TOKYO — Warning sirens blared in northern Japan on Friday when North Korea launched a missile and again when it passed over the Japanese island of Hokkaido as residents were just starting their day.
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DAKAR, Senegal — The U.N. refugee agency says Central African Republic is seeing the highest number of people fleeing deadly violence since the beginning of the country’s conflict four years ago.
LONDON — A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour on Friday, leaving 22 people injured, police and health officials said. None of the injured is thought to be seriously hurt.
Police say the explosion was a terrorist attack, the fifth in Britain this year. Britain’s domestic spy agency is helping out in the investigation.
NEW YORK—Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says.
Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada already have succumbed, and the toll eventually may reach more than eight billion, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said today.
COPENHAGEN—A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved—if rusty—iron sword dating to the Viking era has been found in southern Norway.
Lars Holger Piloe said the nearly one-metre-long sword was found slid down between rocks with the blade sticking out.
It may have been left by a person who got lost in a blizzard and died on the mountain from exposure.
CLEVELAND—Just a little more than a month ago, Jay Bruce was in New York sinking with the Mets as a season that began with promise and a richness of pitching was undermined by injuries.
The plunge was dramatic. So was the rise.
A trade rescued Bruce and dropped him in Cleveland, where he made history yesterday afternoon.
LONDON — A new plastic ten-pound note featuring Jane Austen, one of Britain’s most renowned authors, has gone into circulation.
The new ‘tenner’ is the first British banknote with a tactile feature involving a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner to help blind and partially sighted users.
ATLANTA—Thanks to reconnaissance by a neighbour who stayed behind, Pam Szymanksi knows Hurricane Irma blew out the living room window of her southwest Florida home.
But she isn't sure when she'll get to see the damage for herself.
More than 3/4 of Europe-bound youth migrants report abuse
The U.N.’s children and migration agencies say more than three in four migrant children and youths crossing the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy have reported experiencing exploitation, including forced labour and sexual exploitation
NEW YORK—Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a two-and-a-half-year drought without so much as one appearance in a major final, let alone a title.
He ended it having reasserted himself, capped by a U.S. Open final that shaped up as quite a mismatch—and turned out to be exactly that.