Congo | Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

Congo’s Ministry of Health said yesterday the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including eight deaths in the three affected health zones in the

Venezuela | Maduro swift to act days after election victory

Nicolas Maduro hasn’t wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela’s presidential election. He has thrown out U.S. diplomats, arrested alleged military conspirators

Investigators | Russian military missile downed Flight MH17 over Ukraine

An international team of investigators said yesterday that detailed analysis of video images and photos has unequivocally established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia

This Day in History | 1967 Celtic win European Cup

Celtic has become the first British team to win the European Cup, beating favourites Internazionale Milan 2-1. An estimated crowd of 70,000 crammed into the Portuguese National Stadium in

Offbeat | Truck dumps 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers on highway

A tractor-trailer made a fowl mess when it rolled over in Washington state. It dumped about 18,145 kilograms of chicken feathers across Interstate 5. Washington State Patrol

World briefs

US President Donald Trump said he is “waiting” to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again “engage in constructive dialogue,” just hours after he canceled

The Buzz | Canada blocks Aecon takeover by Chinese state-owned firm

The Canadian government has blocked the proposed takeover of the Aecon Group Inc. construction company by a Chinese state-owned enterprise, citing reasons of national security. Economic Development

Literature | Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American

USA | A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for

Offbeat | Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport. Officers shot the

This Day in History | 1968 – De Gaulle: ‘Back me or sack me’

The President of France, Charles de Gaulle, has issued an ultimatum to striking students and workers who have brought the country to a standstill during three weeks of

World briefs

KOREA The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the U.S. summit with North Korea on track even after President Donald Trump abruptly said “there’s

Venezuela | Maduro wins election challengers call illegitimate

Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main

USA | Survivors of Texas massacre confront ‘spiritual war zone’

Inside a packed church sanctuary, the seniors of Santa Fe High School and the prosecutor speaking to them confronted the challenges borne of the shooting that took the

Offbeat | Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental

This Day in History | 1969 – Apollo 10 gets bird’s eye view of Moon

Two US astronauts aboard Apollo 10 are on their way back to the safety of their mother ship after their lunar module came to within eight nautical

World briefs

SOUTH CHINA SEA The Philippine government is taking “appropriate diplomatic action” to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in

The Buzz | Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of which involved

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