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Pentagon confirms failure of missile intercepter test in Hawaii: reports

US Pentagon confirmed Thursday that an interceptor missile missed its target in a test off the Hawaiian coast, according to multiple reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 11:16:42

Trump announces presidential delegation to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the list of official delegates to attend the opening ceremony and events of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 10:56:48

Son of Cuba's late leader Castro commits suicide after battling depression

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, the eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, took his own life Thursday morning after being treated for depression for months, an official release said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 10:44:18

White supremacist propaganda tripled on US campuses in 2017: report

College campuses across the US have witnessed an alarming increase in white supremacist propaganda in 2017, said a group that monitors extremism and bigotry on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:39:42

US senior diplomat Thomas Shannon announces retirement

US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon had announced retirement after nearly 35 years of diplomatic service, the State Department tweeted on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:17:39

5 people injured in classroom shooting at Los Angeles middle school

Five people were injured, including two students shot, in a classroom shooting Thursday at the Salvador Castro Middle School in the western US city of Los Angeles, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 8:10:43

FBI warns WH not to release memo

The FBI warned Wednesday it has "grave concerns" over the accuracy of a secret Congressional memo that could depict the agency as deeply politicized, as President Donald Trump's top aide signalled the White House would allow the document's release.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 22:53:41

US administration permits Syrians to stay for another 18 months

The Trump administration said on Wednesday it would allow some 7,000 Syrians to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected status as civil war rages in their native country.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/1 22:28:41

Nassar abused at least 265 girls, women

The number of women and girls now known to have been abused by Larry Nassar has risen to 265, a Michigan judge told a final sentencing hearing Wednesday where the former USA Gymnastics doctor faced his accusers once again.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 22:18:41

US citizen mobilization, dreaming big against Trump

The organization may only have five employees and a small office in the Empire State Building, but its ambitions are huge: holding the Trump administration accountable and fighting what it sees as the erosion of democratic norms in the United States.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 22:08:40

PLO slams US for listing Hamas leader as terrorist

Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat slammed Thursday the US decision to add Islamic Hamas movement leader Ismail Haniyeh to "terrorist list."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 20:08:12

US aid cut risks collapse of UN Palestinian refugee agency: experts

US President Donald Trump's decision to reduce aid to UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will make the organization collapse from within, said refugees affairs expert Ahmad Hanoun.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 19:05:19

Canadian Senate passes bill to make national anthem gender neutral

The Canadian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that makes the country's national anthem gender neutral after two years of stalling.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 15:08:30

Approval rating for Brazilian president at 6 pct

The approval rating for Brazilian President Michel Temer is 6 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 13:53:59

Brazilian ex-president Lula leads presidential election poll despite conviction

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would lead the presidential election with 34 percent of voter intention, according to a Datafolha poll released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 13:49:34

Brazilian president defends social security reform

Brazilian President Michel Temer defended the social security system reform Wednesday saying that the reform is "not a boogeyman."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 11:34:04

American CDC chief resigns over tobacco stock purchase

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resigned after reports that she bought shares of a tobacco company after assuming the post.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 9:42:50

US missile defense test in Hawaii reportedly fails

A test of US ballistic missile defense reportedly failed to intercept an incoming target in Hawaii on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 9:41:42