First black Marine aviator dies

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:30

BALTIMORE: Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.

Mexico president reshuffles cabinet

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:00

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto appointed seven new ministers Thursday in a cabinet reshuffle, including naming a new foreign minister, in a mid-term shakeup of his administration.

Man convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as ‘death pills’

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:45

NEW YORK: A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell “simple and easy death pills” and guarantee “risk-free” murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday.

Anti-corruption court issued an arrest warrant former Pakistani prime minister

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 06:00

KARACHI: A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, in a case alleging millions of dollars of graft in a trade development scheme, a security official said.

MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 00:15

RIYADH: Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics.

Google says EU anti-trust accusations ‘wrong’

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 00:04

BRUSSELS: US Internet search giant Google on Thursday rejected accusations by EU anti-trust regulators that it illegally abuses its market dominance, in its first formal reaction to allegations by Brussels earlier this year.

Australian man dies surfing in Indonesia

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 23:22

JAKARTA: An Australian surfer has died after being smashed onto rocks by heavy waves off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, police said Thursday.

Poland warns rumoured Nazi ‘gold train’ may be booby-trapped

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 23:15

WARSAW: Poland’s government on Thursday warned treasure-hunters that the Nazi “gold train” allegedly discovered in the country’s west is probably booby-trapped.

Thai court issues arrest warrant for suspect over second blast

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 23:04

BANGKOK: A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for a man over a blast near a Bangkok pier last week which caused no injuries but came a day after the capital was struck by a deadly shrine bombing, police said.

Nigeria shuts down churches over noisy worship

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 22:01

LAGOS: Authorities in Nigeria’s financial capital Lagos have shut down churches across the city after a glut of complaints over noisy worship.

Austria finds 20, maybe even 50, migrants dead in truck

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 21:45

PARNDORF, (Austria): Austrian police on Thursday discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants piled in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.

Kochi boat tragedy: Toll reaches 7

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 20:01

KOCHI (India): Death toll in the Fort Kochi boat tragedy has risen to seven with the recovery of a body of an 18-year-old girl in a harbour near here this morning, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported police as saying.

Dutch air safety body to publish final MH17 crash report in October

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 19:31

AMSTERDAM: final report into the crash last July of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine will be published on Oct 13, the Dutch Safety Board said on Thursday.

Ex-media executive arrested as family murder grips India

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:44

MUMBAI: A former Indian media executive has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her daughter for having an affair with her stepson, Mumbai police said Thursday, in a case gripping India.

Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:41

BANGKOK: Thai police on Thursday said they were looking at arrivals of Turkish nationals in the days before a Bangkok bomb attack that killed 20 people, but said they had not ruled out any group or possibility.

Smaller of two newborn pandas at Washington zoo dies (with video)

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 15:37

WASHINGTON: The smaller of the two giant panda cubs born at the US’s Smithsonian National Zoo over the weekend died Wednesday, zoo officials said.

12 suspects arrested in Tianjin blasts

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:16

SHANGHAI: Chinese police have arrested 12 people suspected of involvement in this month’s massive explosions in the city of Tianjin that killed 139 people and devastated the port area, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcast

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 21:57

WASHINGTON: Two journalists for a local CBS affiliate in Virginia were shot dead Wednesday during a live broadcast, according to chilling television footage of the incident and their network.

Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 13:40

BOGOTA: A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.

Illegal ivory seized in Vietnam

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 13:14

HANOI: Police in Vietnam have made two sizeable seizures of illegally imported elephant tusks in the past few days, state media said Wednesday.

American who helped stop France terror attack returns to US

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:40

SACRAMENTO: One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California on Tuesday.

Japan ANA’s Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Osaka

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:20

TOKYO: A Boeing 777 operated by Japan’s All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing in Osaka on Wednesday after the plane suffered engine trouble, the airline said.

Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 10:55

PHILIPPI, West Virginia: A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

Ashley Madison hack strikes fear in users

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:30

WASHINGTON: Two years ago, trapped in what he remembers as “a dead marriage,” Michael logged on to adulterous dating site Ashley Madison for the first time. He was less than impressed.

Hiker burned, dog dies after leaping into hot springs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:20

SALMON, Idaho: A man hiking through a national forest in Idaho suffered severe burns after his two dogs plunged into a hot spring and he jumped into the scalding water to rescue them, managing to save just one of his pets, US Forest Service officials said on Tuesday.

Ukrainian film director receives sentence for “terrorist attacks”

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 00:00

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in a high-security penal colony for “terrorist attacks” in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in April 2014, RIA news agency said.

India floods threaten rare one-horned rhinos

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 23:00

GUWAHATI, India: Hundreds of rare rhinos and other animals are fleeing flooding in India’s northeast, raising fears of a rise in poaching during the exodus, a senior wildlife official said Tuesday.

‘Grateful’ freed British hostage arrives home from Yemen

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 21:45

LONDON: A British man held for more than a year by Al-Qaeda in Yemen arrived home Tuesday, declaring himself “incredibly grateful” to the United Arab Emirates forces who rescued him.

Red Cross suspends activity in Yemen’s Aden after attack

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 21:00

ADEN: The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday that it had suspended its operations in Yemen’s war-ravaged second city Aden after gunmen stormed its office.

Lion kills guide in Zimbabwe park where Cecil lived

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 19:38

HARARE: A lion mauled to death a guide leading tourists on a walking safari in the Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion lived before he was shot, police said Tuesday.