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Pro-military party pulls ahead in Thailand's first post-coup elections but confusion reigns

World - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 04:24
A pro-military party that wants junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha to remain in power has taken a slight lead in Thailand's elections on Sunday, according to early results from the country's Election Commission, in what could be a blow to pro-democracy forces fighting to overcome authoritarian military rule.

US sails two ships through Taiwan Strait ahead of trade talks in Beijing

World - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 02:57
The United States sailed two ships through the Taiwan Strait, Sunday, in an operation that comes as top officials from the Trump administration prepare to travel to Beijing for high-level trade talks.

Ethiopian Air was a symbol of pride. Then disaster struck

World - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 02:35
Ethiopian Airlines unveiled plans last October to build a mega-airport south of Addis Ababa. The new hub, it claimed, would handle 80 million passengers a year — the same volume as Heathrow in London.

Tim Peake joins Scouts Association to launch a new science badge for scouts.

Science & Nature - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 01:08
Tim Peake says the new science badge for scouts will help highlight different career opportunities for the youth.

Image of Jacinda Ardern projected onto world's tallest building

World - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 19:17
Through her stoic resolve and empathy for the victims, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the reluctant face of the terror attack that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead in Christchurch earlier this month.

Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province

Science & Nature - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 08:39
The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.

Historic royal visit to Cuba at odds with US stance

World - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 04:06
Royal visits overseas always attract a great deal of scrutiny, but none in recent memory has been quite as politically sensitive and potentially inflammatory towards the UK's closest ally than this one.

Thailand goes to the polls in first post-coup election

World - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 03:29
Choltanutkun Tun-Atiruj wasn't old enough to vote in the last official elections held in Thailand in 2011.

Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

Science & Nature - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 00:01
A cities are grappling with air pollution but the small capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO rejects criticism that pilots did not train on 737 Max 8 simulator

World - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 23:34
The pilots of a jet that crashed in Ethiopia, killing all on board, used a flight simulator to learn how to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, the airline told CNN.

Leukemia survivor meets the bone marrow donor who saved her life

World - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 23:08
To the travelers at the train station in Cologne, Germany, they probably seemed like two old friends embracing after a long time apart. But it was actually a long-awaited meeting between strangers -- a two-time cancer survivor finally seeing the bone marrow donor who saved her life.

Priest stabbed during livestreamed mass

World - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 21:48
A man who allegedly stabbed the elderly rector of a church in Canada during a televised Mass as shocked parishioners watched will appear in court Saturday.

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Science & Nature - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 16:35
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

Geostorm will give people more people a rare chance to see the aurora borealis

World - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 14:35
Many Americans and Canadians have a great chance to see the northern lights on Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Science & Nature - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:59
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.

The ISIS caliphate has ended, but its breeding ground thrives

World - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 07:43
"You will conquer Rome and own the world," ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers in July 2014.
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