Natti Natasha on the Growing Appeal of Reggaeton: “It’s Like an Urban Pop”

It wasn’t long ago that a singer like Natti Natasha, for all her versatile vocal talents, likely would’ve been relegated to being a “hook girl” — the type of artist whose only hope for featuring on a hit reggaeton record was singing sparse lines as accessories. Veteran Puerto Rican singer Glory’s “¡Dame más gasolina!” on […]

Jessy Nite’s Sun Stories Fills Giralda Plaza With Color and Culture

Jessy Nite’s art studio, which overlooks the grassy backyard of her Little Haiti home, is flooded with sunlight. It’s an apt creative space for an artist whose work often depends upon sunshine — and it’s not hard to imagine her dreaming up Sun Stories, her installation that will take over Giralda Plaza later this month, […]

Second federal agency to probe fatal Florida Tesla crash

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Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

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Manafort family business defends name as cousin sits in jail

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France anti-Semitism: Strasbourg Jewish memorial vandalised

Image copyright Strasbourg deputy mayorImage caption The stone was found knocked off its plinth on Saturday morning A memorial stone at the site of Strasbourg’s old synagogue has been vandalised, the deputy mayor of the eastern French city says. Alain Fontanel tweeted a picture of the marble slab after it was knocked off its plinth, […]

Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Rakitic sends Barca 10 points clear in La Liga

Ivan Rakitic scored his first La Liga goal since 20 October Barcelona moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga after a second El Clasico win in four days, Ivan Rakitic’s goal all but ending Real Madrid’s faint title hopes. Rakitic kept his composure to beat Thibaut Courtois after a one-two with Sergi […]

Estonia general election: Polls point to tight vote

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World Breaking News

WATCH: Disabled dog learns to walk in hydrotherapy pool

Now Playing: Dog takes himself sledding Now Playing: This dog is obsessed with Starbucks! Now Playing: Missing dog rescued by police Now Playing: Search for Osama Bin Laden’s son intensifies Now Playing: Elephant born at Belgian zoo Now Playing: Disabled dog learns to walk in hydrotherapy pool Now Playing: 8 injured in emergency at London’s […]

Asia Breaking News

Commentary: Broken trust, when officials rush to close southern Philippines church bombing case

JAKARTA: The Philippine government’s premature declaration that Indonesians were the perpetrators of the Jolo cathedral bombing last month has set back the prospects for regional cooperation on terrorism and reinforced a perception among Indonesian counterparts of the Philippines as an unreliable and unprofessional partner. The eagerness of senior Philippine politicians to declare the case closed does […]

Bangladesh returns ‘lost’ Myanmar soldier

COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh forces handed back on Sunday (Mar 3) a Myanmar soldier more than two months after he strayed across the border into a jungle in the Muslim-majority nation, a senior official said. Aung Bo Bo Thein, 30, was detained by Bangladeshi security forces on Jan 24 near the southern town of Naikhongchhari, Brigadier General Sajedur Rahman […]

Malaysia ready to back firms in finding missing flight MH370

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or credible leads, its transport minister said on Sunday (Mar 3). Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, became the world’s greatest aviation mystery when it vanished on its way from Kuala […]

Europe Breaking News

France anti-Semitism: Strasbourg Jewish memorial vandalised

Image copyright Strasbourg deputy mayorImage caption The stone was found knocked off its plinth on Saturday morning A memorial stone at the site of Strasbourg’s old synagogue has been vandalised, the deputy mayor of the eastern French city says. Alain Fontanel tweeted a picture of the marble slab after it was knocked off its plinth, […]

Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Rakitic sends Barca 10 points clear in La Liga

Ivan Rakitic scored his first La Liga goal since 20 October Barcelona moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga after a second El Clasico win in four days, Ivan Rakitic’s goal all but ending Real Madrid’s faint title hopes. Rakitic kept his composure to beat Thibaut Courtois after a one-two with Sergi […]

Estonia general election: Polls point to tight vote

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Africa Breaking News

Somali Forces End Deadly Mogadishu Building Siege

Somali security forces Friday ended the al-Shabab siege of a residential building in Mogadishu after battling the militants for almost 24 hours. An unknown number of al-Shabab militants had remained holed up in a building near a hotel in Mogadishu since Thursday. VOA’s reporter on the scene says government security forces cordoned off the entire […]

