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Thousands flee after Hawaii quake triggers new eruptions

Thousands of people have been forced to flee after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook Hawaii's Big Island, triggering the collapse of a coastal cliff and prompting fresh eruptions of a volcano that has been spewing lava near residential areas.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/6 22:03:40

Colombia's gov't, ELN rebels to resume peace talks in Cuba

Colombia's government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas will resume peace talks in Cuba next week, the two sides announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 10:09:48

US launches InSight Mars Lander to probe red planet's deep interior

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent off InSight, its robotic lander, from the central coast of California at pre-dawn on Saturday to explore the deep interior of the red planet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/6 6:38:40

"Mars, here I come!" NASA's Mars lander lifts off

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent off InSight, its robotic lander, from the central coast of California at pre-dawn on Saturday to explore the deep interior of the red planet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/5 21:46:35

Controversial anti-abortion bill sparks fury in US state of Iowa

A bill dubbed the country's "most restrictive abortion ban" went into effect Friday in the US state of Iowa, sparking fury among women's right activists who slammed the measure as "an embarrassment."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/5 14:44:53

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Hawaii -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted the Big Island of Hawaii on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/5 10:48:12

Trump reiterates strong support of gun rights

US President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for gun rights and commitment for mid-term elections during a speech in the Texas city of Dallas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/5 7:22:33

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts

A mandatory evacuation order remained in effect in part of Hawaii on Friday after the Kilauea volcano erupted, spitting red-hot lava out of ground fissures and releasing dangerous gases into residential areas.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/4 23:53:41

Bulgaria, US start five-week joint drill

The Bulgaria-United States joint exercise Thracian Eagle 2018, involving a dozen of F-15 jets from the Oregon Air National Guard, kicked off at Graf Ignatievo Air Base on Friday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 23:44:43

US agriculture to receive heaviest blow from China-US trade bickering

US agricultural sector will suffer the heaviest blow from a simmering trade bickering between the United States and China as American farmers will lose 15 percent of their net farm income and about 181,000 jobs, a report said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 9:40:41

Cuba to host ECLAC summit, take over rotating presidency

Cuba will host the 37th session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) between May 7 and 11 and assume the presidency of the regional United Nations organization for two years, a senior Cuban official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 9:15:58

Rescue teams give up searching for survivors in collapsed Sao Paulo building

Rescue teams have begun using excavators to clear the rubble of the 24-storey building which collapsed in Sao Paulo on Tuesday after a fire tore through it, saying that finding any more survivors was highly unlikely.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 9:15:12

Stormy Daniels' legal team says case is now all about a 'cover-up'

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday money from his presidential campaign was not used to pay off adult-film star Stormy Daniels, publicly acknowledging the payment for the first time and denying any sexual encounter with her years ago.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/3 23:23:41

Trump replaces White House lawyer for Russia probe

Lawyer Emmet Flood, who advised president Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings, will assist President Donald Trump with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, replacing Ty Cobb, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/3 22:18:39

Gangs or detention?

After Willians Bonilla fled threats from a street gang in Honduras two years ago to seek asylum in the US, he spent seven months in detention only to be deported back to his native land in Central America and only to face his attackers anew.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/3 22:08:41

Coming home

An ancient artifact smuggled to the US is shown during an event to return several thousand ancient artifacts to Iraq, in Washington, DC on Wednesday. The artifacts, including many tablets from the ancient city of Irisagrig, primarily from the Ur III and Old Babylonian periods, are mostly legal and administrative documents but also include a collection of Early Dynastic incantations and a bilingual religious text from the Neo-Babylonian period. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/5/3 22:03:39

Paranormal prober to display statue of naked Trump at a Haunted Museum

A naked statue of Donald Trump, complete with a distended belly and jowly sneer, is to go on display at a Haunted Museum after a paranormal investigator bought it at auction.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/3 21:58:40

Blast in Connecticut injures 4 policemen

An explosion in Connecticut on Wednesday injured four police officers responding to a domestic violence report, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 14:05:12