February 27th, 2017

World News

UN chief condemns NKorea missile test ahead of UN meeting

By Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch Monday ahead of an urgent meeting of the Security Council. Guterres called the launch “a further troubling violation of Security Council resolutions” and urged North Korea to comply with its international obligations, U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan ... Read More »

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Taliban suicide attack targeting police at rally kills 13

By Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan – A suicide bomber plowed a motorcycle into a group of police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction. The blast ripped through the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, ... Read More »

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Bergdahl hearing expected to focus on criticism from Trump

By Jonathan Drew, The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. – Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try Monday to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on charges of desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy because of highly charged statements made by President Donald Trump. The pretrial hearing before a military judge at Fort Bragg is expected to ... Read More »

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Tour bus flips over on Taiwan highway, killing 32 people

By The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan – A bus carrying Taiwanese tourists on a trip to view cherry blossoms flipped over on an expressway ramp in Taiwan’s capital on Monday, killing 32 people and injuring many others, officials said. The bus was carrying 44 people when it crashed Monday evening on the No. 5 expressway, the Taipei city fire ... Read More »

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Taliban suicide attack targets police, kills 11 in Pakistan

By Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan – A suicide bomber plowed a motorcycle into a group of police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction. The blast ripped through the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, ... Read More »

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Tour bus flips over on Taiwan highway, killing 28 people

By The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan – A tour bus flipped over on a highway near Taiwan’s capital on Monday, killing 28 people and injuring many others, news reports said. About 40 people were on the bus when it turned over on a ramp near Taipei, Taiwan’s Central News Agency said. It said numerous passengers were trapped inside. TVBS ... Read More »

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At least 4 dead in French Alps avalanche; 5 others sought

By Angela Charlton, The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

PARIS – At least four skiers were killed in an avalanche Monday in the French Alps near the resort of Tignes, and rescuers say they are trying to dig out five others from the snow with shovels. Many in the group are reported to be related. By mid-afternoon, the town of Tignes said that chances ... Read More »

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Tour bus flips over on Taiwan highway, killing 17 people

By The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan – A tour bus has flipped over on a highway near Taiwan’s capital, killing 17 people and trapping many others. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said about 40 people were on board the bus when it turned over on a ramp near Taipei on Monday evening. It said numerous passengers were trapped inside the ... Read More »

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California dam water level drops after massive evacuation

By Olga R. Rodriguez And Don Thompson, The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. – Water levels dropped Monday at California’s Lake Oroville, stopping water from spilling over a massive dam’s potentially hazardous emergency spillway after authorities ordered the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from towns lying below the lake. California Department of Water Resources officials are waiting for the light of dawn to inspect an erosion ... Read More »

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Pakistan police: Bomb kills 11 at protest rally in Lahore

By Zaheer Babar, The Associated Press on February 13th, 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan – A large bomb blast ripped through a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction. The blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of ... Read More »

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