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Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for US Senate, with his wife, Louise, thanks supporters after his victory during a watch party in Birmingham, Alabama, Dec. 12, 2017. Jones won the special election on Tuesday to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general, according to The Associated Press.

For Trump, a moment of defeat but maybe not recalibration

Publication date 14 December 2017 | 18:59 | ICT

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump does not readily admit defeat. Knocked to the mat in Alabama with the stunning loss of a Senate seat, he got right back up on Wednesday and defiantly claimed that he had known his candidate would lose

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  • Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after crossing the border illegally near Amtoli, Bangladesh, August 31, 2017.

    Arrests of reporters in Myanmar add to fears about press freedom

    Publication date 14 December 2017 | 18:53 | ICT

    YANGON, Myanmar — Two journalists with the Reuters news agency have been arrested in Myanmar and accused of trying to illegally obtain official documents, the government said Wednesday.

  • Supporters of Doug Jones protest outside a campaign rally for his opponent, Roy Moore, in Midland City, Alabama, on Monday night, December 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, December 12, to decide between Moore, a Republican, and Jones, a Democrat.

    Once a long shot, Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama race for US Senate

    Publication date 13 December 2017 | 19:06 | ICT

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy Moore, after a brutal campaign ma

  • US Marines from Camp Pendleton, California, marching in Darwin, Australia, on Anzac Day, a day of remembrance for veterans, April 25, 2017.

    Australian lawmaker quits amid questions over China ties

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 19:11 | ICT

    SYDNEY, Australia — A prominent Australian lawmaker at the centre of intensifying concerns about Chinese interference in Australian politics said Tuesday he would resign because his “ongoing presence” detracts from his party’s missi

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin before addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 28, 2015.

    World news at a glance

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 18:58 | ICT

    Fearing the Worst, China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border

  • Police and firefighters on Eighth Avenue in New York following an explosion on Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017. The explosion caused the authorities to evacuate one of the busiest transit hubs in the city as the workweek was set to begin.

    Bomber strikes near Times Square, disrupting New York but killing none

    Publication date 12 December 2017 | 18:52 | ICT

    NEW YORK — A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringin

  • Gold plated souvenir Bitcoin coins are arranged for a photograph in London on November 20, 2017. Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. Bitcoin's recent rise and booming investor interest is forcing the regulatory and stock market authorities to formulate an official position on bitcoin and other virtual currencies, which are controversial not only because of their speculative nature, but are also seen as vehicles for illegal activities

    North Korean hackers target bitcoin market: report

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 17:05 | ICT

    SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea’s bitcoin market is becoming a target of hackers backed by North Korea as the value of the cryptocurrency continues to soar, a British broadcaster has reported.

  • Alex Clausen, a rare-map dealer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, in La Jolla, California, December 9, 2017. Christie’s had planned to sell a newly discovered print of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity. “We were suspicious right from the beginning," Clausen said.

    Why experts don’t believe this is a rare first map of America

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 16:36 | ICT

    The map seemed to be an unbelievable find, an unknown fifth original of the rarest of documents, a vision of the world, circa 1507, by famed German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller.

  • A US Navy photo of a medium-range ballistic missile target launched during a successful interception test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, August 30 2017.

    North Korean submarine missile threat prompts US-led military drills

    Publication date 11 December 2017 | 16:28 | ICT

    HONG KONG — Amid fears that North Korea is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology, the United States, Japan and South Korea are teaming up for a drill to track such hard-to-detect missiles, military o

  • The Israeli and American flags are projected on the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, December 6 2017. During a speech in Washington on Wednesday, President Donald Trump upended nearly seven decades of American policy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

    UN, European Union and Pope Francis criticise Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 17:17 | ICT

    ROME — Pope Francis said, “I cannot remain silent.” The United Nations secretary-general spoke of his “great anxiety.” The European Union expressed “serious concern.” US allies like Britain, France, Germany and Italy all declared it

  • The Thomas Fire burns near the 101 Freeway in Ventura, California, December 5 2017. Several simultaneous wildfires in Southern California have forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings in the latest chapter of what has been one of the state’s worst fire seasons. Hilary Swift/The New York Times

    Urban wildfire snarls arteries and destroys homes in Los Angeles

    Publication date 07 December 2017 | 16:40 | ICT

    LOS ANGELES — With thick plumes of smoke, towering flames and mass evacuations, a fast-moving wildfire struck one of America’s major cities on Wednesday.