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US returns war trophy bells to Philippines

Manila - Church bells seized from the Philippines by US troops as war trophies over a century ago were returned on Tuesday, in a bid to turn the page on a difficult chapter between the historical allies.

'Sold by my brother': the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

Phnom Penh - Everyone did well from Nary's marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.

'Yellow vests' denounce Macron speech as 'charade'

Le Boulou - Groups of "yellow vest" protesters across France responded scathingly to the "crumbs" offered by President Emmanuel Macron in a speech intended to defuse their revolt, but others acknowledged his efforts.

French PM to detail Macron's measures to appease 'yellow vests'

Paris - The French government will Tuesday try to convince lawmakers and the public that President Emmanuel Macron's speech met the demands of the "yellow vest" movement, even as many demonstrators said they were disappointed and vowed to press on with their p...

Verdict expected in Ford 'Dirty War' trial in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A verdict is expected Tuesday in the trial of two former Ford Motor Company executives in Argentina who are accused of participating in the military dictatorship's "dirty war" against leftist dissent.

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

Apo - The US military said Tuesday it had pronounced five missing Marines dead and was ending search operations nearly a week after two US military aircraft crashed off Japan.

Congo elections: Calm before the storm?

Apo - The election posters are up, the candidates are doing the rounds and the party rallies are taking place almost without a hitch.

Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law

Washington - When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter's legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was to dismiss it as spam.

India's rupee, stocks down as central bank chief quits

Mumbai - India's rupee plunged along with equities on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears about its independence.

California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travel

Los Angeles - Two Catholic school nuns in California have admitted to embezzling about $500,000, and using the funds over the years for travel and gambling in Las Vegas, their order said on Monday.

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold -- were they not a portent of catastrophic floods.

Volkswagen may use US Ford plants to build electric vehicles

Washington D.c. - Ford, the US auto manufacturer is talking with Volkswagen in Washington DC trade talks about the German auto maker possibly using Ford US plants to make electric vehicles and sharing its platform with Ford.

May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel Tuesday as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.

Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

France - Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.

The Conways: Washington power couple divided over Trump

Washington - He is one of Donald Trump's harshest critics.She is one of the president's closest advisers.And they're husband and wife.The marriage of George T. Conway III and Kellyanne Conway has been described as the best reality show in Washington.

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'

Sydney - Corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef that survived bleaching from rising sea temperatures were more resistant to another bout of hot conditions the following year, scientists said Tuesday, a "silver lining" for the embattled ecosystem.

UN seeks $4 bn for Yemen

New York - The United Nations said Monday it was seeking $4 billion to provide humanitarian aid to some 20 million Yemenis next year -- or about 70 percent of the war-stricken country's population.

Chatting with Franke Previte: Academy Award-winning songwriter Special

Academy Award-winning songwriter Franke Previte chatted with Digital Journal about his box set anthology of his accomplished career. He also discussed the impact of technology on the music industry.

Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks

Katowice - The refusal of the United States and Saudi Arabia to embrace a landmark environmental report has unsettled UN talks to breathe life back into the Paris climate pact, negotiators and observers said Monday.

Imagine Dragons to perform during halftime of CFP Championship

San Francisco - Grammy award-winning band Imagine Dragons will perform during the halftime telecast of the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship on ESPN.
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