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Op-Ed: Houthi attack on military camp in Yemen kills more than 100

Reports on the number of casualties caused by an attack on a mosque in a military camp in the Yemeni central province of Marib vary widely. However one report claims more than 100 persons were killed and as many as 100 wounded

Turkey targets 'weakest link' Cyprus in regional dominance bid

Nicosia - Striving to extend its influence in the eastern Mediterranean where tensions revolve around energy resources, Turkey sees Cyprus as the weakest link in a regional alliance buffering Ankara's ambitions, analysts told AFP.

Hundreds wounded in weekend of Lebanon clashes

Beirut - Lebanese anti-riot police dispersed stone-throwing protesters with tear gas in Lebanon's capital on Sunday, as heavy rain capped a weekend of rare violence that wounded hundreds.

Q&A: Globant pledges to 'Be Kind' with 2020 initiative Special

Globant (a digitally-native tech services company) has announced its Be Kind initiative to make the world a better place. The initiative will focus on three key tenets: being kind to peers, to humanity and to the planet.

Richmond bracing for repeat of Charlottesville at gun rally

Richmond - State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in Virginia that’s expected to draw a mix of militias, firearms advocates and white supremacists to Richmond.

Op-Ed: Chaka Khan and Rufus snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Chaka Khan and Rufus were once again snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for induction in the upcoming Class of 2020.

Carie Karavas to star in one-hour Crackle stand-up comedy special

Acclaimed comedian Carie Karavas will be starring in her own TV stand-up special on Crackle, which premieres on Thursday, January 23.

'No trees in space' — Ridicule for Space Force camo uniform

It's time for our weekly chuckle, and today, social media is having fun with the Space Force's new name tapes, which attach to the uniform. The newest branch of the U.S. military displayed the name tape on a camo uniform to the delight of Twitter users.

Review: Phillip Phillips captivates Long Island with superb acoustic show Special

Westbury - On January 19, singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips ("American Idol" Season 11 winner) performed at The Space at Westbury on Long Island.

Warehouse in Puerto Rico found full of supplies from 2017

San Juan - A warehouse was discovered in southern Puerto Rico, filled with water, cots, and other unused emergency supplies from 2017, setting off an uproar resulting in the firing of the territory's emergency management director, Carlos Acevedo.

Malaysia says won't be 'garbage dump' as it returns waste

Butterworth - Malaysia has sent back 150 shipping containers of plastic waste to mostly wealthier nations, with the Southeast Asian country saying Monday it would not be the world's "garbage dump".

SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches third Asian country

Bejing - A new SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached a third Asian country, authorities said Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity's biggest migration.

Spain's 'drunken gummy bears' on edge as Haribo bares its teeth

Madrid - Ander Mendez and his friends were hoping they'd struck it rich when they came up with the idea of selling alcohol-infused gummy bears -- until they found themselves in the sights of sweet giant Haribo.

Toy Story: Hong Kong protest models become major hit

Fpo - Intricately detailed Hong Kong protester figurines have become the latest must-have collectables as toy stores recreate the pro-democracy movement's street battles with police in their shop displays.

Climate activists march on Davos

Geneva - Hundreds of climate activists, young and old, embarked on a three-day march on Sunday to the make their voices heard at the 50th World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos.

Israel to welcome the world for Auschwitz anniversary

Jerusalem - World leaders are to travel to Israel this week to mark 75 years since the Red Army liberated Auschwitz, the extermination camp where the Nazis killed over a million Jews.

Online campaign to save malnourished lions at Sudan park

Khartoum - Online calls grew Sunday to help save five "malnourished and sick" African lions held at a park in Sudan's capital, with some demanding the creatures be shifted to a better habitat.

JPMorgan Chase buys new Paris building for post-Brexit move

New York - US bank JPMorgan Chase on Sunday said it had purchased a new building in the heart of Paris capable of holding 450 people, the latest step in its plans to move out of London following Brexit.

Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia

Sydney - "Apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas of Australia over the weekend, with thunder and giant hail battering the east coast, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country.

New York Times endorses Warren, Klobuchar for president

Washington - The New York Times on Sunday endorsed Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination, its first time choosing two candidates.
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