- Kunduz charity hospital bombing 'violates international law'Médecins Sans Frontières decries ‘horrific’ loss of life, as US airstrike revives questions over whether enough is done to protect civilians in Afghanistan...
- A terrible shake, then roar as Guatemala slide kills 30GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes early Saturday recovered four more bodies after a hillside collapsed above a group of homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital. The death toll rose to 30 amid fears that hundreds more could still be buried in the rubble. Family members have […]
- Malala questions 'silence' of Pakistani leaders on terrorismNEW DELHI: Questioning the 'silence' of Pakistani leaders on terrorism, 18-year-old Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Saturday said she harbours the hope of becoming the Prime Minister of her country. Malala, who was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with New Delhi-based child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi last year, also expressed her desire to visit […]
- Merkel marks 25 years of unified Germany with migrant pleaGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has marked the 25th anniversary of German reunification by urging a unified response to Europe's migrant crisis. She urged the international community to come together to find a solution as East and West Germany had done in 1990. Some 200,000 migrants, many fleeing Syria and Iraq, arrived last month in Germany, […]
- MSF staff killed in suspected US air strike on Afghan clinicThe US military on Saturday acknowledged it could have been responsible for an air strike that hit a hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least three people and leaving more than 30 missing. Fighting has raged around the Afghan provincial capital this week, as […]
- Oregon shooter had 13 guns and was student at UmpquaThe gunman behind the latest mass shooting in the US had hoarded an arsenal of weapons and was enrolled in the class where the fatal shootings occurred, authorities have said. The names of the nine people, five women and four men aged between 18 and 67, who died on Thursday's at Umpqua Community College were […]
- US, allies ask Russia to halt strikes outside IS areas in SyriaBEIRUT: Russia bombed targets in Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the self-styled Islamic State (IS) it said it was targeting and drawing an angry response from the West. The US-led coalition that is waging its own air war against IS called on the […]
- Vladimir Putin is 'a gangster and thug', says US presidential candidate Marco RubioRubio vows to impose new sanctions on Russia if elected president, including visa bans and asset freezes against senior leadership...
- Blatter defies calls from FIFA sponsors to quit immediatelySepp Blatter defied calls from FIFA sponsors Budweiser, Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Visa to quit immediately as president of world soccer's governing body on Friday rather than cling on until the emergency election in February. The seemingly-coordinated interventions from the long-standing corporate backers came a week after the Blatter was interrogated by Swiss investigators and placed […]
- Asteroid impact, volcanoes pushed dinos to extinctionIt has been a bone of contention between dinosaur experts for the past 35 years -did dinosaurs become extinct as a result of a massive asteroid impact or were they snuffed out by stupendous volcanic eruptions? The answer is both, according to the latest study into the controversy. Scientists have found that...
- Kunduz charity hospital bombing 'violates international law'