This Day in History: 1982 Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia

South Georgia is a dependency of the disputed Falklands Islands which Britain claimed in 1833. The British Antarctic survey team at Grytviken, on South Georgia, reported their arrival

Offbeat: Ikea nixes massive hide and seek games at Dutch stores

Ikea has a message for people wanting to converge on its stores for giant games of hide and seek: Go play someplace else. The phenomenon has taken off online in

The Buzz | EU police group launches team to tackle migrant smugglers

The European Union police agency has launched a new team to crack down on organized crime gangs that smuggle tens of thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean from North Africa to

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CHINA A Malaysian robbery suspect was captured 22 minutes after he grabbed watches from a downtown Beijing luxury store while carrying a black toy gun, police said yesterday. Moi Kit

No ordinary job seeker: Prince Harry looking for work

Prince Harry is looking for work — but don’t expect him to be sending out invitations to connect on LinkedIn. No one is likely to keep the fourth in line for

Israel | Netanyahu’s future on the line in Israel parliament election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political survival was on the line yesterday in a hard-fought parliamentary election pitting his nationalist and security-first ideology against his challengers’ focus on the plight

Iran Nuclear | Deal Washington, Tehran resume nuke talks with GOP letter hanging over them 

Top U.S. and Iranian diplomats returned to talks yesterday, seeking to resolve differences blocking a deal that would curtail Iran’s nuclear program and ease sanctions on the country. Among the

This Day in History: 1992 South Africa votes for change

In a landslide victory for change, the government swept the polls in all four provinces, and all but one of 15 referendum regions. It won 68.6% of the vote in a

Offbeat | US woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

A woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn. Brittany Young, 24, told the Des Moines Register that she

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CHINA Two Chinese taxi-hailing apps that merged in February issued a set of standards yesterday to govern their ride-on-demand service, which has run afoul of state and local regulators over

Arrested millionaire says in HBO finale he ‘killed them all’

Robert Durst, a millionaire from one of America’s wealthiest families, was arrested just before the finale of a serial documentary about his links to three sensational murders in which he

Brazil | Mass protests present big challenge to Rousseff 

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced the biggest challenge yet of her young and turbulent second term, as hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets in more than 150 cities

Russia | Moscow was ready for Crimea nuclear standoff, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready to put his country’s nuclear forces on alert when he annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula last year in case of intervention by the

This Day in History: 1968 Anti-Vietnam demo turns violent

The St John Ambulance Brigade said it treated 86 people for injuries. Fifty were taken to hospital including up to 25 police officers. The trouble followed a big rally in

Offbeat: South African woman celebrates 100th birthday with a skydive

Celebrating her 100th birthday with a parachute jump is not enough for South African Georgina Harwood. She plans to make her centenary even more exciting by doing a shark cage

The Buzz: Bhutan wins on 1st day of 2018 World Cup qualifying

FIFA’s lowest-ranked team won on the first day of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Bhutan, ranked 209th by the governing body of world soccer, beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in

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CHINA An earthquake in the eastern Chinese city of Fuyang has killed two people and damaged thousands of homes. The quake struck in the Anhui province city Saturday afternoon, and

FAW group chairman Xu faces Communist Party graft probe

The chairman of China FAW Group Corp., which partners with Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp. to build vehicles in the world’s largest auto market, is being investigated by the

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