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  • Iran says despite U.S. sanctions, it has found new 'potential' oil buyers

    January 5, 2019 8:08 AM 101

    LONDON (Reuters) - All countries that were granted waivers from the United States to continue buying a certain amount of Iranian oil imports are complying with U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian energy official said, noting that Tehran was hopeful to find new buyers. The United States withdrew from a nuclear deal with Iran last year and snapped sanctions

  • Rain, storm cross southern Thailand without major damage

    January 5, 2019 7:06 AM 92

    Thai people push a motorcycle through floodwater from Tropical Storm Pabuk, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Pak Phanang, in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand. Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking southern Thailand as a strengthening tropical storm nears coastal villages and popular tourist resorts. (AP Photo/Thanis Sudto)

  • Car bomb explosion wounds 3 in northwest Pakistan

    January 5, 2019 5:43 AM 96

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police say a car bomb has exploded in a Peshawar neighborhood wounding three people and damaging several shops. Officer Dost Mohammad says the explosion Saturday took place outside a mosque in the Kali Bari area of the city. He says a woman was among the wounded, who were rushed to a nearby hospital. Mohammad said the area was nearly

  • Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

    January 5, 2019 3:28 AM 93

    In this photo provided on Jan. 4, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, Yutu-2, China's lunar rover, leaves wheel marks after leaving the lander that touched down on the surface of the far side of the moon. China’s space agency says that all systems are go for its spacecraft and rover that have made a pioneering landing

  • Fearing Congo violence, U.S. deploys small military force to Gabon

    January 5, 2019 12:14 AM 96

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in Gabon on Wednesday

  • Earth quake rattles Albania, 5 homes damaged, no injuries

    January 4, 2019 11:49 PM 83

    TIRANA, Albania – Albanian authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck off the country's southwestern coast, causing material damage but no injuries. The Institute of GeoSciences, Energy, Water and Environment says the quake occurred at 1826 GMT (1926 local time) Friday and affected the Borsh commune, 240 kilometers (150 miles)

  • 5 Teenage Girls Killed and One Man Hurt in Fire at an 'Escape Room' in Poland, Officials Say

    January 4, 2019 8:49 PM 84

    (WARSAW, Poland) — Officials in Poland say five teenage girls have been killed and one man hurt in a fire that broke out at an “Escape Room” game location in northern Poland. Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said the victims were 15-year-old girls. A police spokeswoman in the city of Koszalin, Monika Kosiec, said Friday the victims were probably

  • Two drug dealers avoid jail time after judge commends their grammar in their texts

    January 4, 2019 7:26 PM 106

    Two alleged drug dealers were spared jail time after a judge was impressed with the grammar and punctuation they used in their texts. (iStock) Two alleged drug dealers were spared jail time after a judge was impressed with the grammar and punctuation they used in their texts. Luke Rance, 19, and Brandon Kerrison, 21, both of Southgate, Swansea, Wales

  • UK police searching for suspect in fatal train stabbing

    January 4, 2019 5:59 PM 86

    A policeman stands guard at the train station, after a murder inquiry was launched following the stabbing of a man on board a train, in Horsley, Surrey, England, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. British police are searching for a suspect after the fatal stabbing of a man on a suburban London train. British Transport Police said a man was killed Friday on board

  • Foreign powers weigh diplomatic moves on Venezuela's crisis

    January 4, 2019 5:46 PM 75

    Chile's Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero, center, attends a meeting of the Lima Group concerning Venezuela in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A coalition of international leaders gather in Lima to define a strategy for resolving Venezuela's growing crisis ahead of President Nicolas Maduro's Jan. 10 inauguration to a second term, which is widely dismissed