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World News Feb 4 to 10, 2018

'Sex and the City' cat fight

Feb 10, 2018 / 3:20 pm

Kim Cattrall has a message for Sarah Jessica Parker: Spare me your sympathy. Cattrall lashed out Saturday at her former "Sex and the City" co-star...

Israel downs Iranian drone

Feb 10, 2018 / 9:40 am

In its most serious engagement in neighbouring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck...

Officer slain in rampage

Feb 9, 2018 / 4:29 pm

A police officer whose wife is expecting the couple's second baby was killed Friday and two deputies were seriously wounded in a shooting that also left a...

Cdns found dead in quake

Feb 9, 2018 / 4:03 pm

Taiwanese broadcasters say two Canadians are among those killed in the earthquake that hit the country this week. They say the bodies of a Canadian couple...

Charges in Cdn killings

Feb 9, 2018 / 3:51 pm

Police in Jamaica say they have made an arrest in the deaths of a husband and wife from Winnipeg a month ago. Melbourne Flake, who was 81, and 70-year-old Etta...

Crazy for face-swapping app

Feb 9, 2018 / 2:37 pm

If you've been on Facebook lately, and let's face it, you have. You've probably seen your friends posting pictures of what they would look like as...

Budget signed, gov't open

Feb 9, 2018 / 9:32 am

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal...

Hopes fading in quake

Feb 9, 2018 / 9:27 am

Hopes of finding additional survivors from this week's earthquake in Taiwan were fading Friday after two more bodies were found in a partially collapsed...

'Flush your pet hamster?'

Feb 9, 2018 / 7:42 am

A Florida woman says an airline told her to flush her hamster down an airport toilet because the emotional support rodent wasn't allowed to fly with her....

Gov't shut down again

Feb 9, 2018 / 7:02 am

The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending...

Border wall legal challenge

Feb 9, 2018 / 6:58 am

An Indiana-born federal judge, whose Mexican heritage Donald Trump used to paint him as biased against him in a 2016 court case because of his immigration...

Rio Carnival, party evolution

Feb 9, 2018 / 5:28 am

Once a party of luxury and glamour, Brazil's most famous Carnival is increasingly being dominated by thrifty tourists more interested in free street parties...

Midwest gets a foot of snow

Feb 9, 2018 / 5:27 am

A winter storm moving across the Great Lakes that's forecast to drop about a foot (1/3 metre) of snow in some areas created treacherous driving conditions...

#MeToo advocate miscue?

Feb 9, 2018 / 4:10 am

The California Legislature's widening sexual misconduct scandal now includes allegations against a Democratic lawmaker known for her fierce advocacy on...

Soldier stands in for dad

Feb 8, 2018 / 3:55 pm

A Northern Illinois kindergartener whose father was killed in a military training accident last year had a date to her first father-daughter dance – a...

Rescuers comb rubble

Feb 8, 2018 / 1:47 pm

Rescuers in Taiwan continued their search for survivors in a dangerously tilted building Thursday, more than a day after it was damaged in an earthquake that...

Simulating Mars on Earth

Feb 8, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars by dragging the flat box...

Boy in vending machine

Feb 8, 2018 / 12:45 pm

When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck...

Meet the new Gerber baby

Feb 8, 2018 / 11:34 am

Meet Lucas, the new Gerber baby. He is the first child with Down Syndrome to be given the title since the contest began 90 years ago. Lucas Warren stole the...

'Fatberg' museum exhibit

Feb 8, 2018 / 7:01 am

London's newest museum attraction is greasy, smelly — and a glimpse at the hidden underside of urban life. The Museum of London on Thursday unveiled...

Subway cave-in kills 8

Feb 8, 2018 / 6:43 am

A cave-in at a subway line construction site in southern China killed eight people and left three others missing, authorities said Thursday. The municipal...

Senate reaches budget deal

Feb 8, 2018 / 6:41 am

Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next...

Kim Jong Un at it again

Feb 8, 2018 / 5:36 am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, grabbing the spotlight on the...

Internet pioneer passes

Feb 8, 2018 / 5:33 am

A founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow has died. EFF said in statement that Barlow passed...

Don't mail the tiger cub

Feb 7, 2018 / 3:25 pm

Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbours' yards and wandering the streets. But the office for...

Daycare waxes toddler

Feb 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

Officials are investigating a mother's complaint that her toddler's eyebrows were waxed without permission at a daycare facility in Washington state....

Merkel clinches coalition

Feb 7, 2018 / 2:59 pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's...

Puerto Ricans' can-do spirit

Feb 7, 2018 / 10:55 am

It took only minutes for Hurricane Maria to kill power to the Puerto Rican town of Coamo, cracking wooden poles, snapping power lines and hurling transformers...

Tesla heads for asteroid belt

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:07 am

The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for...

Standoff with stuffed toy

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:58 am

Crouching tiger, hidden ... toy. Police in Scotland were called by a farmer who thought a big cat had invaded his cow shed. They ended up in a 45-minute...

Sikh separatists raise ire

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:49 am

Less than two weeks before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to land in India, a popular Indian magazine has dedicated an issue to stories accusing Canada of...

Fire at Berlin hotel

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:36 am

German officials say a hotel in Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz has been evacuated after a fire broke out on an upper floor of the 11-storey building. Fire...

