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Mali's top court confirms Keita as presidential election winner

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 14:41
Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's re-election in a run-off ballot, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate.
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Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 14:34
Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv hospital. He was 94.
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Repentant Muslims gather on Mount Arafat for haj climax

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 14:21
More than two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to atone for their sins and ask God's forgiveness as the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia reached its climax.
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Read Pope Francis' letter on abuse

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 13:52
The Vatican released a letter Monday from Pope Francis directly addressing for the first time the latest accusations of sexual abuse by priests. Here is the full text of the letter.
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Berman: 'Monday isn't Monday'

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 13:42
CNN's John Berman and Alisyn Camerota debate Rudy Giuliani's comment that "truth isn't truth."
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On teachers' back-to-school supply lists: Lockdown curtains and active shooter posters

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 13:10
Walk in to any given elementary or middle school classroom, and you're bound to be greeted with some evidence of a teacher's love and effort. Maybe it's a hand-drawn poster or chart, specifically tailored to the class' needs and ages. It could be a row of cubbies or another useful, attractive addition, handcrafted over hours of the teachers' free time just to make this space a little brighter, a little better, a little more like the haven it should be.
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Ancient Roman skeletons reveal kids had rickets

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 11:36
A new analysis of skeletons from ancient Roman cemeteries across Europe has revealed that vitamin D deficiency was a problem for children 2,000 years ago
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A photographic treatment for people with dementia

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 10:57
One of the first dementia patients Laurence Aëgerter met was in the later stages of the illness. She visited the man at a care facility in Switzerland to note his reactions to photographs she had brought along. As she showed him pictures and asked him to remark on them, he fluttered in and out of awareness, like a lamp flickering on and off, she said. For 10 minutes, the patient hardly said anything, struggling to articulate basic sentences.
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You could own James Bond's car with rotating license plate

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 10:52
You could have the chance to buy one of only 25 silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5's, the same car Sean Connery, as James Bond, drove in the movie "Goldfinger."
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Trump was alleging McCarthyism over the weekend, but it's the Watergate comparisons he rejects that seem to be sticking

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 08:23
The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump's increasingly combustible Twitter feed, have put the feeling of climax in the air.
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Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties: police

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 08:21
Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security cabin but causing no casualties, police and broadcaster CNN Turk reported.
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Fire that closed parts of Yosemite is 100% contained

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 08:02
The deadly Ferguson Fire, near Yosemite National Park, which raged for more than a month has been 100% contained on Sunday, fire officials announced.
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China, Malaysia to push forward bilateral ties

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 07:15
China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday his government is willing to promote bilateral ties and economic cooperation with Malaysia as Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited China to discuss trade and investment.
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Thailand's Queen Mother admitted to hospital

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 07:13
Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for influenza at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Monday in a rare statement on her health.
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China envoy says no accurate figure on Uighurs fighting in Syria

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 07:06
There is no accurate figure of the number of ethnic Uighurs who have gone to fight with militant groups in Syria, China's special envoy for the Syrian issue said on Monday, adding he hoped to return to Syria to gain a clearer picture.
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Simone Biles makes gymnastics history

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 06:44
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China, Malaysia sign MOU on bilateral currency swap agreement: Reuters witness

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 06:29
China and Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding on a bilateral currency swap agreement on Monday, as part of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's visit to China.
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