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15 October 2017 3:14 PM Mogadishu death toll hits 137

Mogadishu, SOMALIA - The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said Sunday, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours after the deadly explosion 49

14 October 2017 11:36 AM Trump kicks fate of Iran nuclear deal to Congress

Washington - President Donald Trump has kicked the fate of the landmark Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress, ignoring the advice of worried allies as he vowed to confront the "fanatical regime" in Tehran. Trump defended his decision to "decertify" Iran's compliance with the 2015 agreement in a speech Friday that evoked US grievances dating back to the 1979 Islamic 65

10 October 2017 5:34 PM Harvey Weinstein accused of raping 3 women

The expose, published online Tuesday, detailed allegations not just of sexual harassment but of three incidents involving rape. Actress Asia Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans went on the record to allege Weinstein forced himself on them sexually. A third woman spoke anonymously. Evans, then a senior at Middlebury College, said Weinstein 64

10 October 2017 2:38 AM Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: Source

WASHINGTON: Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook 120

08 October 2017 4:38 AM Trump says N. Korea diplomacy has failed, ‘Only one thing will work’

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.” Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking 58

02 October 2017 11:15 PM Facebook says estimated 10 million saw Russia-linked ads

WASHINGTON — Facebook says ads that ran on the company’s social media platform and have been linked to a Russian internet agency were seen by an estimated 10 million people before and after the 2016 election. The company turned 3,000 ads over to three congressional committees Monday as part of their investigations into Russian influence in the 2016 election 30

29 September 2017 4:11 PM The Latest: Study says wealthy would get most from tax plan

President Donald Trump insists his new plan to overhaul the tax system will benefit middle-class Americans — not wealthy people like him. Not so, says a study out Friday. It finds that about 80 percent of the tax benefit would go to the top 10 percent income group over time. The new analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute 116

28 September 2017 4:15 AM Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barb

U.S. President Donald Trump accused the social network of bias in a tweet Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being “always anti-Trump.” Mr. Zuckerberg rejected the notion, countering that Facebook is working to ensure "free and fair elections" with an online 113

24 September 2017 7:26 AM France: Macron’s party faces likely blow in Senate elections

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron’s unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections Sunday for half the seats in the upper house — but the results are likely to reflect mounting disenchantment with Macron’s leadership. His centrist Republic on the Move! party, created just last year, won a large majority 28

21 September 2017 8:41 AM Philippines' Duterte says son will be killed if involved in drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution. Paolo Duterte, 42, this month appeared before a senate inquiry to deny accusations made by an opposition lawmaker he was a member 29