Uber, Lyft drivers plan to strike in cities across the US

Seth Wenig / AP In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both […]

Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid US sanctions

Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno / AP In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo released by the Iranian President’s Office, President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran. Rouhani is reportedly set to announce ways the Islamic Republic will react to continued U.S. pressure after President Donald Trump pulled […]

Oakland teachers’ strike ends with 11 percent raise and halt on charter schools

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Atlanta pushing back against airport state takeover plan

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Police officer charged with illegally making, selling guns

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WATCH: North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens

Now Playing: Ohio’s first medical marijuana dispensaries Now Playing: Marijuana becomes legal in Canada Now Playing: North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens Now Playing: Why are so many women who suffer from eating disorders overlooked? Now Playing: Woman paralyzed by autoimmune neurological disorder finishes Disney half marathon Now Playing: WW chief points to ‘keto’ […]

After ‘botch,’ Walmart moves to keep disabled greeters

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Extra sleep on weekends may not reverse health effects of lost sleep during the week

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World Breaking News

WATCH: Kim Jong Un meets Vietnamese leader after US-North Korea summit collapse

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Asia Breaking News

US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

SEOUL: The US and South Korea said on Sunday (Mar 3) they will end their annual large-scale joint military exercises as Washington pursues efforts to improve ties with North Korea. The decision comes days after the conclusion of US President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, which ended […]

China’s currency becomes key issue in US trade talks

PARIS: US officials have said any trade deal with China will include a provision to prevent manipulation of the exchange rate to help exporters but Beijing’s currency regime reflects a complex reality. US President Donald Trump, who has accused the Asian giant of artificially undervaluing its currency for competitive purposes, last week said “we have […]

High steaks: Meaty differences at Trump-Kim summit

HANOI: Sanctions and nuclear plants are not the only bones of contention between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: While the US president likes his steaks well done, the North Korean leader has rarer tastes. Paul Smart, the executive chef at the Metropole hotel in Hanoi, worked closely with two of the North Korean leader’s […]

Europe Breaking News

France anti-Semitism: Strasbourg Jewish memorial vandalised

Image copyright Strasbourg deputy mayorImage caption The stone was found knocked off its plinth on Saturday morning A memorial stone at the site of Strasbourg’s old synagogue has been vandalised, the deputy mayor of the eastern French city says. Alain Fontanel tweeted a picture of the marble slab after it was knocked off its plinth, […]

Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Rakitic sends Barca 10 points clear in La Liga

Ivan Rakitic scored his first La Liga goal since 20 October Barcelona moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga after a second El Clasico win in four days, Ivan Rakitic’s goal all but ending Real Madrid’s faint title hopes. Rakitic kept his composure to beat Thibaut Courtois after a one-two with Sergi […]

Estonia general election: Polls point to tight vote

Image copyright AFP/GettyImage caption Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Centre party face a strong challenge from liberal rivals Reform and from Eurosceptic populists Estonians will vote in a general election on Sunday, pitting the ruling Centre party against the liberal Reform party and a strong populist challenge. Prime Minister Juri Ratas of the Centre […]

Africa Breaking News

Amnesty Urges Moratorium on S. Sudan Executions 

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN —  Amnesty International said Friday that it was shocked by the increase in executions recently carried out in South Sudan, noting that at least seven men were put to death in February. The London-based rights group said the deaths represented “as many [people] as were executed in the whole of 2018” in […]

Protests Grow in Algeria as Aging Leader Eyes 5th Term

PARIS —  Algeria is facing its biggest demonstrations in years, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest another re-election bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. For the moment, Boutelika is expected to formally present his candidacy by Sunday’s deadline. He also announced he had selected Transport Minister Abdelghani Zaalane to […]

Terror Attacks on Ebola Centers Raise Fears of Contagion in DRC

The charity Doctors Without Borders has suspended its Ebola virus-fighting operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after attacks on two of its treatment centers this week, raising the risk that Ebola infections in the area will increase. The World Health Organization has called the Feb. 24 attack in Katwa and the Feb. 27 attack […]

Tech News

YouTube to disable comments on virtually all videos with young children

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How to keep bad science out of court rooms

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Serial rapist convicted after testing of rape kit backlog prioritized

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Middle East

Life inside the chaos left by the Islamic State group’s fall

Image caption Children like Hamza are among the group’s last evacuees US President Donald Trump says “100%” of the Islamic State group’s territory has now been taken over, even though local commanders with the US allies, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), maintain total victory will be declared within a week. As the battle draws to […]

Canada Breaking News

Grouse Mountain rewards ‘heroes’ who rescued 8-year-old dangling from chairlift

A group of teens and Good Samaritans who rescued an eight-year-old boy from a chairlift on Grouse Mountain were honoured for their actions on Friday.The group of five boys and, as it turns out, two adults, snapped into action on Wednesday afternoon when the young boy somehow ended up dangling from one of the lifts.Cell […]

The big spring thaw is coming: how to protect your home from flooding

After weeks of wintry misery, most Canadians probably say that spring cannot come fast enough.They should be careful what they wish for, though. Heavy snow accumulation in many parts of the country means a heightened risk of flooding if the weather turns to spring too quickly.Thawing snow could be an issue in northern and central […]

New legislation doesn’t go far enough to bury past convictions for pot possession: experts

Experts are saying new federal cannabis legislation doesn’t go far enough in burying past convictions for simple possession of pot.The legislation would make it quicker and cheaper to get a pardon but critics say it won’t be enough to right decades of problems caused by cannabis criminalization.WATCH: Global News coverage of debate around pot possession […]

USA Breaking News

Oakland teachers’ strike ends with 11 percent raise and halt on charter schools

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UK Breaking News

Man held as woman found stabbed to death in Hendon

Image copyright GoogleImage caption The woman was found stabbed at a home off the Great North Way in Hendon A man has been arrested on suspicion of a murdering a woman who was found stabbed to death at a London home. The 50-year-old woman was found at the home off the Great North Way, Hendon, […]

Glendon Spence death: Boys aged three present at stabbing ‘need help’

Image copyright Met PoliceImage caption Glendon Spence, 23, was attacked inside a Brixton youth club Children as young as three who were at a youth club in Brixton where a man was stabbed to death have not had any support, a mother has claimed. Glendon Spence, 23, was attacked on 21 February at the Marcus […]

Inside Jack Shepherd’s Georgia prison cell

A request has been submitted to extradite the Briton, convicted of the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown. This video has been optimised for mobile viewing on the BBC News app. The BBC News app is available from the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Android.

Australia Breaking News

Fire threatens some Vic electricity supply

An out-of-control bushfire burning in Bunyip in Victoria’s east is dangerously close to two electricity transmission lines linking the Latrobe Valley and Melbourne. The Bunyip State Park fire has burnt more than 6000 hectares and is racing towards the Princes Highway, starting from multiple lightning strikes on Friday. “Firefighters are protecting these transmission lines, both […]

Australia to refuse visas for domestic violence offenders

Visitors to Australia can be refused entry or kicked out if they have been convicted of domestic violence, under a new federal government directive. Immigration Minister David Coleman’s decision came into force on Thursday, barring anyone who has committed violence against women or children from the country. “If you’ve been convicted of a violent crime […]

Second motorcyclist killed on SA roads

A motorcyclist who wasn’t wearing a helmet has died after he clipped a car and crashed into a road barrier south of Adelaide. The 30-year-old crashed with a Ford Ranger on the Southern Expressway at Reynella about 8pm on Saturday. The driver of the car was not injured.