BALTIMORE: Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JAKARTA: An Australian surfer has died after being smashed onto rocks by heavy waves off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, police said Thursday.
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.
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.
LAGOS: Authorities in Nigeria’s financial capital Lagos have shut down churches across the city after a glut of complaints over noisy worship.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOGOTA: A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.
HANOI: Police in Vietnam have made two sizeable seizures of illegally imported elephant tusks in the past few days, state media said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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