GAZA: A luxurious new tourist resort has opened in the Gaza Strip, its manicured lawns, sparkling pool and private beach in stark contrast to the impoverished territory still struggling to recover from last year’s war.
YANGON: Major floods have killed at least 27 people across Myanmar and inundated the homes and fields of tens of thousands more, a disaster relief official said Friday, warning of further heavy rains.
TOKYO: Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso dismissed on Friday a call to set up a forum within the Pacific free trade negotiations to stop countries from manipulating exchange rates.
BANGKOK: Fourteen people were wounded in an attack Friday by suspected rebels wielding grenade launchers and automatic weapon in Thailand’s war-torn Muslim-majority south, officials said.
DAHALA-KHAGRABARI: Bangladesh and India prepared Friday to swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world’s most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands of people in stateless limbo for nearly 70 years.
NABLUS: An 18-month-old Palestinian baby died and its parents were injured in a fire started by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, Palestinian security officials said Friday.
MIAMI: Florida plant detectives are on the trail of a slippery foe, an invasive African land snail that is wily, potentially infectious, and can grow as big as a tennis shoe.
SYDNEY: Australia on Friday said it was confident the search for MH370 was being conducted in the right area with aircraft wreckage being washed to La Reunion consistent with currents from the zone they are scouring.
KABUL: The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a statement said Friday, marking a historic power transition for the militant movement that has waged a 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan.
SYDNEY: Australian search authorities Friday said they were "increasingly confident" plane debris that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370, with formal identification possible within 24 hours.
SYDNEY: Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on Australian Rules fans to show “respect and civility” to Adam Goodes as support for the Aboriginal footballer continued to build on Friday.
WASHINGTON: US authorities launched an investigation Thursday into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.
CALAIS, France: The British government was to hold an emergency meeting Friday to grapple with a migrant crisis on its doorstep, as police in northern France blocked at least 200 people from reaching the Channel tunnel.
MAZAPIL: At least 26 people, including four children, were killed when a truck plowed into pilgrims after its brakes failed in Mexico, authorities said Thursday, while the driver fled the scene.
SYDNEY: A surfer punched a shark after being attacked on Australia’s east coast Friday, suffering bite wounds to his legs and hands in what a witness said was like “a Mick Fanning replay.”
MEXICO CITY: A truck plowed into a crowd of pilgrims in central Mexico on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 20 others, civil protection and Red Cross officials said.
BEIJING: China said on Thursday that it is “seeking to confirm the situation with relevant countries” after French authorities said they were studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
KUALA LUMPUR: The wreckage of an airplane discovered off La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean early morning today (Malaysia time) is now being investigated by experts.
SYDNEY: A Virgin Australia flight bound for Brisbane was turned back to Los Angeles after a crack was found in the passenger jet’s windscreen, the airline said Thursday.
HWANGE, Zimbabwe: A professional hunter was granted bail Wednesday on charges of “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” after he organised the expedition on which an American dentist killed Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion.
MUMBAI: India on Thursday executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of coordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993, television stations reported.
CHICAGO: A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder Wednesday in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.
UNITED NATIONS: Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.
LONDON: A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there.
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, hours before a UN vote on such a proposal.
YANGON: Myanmar’s ruling party Wednesday admitted it was facing big losses in a general election likely to be swept by Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition, as tensions mount between its leader and the powerful army.
SEOUL: South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines said Wednesday it was taking legal action to resolve a dispute with a pilot who was grounded for refusing to shave off his beard.
AHMEDABAD, (India) : Flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rain have killed at least 26 people in a west Indian state in the past 48 hours, authorities said Wednesday.
SHANGHAI: A Chinese court on Wednesday condemned to death a chemicals factory worker who murdered six people in the commercial hub Shanghai over a dispute with his colleagues, local media reported.
LAHORE, (Pakistan): The leader of an anti-Shiite group behind some of Pakistan’s worst sectarian atrocities was killed in a shootout with police early Wednesday along with 13 other militants, authorities said.
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