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Millions brace for monster blizzard in US Northeast

NEW YORK: Thousands of flights were canceled yesterday as millions of Americans braced for a northeastern winter storm that New York's mayor warned could be one of the biggest blizzards…

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

EY WEST: Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never…

Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old…

Obama, Modi break nuke impasse, hail ‘friendship’ – US sees India as counterweight to China

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the deadlock on a long-stalled nuclear pact yesterday as they hailed a new era of friendship between…

US Justices to review the use of midazolam as execution drug

WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The…

Obama India trip aimed at boosting global partnership

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama departed for India yesterday, where he will focus on boosting cooperation between the regional powerhouses before traveling to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the late…

Police probed in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

BUENOS AIRES: The 10 police officers assigned to protect a federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranians sought in an Argentine terrorist bombing are being investigated for…

California measles outbreak spreads – Pediatrician group urges measles vaccinations

LOS ANGELES: A measles outbreak that originated in Disneyland has climbed to 78 cases as the virus continues to spread. California health officials reported Friday that nearly 90 percent of…

Spies, lies, death: plot thickens in Argentina – Doubts mount over ‘suicide hypothesis’

BUENOS AIRES: Alberto Nisman was working hard to prepare for a congressional hearing on his claim that Argentina's president tried to whitewash Iran's alleged involvement in a bombing that killed…

US, Cuba begin reconciliation with smiles and rifts

HAVANA: Hours into historic US-Cuba talks in Havana, a Cuban official came out to boast about the "relaxed" atmosphere at the meeting between the old Cold War adversaries. "Look at…

Anti-IS talks focus on jihadist threat – 21 countries in talks to address ‘the challenge of our time’

LONDON: Top officials from the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group met in London yesterday for the first talks since the Paris attacks with the threat posed by homegrown…

US, Cuba begin historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties – Two countries to open embassies

HAVANA: The United States and Cuba began historic discussions on restoring diplomatic relations yesterday, aiming to reach agreement on the opening of embassies in each other’s countries. The meeting began…

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