Report: 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons wounded in cartel attack9 February 2017 @ 4:30 PM
MEXICO CITY: A prominent Mexican journalist reported Wednesday that the sons of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman say they were wounded in an attack they blamed on a rival drug gang figure and onetime "top lieutenant" for their father.
Ciro Gomez Leyva said he received word about Saturday's purported attack in a handwritten letter from Guzman's sons that said they were with Sinaloa boss Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada at the time and that he was also targeted.
Video shows man believed to be nightclub attacker in Turkey4 January 2017 @ 9:11 AM
ISTANBUL: An eerie video emerged Tuesday of a man believed to be the attacker who killed 39 people in a mass shooting at a nightclub, showing him taking a selfie as he silently toured Istanbul’s most famous square.
The camera never leaves the man’s unsmiling face as he walked through Taksim Square during the 44-second clip that was broadcast on state-run Anadolu television and other Turkish media.
MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area20 December 2016 @ 11:43 AM
SYDNEY: A team of international investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Tuesday it has concluded the plane is unlikely to be found in a stretch of the Indian Ocean search crews have been combing for two years, and may instead have crashed in an area farther to the north.
The conclusion raises the possibility that the search for the Boeing 777 could continue well beyond next month, when crews are expected to finish their deep sea sonar hunt of the current search zone west of Australia. But Australia’s transport minister suggested that was doubtful.
Jakarta's Christian governor weeps as trial for blasphemy begins13 December 2016 @ 11:45 AM
JAKARTA: The minority Christian governor of the Indonesian capital, who is on trial for alleged blasphemy, sobbed in court on Tuesday as he recalled the role of Muslim godparents in his childhood and said he would never intentionally insult Islam.
It was the first day of a trial that has challenged Indonesia's reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam, shaken the government and exposed religious and racial fault-lines in the world's most populous Muslim nation. It was preceded in the past six weeks by massive protests in the capital Jakarta against the governor.
Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone, deaths reach 1028 December 2016 @ 9:17 PM
MEUREUDU, Indonesia: Humanitarian organisations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.
Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year7 December 2016 @ 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON: Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year.
“It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC’s “Today” show.
The magazine’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said on the program that Democrat Hillary Clinton was the No. 2 finalist. Gibbs said the choice of Trump this year was “straightforward.”
Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard7 December 2016 @ 8:37 PM
ISLAMABAD: A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed on Wednesday with 48 people on board, apparently killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said.
According to senior police officer Khurram Rasheed, the plane crashed in a village near the town of Havelian, located about 75 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of the capital, Islamabad. The small twin-propeller aircraft was travelling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad when it crashed shortly after takeoff.
(Football) Hamsik missile earns Napoli draw at Besiktas2 November 2016 @ 10:03 AM
ISTANBUL: Napoli remained in a good position to advance from its Champions League group following a 1-1 draw at Besiktas on Tuesday that featured two late goals.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik equalized with a beautiful arching shot from outside the area three minutes after Ricardo Quaresma had put Besiktas ahead with a penalty.
Napoli and Benfica both have seven points in Group B, after Benfica beat Dynamo Kiev 1-0 later Tuesday. The group remains tight with Besiktas on six points. Dynamo is last with one point.
French president: No more migrants allowed at Calais camp1 November 2016 @ 9:18 PM
PARIS: French President Francois Hollande says migrants won’t be allowed to resettle at a now-razed camp in Calais that had become a vast, lawless slum.
Authorities cleared the last of the camp’s makeshift shelters Monday night after evacuating 5,000 migrants to temporary housing around France.
In an interview published Tuesday in La Voix du Nord newspaper, Hollande is quoted as saying, “I promise (Calais residents) that there will not be a new settlement.”
(Football) Defensive mishap helps Monaco rescues draw against CSKA19 October 2016 @ 12:21 PM
MOSCOW: Igor Akinfeev may just have been the unluckiest man in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The CSKA Moscow goalkeeper was trying to rid himself of an unwanted record — now standing at 10 years and 40 games without a Champions League clean sheet — and produced some spectacular saves against Monaco. But Akinfeev was left enraged as defensive errors helped Monaco to rescue a 1-1 draw.