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Viewers want TV host fired in Clinton row
WASHINGTON: Fox News viewers are calling for a TV anchor to be fired because he debunked an erroneous conspiracy theory about Democrat Hillary Clinton. Shepard Smith, who has been at Fox for more than two decades, discredited the theory which his own network has branded the Clinton uranium “scandal” in a five-minute segment. Fox News, as well as President Donald Trump and his allies, have suggested for months that donations to
 
 
‘Despacito’ sweeps Latin Grammys
Las Vegas: ‘Despacito,” the viral dance hit that swept past borders, won big Thursday at the Latin Grammys where singer Luis Fonsi announced a new frontier for the song -- the Chinese-speaking world. “Despacito” won four awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, which recognizes writing, in the year’s biggest night for Spanish- and Portuguese-language music. The infectious reggaeton tune, which Fonsi sings
   
Mexico enacts law to help find missing people
MEXICO CITY: Mexico on Thursday undertook to focus more resources on the search for missing people, the number of which has grown dramatically in recent years as gang violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives. President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law the creation of a national commission dedicated to finding people who have disappeared that in its first stage will add some 469 million pesos ($25 million) to better fund
 
 
Turquoise waterfalls dry up after quakes
MEXICO CITY: The Agua Azul waterfalls in southern Mexico are a playground of bright turquoise water cascading over limestone steps. But after a powerful earthquake hit the country, they dried up — and the area’s once-booming tourist economy along with them. The state of Chiapas, where the falls trickle near the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, was the epicenter of the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on September 7,
   
Jury deadlocked in Democrat’s bribery trial
NEWARK: The federal bribery trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez ended on Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges, a partial victory for him that could nevertheless leave the case hanging over his head as he gears up for re-election to a sharply divided Senate. US District Judge William Walls declared a mistrial after more than six full days of deliberations failed to produce a verdict on any of the
 
 
Franken allegations really bad, says Trump
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly on Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken as “really bad,” but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims levelled against Roy Moore, the Republican in
   
Pinera expected to win as Chile votes tomorrow
SANTIAGO: After four years of socialist rule, Chile is expected to revert to the right in elections on Sunday, with Sebastian Pinera set to return as president, confirming a shift to conservative leaders across Latin America. Opinion polls make Pinera, a 67-year-old billionaire businessman sometimes referred to as “Chile’s Berlusconi,” the hot favourite to return to the presidency he occupied from 2010-2014. The last
 
 
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