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7.1 quake strikes near Papua New Guinea

7.1 quake strikes near Papua New Guinea

At least 55 people have been confirmed dead, while authorities fear that the death toll could exceed 100. The major quake was reported 130km east of Rabul, Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 10km. "We are yet to fly one bale of rice to one particular location; we're yet to take medication, water". The agency also expressed its sympathies to Papua New Guinea officials and residents after more fatalities were reported when a powerful aftershock hit its mountainous southern part.


Oscars 2018: Man denies stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar

Oscars 2018: Man denies stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar

Bryant , 47, walked out of the Governors Ball Oscars after-party with the trophy on Sunday night, authorities said. But a sharp-eyed photographer working for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who catered the event, suspected something was amiss when he spotted Bryant , who was claiming to be an Oscar victor.


Playa del Carmen Security Threat: US Says Avoid Mexican Resort

Playa del Carmen Security Threat: US Says Avoid Mexican Resort

The explosion, which injured 19 Mexicans and at least five Americans, was initially attributed to a mechanical malfunction but is now being investigated as a much more serious incident after the U.S. Last week, undetonated explosives were discovered on another ferry that, like the first one, shuttled tourists between Playa del Carmen and nearby Cozumel island.


Global calls for equality on International Women's Day

Global calls for equality on International Women's Day

From Afghanistan to the Philippines to Mexico to Spain, women across the globe are taking to the streets today to mark International Women's Day . A young woman in Barcelona attends a protest during a one-day strike for women's rights. The General Union of Workers estimated the crowd at 1 million. Nine-year-old Indira Bravo donned a purple scarf and marched with her mom. Student Aisling Martinez, 18, carried a "justice" sign with her as she marched.


Afghan Leader Offers Taliban Official Status in Peace Proposal

Afghan Leader Offers Taliban Official Status in Peace Proposal

The Pakistani Taliban, whose Urdu name is Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, also has threatened attacks against the US homeland, it said. The Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday's drone strike in Kunar, an undeveloped and thickly forested province on the two countries' border, took place during a visit by senior TTP figures prior to sending the militants into Pakistan.


A Revamped TPP Signed Today in Chile

A Revamped TPP Signed Today in Chile

The CPTPP will go into effect 60 days after a majority of the signatories domestically ratify the agreement. The 11 nations that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with the USA have signed a new agreement of their own. That includes nearly $86 million in expected tariff savings for the dairy industry, while the country's exporters would save about $200m in reduced tariffs to Japan alone.