will march together under one flag during the opening ceremony. The news comes after a year of escalating tensions […]
People used to move. Here’s how that changed, and why they became ‘immigrants’ instead. | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 18, 2018
Look up “immigrant” in different languages, and you'll notice something interesting: The word sounds nearly the same in lots of tongues. “Immigrant” is “immigrant” in Afrikaans, “imigrant” in Bulgarian and “yímín” in Chinese. Filipino speakers use the term “imigrante;” in Japanese it's something like “imin.” The Russian version of immigrant is, essentially, “immigrant.” In Spanish, it's […]
Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks traveling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh government | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.
Strong China data cranks up pressure on bond markets | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Strong Chinese data on Thursday kept world stocks hovering near record highs, as bond markets pushed U.S. Treasury yields - the benchmark for global borrowing costs - to a 10-month high.
Romanians apologize to Japan's prime minister over visit | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Hundreds of Romanians have apologized to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose visit to Romania at the end of a European tour fell short on protocol and diplomacy
Israel kills Palestinian sought in deadly shooting of rabbi | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
In pre-dawn raid, Israeli forces kill Palestinian wanted in fatal shooting of West Bank rabbi
Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Egypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister
Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
Reported US-initiated Syria border force is 'misportrayed, misdescribed and some people misspoke', top US diplomat says.
Israeli commandos kill Palestinian gunman blamed for West Bank ambush | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli police killed a Palestinian gunman and captured another in a clash in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, saying they were part of a cell responsible for an ambush in which a Jewish settler was shot dead.
Hong Kong pro-independence protest leader appears in court for 'rioting' | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A young protest leader calling for Hong Kong's independence from China appeared in court on the rare charge of rioting on Thursday as two co-defendants failed to show up, the latest case highlighting a new generation of opposition to Chinese rule.
Israel's PM says India reconsidering shelved missile deal | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Israel's prime minister says a $500 million anti-tank missile deal that India shelved with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is back on the table
The Philippines' Baby Factory | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
101 East reveals the shadowy underworld offering help to the rising numbers of teenage mothers in the Philippines.
Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Stole and Sold His Rare Wines, U.S. Says | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 18, 2018
Prize bottles of wine valued at more than $1.2 million were surreptitiously sold, prosecutors said.
Czech PM Babis, wary of who becomes president, rushes to form new government | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
PRAGUE (Reuters) - New Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is rushing to form a new government, possibly by the end of February, before a new presidential term begins.
Rivers: I spoke with Ariza about altercation | ESPN
ESPN | January 18, 2018
Clippers guard Austin Rivers said he and Rockets swingman Trevor Ariza had a lengthy phone call regarding Monday's heated game between their teams. Rivers said "he was really cool about being the bigger guy and calling me."
Sources: Rockets shocked Clippers' Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers escaped disciplinary action | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
The Houston Rockets are shocked and disappointed that Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers avoided any disciplinary action as a result of the events during and after the? Clippers' contentious win Monday night in Los Angeles, team sources told ESPN. Rockets forwards Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were both suspended two games for entering the Clippers' locker room and engaging "in a hostile, verbal altercation with several Clippers players," according to an NBA news release. The Rockets are upset that Griffin and Ri...
APNewsBreak: GoDaddy to sponsor Patrick in 'Danica Double' | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Only On AP: The GoDaddy Girl will be back at both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500
Mexican views of the United States drop to record low, poll finds | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 18, 2018
For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a majority of Mexicans hold negative views of the United States, according to polling data collected by the Mexico-based firm Buendia & Laredo in collaboration with the Chicago Council of Foreign Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that will be released Thursday. The data suggests […]
Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Pope Francis is wrapping up his Chile visit by meeting Thursday with members of Chile's booming immigrant community
Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA after US aid cut | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
Brussels steps up with multi-year funding of Palestinian aid agency after US cuts UNRWA funding by half.
Joyce brings joy to Western Australia | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
Rain from a long-lived tropical cyclone promises a good harvest for Australian farmers.
Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.
Schools remain closed as Germany prepares for winter storm | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
School remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that's expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds
52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Officials in Kazakhstan say that a bus fire has killed 52 people in a vast snow-covered steppe
Supreme Court rejects bid to ban Bollywood's Padmaavat | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
Fiction film featuring Hindu queen romancing a Muslim king to screen after court rejects right-wing groups' challenge.
South Africa's Ramaphosa talks tough on state graft, signals departure from Zuma | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and said the ruling party would impose the policy certainty needed to attract investment to the country.
Canada chasing 5th straight Olympic gold under former player | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Laura Schuler always wanted to coach hockey. Now she's the first former player to coach the Canadian women, trying to extend Canada's hold on Olympic gold to five straight at the 2018 Winter Games.
Searching for Sanctuary | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
The remarkable story of two Syrian refugees and their journey to safety in Germany.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison in Egypt | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
Doha-based Islamic scholar Qaradawi tried in absentia, while eight others were sentenced to death over 2015 violence.
Palestinian killed in fire exchange with Israeli army | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
One other Palestinian and two Israeli soldiers were injured in the incident that took place in the occupied West Bank.
After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte government than any other | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
MANILA (Reuters) - Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s.
China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong. | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 18, 2018
The country reported higher annual growth, but implausibly smooth numbers prompt experts to look for other ways to assess the world’s No. 2 economy.
Six Are Laid Off at Saveur Magazine, Including Its Editor | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 18, 2018
As the publishing company Bonnier cuts 17 percent of its American employees, the staff of a long-running food magazine shrinks.
Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 18, 2018
A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.
Gunmen kill mother, daughter polio workers in Pakistan | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Pakistani officials say gunmen shoot, kill mother and daughter taking part in an anti-polio campaign in southwestern city of Quetta
Why some African Americans are moving to Africa | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.