ROME: The Italian navy found 11 dead migrants on boats headed across the Mediterranean to Europe today and saved some 570 others as numerous rescue operations were underway.
WASHINGTON: The United States today removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism, in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalising ties frozen for half a century.
WASHINGTON: The US-led coalition conducted 20 air strikes in Iraq and four in Syria targeting Islamic State militants since early on Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations said.
DUBAI: The Islamic State jihadist group claimed today’s suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, the second attack on Shiite worshippers in the kingdom in a week.
RIYADH: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in an eastern Saudi city today and killed four people, the Kingdom’s official news agency said, in the second deadly bombing targeting the religious minority in a week.
HAGATNA, (Guam): A man has been arrested a day after being released from jail for allegedly attacking the same woman he was convicted of victimizing.
GUANLONG ISLAND, (China): As sunset falls on his private island in the South China Sea, entrepreneur Lin Dong likes few things better than to lounge on a hammock strung between two trees as waves lap the shore.
BANGKOK: Myanmar agrees with a wide-ranging plan to deal with the root causes of Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis, a Thai Foreign Ministry official said on Friday at the conclusion of an international meeting on migration.
MIAMI: Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch.
YANGON: Myanmar’s navy found 727 people crammed on a fishing boat in its waters, the Ministry of Information said in a Facebook post Friday, adding the would-be “Bengali” migrants had been towed to an island.
BERLIN: A German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April is free and safe, the German foreign ministry said Friday.
NEW DELHI: Indian police said Friday they have detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarised border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage.
WASHINGTON: The sprawling California property that was once the location of the ‘king of pop’ Michael Jackson’s mind-boggling amusement park is going on sale for US100 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
MANILA: A Philippine soldier in camouflage uniform and carrying an assault rifle held dozens of local tourists hostage on a bus for four hours today, but surrendered peacefully, police said.
BEIJING: A former Chinese elementary school teacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4, in a case underscoring the vulnerability of rural children left behind by parents seeking jobs in cities.