Scores of People Believed Dead After Nigeria Pipeline Explosion

—  Scores of people are believed dead after a pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria, according to local officials. The Associated Press reported on Saturday that more than 50 people were missing, a day after the early-morning explosion of the Nembe Creek pipeline in Bayelsa State. Aiteo, the company that owns the pipeline, has said no […]

Sudanese Opposition Party Leader Calls on Bashir to Step Down

CAIRO —  Sudan’s main opposition party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday called on President Omar al-Bashir to step down and sit with the opposition to agree on details of a transitional process to end the nation’s crisis, a statement from his party said. “You can achieve a safe exit for the country which will be […]

Tech News

Experts report spike in harp seal strandings on East Coast

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What to know about Estonia’s general election

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Serial rapist convicted after testing of rape kit backlog prioritized

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Middle East

Life inside the chaos left by the Islamic State group’s fall

Image caption Children like Hamza are among the group’s last evacuees US President Donald Trump says “100%” of the Islamic State group’s territory has now been taken over, even though local commanders with the US allies, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), maintain total victory will be declared within a week. As the battle draws to […]

Canada Breaking News

Saturday Super Social brings together newcomers and university students

On Monday university students across New Brunswick will begin spring break and while some catch up on old readings or head south in search of tropical beaches and drinks decorated with miniature umbrellas, others are taking advantage of an opportunity to give back.“The point of today is to get university students to do something different […]

Three arrested at logging site blockade in southeast B.C.: Police

Three protestors in southeast B.C. were arrested earlier this week for blockading a logging site, according to police in the village of Kaslo.Police said the arrests happened on Tuesday, Feb. 26, just before 7 a.m., when officers reportedly came across a lineup of vehicles on Deception Creek Forest Service Road near Meadow Creek, north of […]

Snow-filled February for Big White

It was a snow-filled February at Big White Resort near Kelowna.On Saturday, the ski resort reported that 170 centimetres of snow blanketed the mountain last month. When month’s end arrived on Thursday, Feb. 28, the resort’s alpine base was 247 cm.6cm of new snow overnight with more throughout the day and overnight. Conditions are beautiful […]

USA Breaking News

Second federal agency to probe fatal Florida Tesla crash

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UK Breaking News

‘Arthritis is so painful I struggle walking to school’

Arthritis is a condition that is usually associated with old age. But according to NHS England, about 15,000 children and young people in the UK have developed some form of the illness. Eli, 16, who lives in London, is one of them. Because it is often seen as something that only affects the elderly, some […]

Man held as woman found stabbed to death in Hendon

Image copyright GoogleImage caption The woman was found stabbed at a home off the Great North Way in Hendon A man has been arrested on suspicion of a murdering a woman who was found stabbed to death at a London home. The 50-year-old woman was found at the home off the Great North Way, Hendon, […]

Arrest over builder’s death in Hatton Garden

Image copyright GoogleImage caption John Woodward was found on the roof of a building in Hatton Garden A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a builder in Camden last year. John Woodward, 47, was carrying out work at the building of Pressman Mastermelts, a jewellery scrap processing service, in Hatton Garden […]

Australia Breaking News

Exclusive: Mother of girl whose hospital death was ‘preventable’ says families must be heard

Angelique Burton-Ho was just 12 years old when she died. “She was a bubble of joy, a ray of sunshine and our angel, that’s why we named her that, because of the way that she fought her way through everything,” her mother Armanda Ho tells SBS News.  Angelique was born with VATER syndrome, a congenital […]

Kylie Minogue adds glamour to Sydney Mardi Gras glitz

Pop superstar Kylie Minogue, drag queens, glitter and flames dazzled the crowds at Sydney’s 41st Mardi Gras parade. Almost 200 floats featuring 12,000 people made their way down Oxford Street on Saturday night, celebrating a multitude of cultures, religious beliefs, organisations and causes, and embracing the theme of “Fearless”. Machines spat out flames and showered […]

Australian kids turn to alcohol, drugs to cope with bullying

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