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US House Panel Launches Investigation of Transportation Chief Chao

WASHINGTON - A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Monday demanded documents from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as part of ...


Curious Kids: why are some twins identical and some not?

If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au.We have spent many years explaining ...


Explainer: what happens when magnetic north and true north align?

At some point in recent weeks, a once-in-a-lifetime event happened for people at Greenwich in the United Kingdom.Magnetic compasses at ...


In A Surprise Move, Foxconn's Gou Drops Taiwan's Presidential Bid

TAIPEI - Terry Gou, founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, in a surprise move on Monday said he will not contest ...


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US Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Hacking Groups

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved ...

Verdict in Trial of RFA Reporters in Cambodia Now Due on Oct. 3

The verdict in the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography ...

Pakistan to Charge Dozens for Ransacking Hindu Temple

KARACHI - Pakistani officials want to charge dozens of rioters who ransacked a Hindu temple over the weekend with blasphemy, ...

Cheers and Honking Horns Greet First Day of UAW Strike against GM

FLINT/DETROIT, MICH. - Willie Elzy has been readying for a possible strike against General Motors for months and, pointing to ...

Liverpool discover potential Club World Cup opponents

Paris - Liverpool could face Mexican side Monterrey or Qatari club Al Sadd, coached by Xavi Hernandez, in their first ...

General Conference Day 1 Highlights

At the start of the plenary session on the first day of the IAEA's 63rd General Conference, Alicia Buenrostro Massieu ...

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Kremlin calls for de-escalation of tensions in Gulf

MOSCOW, Russia - A spokesman for the Kremlin has cautioned the international community against jumping to conclusions on who may ...

OIC summit condemns Israeli settlements 'colonial' policies

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the international community, especially the UN, to ...

US Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Hacking Groups

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved ...

UN-Secretary-General in Bahamas: "I've never seen anything like this"

GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas - The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered ...

Hamza bin Laden was killed in Afghanistan/Pakistan region

WASHINGTON, DC - The White House has confirmed the death of Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden.Despite ...

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Traders tread warily on Wall St as oil jumps

NEW YORK, New York - Soaring oil prices undermined stocks trading on Wall Street on Monday, but losses in the ...


Lockheed to concentrate hypersonic programs in northern Alabama

COURTLAND, Alabama - Lockheed Martin is to build a new plant for the assembly, integration and testing of hypersonics programs ...


Bankruptcy court to oversee restructure of Purdue Pharma

STAMFORD, Connecticut - Purdue Pharma has announced it has reached an agreement in principle on a framework for settling the ...


Nikkei 225 moves higher, Asian markets elsewhere flat

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Japan rose on Monday, while in China and Australia the equity markets were flat.Oil prices ...


Human rights concerns over plans for no-deal Brexit

LONDON, UK - The UK government has been forced by Parliament to make public its contingency plans in the event ...


Bob Iger quits Apple as streaming services go head-to-head

CUPERTINO, California - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger has quit the Apple board as the two companies, ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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