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World News

Obama to host Hollande at White House, discuss fight against Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Nov 24: A “coordinating effort” for the French-led investigation into the recent deadly attacks by the Islamic State (IS) in Paris will be at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama meets his French counterpart Francois Hollande in his Oval Office Tuesday (Nov 24), the White House said. The brutal terror attacks are foremost in American ...Full Article

Hopes fade for 100 miners missing after landslide near Myanmar jade mine

YANGON, Nov 23: Hopes faded on Monday that any of 100 people still missing would be found alive two days after a landslide near a jade mine in northern ...Full Article

South Korea military to proceed with drills despite North threat

SEOUL, Nov 23: South Korea said planned military firing drills would go ahead on Monday near a disputed maritime border with North Korea, which has threatened “merciless retaliation” if ...Full Article

Explosion damages toilet at Japan’s controversial shrine for war dead – media

TOKYO, Nov 23: An apparent explosion at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead in Tokyo on Monday damaged the ceiling and the wall of a public bathroom ...Full Article

Feline surreal: Belgians tweet cat photos for #BrusselsLockdown

BRUSSELS, Nov 23: When Belgian police requested social media silence during a series of anti-terrorism raids on Sunday (Nov 22), they might have expected a catty response from the ...Full Article

Pro-market Macri wins Argentina presidency: Early results

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 23: Argentinians elected pro-market leader Mauricio Macri as their new president on Sunday (Nov 22), early official results showed, breaking with 12 years of leftist rule in Latin ...Full Article

Endangered rhino dies at California zoo, three remain worldwide

REUTERS, Nov 23: A 41-year-old northern white rhino died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, leaving just three members of the critically endangered species alive worldwide, ...Full Article

Arrests in Brussels raids but Paris suspect still on run

BRUSSELS: Belgian police arrested 16 people in a wave of anti-terrorism raids but key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam slipped the net, with Brussels set to remain under security ...Full Article

SIA confirms bomb threat on flight from San Francisco

SINGAPORE, Nov 22: Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Sunday (Nov 22) confirmed that there was a bomb threat concerning flight SQ001, which originated from San Francisco and arrived at Changi ...Full Article

Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

BAMAKO, Nov 22: Mali was hunting on Saturday (Nov 21) for suspects wanted over the militant siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead, mostly foreigners, as ...Full Article