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Texas floods kill woman, 4 grandchildren Sun, May 1, 2016, 7:45 AM | Agence France-Presse

VIDEO | Japan's corpse hotels upset some of the neighbors Sat, Apr 30, 2016, 11:54 AM | Teppei Kasai, Reuters

Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake Sun, May 1, 2016, 9:28 AM | Agence France-Presse

DOUBLE WHAMMY? | As El Nino dries up Asia, potentially devastating La Nina looms Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 11:40 AM | Satish Cheney, Agence France-Presse

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial 11:14 am | Jessica Dye, Reuters Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a US jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company's talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

Scientists discover 3 planets which could support life Scientists discover 3 planets which could support life 10:42 am | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua Scientists from the University of Cambridge announced Monday evening that they had discovered three earth-sized…

Mexico City bans 40% of cars again over air pollution Mexico City bans 40% of cars again over air pollution 9:20 am | Agence France-Presse Mexico City officials issued a new air pollution alert on Monday, meaning that 40 percent…

Bangkok hotel orgy to title glory, sex tape changed Foxes\ Bangkok hotel orgy to title glory, sex tape changed Foxes' fortunes 8:55 am | Aidan Jones, Agence France-Presse It was billed as a goodwill trip and a chance to unwind after a heroic…

US Muslim woman sues police for removing her headscarf US Muslim woman sues police for removing her headscarf 8:15 am | Agence France-Presse A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit Monday against police in California alleging that her headscarf…

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Gartner: Digital banking needs new technologies, new vendors Gartner: Digital banking needs new technologies, new vendors Banks face intense pressure to increase efficiencies and reduce costs while delivering next-generation digital services; however, incumbent application vendors have been slow to respond to…

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a US jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company's talc-powder…

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Cebu notes hike of withdrawals in small bills during elections Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Cebu notes hike of withdrawals in small bills during elections The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Cebu Regional Office has noted an increase in the withdrawals of small peso bills during the election season.

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US Supreme Court to consider cheerleader costumes copyrights 7:14 am | Agence France-Presse US Supreme Court to consider cheerleader costumes copyrightsCan a cheerleader uniform be copyrighted? The US Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would take up the issue in a case that may end up redefining the scope of copyrights in the United States.

Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight 6:28 am | Agence France-Presse Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flightThe Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix.

Saudi Binladin Group lays off 77,000 workers: report 1:12 am | Abdulhadi Habtor and Ian Timberlake, Agence France-Presse Saudi Binladin Group lays off 77,000 workers: reportOne of Saudi Arabia's most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers, a Saudi daily reported on Monday, citing an anonymous company official.

Hundreds protest over sacking of Hong Kong editor 12:22 am | Agence France-Presse Hundreds protest over sacking of Hong Kong editorHundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside the headquarters of a Hong Kong newspaper where a respected editor was recently sacked after publishing a front-page story linked to the Panama Papers leak.

Abu Sayyaf militants threatened to slit our throats, says freed Indonesian hostage 10:53 pm | Dessy Sagita, Agence France-Presse Abu Sayyaf militants threatened to slit our throats, says freed Indonesian hostageAn Indonesian sailor told Monday how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released.

Iraq in political limbo after Green Zone storming 9:43 pm | Salam Faraj, Agence France-Presse Iraq in political limbo after Green Zone stormingIraq's political reform process was in limbo Monday after protesters demanding a change of government reacted to weeks of stalling by storming parliament.

French journalist infiltrates jihadist cell for six months 1:41 pm | Michel Moutot, Agence France-Presse French journalist infiltrates jihadist cell for six monthsA French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested, he told AFP.

Puerto Rico to default on $422 million debt payment: governor 10:42 am | Agence France-Presse Puerto Rico to default on $422 million debt payment: governorPuerto Rico's financial crisis deepened Sunday as Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the US commonwealth would default on $422 million in debt.

Indian warship arrives in Brunei for ASEAN maritime drills 9:00 am | Philippines News Agency | Sputnik Indian warship arrives in Brunei for ASEAN maritime drillsIndian Naval Ship (INS) Airavat arrived in Brunei on Sunday to take part in the ASEAN Defense Minister's Plus (ADMM Plus) drills on countering terror and maritime security, the Indian Navy said in a statement.

Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day 6:48 am | Fran Blandy with Stuart Williams in Istanbul, Agence France-Presse Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May DayFrench and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies Sunday, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of worker's rights.

Obama's daughter to attend Harvard 2:09 am | Agence France-Presse Obama\US President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in 2017 after taking a year off from her studies, the White House said Sunday.

Global Al-Qaeda franchises 1:30 am | Agence France-Presse Global Al-Qaeda franchisesAl-Qaeda franchises have emerged on several continents since Osama bin Laden founded the Sunni jihadist network in 1988.