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 2018-04-19 21:03 

Deutsche Welle

King renames Swaziland as eSwatini, citing colonial past and confusion with Switzerland...

The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom's new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence....

 2018-04-19 21:02 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law...

The world's largest social network is keen to reduce its exposure to a new European privacy law, which allows regulators to fine companies for collecting or using personal data without users' consent....

 2018-04-19 20:56 

Washington Post

Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital traffic...

The leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic....

 2018-04-19 20:56 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government...

Syrian state media: Hundreds of rebels hand over weapons, start leaving another town northeast of Damascus....

 2018-04-19 20:54 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

Russia says US visa delays could halt direct flights...

The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S....

 2018-04-19 20:54 

NBC News

Inspector general recommends criminal investigation of Andrew McCabe...

Sources say the Justice Department has been urged to investigate whether McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director, lied to federal officials....

 2018-04-19 20:53 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria...

Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for five years....

 2018-04-19 20:53 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

The Latest: Russia, China congratulate Cuba on new president...

Raul Castro has passed Cuba's presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel, putting the island's government in the hands of a non-Castro for the first time in nearly six decades....

 2018-04-19 20:52 

Washington Post

Brazil's first black justice considers presidential run...

Brazil's first black supreme court justice says he is considering a run for president in October....

 2018-04-19 20:42 

CBS News

[ World ]

FBI offers $1M reward for info on American journalist Austin Tice, missing in Syria...
 2018-04-19 20:40 

Washington Post

Cuba parliament elects Diaz-Canel to replace Castro as president...

Cuba lawmakers announced April 19 they had elected the sole candidate, Miguel Diaz-Canel, to replace Raul Castro as president, marking a new era for the island....

 2018-04-19 20:38 

Al Jazeera

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'...

Recent arrest of two black men at coffee shop highlights deeply-embedded racism against African Americans, analysts say....

 2018-04-19 20:35 

USA Today

What's next for Japan's forgotten prisoners in North Korea?...

Families of Japanese held captive for decades in North Korea have little hope that dialogue between Seoul, Washington and Pyongyang will result in their loved ones being released....

 2018-04-19 20:34 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russia, Syria Trying To 'Sanitize' Chemical Attack Site, U.S. Says...

The United States has accused Russia and Syria of trying to "sanitize" the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, while delaying access by experts from the global chemical-weapons watchdog....

 2018-04-19 20:32 

Radio Free Asia

Xinjiang Authorities Use 'Burial Management Centers' to Subvert Uyghur Funeral Traditions...

Exile observers say the centers also help 'deal with' deaths in detention....

 2018-04-19 20:29 

Reuters

[ World ]

Studies take closer look at mental health challenges for LGBTQ youth...

(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth may be more likely than their heterosexual and gender-conforming peers to experience abuse, bullying and mental health problems, three U.S. studies suggest....

 2018-04-19 20:29 

Deutsche Welle

De Beers gem traders launch app to identify blood diamonds...

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety....

 2018-04-19 20:29 

Deutsche Welle

De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds...

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety....

 2018-04-19 20:28 

CBS News

[ World ]

Cuba President Raul Castro replaced by Miguel Diaz-Canel but still holds powerful position...
 2018-04-19 20:26 

CNN

[ Health ]

Hans Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims...

Hans Asperger is known for groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics. But the physician also actively cooperated with the Nazi regime's euthanasia program, according to a study....

 2018-04-19 20:22 

News24

Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim...

Global chemical weapon watchdog chief rejects Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were targeted in a poisoning attack....

 2018-04-19 20:22 

Washington Post

'Can you speak for Alfie' father of terminally-ill toddler asks Pope...

In Rome, Tom Evans, father of terminally-ill British toddler Alfie, asked Pope Francis April 18 if he could speak for his son. The family lost an appeal to continue treating Alfie at a hospital in Liverpool....

 2018-04-19 20:20 

Sydney Morning Herald

Turnbull asserts Australia's 'perfect right' to sail South China Sea...

The remark came after a report that three Royal Australian Navy vessels were "challenged" by Chinese forces when sailing through the region earlier this month....

