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  • Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty

    21 September 2018 4:13 PM 15

    A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty – including 662 million children. The Multidimensional Poverty Index released on Thursday by the UN Development Programme and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative says 46% of the 1.3 billion

  • Trump: Allies concerned about declassifying Russia papers

    21 September 2018 10:22 AM 23

    US President Donald Trump says several close allies of the United States have called to raise concerns about his decision to declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, Asked for a status update during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity in Las Vegas, Trump said: "Well, we're moving along

  • WATCH: In nick of time, volunteer saves dog leashed to moving truck

    20 September 2018 10:24 AM 25

    A volunteer for an Arizona sheriff's office has probably saved the life of a dog that was tied to a semitrailer truck as it pulled out of a parking lot. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says on its Facebook page that the patrol volunteer was at a gas station in Ash Fork this month when he saw the semitruck starting to leave with a dog leashed to the bumper

  • WATCH: Woman dies after storm blows caravan off cliff in Ireland

    19 September 2018 4:39 PM 21

    A woman has died after a caravan she was sleeping in was blown off a cliff as the British Isles are battered by a heavy storm. Irish police said that the accident occurred in Galway County on Wednesday morning. Police said: "A search was carried out at the scene on the beach and after a short time the body of a female in her 50s was recovered." The storm

  • Pope: Sex is a gift from God, not taboo, between couples

    18 September 2018 8:49 PM 25

    Pope Francis has told French young people that sex is a "great" gift from God, not a taboo, and should be lived as a lifelong, passionate love between man and woman. Francis urged the group of young Catholics from the Grenoble diocese to protect their sexuality from pornography and other temptations that separate sex from love. He acknowledged people

  • Teacher, 3 students electrocuted, die in Pakistani school

    18 September 2018 12:37 PM 22

    Police in Pakistan say a teacher and three students were electrocuted and died at a private school in the country's northwest. Police officer Abdur Rasheed says the four were hoisting the national flag during morning assembly in the village of Kiwai in the picturesque Kaghan Valley when tragedy struck on Tuesday. The officer says the teacher, Safeer

  • WATCH: Here are the top 5 world news videos today

    18 September 2018 4:54 AM 26

    Small firms are assessing the damage wrought by tropical depression Florence. As Fred Katayama reports, insurers may have avoided the worst because floods are causing more damage than winds. The conflict and unease between Ethiopia and Eritrea that lasted decades is coming to an end as leaders from the two countries sign a second peace agreement this year during

  • US confirms further Palestinian aid cut

    17 September 2018 8:18 AM 23

    The US has cut additional aid to the Palestinians for programmes supporting conflict resolution with Israelis, an official said on Sunday, adding to more than $500m in other cuts. The latest cuts come from $10m in programmes on reconciliation involving Palestinians as well as Jewish and Arab Israelis. The portion of the money involving Palestinians in the occupied

  • WATCH: 4 killed, 9 wounded in shooting at Mexico mariachi square

    15 September 2018 7:21 PM 24

    Mexican authorities say four people have been killed and nine wounded in a shooting at the capital's emblematic Garibaldi Plaza. Mexico City's prosecutors' office said on Saturday that at least one foreigner was among the wounded. Garibaldi Plaza is a popular spot for tourists and is filled with bars, restaurants and mariachi musicians who serenade tourists

  • WATCH: War veteran's first skydive in 74 years

    15 September 2018 5:49 PM 24

    A World War 2 veteran has taken part in his first skydive since the war. Harry Read, aged 94, jumped 10 000 feet in tandem after taking to the skies from Old Sarum airfield in Salisbury in the UK in aid of charity. "This was my first high-level skydive and whilst I was a little nervous, I have always enjoyed the thrill of parachuting. It was amazing