Shutdown looks less likely

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:31 am

Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, U.S. lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President...

Twice deported, DUI driver

Feb 7, 2018 / 5:37 am

Federal authorities have filed a new immigration charge against a Guatemalan man who has twice been deported from the U.S. and is now suspected in a...

Sports car in space

Feb 6, 2018 / 10:00 pm

SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The...

Princess wedding postponed

Feb 6, 2018 / 9:46 pm

Japan's imperial palace said Wednesday that Princess Mako's wedding will be postponed two years because of insufficient preparations and denied...

Cop dies in struggle

Feb 6, 2018 / 9:25 pm

A man suspected in the killing of a Colorado sheriff's deputy fired a semi-automatic handgun during a struggle with multiple officers, authorities said...

Trump orders grand parade

Feb 6, 2018 / 7:57 pm

President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a grand parade of the U.S. armed forces in Washington this year to celebrate military strength, officials...

Millions could be mutilated

Feb 6, 2018 / 7:31 pm

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be subjected to female genital mutilation by 2030. He...

Wynn, out at own casino

Feb 6, 2018 / 7:23 pm

Casino mogul Stephen Wynn resigned Tuesday as chairman and chief executive of his company, Wynn Resorts, in response to sexual harassment allegations spanning...

Killed priest had gang ties

Feb 6, 2018 / 7:16 pm

One of two priests shot to death in a road ambush had been photographed earlier holding an assault rifle in the company of armed, masked men, a prosecutor in...

Voodoo made me kill them

Feb 6, 2018 / 4:06 pm

A Massachusetts woman used a kitchen knife to stab two of her children to death and later told police it was part of a Voodoo ritual, authorities said Tuesday....

Hotel collapses in quake

Feb 6, 2018 / 3:00 pm

UPDATE: 3 p.m. A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, killing two people and injuring more than 200 others, officials said. The...

Sending a Tesla to Mars

Feb 6, 2018 / 1:31 pm

SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy...

There's a lizard in my salad!

Feb 6, 2018 / 9:59 am

A Maine woman who prepared a salad says she realized after a couple of bites her fork was stuck in a three-inch lizard, minus the tail. After vomiting and...

Smoke, blood, wreckage

Feb 6, 2018 / 9:52 am

Passengers on a train that slammed into an empty freight train over the weekend in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak employees, described a smoky, bloody scene...

Threats over missile mistake

Feb 6, 2018 / 9:49 am

When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the...

Rare dino discovery

Feb 6, 2018 / 7:05 am

A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt's Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn't a...

Little place for arms control

Feb 6, 2018 / 7:01 am

There's a place for arms control in the Trump administration's new nuclear strategy. It's a very small place. "Progress in arms control is not...

Seahawks' tragic loss

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:38 am

Seattle Seahawks player Frank Clark has confirmed his father and three other family members have died in a Cleveland house fire. Clark wrote in a tweet posted...

Olympic gig gets going

Feb 6, 2018 / 5:19 am

A shipload of North Korean musicians, singers and dancers has arrived in South Korea to perform at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The arrival of the...

'They stole my house!'

Feb 5, 2018 / 1:46 pm

A Houston couple has reported a house heist — as in, their vacation home was stolen. KTRK-TV reports that Jo and Lonnie Harrison say their one-bedroom,...

Selfie with severed heads

Feb 5, 2018 / 1:28 pm

Graduate dental school students and a top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took a selfie with two severed heads used for medical research at a...

Trillion-dollar deficits back?

Feb 5, 2018 / 10:58 am

The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just next year. Talks on...

US begins troop pull-out

Feb 5, 2018 / 10:55 am

The U.S. has started to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, an Iraqi...

Nassar sentenced

Feb 5, 2018 / 7:04 am

Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County, Michigan....

Chopper crashes into home

Feb 5, 2018 / 6:49 am

A Japanese military helicopter carrying two crewmembers crashed in southwestern Japan on Monday, ripping the top floor off a house and setting it on fire,...

8 killed in steel mill leak

Feb 5, 2018 / 6:37 am

Gas leaking from a pipeline at a steel mill in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong killed eight people and injured 10 early Monday, local authorities...

'Poor People's Campaign'

Feb 5, 2018 / 5:20 am

The renewed version of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to lift poor people is holding its first national mobilization, with actions and events...

Massive Moscow snowstorm

Feb 5, 2018 / 5:04 am

A weekend-long snowstorm in Moscow has delayed flights, cut power supplies to nearby villages and even prompted authorities to call a snow day — a highly...

2 dead in train crash

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:49 am

UPDATE: 2:33 p.m. An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down...

Earthquake hits Taiwan

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:44 am

A strong and shallow earthquake struck off Taiwan's east coast on Sunday night, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. The U.S....

EU warns Trump

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:20 am

A senior European Union official is warning that the 28-nation bloc will hit back if U.S. President Donald Trump takes trade measures against it. EU budget...

Trump scares off investors

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:17 am

Iran says President Donald Trump's hostility to the 2015 nuclear deal is dampening foreign investment in the energy sector despite the lifting of sanctions....

Child abductions on the rise

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:13 am

Child abductions have risen during South Sudan's civil war as desperate people try to make a living. One child, no matter the age, is said to sell for 20...

Suicide attack kills 11

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:10 am

The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack the day before that killed 11 soldiers and wounded 13 in the Swat Valley....

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