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World News Feb 18 to 24, 2018

Cops selling assault rifles

Feb 24, 2018 / 1:51 pm

When law enforcement agencies in Washington and other states sell guns they've confiscated during criminal investigations, they're not just selling...

'Dr. Evil' lawsuit dismissed

Feb 24, 2018 / 1:33 pm

A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver. A segment of Oliver's Sunday show...

Strikes kill more in Syria

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:39 am

A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the...

NRA facing backlash

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:16 am

The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun...

Troubled India trip ends

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:13 am

When the going for a Canadian prime minister gets tough, he turns to hockey. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau capped off a difficult state visit to India Saturday...

Famous last words

Feb 23, 2018 / 12:02 pm

As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers!...

Swiss violent crime

Feb 23, 2018 / 7:25 am

Police say two people are dead after a shooting in Switzerland's biggest city, Zurich. They say the situation is under control. City police said they rushed...

Shooting at US college

Feb 23, 2018 / 7:02 am

Two people were injured after gunshots were fired early Friday on a college campus in Louisiana, school officials said. Southeastern Louisiana University...

Chevy Chase loses cool

Feb 23, 2018 / 6:15 am

New York State Police say actor and comedian Chevy Chase was kicked in the shoulder during an altercation with another driver. Police say the 74-year-old Chase...

Trump bucks NRA

Feb 23, 2018 / 5:05 am

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle...

Brussels on lockdown

Feb 22, 2018 / 7:10 am

UPDATE 7:10 a.m. Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness...

Trump moves on weapons

Feb 22, 2018 / 7:01 am

President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than...

Ferry explosion injures 25

Feb 21, 2018 / 1:53 pm

An explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday, hurting 25 people, but authorities...

Trading on presidency?

Feb 21, 2018 / 7:00 am

Donald Trump Jr. said any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has...

Cop killed in standoff

Feb 21, 2018 / 6:51 am

An hourslong standoff in Alabama ended with both the suspect and a police officer dead. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told news outlets early Wednesday...

Survivors demand action

Feb 21, 2018 / 6:37 am

Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing...

Palestine calls for peace

Feb 21, 2018 / 6:31 am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by...

Rev. Billy Graham passes

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:29 am

UPDATE 6:03 a.m. The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the...

Russia will do it again

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:13 am

The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the...

Trump bans bump stocks

Feb 20, 2018 / 3:18 pm

With teenagers walking out of schools in protest, staging die-ins in front of the White House, and planning a major national march next month in an effort to...

Dad gets custody of 13

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:09 am

A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father,...

Trump backs Romney bid

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:08 am

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught...

Angry mob kills suspects

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:07 am

A crowd of about 1,000 people dragged two suspects out of a police station and beat them to death in anger after the rape and killing of a five-year-old girl in...

Massive blast reshapes mtn

Feb 20, 2018 / 7:01 am

The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash five kilometres high also blew away much of the mountain's summit. Before and after images from...

California back in drought

Feb 20, 2018 / 6:57 am

That sign in hotel rooms asking guests if they really need their towels and sheets washed each day would become the rule in California, enforced with a $500...

Support for gun checks

Feb 20, 2018 / 6:45 am

From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday...

First images from crash site

Feb 20, 2018 / 6:40 am

Iranian search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday offered the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people, with officials...

Raw emotions, teenage grief

Feb 20, 2018 / 6:36 am

Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing...

Prince defies tradition

Feb 20, 2018 / 5:10 am

Danish royals and officials have attended a private funeral for Denmark's late Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe, at a Copenhagen chapel. The queen,...

Students call for gun control

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:52 am

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the...

Mexican drug lord captured

Feb 19, 2018 / 8:46 pm

An alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel was captured by Mexican marines Monday in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, which for years has been...

Whale returned to ocean

Feb 19, 2018 / 7:50 pm

A grey whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state. The federal...

California still burning

Feb 19, 2018 / 6:48 pm

A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made...

Archaeology site imperiled

Feb 19, 2018 / 4:28 pm

Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the...

Bloodbath on cruise

Feb 19, 2018 / 10:32 am

A video showing a violent incident on a Carnival Cruise Line has gone viral on social media. Carnival Cruise Line has said "all aspects" of a series...

Teen plea for gun control

Feb 19, 2018 / 10:08 am

Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with...

Searchers find wreckage

Feb 19, 2018 / 9:58 am

Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported....

Rush to judgment

Feb 19, 2018 / 9:58 am

A lawyer accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush in court Monday of touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while he...

Oxfam apologizes

Feb 19, 2018 / 9:00 am

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the...

Volcano - there she blows!

Feb 19, 2018 / 6:58 am

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 metres into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its...

Life or death for shooter?

Feb 19, 2018 / 6:57 am

The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be...

Kremlin dismisses charge

Feb 19, 2018 / 6:53 am

The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence. The indictment...

What will Meghan wear?

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:31 am

Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so...

All 65 aboard feared dead

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern...

Survivors hit back at Trump

Feb 18, 2018 / 5:43 pm

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has...

5 dead in church shooting

Feb 18, 2018 / 9:14 am

Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and...

All feared dead in crash

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:20 am

An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of...

Meeting over separatists

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:03 am

The Canadian government is now seeking a meeting with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the...

Russian suspected of doping

Feb 18, 2018 / 7:58 am

The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test. Two Russian state news agencies cited...

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