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China fears N Korea is moving out of its orbit as summits with S Korea and US loom

As North Korea's Kim Jong Un prepares for summits with South Korea and the US, Beijing fears Pyongyang is moving out of its orbit and striking out on its own.

United States

Trial opens in Michigan crash that killed 5 bicyclists

A prosecutor says a Michigan motorist accused of running down nine bicyclists, killing five of them, was driving well above the speed limit and didn't apply his brakes until striking the first victim.


No Scots Brexit powers deal despite UK-Welsh agreement

A "key sticking point" remains between Scottish and UK ministers despite the Welsh striking a deal over Brexit.


The Latest: US offers condolences over Toronto van rampage

The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local): 11:20 p.m.


The Latest: Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van

The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local): 5 p.m.


Zimbabwean nurses return to work after strike

Mass walkout over poor working conditions and pay was 'politicised', union says, after government fires striking staff.


The Latest: Canada official: Too soon for van crash motive

The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local): 4:25 p.m.

United States

Deputy: Man threw exercise weight, fatally striking girl,2

Authorities say a man who had been arguing with a woman in Alabama threw an exercise weight through a car window, striking and fatally injuring their 2-year-old daughter.


Student shot at high school on anniversary of Columbine massacre

A schoolboy opened fire at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida on Friday morning, striking another boy on the 19th anniversary of the notorious school massacre that killed 13

United Kingdom

This 97-year-old cartoon could be the world’s oldest meme… and it’s still funny today

IF you thought memes were a recent invention, you thought wrong – if this 1921 cartoon is anything to go by. A satirical magazine, Judge, was publishing witty cartoons in the roaring 1920’s, in the form of small comic strips, which bear a stri

Life & Style

What does the Queen carry in her handbag? From sweets to beauty products and the one thing she only carries on special occasions

What the Queen carries in her bag has been revealed [Getty] As the royal of all royals, The Queen sticks to her very strict fashion rules.  That includes, of course, wearing her striking colourful outfits to make sure all eyes are on

Showbiz & TV

Mollie King says she ‘loves being in love’ after striking up a romance with Stuart Broad

MOLLIE King has declared she “loves being in love” after striking up a romance with cricket hunk Stuart Broad. The Saturdays singer, 30, and the England bowler, 31, are said to be smitten since they started dating in March. The Sun revealed M


Trump says U.S. is striking Syria over its use of chemical weapons

The action comes almost a week after rebels claimed Syrian forces killed more than 40 people in a chemical weapons attack in Douma.        


Woolsey: Don't strike Syria with 'slap on wrist'

Former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey said that if we strike Syria, it should be more than just a "slap on the wrist." On Thursday, President Trump questioned striking Syria after an alleged chemical attack last week. (April 12) 


Tentrr is turning private land into glampgrounds, with the help of VCs

If you’ve ever gone camping and found yourself thinking it kind of sucks, likely because you’re too close to other campers, you might be interested to learn about Tentrr, a three-year-old, 47-person company that’s promising to make it &#


Striking French rail workers stage Paris protest as parliament opens debate over crunch reform

Hundreds of railway workers descended on central Paris as strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms to revoke their special status entered their fourth day.


Teachers in Oklahoma, Kentucky and West Virginia are on strike

Arizona, Oklahoma, and Kentucky were inspired by West Virginia


For sale: a house in London's last mews with a stable

This striking home is set in a unique urban equine location.

United States

'Our feet are gross': Oklahoma teachers on gruelling 110-mile march for better funding

A group of 150 educators, mainly women, are walking from Tulsa to the state capitol to protest underfundingOn Sunday at the First Christian church of Chandler, some of the striking Oklahoma teachers went to a special service. The 150 teachers on the gruel


In Trade Fight, China Today Differs From 1980s Japan

The White House is looking at the U.S. trade fight against Japan in the 1980s and 1990s for lessons in its trade battle against China. But the two eras are as striking for their differences as they are for their similarities.

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