WASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it has confirmed that Zulkifli bin Hir also known as Marwan, one of its “most wanted terrorists,” was killed in a raid in the Philippines in January.
UNITED NATIONS: With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela’s late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
WASHINGTON: Three German reporters and an American journalist are suing police in the Missouri town of Ferguson over their treatment during racially charged riots last year, a press watchdog confirmed Wednesday.
SYDNEY: At least 55 dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia, with police Thursday investigating the grisly find which comes on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates’ two main airlines avoided a mid-air collision after they apparently got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean earlier this week.
DAMASCUS: Militants from the Islamic State jihadist group seized control of most of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in south Damascus on Wednesday, a local Palestinian official told AFP.
BEIJING: A former factory worker who founded a company supplying Apple, Samsung and other technological giants with touchscreen glass has become China’s richest woman, reports said, with a fortune surpassing $8 billion.
SYDNEY: An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by letting her marry a man more than twice her age.
TOKYO: The world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, died in Japan on Wednesday, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.
ABIDJAN: The eyes of 30-odd uniformed schoolchildren light up at the sight of three magnificent lions brought to Abidjan zoo to replace the big cats that starved to death during post-election violence in 2010-2011.
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