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April 17, 2016 10:38 PM Rescuers dig out survivors after quake kills more than 200 in Ecuador

PEDERNALES, Ecuador -- Rescuers pulled survivors from rubble Sunday after the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast. Officials said the quake killed at least 238 people and injured more than 1,500. The magnitude-7.8 quake, the strongest to hit the country since 1979, was centred 28

April 17, 2016 10:19 PM White House race swings into New York in campaign blitz

US presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept through New York on a campaign blitz on Sunday as Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders battled to keep his White House dream alive. NEW YORK: US presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept through New York on a campaign blitz on Sunday (Apr 17) as Democratic challenger 15

April 17, 2016 6:02 PM Brazil Rousseff: MPs set for knife-edge impeachment vote

A session has begun in Brazil's lower house of Congress on whether to back impeachment against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of fiddling government accounts. As it got under way, several pro-Rousseff MPs disrupted proceedings by shouting 'There won't be a coup'. Security has been stepped up outside the building in Brasilia as several thousand 11

April 14, 2016 10:19 PM Nigeria marks 2nd anniversary of kidnap of Chibok girls

But it was the mass kidnap in Chibok that grabbed the world's attention. Since then, the inability of Nigeria's government and military to rescue them has led, in part, to the electoral defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan. A social media campaign using the hashtag (hash)BringBackOurGirls reached to the White House, where U.S. first lady Michelle Obama 14

April 13, 2016 8:20 PM Brazil's Rousseff pledges unity government as momentum for impeachment grows

BRASILIA Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff pledged on Wednesday to form a government of national unity if she survives an impeachment vote in Congress this weekend, but the odds against her lengthened as even remaining allies wavered in their support. Rousseff is scrambling to shore up votes against impeachment as a stream of defections from her coalition 12

April 12, 2016 9:41 AM William and Kate meet vulnerable street children in New Delhi

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met some of India's poorest and most vulnerable children fending for themselves at New Delhi railway station. Kate and William heard first-hand from a number of street children about how they had run away from home due to abuse or poverty. They ended up at Delhi station where they were a target for prostitution 10

April 11, 2016 10:57 AM Six dead in Pakistan after strong quake rattles South Asia

Epicentre in remote north-eastern Afghanistan, just inside the border with Tajikistan. Six people were killed across northern Pakistan although there appeared to be no widespread damage after a strong earthquake rattled major cities across South Asia at the weekend, authorities said on Monday. The 6.6-magnitude quake on Sunday startled residents in the Afghan 9

April 11, 2016 10:53 AM Kerry pays 'gut-wrenching' visit to Hiroshima

TOKYO — Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from six other leading nations ended two days of talks Monday in Japan with what Kerry described as a "gut-wrenching" visit to the site of the world’s first atomic bombing. Kerry became the highest-ranking diplomat from the United States to visit the Hiroshima Peace Park, located at ground zero for the first 22

April 11, 2016 10:50 AM Sporadic Fighting Mars First Day of Cease-Fire in Yemen

A U.N.-brokered cease-fire was mostly holding across war-torn Yemen on Monday except in the besieged city of Taiz where shelling killed at least one person and wounded five, according to residents. There were also sporadic exchanges of gunfire in other parts of the country after the truce between the Saudi-led coalition, which backs Yemen's internationally 11

April 11, 2016 9:00 AM Australian prisoner ‘carves Islamic State slogan’ into cellmate’s head

A radicalised prisoner allegedly carved an Islamic State slogan into the forehead of a fellow inmate in Australia, reports said on Monday, but officials denied extremism was a problem in the jail system. The 18-year-old, named as Bourhan Hraichie, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and intentional choking following the incident after 6