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Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Tuesday  18:08,   16 january 2018
AFP

<p>Two spectators at a controversial bull-wrestling festival in southern India were gored to death on Tuesday, police said.</p>"Jallikattu," or the taming of the bulls, is a hugely popular annual event in Tamil Nadu state but has been[...]

Fire rips through maritime museum in Indonesian capital

Tuesday  17:08,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday.JAKARTA, Indonesia — A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum in the[...]

U.S. allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat

Tuesday  16:43,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War.</p>Load[...]

Scientists find possible cause for mystery epidemic that wiped out Mexico 500 years ago

Tuesday  16:43,   16 january 2018
MSN

Using ancient DNA, a team of researchers has for the first time identified a possible cause of the colonial epidemic.About three decades later, cocoliztli struck again, wiping out half of the remaining native population between 1576[...]

U.S. allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat

Tuesday  16:43,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War.</p>The 20-nation gathering on Canada's western coast comes days after a mistaken missile alert caused panic on Hawaii, a[...]

Japan broadcaster sends false North Korea missile alert

Tuesday  16:06,   16 january 2018
CNN

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a missile.The message, received by phone users with the NHK app installed on their devices, read: "NHK news[...]

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

Tuesday  16:06,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic.Rodong Sinmun, the ruling party newspaper, lashed out at Trump in a[...]

48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident

Tuesday  13:22,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

A bus carrying children to school in southern Germany hit multiple cars and then slammed into the side of a building without braking, injuring 48 people early Tuesday, including 10 seriously, police said. The injured were 43 children and the bus[...]

North Korea didn't react to false Hawaii missile alert, Mattis says

Tuesday  13:21,   16 january 2018
NBC News

Mattis called the nascent talks between North and South Korea "a positive indicator," but said it was too early to determine Kim Jong Un's intent.On Saturday morning local time, thousands of tourists and residents in Hawaii received[...]

Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava

Tuesday  10:40,   16 january 2018
Reuters

The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of[...]

Authorities work against clock to clean up oil spills off China's coast

Tuesday  10:40,   16 january 2018
CNN

A massive oil tanker that sank off the coast of China could affect marine life for decades, environmentalists and experts say. The Iranian owned Sanchi oil tanker fell to the ocean floor Sunday, eight days after it collided with a Hong[...]

Father's instinct helps find trapped son

Tuesday  08:06,   16 january 2018
BBC News

The Australian man hired a helicopter after suspecting his son had been in a car crash.Samuel Lethbridge, 17, was trapped for 30 hours after his car left a New South Wales highway on Sunday, police[...]

Colombia bridge collapse kills at least 10

Tuesday  08:06,   16 january 2018
CNN

At least ten people were killed Monday after a bridge collapsed near Bogota, Colombia, according to the country's Civil Defense authorities.Known as the Chirajara bridge, the structure was under construction and not operational at the time of[...]

British politician drops his girlfriend over her racist texts about Prince Harry's bride-to-be Meghan Markle

Tuesday  08:06,   16 january 2018
MSN

UKIP leader Henry Bolton is struggling to hold onto his post after a British tabloid published a string of racist text messages penned by his girlfriend, Jo Marney, disparaging American actress Meghan Markle.Farage was popular enough that[...]

Crisis continues for Rohingya Muslims languishing at refugee camp

Tuesday  08:05,   16 january 2018
CBS News

The Bangladeshi government refuses to issue birth certificates to Rohingya babies born at the world's largest refugee campCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- More than half a million Rohingya Muslims fled their homes in Burma after Burmese soldiers[...]