2003 Bali bomber smiles at guilty verdict

A court in Indonesia has convicted and sentenced to death a 41-year-old mechanic for his part in the bombing of two nightclubs in the island resort of Bali last year. At

North Korea’s escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country’s response to a

Lebanon | Officials probe blast amid rising anger, calls for change

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting

Police: Three teens inadvertently jump wall into Mar-a-Lago

Three teenagers fleeing police while carrying a semiautomatic gun in a backpack jumped a wall at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, but probably didn’t know that’s where they were, authorities

Lebanon probes blast amid rising anger, calls for change

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This Day in History | 1945 US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in

Over 100 killed | Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion

Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation yesterday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least

The Buzz | Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an ‘attack’

President Donald Trump said U.S. military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut, killing at least 100 people, was a “terrible attack”

World responds to Lebanon’s plight, France’s Macron to visit

PARIS  — As stunned Lebanese rescuers counted the dead and combed rubble for signs of life a day after a huge explosion shattered swaths of Beirut, nations near and far

Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion

Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts and videos of the blast suggest. The scale

This Day in History | 1962 Marilyn Monroe found dead

Screen icon Marilyn Monroe has been found dead in bed at her Los Angeles home. The 36-year-old actress’ body was discovered in the early hours of this morning by two doctors

India | Residency law in Kashmir amplifies demographic fears

For almost a century, no outsider was allowed to buy land and property in Indian-controlled Kashmir. That changed Aug. 5 last year when India’s Hindu nationalist government led by Prime Minister

The Buzz | Prosecutor seeking Trump’s taxes cites probe of his business

A New York City prosecutor fighting to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge yesterday he was justified in demanding them because of public reports of “extensive

Where’s Juan Carlos? Spain mulls former monarch’s future

Speculation over the whereabouts of former monarch Juan Carlos gripped Spain yesterday, a day after he announced he was leaving the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial

Huge explosion rocks Beirut with widespread damage, injuries

BEIRUT — A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday (Wednesday, Macau time), flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom

Analysis| Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? US envoys draw ire

In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. Gunter has

This Day in History | 1964 Three civil rights activists found dead

The bodies of three civil rights workers missing for six weeks have been found buried in a partially constructed dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation found

Virus surges in Philippines, India; Australia imposes curfew

Surges of new coronavirus cases continued last weekend in India and the Philippines, which recorded another daily high to surpass 100,000 total infections, as officials across the globe considered stricter

The Buzz | Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

Vulnerable coastal areas were being evacuated and fishing boats recalled to port before a typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains to eastern China late yesterday as much of the

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized yesterday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew.

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