MOGADISHU: At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu’s airport, including one close to the UN’s political office in the Somali capital, a security source told AFP.
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of video showing prison guards teargassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair.
SYDNEY: A newborn baby has died after being given “laughing gas” instead of oxygen in a tragic mix-up at an Australian hospital which left another infant severely disabled, authorities said Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA: US First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday told the Democratic convention in Philadelphia that Hillary Clinton was the one candidate ready to be president, as she poured scorn on Donald Trump’s behavior and temperament.
DHAKA: Bangladeshi police stormed a militant hideout in a Dhaka neighbourhood and killed nine suspected Islamist extremists after a gunbattle Tuesday morning, officials said.
BANGKOK: For two years and more, it has been a lost ship, a metal container carrying 239 souls that simply disappeared one late Asian night never to be seen again. And now, the search for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 likely will become a thing of memory, too.
LAS VEGAS: A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting.
BANGKOK: Chinese police cracking down on sex workers routinely look for condoms as evidence of illegal activity, hindering efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among sex workers, one of the biggest at-risk groups in the country, experts said.
ABU DHABI: Solar Impulse 2 landed in the UAE early on Tuesday, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel.
Paris: Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said Monday.
Nuremberg: German authorities said Monday they found a video on the mobile phone of a Syrian suicide bomber who blew himself up in Germany in which he “pledged allegiance” to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s central bank said on Monday the recent findings in a money laundering probe linked to Malaysian state fund 1MDB had dented the city-state’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.
BERLIN: A Syrian refugee has been killed setting off a bomb at a bar in southern Germany which also wounded a dozen other people late Sunday, authorities say, the third attack to hit Bavaria in a week.
LOS ANGELES: Flames raced down a steep hillside “like a freight train,” leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.
MUNICH: The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing “killer” video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said Sunday, adding that he had planned the att
BERLIN: A 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and injured two other people on Sunday before being arrested in the southern German city of Reutlingen, a police spokesman said.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Olympics over the nation’s doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes’ participation to the relevant sports federations.
MANILA: The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all agencies directly under his watch to open their records to the public as part of his promise to crack down on corruption and promote transparency in government.
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber struck near a checkpoint in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi security and medical officials said.
MOSCOW: Russian media published on Friday calls by two comedians to the heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pretending to be Ukrainian Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov.
TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in the Afghan capital, killing at least 80.
BUENOS AIRES: Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public Saturday, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.
LOS ANGELES: A burned body was found Saturday at the scene of a brushfire north of Los Angeles that has scorched 31 square miles and prompted the evacuation of 1,500 homes, authorities said.
KABUL: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and ca
BEIJING: Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure, a Chinese state-run newspaper said.
MUNICH: Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.
KRAKÓW: Poland will deploy more than 40,000 security personnel to protect Pope Francis and the hundreds of thousands of young Catholics meeting him for World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow next week.
BANGKOK: Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on Sunday.
BASTROP: Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas.
KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck the southwestern part of Sumatra, Indonesia at 3.41 pm today, according to the Meteorological Department.
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