 2018-04-19 20:06 

Sydney Morning Herald

Queen wants Prince Charles to be named as head of Commonwealth...

The Queen used a moment of high ceremony in Buckingham Palace to make her wishes known to the 53 member nations of the Commonwealth....

 2018-04-19 19:55 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern...

The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled....

 2018-04-19 19:55 

CBS 8

[ San Diego ]

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes...

The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain....

 2018-04-19 19:54 

Deutsche Welle

Report: George Soros' Open Society Foundations to move Budapest office to Berlin...

The Open Society Foundations, backed by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros, is to close its Budapest branch and open a new one in Berlin, according to Austrian outlet Die Presse. Soros has faced pressure in Hungary....

 2018-04-19 19:53 

AP

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Thursday a "preponderance of the evidence" indicates there were chemical weapons, including "elements" of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by th......

 2018-04-19 19:51 

Sydney Morning Herald

US EPA chief's aides fly first-class to Australia in latest splurge...

Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $US45,000 ($58,000) in government money to fly five people to Australia....

 2018-04-19 19:51 

i24 News

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 2018-04-19 19:51 

Deutsche Welle

Prince death: Minnesota prosecutor will not file criminal charges...

Prosecutors have said they won't file charges related to the death of pop star Prince. At the same time, the doctor accused of prescribing painkillers for Prince has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors....

 2018-04-19 19:48 

CBS News

[ World ]

Autism doctor Hans Asperger aided Nazi "euthanasia" of children, documents show...
 2018-04-19 19:30 

Al Jazeera

Kashmir erupts demanding justice for young rape victim...

Activists say cases of rape and sexual violence on women are common as they decry 'reluctant and delayed response'...

 2018-04-19 19:29 

Radio Free Asia

China's Ruling Party Has Branches on University Campuses Around The World...

State-owned companies overseas and China-based campuses of overseas universities also host Communist Party members and cells....

 2018-04-19 19:29 

Washington Post

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba...

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba:...

 2018-04-19 19:27 

Fox News

[ World ]

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba...

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba: — Full name: Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez — Early life: Born April 20, 1960, and raised in central Villa Clara Province....

 2018-04-19 19:24 

Radio Free Asia

Sanctions Force North Korea to Shutter Chemical Factory...

The plant could not likely obtain material necessary for its operations under sanctions supported by China, a source says....

 2018-04-19 19:20 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

'Dirty' Dancing: Iranian Official Arrested For Allowing 'Indecent' Moves...

Iran has arrested a Culture Ministry official after people danced in public in the northeastern city of Mashhad, the judiciary said on April 19....

 2018-04-19 19:16 

Sydney Morning Herald

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study...

The spread of humans around the world wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time....

 2018-04-19 19:16 

Al Jazeera

Refugees on Greek islands angry at freedom for new arrivals...

Rights group call Greek government to lift refugees' movement restrictions independently from the date of arrival....

 2018-04-19 19:14 

Reuters

[ World ]

Improving overall heart health may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation...

(Reuters Health) - Following practices recommended for...

 2018-04-19 19:12 

Deutsche Welle

Peter Stger stakes future on Champions League ahead of Leverkusen clash...

With his contract expiring soon, Peter Stger has admitted his hopes of keeping the Borussia Dortmund job hang on his side making the top four. He also faces a dilemma up front ahead of a crunch clash against Leverkusen....

 2018-04-19 19:07 

Deutsche Welle

Diaz-Canel takes over from Raul Castro as Cuba's president...

The Cuban revolution "will carry on," Cuba's new president Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez said after succeeding Raul Castro at the post. Castro is set to mentor Diaz-Canel and remain the leader of the Communist Party....

 2018-04-19 19:05 

Euronews

Legendary Plcido Domingo illuminates the Met in Verdi gem...

Verdi's...

 2018-04-19 19:04 

Euronews

Plcido Domingo's special bond with Verdi and Sonya Yoncheva...

A...

 2018-04-19 19:02 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

U.S. Calls For Probe Into 'Mysterious' Death Of Russian Journalist...

The United States has joined media watchdogs in calling on Russian authorities to thoroughly investigate the death of Russian investigative journalist Maksim Borodin last week....

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