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Special Report - Shattered sanctuary: In Christchurch, an imam seeks to rebuild
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:18:54 -0400
Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighborhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about "tasting the sweetness of faith" as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity.
Ethiopian crash captain untrained on 737 MAX simulator: source
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:17:01 -0400
The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.
Special Report: Forgotten victims - The children of Islamic State
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:10:07 -0400
The hallways of the Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad teemed with anxious toddlers on the days their mothers were on trial. Then they vanished again, into the women's prison, where they have lived for the past year and a half. They sleep on thin mattresses in crowded cells, bored, hungry and often sick. They are the foreign children of Islamic State.
Aid workers widen search for Mozambique cyclone survivors, death toll mounts
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:10:03 -0400
Rescue workers widened their search in Mozambique and Zimbabwe on Thursday for survivors of devastating floods following a cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying buildings and farmland.
U.S. military may join Mozambique cyclone rescue, aid agencies told
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:06:59 -0400
U.S. military teams could join the cyclone rescue effort in Mozambique, a representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said, according to the minutes of a humanitarian meeting published on Thursday.
EU summit readies for Brexit in May - or next week
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:03:08 -0400
EU leaders will tell Theresa May on Thursday she can have two months to organize an orderly Brexit but Britain could face a hugely disruptive ejection from the bloc next Friday if the prime minister fails to win backing from parliament.
Stop Brexit: 700,000 sign UK petition to stay in EU
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:03:08 -0400
More than 700,000 people have rushed to sign a petition on the British parliament's website calling for the government to revoke its divorce notice to the European Union and remain in the bloc.
U.S.-backed fighters say operation at last Islamic State enclave not over
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:59:34 -0400
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Islamic State at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally defeated.
Death toll climbs at Syrian camp
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:56:36 -0400
Twelve people died overnight after arriving at a camp in northeastern Syria from Islamic State's final enclave at Baghouz, the International Rescue Committee said on Thursday.
U.S. whiskey exports dry up as tariffs bite
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:47:34 -0400
American whiskey exports slumped in the second half of 2018, taking a blow from higher duties by the country's trading partners following President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, an industry group said on Thursday.
Aid workers widen search for Mozambique cyclone survivors, death toll mounts
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:43:44 -0400
Rescue workers extended their search in Mozambique on Thursday for survivors of devastating floods following a powerful cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying buildings and farmland.
Cyclone puts 200,000 Zimbabweans in need of urgent food aid: U.N.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:43:04 -0400
An estimated 200,000 people in Zimbabwe are likely to need urgent food aid for the next three months after their district was hit by Cyclone Idai, World Food Programme spokesman Herve Verhoosel said on Thursday.
New Zealand bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:17:54 -0400
New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
Global stocks wilt as Fed shift sparks stampede into bonds
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:05:40 -0400
European shares wilted and there was a stampede into bonds on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve's abandonment of all plans to raise rates this year left traders wondering what might be lurking in the shadows.
Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:28:04 -0400
An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the early hours of Thursday, boosted by a possible terrorist attack this week in the city of Utrecht.
Britain says EU could hold emergency summit to offer conditional Brexit extension
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:25:08 -0400
The European Union could next week hold an emergency summit to offer a Brexit extension with potentially onerous conditions such as holding another referendum, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.
Hunger stalks Yemen's remote villages after four years of war
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:00:10 -0400
As Yeman's war grinds into its fifth year with peace efforts stalling, ten-year-old Afaf's father sees little hope he will be able to give his starving daughter the food or healthcare she needs.
Timeline: Yemen's slide into political crisis and war
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:00:10 -0400
Yemen's warring parties have failed to leave the main port city of Hodeidah three months after agreeing to a breakthrough U.N.-led truce deal as part of efforts to end a four-year-old war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.
May has a 'good shot' of getting Brexit deal approved next week, UK junior minister
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:57:00 -0400
Prime Minister Theresa May has a good chance of getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal approved by parliament next week, a junior Brexit minister in her government said on Thursday.
Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selection
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:46:20 -0400
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared poised to side with a black Mississippi death row inmate put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder who accused a prosecutor of repeatedly blocking black potential jurors, though the court's only black member sounded skeptical.