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NY bomber's father: I told the FBI about my son two years ago but no action was taken

By Reuters - Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

ELIZABETH: The father of the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey reported concerns about his son to the FBI in 2014, but officials took no action after reviewing the complaint, the father and law enforcement officials said on Tuesday.

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Gunmen might have shot elephant for its calf

By Bernama - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 23:26

NARATHIWAT: Two days of painstaking efforts by veterinary doctors to save an elephant which was shot by unknown gunmen, ended on a sad note when the pachyderm succumbed to its wounds yesterday evening.

Indonesia arrests alleged major people smuggler who targeted Australia

By Reuters - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 21:01

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested an alleged people smuggler who has targeted Australia since 1999, Indonesian and Australian authorities said on Saturday.

Pakistan's F7 jet crashes, pilot killed

By Reuters - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 20:14

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Air Force jet crashed on Saturday while on a training mission in the country’s northwest, killing the pilot, the military said.

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit

By AFP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 17:09

SAMARRA: Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

The US presidential debate: what you need to know

By AFP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 16:24

WASHINGTON: Monday’s US presidential debate, a combat of titans pitting the Democrat Hillary Clinton against the Republican Donald Trump, is sure to be a major moment in the campaign, with just six weeks left before the November 8 election.

Manhunt for Washington mall gunman who killed four

By AFP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 15:50

LOS ANGELES: A manhunt was under way after a gunman killed at least four people and wounded one other late Friday during a shooting at a mall in the US state of Washington.

Warplanes mount new strikes on rebel-held Aleppo

By Reuters - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 15:38

BEIRUT: Warplanes mounted a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources, a rescue worker and a war monitor reported, pressing a major offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian military.

MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved

By AP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 13:03

CANBERRA: The fedora, the bomber jacket and the consuming quest invite comparisons to Indiana Jones. Blaine Gibson, though, hasn’t matched the film hero’s triumph in finding the legendary chest containing the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.

At least 4 dead in shooting at Washington state mall

By AFP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:25

LOS ANGELES: At least four people were killed and an unknown number wounded late Friday during a shooting at a mall in the US state of Washington, with the suspect on the run, police said.

Gabon high court upholds incumbent leader Bongo's victory

By AP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:26

LIBREVILLE: Gabon's constitutional court upheld incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba's victory in last month's disputed election early Saturday, raising fears of continued unrest as the Bongo family extended its political dynasty of nearly half a century in the oil-rich country.

12-year-old boy sets fire to Wal-Mart arts section, causes US$1 mil in damage

By AP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:14

BARSTOW: Police say a 12-year-old boy riding a push scooter set fire to the arts-and-crafts section of a Wal-Mart store in the Southern California desert, leading to losses of more than $1 million.

Report: Zookeeper screamed for help before tiger attack

By AP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 09:52

FORT LAUDERDALE: A zookeeper screamed for help into her radio before she was fatally attacked by a Malayan tiger, but the 350-pound animal crushed her neck before her co-workers could reach her, an autopsy report released Friday showed.

Strong 6.3 quake rattles southern Philippines

By AFP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 09:10

MANILA: A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippines early Saturday but there was no threat of a tsunami, US seismologists said.

Zookeeper screamed for help before tiger attack

By AP - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 00:37

FORT LAUDERDALE: A zookeeper screamed for help into her radio before she was fatally attacked by a Malayan tiger, the 350-pound animal crushed her neck before her co-workers could reach her, an autopsy report released Friday showed.

Foreigners arrested as Thai police find guns, dead body

By AFP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 22:19

BANGKOK: Thai police raided a Bangkok building Friday and arrested five foreigners after a shootout, discovering guns, crystal meth, fake passports and a dead body hidden in a freezer, officers said.

Oklahoma police officer turns herself in on Crutcher death charges

By Reuters - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 22:14

A white Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer, who fatally shot an unarmed black man whose vehicle had broken down and blocked a street last week, turned herself in to authorities on a manslaughter charge early on Friday, jail records showed.

Twitter moving closer to sale: possible suitors Salesforce, Google -CNBC

By Reuters - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 21:57

Twitter Inc is moving closer to a sale and has received expressions of interest, CNBC reported on Friday, sending the microblogger’s shares up more than 19 percent in their biggest gain in over two years.

148 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

By AP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 21:50

Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups

By AP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 21:00

JOHANNESBURG: Conservation groups say Laos has promised to phase out tiger farms, which could help to curb the illegal trade in the endangered animals’ body parts and protect the depleted population of tigers in Asia.

Indonesia arrests notorious people-smuggler

By AFP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 20:33

JAKARTA: Indonesian police said Friday they had arrested a notorious people-smuggler over an attempt to send a boatload of asylum seekers to New Zealand in 2015.

UNHCR says 180 civilians killed in 1 month in Yemen conflict

By AP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 19:25

SANAA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed “deep concern” over increasing attacks against civilians in Yemen with a total of 180 civilians killed in one month, raising the death toll to nearly 4000 since March 2015.

Guam leader Oks bill ending time limits in child sex cases

By AP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 19:00

HAGATNA: Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said Friday he signed a bill that would lift the statute of limitations on child sex abuse charges for civil cases, a move that Catholic leaders say could bankrupt the church in the largely Catholic U.S. territory.

Indian court clears pair over Scarlett Keeling killing

By AFP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 18:17

PANAJI: A court in India cleared two men Friday accused of the rape and homicide of 15-year-old British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling whose bruised and semi-nude body was found on a Goa beach eight years ago.

Chinese outrage over 'ugly' restoration of Great Wall

By AFP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 17:41

BEIJING: Chinese social media users were in an uproar Friday over restoration of a 700-year-old section of the Great Wall that has been covered in cement, turning it into a smooth, flat-topped path.

Queen guitarist Brian May protests Japanese dolphin hunts

By AP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 17:35

TOKYO: Brian May, guitarist of British rock group Queen, is taking a stand against Japan’s dolphin killing, saying the slaughter of animals should end in the same way society has turned against slavery or witch-burning.

India trying diplomacy in dealing with rival Pakistan

By AP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 17:23

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long been known for his hard-line stance on Pakistan. It was a major part of the campaign that swept him to power.

Eight Russian firefighters killed in Moscow blaze

By AFP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 16:57

MOSCOW: Eight Russian firefighters were killed as they battled a blaze at a warehouse in eastern Moscow, authorities said Friday, in the latest deadly fire to hit the capital.

Foreign hacker who aided Islamic State to be sentenced in US

By AP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 16:10

ALEXANDRIA: A computer hacker who helped the Islamic State by providing names of more than 1,000 U.S. government and military workers as potential targets could be sentenced to 25 years in prison.

India buys 36 French Rafale fighter jets for US$8.8b

By AFP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:53

NEW DELHI: India signed a formal agreement Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault for a reported 7.9 billion euros (US$8.8 billion), one of its biggest defence deals in decades.

Bomb blast kills three police officers in Thailand's Yala province

By AFP - Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:34

BANGKOK: Three police officers were killed Friday by a bomb buried beneath a road in Thailand’s far south, authorities said, as peace talks appear to falter in the insurgency-plagued region.