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Three billboards in London ask hard questions about Grenfell tower fire

(LONDON) -- Three large billboards pulled by vans snaked through the British capital Thursday afternoon. The words on the stark red backdrops read:

“71 dead.”

“And still no arrests?”

“How... Read More

As Rio Carnival ends, Brazil shifts its focus to historic presidential election

(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Samba drums and hypnotic percussions, nonstop flow of positive lyrics about love and "Saudade" in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Women, men and children wearing sparkly red shirts, fun headpieces dancing tirelessly.

"Bl... Read More

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese crepes

(NEW YORK) -- It's officially the Year of the Dog, and we’ve fetched a doggone delicious recipe to help you celebrate.

In honor of China’s largest and most celebrated holiday, we teamed up with a New York City restaurateur to l... Read More

7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico; two killed in chopper crash

(MEXICO CITY) -- A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, south of Mexico City, on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey... Read More

Tillerson, Turkish leaders play nice, but no concrete progress yet on tense relations

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday struck an optimistic chord as they downplayed tensions between the NATO allies while announcing unspecified “mechanisms” for the ... Read More

'Black Panther' puts spotlight on Xhosa, a real African language spoken by Nelson Mandela

(NEW YORK) -- The "Black Panther" movie is winning attention for breaking Hollywood norms through its almost entirely black cast and crew, powerful black leading ladies and a superhero who is not, for once, white.

But the movie’s cul... Read More

North Korea celebrates birthday of current leader's father, Kim Jong Il

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea marked the national holiday of late leader Kim Jong Il’s birthday with modest celebratory events compared to the past.

Its current leader, Kim Jong Un, paid tribute to his late father’s m... Read More

How South Korea celebrates the Lunar New Year

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Those visiting South Korea for the Olympics may be confused to find stores closed on Thursday and Friday. Friday is the Lunar New Year, a legal holiday in South Korea. South Korean athletes competing in Pyeongchang celeb... Read More

Nearly all of Puerto Rico could have power restored by next month: Officials

(NEW YORK) -- Puerto Rico could recover nearly all of the power it lost after Hurricane Maria by the end of next month, according to the governor and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Gov. Rosello said 90 percent of the customers with electrici... Read More

Stunning new details in first medical report on US personnel in Cuba

(HAVANA) -- U.S. personnel at the embassy in Havana who've experienced a rash of symptoms from mysterious "health attacks" appear to have suffered "widespread brain network dysfunction," but there's still no answer about the cause, according to a new... Read More

Following police report, Netanyahu's government still stable

(JERUSALEM) -- The morning after Israeli police recommended charging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption cases, he was on the defense. Speaking at a local governance conference in Tel Aviv, the embattled prime minister kept hi... Read More

Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild in wake of war against ISIS, minister says

(KUWAIT CITY) -- It will take a staggering $88.2 billion to rebuild parts of Iraq devastated by the war against ISIS, according to the country's minister of planning.

During an international donors conference in Kuwait regarding Iraq recon... Read More

Vladimir Putin has a cold

(NEW YORK) -- Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has canceled some of his public appearances this week after coming down with a cold, a Kremlin spokesman said.

"The president has a cold," Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference c... Read More

South Africa's president clings to power as deadline to resign looms

(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- South African President Jacob Zuma is refusing to resign after being recalled by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday amid allegations of fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds.

If parliament votes... Read More