Italian navy finds 11 dead migrants, rescues hundreds

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 23:40

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.

US removes Cuba from terror blacklist

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 23:28

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.

US allies target Islamic State with air strikes

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 22:18

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.

IS claims suicide attack on Saudi Shiite mosque

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 21:06

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.

Suicide bomber attacks Shiite mosque in Saudi, kills 4

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 20:27

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.

Man arrested a day after being released from jail

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 20:15

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.

Far from the madding crowd: China’s rich seek own islands

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 20:14

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.

Myanmar agrees to tackle causes of migrant crisis- Thai official

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 20:03

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.

New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 20:00

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.

Myanmar navy finds 727 migrants packed in boat

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 19:49

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.

German hostage in Afghanistan is free: Berlin

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 19:27

BERLIN: A German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April is free and safe, the German foreign ministry said Friday.

India seizes pigeon over spying fears

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 18:55

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.

Michael Jackson’s Neverland to go on sale for US100 million

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 18:46

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.

Philippine soldier holds dozens hostage on tour bus

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 18:32

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.

Teacher who molested or raped 26 students executed

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 18:30

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.