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A man was crushed to death beneath his mother’s coffin

Tuesday  05:30,   19 june 2018

Berta Kondorura's funeral was supposed to be an elaborate mixture of mourning and tradition-steeped celebration. Then tragedy struck.Most of the nearly 500,000 Torajans in the Parinding Valley are Christian, according to National[...]

Trump threatens to hit China with new tariffs on $200 billion in goods

Tuesday  03:30,   19 june 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, escalating a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing. Trump said in a statement he had asked the U.S. trade representative to identify the[...]

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Tuesday  00:22,   19 june 2018

Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep ideological divisions in the South American nation as it tries to emerge from[...]

Five hurt in Malmo shooting, no terrorist link: police

Tuesday  00:21,   19 june 2018

Five people were hurt in a shooting in the centre of the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Monday, police said, ruling out a terrorist link. "The state of the victims is not yet known," Malmo police said in a statement.A police spokesman told AFP[...]

Trump says crime in Germany is way up, but it's actually down

Tuesday  00:06,   19 june 2018

"Crime in Germany is way up," the president falsely tweeted on MondayHere's a closer look at what Mr. Trump said on Monday, and what's actually happening in[...]

Canada's House of Commons votes to legalize marijuana

Tuesday  00:06,   19 june 2018

Canadian lawmakers on Monday voted to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide. The House of Commons voted 205-82 to accept some of the Senate's proposed amendments on the bill, sending the bill back to the upper chamber for continued debate[...]

Python Swallows Woman Whole—What Experts Say About the Rare Attack

Monday  23:01,   18 june 2018

Development in their native habitat might be influencing their behavior, but humans have a history of conflict with snakes.Fifty-four-year-old Wa Tiba was checking on her home vegetable garden when she was believed to have been attacked by a 23-foot [...]

Eiffel Tower Tightening Security With Bulletproof Glass

Monday  23:01,   18 june 2018

The Eiffel Tower is tightening security by adding bulletproof glass and a metal fence to help protect the monument and visitors from potential terrorist attacks, according to news reports. The glass panels ― nearly 10 feet high and more than 2[...]

No, World Cup Fans Didn't Trigger an Earthquake. Here's Why.

Monday  23:01,   18 june 2018

Mexico's win over Germany rocked Mexico City. But not literally.“It was probably a person, or people, jumping up and down next to the [seismology] station,” says Xyoli Pérez Campos, who heads Servicio Sismológico Nacional (SSN), Mexico’s[...]

Russia Releases New Nuclear-Capable Missile Launch Clip

Monday  20:55,   18 june 2018

The U.S.-led NATO Western military alliance and Russia accuse one another of fueling the Cold War-like crisis across Europe.The Russian Ministry of Defense published Saturday a fifty-second-long clip showing a 9K720 Iskander short-range mobile[...]

One dead and dozens missing in Indonesia boat accident: disaster agency

Monday  20:40,   18 june 2018

At least one person has died and dozens are missing after a ferry carrying 80 people capsized Monday in Indonesia, an official from the national disaster agency said. "Eighteen passengers have been rescued, one is dead," said agency spokesman Sutopo [...]

Former Israeli minister 'spied for Iran'

Monday  19:08,   18 june 2018

Gonen Segev was allegedly recruited as an agent by Israel's arch-enemy Iran while he lived in Nigeria.Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by Iranian intelligence while living in[...]

Juche, the state ideology that makes North Koreans revere Kim Jong Un, explained

Monday  17:26,   18 june 2018

The North Korean ideology supports the claim that the country cured AIDS and invented the hamburger. There are some things about North Korea, as a society and government, that seem almost too strange to be believed. It’s a country where thousands [...]

U.N. Rights Chief Tells U.S. to Stop Taking Migrant Children From Parents

Monday  15:45,   18 june 2018

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, cited the president of the American Association of Pediatrics, saying the practice is “government-sanctioned child abuse.” “The thought that any state would seek to deter[...]

Merkel at Risk as German Coalition Crisis Enters Crunch Time

Monday  15:35,   18 june 2018

Germany’s crisis over migration policy is entering a critical phase with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political future on the line and the ripples already being felt across Europe. Merkel received crucial backing on Monday from senior members of her[...]