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Today โ€” April 20th 2018World

Rockets hit airport in Libya's capital, damaging passenger jet

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rockets hit Libya's main airport and damaged a plane as it was waiting to take off early on Thursday, a security force said, underscoring fragile security.

Brazil anti-corruption judge embraced by party, eyeing presidential race

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Top members of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) gushed on Thursday over their newest member, potential presidential candidate and former Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa, whose debut in a national poll stoked hopes for his potential.

Chilean cardinal says bishop should resign over abuse crisis

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The head of Chile's Catholic Church said on Thursday that a Chilean bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse should resign, little more than a week after Pope Frances said he had made mistakes in handling Chile's sexual abuse crisis.

Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters

By Jackie Northam

Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:31

Cuban-Americans Discuss Their Hopes And Expectations For Cuba's New President

As Cuba transitions to a new president, hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans look on from afar. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Cuban-American filmmaker LeAnne Russell about how the younger generation sees the island's succession of power.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:31

What Cuba's New President Hopes To Accomplish

By Carrie Kahn

Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's economy.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:31

Swaziland changes its name to eSwatini

Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has changed his country's name to eSwatini.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:23
Yesterday โ€” April 19th 2018World

Iran warns of 'unpleasant' response if U.S. drops nuclear deal: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran warned the United States on Thursday of "unpleasant" consequences if Washington pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, Iranian state TV reported.

Russia, Syria worked to 'sanitize,' 'remove incriminating evidence' from chemical attack site, US says

By Paulina Dedaj

The State Department announced Thursday that it has “credible information” that Russian officials are working with the Syrian government to delay a U.S. investigation into chemical attack sites in order to “sanitize” and “remove incriminating evidence.”

American says she was beaten, tortured and sexually abused

For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and forced child propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.

  • April 19th 2018 at 23:12

She looks for a way home

For Sam Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and forced child propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called caliphate.

  • April 19th 2018 at 16:14

Miguel Diaz-Canel named Cuba's new president

Miguel Diaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a secret vote in the country's National Assembly.

  • April 19th 2018 at 19:07

Armenian president calls for dialogue amid protests against new PM

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian on Thursday called for dialogue, as thousands continued to protest on the streets against the appointment of the new prime minister, who was president for 10 years before switching jobs this month.

Four Saudi security forces killed by gunmen in southern province

RIYADH (Reuters) - Four members of Saudi Arabia's security forces were killed and four others wounded in clashes with gunmen on Thursday at a checkpoint in the southwestern Asir province, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said.

Qualcomm says China regulators prompt delay of NXP merger

US mobile chipmaking giant Qualcomm on Thursday said it extended the deadline for its planned merger with Dutch rival NXP to work on getting clearance from regulators in China.At the request of the Ministry...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigns

Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigned on Thursday, citing a "complex mix of challenges" as the reason for his early departure.The Brunswick Group chair's decision to step down from the global organisation...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

U.S. has 'concerns' about Turkey holding fair vote under state of emergency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had concerns about Turkey's ability to hold free and fair elections given the ongoing state of emergency, a day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a snap vote on June 24.

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