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140 people have contacted police over death of Lyra McKee

DERRY/LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland - Police investigating the murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee have been overwhelmed with support so far ...

39-year old man appears in Sydney court charged with false bomb report

SYDNEY, Australia - A 39-year old man appeared before a Sydney court on Wednesday charged with a hoax bomb threat ...

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to stay in jail indefinitely

RICHMOND, Virginia - Former U.S. Private Chelsea Manning who leaked classified U.S. military documents which exposed atrocities during the Iraq ...

Libyan clashes causing untold grief for civilians

TRIPOLI, Libya - Civlians are still being killed and injured since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli nearly 3 ...

Internet crime in America almost doubled last year

Huge bomb found near Sri Lankan airport

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Twenty four people have been arrested in connection with the wave of terrorist attacks that swept ...

UN "strongly condemns horrific attacks" in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - With the death toll climbing to at least 321, and with five hundred people wounded, many  ...

E. Africa, Recovering From Cyclone Idai, Braces for New Storm

The government of Comoros shut down schools, airports and public offices Wednesday as Tropical Cyclone Kenneth passed over the island ...

US, China Strike Positive Tone Ahead of Latest Round of Trade Talks

VOA Mandarin service reporter Lin Feng also contributed to this report. STATE DEPARTMENT The United States and China are striking ...

UNHCR evacuates hundreds of detained refugees in Libya to safety

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today evacuated some 325 refugees from the Qaser Ben Gasheer detention centre in southern ...

Iran Says U.S. Efforts To Block Oil Exports Will Have 'Consequences'

Iran's foreign minister has warned of 'consequences' if the United States continues efforts to prevent Tehran from selling oil on ...

US Condemns Myanmar Ruling Keeping 2 Journalists Imprisoned

The U.S. on Wednesday condemned the Myanmar Supreme Court decision upholding the convictions of two Reuters journalists for violating the ...

Sri Lanka bombings: Prez asks Defence Minister, IG to resign

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 25 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday asked Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector ...

Turks commemorate Armenian genocide despite taboos

Hundreds of Turkish activists marked the anniversary of the Armenian genocide on April 24 under a heavy police presence and ...

African players among those banned by FIFA for match-fixing

Lausanne - FIFA issued eight lifetime bans to current and former players and an agent on Wednesday after they were ...

Aussies unite in PGA pairs event with eye to Presidents Cup

Washington - Australia's most recent major winners, Jason Day and Adam Scott , will unite at this week's PGA New ...

Trump golf course's Scottish neighbours demand apology

London - Residents living near a golf course built by US President Donald Trump in Scotland are demanding an apology ...

5 Countries in one week? It's possible in Eastern Europe

As South Africans we are not used to country-hopping. Our vast continent simply doesn't allow us to zip to-and-fro for ...

Trump Plan Doesn't Include Jordan-Palestinian Union, US Envoy Says

JERUSALEM - An architect of a still-secret U.S. plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict took to Twitter again on Wednesday ...

Diplomats Walk Out as Venezuela Hits US in UN Speech

UNITED NATIONS - Several dozen diplomats walked out from the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday to protest a speech by Venezuela's ...

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World's largest job site to recuit 600 new employees for Dublin HQ

DUBLIN, Ireland - The world's largest job site, which has its international healdquarters in Dublin, is to increase its workforce ...

Australian stock market climbs as Aussie dollar falls

SYDNEY, Australia - The Australian stock marked extended recent gains on Wednesday, despite a major fall in the Australian dollar ...

S&P 500 and Nasdaq close Tuesday at all-time highs

NEW YORK, New York - It was an extraordinary day on Tuesday for U.S. markets with the dollar creaming other ...

New York City company selects Galway as new international HQ

GALWAY, Ireland - A major technology company based in New York City is to establish its first international hub at ...

Australian All Ordinaries closes higher, rest of Asia flat

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly flat on Tuesday, however the Australian marked surged in its first day ...

Asian Development Bank to support renewable power projects in Pacific

MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an umbrella facility of up to $100 million which will ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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