College girl murders senior citizen with axe because she “just wanted to kill someone”

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 15:42

TOKYO: A 19-year-old college girl murdered an elderly woman with an axe and a scarf because she “just wanted to kill someone” news reports in Japan said today.

Israeli aircraft strike positions in Syria

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:56

JERUSALEM: Israeli aircraft struck two Syrian army positions early today, the army said, in retaliation for rockets launched at the Israel-occupied Golan Heights a day earlier.

Thai ‘Red Shirt’ leader sentenced to two years in jail

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:38

BANGKOK: A Thai court sentenced a leader of the opposition Red Shirt movement to two years in prison for defaming a former premier, in a move analysts said was the latest attack against critics of the military regime.

Mother makes emotional appeal to Japanese leader to save son

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:13

TOKYO: The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly to Japan’s leader to save her son after his captors issued what they said was a final death threat.

Vietnam war-era helicopter crashes, 4 soldiers killed

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:04

HANOI: An American-built helicopter once used in the Vietnam War crashed during a training mission in the Southeast Asian nation, killing all four soldiers aboard, the military said.

Captured drug lord ‘Chapo’ Guzman to stay put

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:28

MEXICO CITY: Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico’s top prosecutor.

QZ8501: SAR agency to continue search efforts for victims

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:37

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s civilian search and rescue agency said today it would continue to search for remains of victims from the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea killing all 162 people on board.

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche issue recalls for fuel leaks

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:47

DETROIT: Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 93,500 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leak problems.

IS 24-hour hostage deadline utterly despicable

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:16

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed as “utterly despicable” an Islamist militant threat to kill a Japanese hostage within 24 hours unless Jordan releases a jihadi bomber.

Investigation shows all 43 students in Mexico are dead

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:46

MEXICO CITY: Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said.

Japan working closely with Jordan for release of captives held by IS

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:26

TOKYO: Japan is working closely with Jordan for the early release of captives held by Islamic State, including Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said after a video appeared to show Goto saying he could be killed in 24 hours,

Years-old stash of marijuana found inside woman’s van

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:11

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico: A woman drove a van for more than 13 years without realising there was marijuana hidden inside.

Apple profit hits new high on rocketing iPhone sales

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 07:30

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple’s quarterly profit soared to a record US$18 billion on the back of booming iPhone sales, especially in China.

Attackers detonate explosive belt when surrounded

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 19:38

TRIPOLI: Nine people including at least five foreigners were killed Tuesday in an assault on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the security services said.

Five arrested in ‘anti-jihadist’ raid

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 16:32

MONTPELLIER: At least five people were arrested during anti-jihadist operation in southern France that was still ongoing early Tuesday, a security source said.