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Johnny Pacheco, salsa idol and co-founder of Fania Records, dies at 85
Arts & Culture

Johnny Pacheco, salsa idol and co-founder of Fania Records, dies at 85

Pacheco was the music director, composer, arranger and producer, overseeing Fania Records' genre of music that came to be known as salsa — a mixture of Cuban mambo, guaracha and chachachá, Puerto Rican rhythms and Dominican meringue.

UN humanitarian chief on Syria: Take action to end 'bloody onslaught', else it will create worst humanitarian disaster
World

UN humanitarian chief on Syria: Take action to end 'bloody onslaught', else it will create worst humanitarian disaster

The UN humanitarian chief urged the Security Council to take action to end the 'bloody onslaught' in Syria's last opposition-held stronghold, warning that continued violence could create the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century.

Taiwan president gives speech in US after 15 years, vows to promote regional stability 'under principle of democracy'
World

Taiwan president gives speech in US after 15 years, vows to promote regional stability 'under principle of democracy'

In response, China's Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any attempt to promote Taiwan's independence when asked to comment on Tsai's travels

South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium elected non-permanent UNSC members
World

South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium elected non-permanent UNSC members

The UN General Assembly elected South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium as non-permanent members of the powerful UNSC.

Dominican Republic severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establishes with Beijing
World

Dominican Republic severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establishes with Beijing

The 'One China' policy, which states Taiwan and Tibet as part of China, forms part of basis for all the countries to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing.

Venezuela presidential election: Voting on 22 April as President Nicolas Maduro eyes second term; Opposition cries foul
World

Venezuela presidential election: Voting on 22 April as President Nicolas Maduro eyes second term; Opposition cries foul

Venezuela's electoral council has set 22 April as the date for a controversial presidential election, which the opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using to engineer a second term for himself.

Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer faces Aljaz Bedene in opener, Rafael Nadal to take on Victor Estrella Burgos
Sports

Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer faces Aljaz Bedene in opener, Rafael Nadal to take on Victor Estrella Burgos

Roger Federer will open his title defence against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene and has a potential quarter-final with David Goffin in the Australian Open

Puerto Rico battles floods after Hurricane Maria ravages island; death toll climbs to 33
World

Puerto Rico battles floods after Hurricane Maria ravages island; death toll climbs to 33

Puerto Rico battled dangerous floods on Friday after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, as rescuers raced against time to reach residents trapped in their homes and the death toll climbed to 33.

Puerto Rico braces for flash floods after Hurricane Maria batters island, destroys homes
World

Puerto Rico braces for flash floods after Hurricane Maria batters island, destroys homes

Puerto Rico braced for potentially calamitous flash flooding on Thursday after being pummeled by Hurricane Maria which devastated the island and knocked out the entire electricity grid.

Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers floods in Puerto Rico; island left without power
World

Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers floods in Puerto Rico; island left without power

Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the US territory on Wednesday

Hurricane Maria expected to make landfall in Caribbean tonight, islands prepare for yet another disaster
World

Hurricane Maria expected to make landfall in Caribbean tonight, islands prepare for yet another disaster

Eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands.

Venezuela crisis: President Nicolas Maduro says he is ready for dialogue with Opposition
World

Venezuela crisis: President Nicolas Maduro says he is ready for dialogue with Opposition

Venezuelan president Maduro has said he was prepared to meet the Opposition for talks brokered by Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero

Hurricane Irma rips through Caribbean leaving nine dead; emergency declared in Puerto Rico, Florida, Virgin Islands
World

Hurricane Irma rips through Caribbean leaving nine dead; emergency declared in Puerto Rico, Florida, Virgin Islands

Powerful Hurricane Irma cut a swathe of deadly destruction as it roared through the Caribbean, claiming at least nine lives.

Thousands of Dominicans march against corruption, demand resignation of president Danilo Medina
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Thousands of Dominicans march against corruption, demand resignation of president Danilo Medina

Demonstrators, mostly young and dressed in the green color of the country's environmental movement, overflowed thoroughfare in Santo Domingo

Smoking to kill 8 million, cost $1 trillion a year: WHO
Life

Smoking to kill 8 million, cost $1 trillion a year: WHO

The number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million deaths annually to about 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80 percent of these occurring in LMICs (low- and middle-income countries), said a study conducted by WHO and the US National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday

Demonetisation has embassies unhappy; Modi government must take stock of diplomats' woes
India

Demonetisation has embassies unhappy; Modi government must take stock of diplomats' woes

Demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "masterstroke" on black money, corruption and fake currency, is hurting the goodwill between nations, at a very individual level

Aircraft maker Embraer to pay over $205 mn for resolving corruption charges in India
Business

Aircraft maker Embraer to pay over $205 mn for resolving corruption charges in India

Approximately $5.76 million was allegedly paid to an agent in India in connection with the sale of three highly specialised military aircraft to Indian Air Force, and the payments were falsely recorded in Embraers books and records as part of a consulting agreement that was not legitimate.

World's stateless people: Where do people with no country go?
World

World's stateless people: Where do people with no country go?

The United Nations launched a campaign on Tuesday to end statelessness within a decade. Here are examples from around the world.

 Dominican Republic jet goes missing after take off
World

Dominican Republic jet goes missing after take off

An official with the Civil Aviation Authority in the Dominican Republic says a small executive jet is missing after taking off from Las Americas airport in the capital.

Mango import ban: British MP convinces EU to send scientific experts to India
World

Mango import ban: British MP convinces EU to send scientific experts to India

A high-powered team of scientific experts from the European Commission will visit India in September to check measures put in place by the country in order to help lift the EU ban on the import of Indian mangoes.