Clinton, Trump set for final debate in Vegas

By AFP - Wednesday, 19 October 2016.

LAS VEGAS: Democrat Hillary Clinton and rival Donald Trump wade into their last presidential debate Wednesday with the Republican candidate spiraling downward in the polls amid allegations of sexual misconduct and wild charges of a "rigged" US election.


Families plead for answers in Australian theme park deaths

By AP - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:04

SYDNEY: Relatives of some of the people killed at a theme park when their ride malfunctioned are pleading for answers into their loved ones’ deaths.

Trump attacks Clinton on trade, says he should be handed victory

By Reuters - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 09:57

TOLEDO: US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday over her trade policies, saying she would handle trade deals so badly that the country should “just cancel the election” and name him the victor.

Yemen's Houthis launch missile toward Saudi holy city Mecca

By Reuters - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 09:20

RIYADH: Yemen’s Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile toward Mecca on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen’s civil war said on Saudi state news agency SPA.

US Republican vice presidential nominee Pence's plane skids off runway at New York airport

By Reuters - Friday, October 28, 2016 - 08:39

NEW YORK: A campaign plane carrying US Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off the runway after landing at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday.

Search suspended for star Chinese sailor lost in mid-Pacific

By AFP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 16:01

BEIJING: The US Coast Guard suspended its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, it said, after rescuers boarded his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but found his lifejacket.

India to expel Pakistani visa official for 'espionage'

By AFP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:47

NEW DELHI: India will expel a Pakistani visa official for “espionage activities“, the foreign ministry said Thursday, with tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours already running high.

After killing final victim, British banker yelled into Hong Kong streets

By Reuters - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:50

HONG KONG: Moments before surrendering to police after killing two Indonesian women in his high rise Hong Kong apartment two years ago, British banker Rurik Jutting shouted and waved a knife at pedestrians on the streets far below, a court heard on Thursday.

Eldest imperial family member, brother of former Emperor Hirohito dies at age 100

By AP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:32

TOKYO: The younger brother of former Japanese Emperor Hirohito has died at the age of 100.

US Coast Guard in Hawaii searching for Chinese mariner

By AP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:20

HONOLULU: The US Coast Guard in Hawaii was searching Wednesday for a Chinese mariner attempting to set a solo sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Venezuela protests, strike threat raise heat on Maduro

By AFP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 09:56

CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition ratcheted up the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro at mass protests on Wednesday, announcing plans for a new march and general strike.

Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

By AFP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 08:48

VISSO: Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region.

Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles

By AP - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 08:15

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST: Jamur didn’t hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savouring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

By AFP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 21:25

PESHAWAR: An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.

'Jungle' migrant camp ablaze as demolition ramps up

By AFP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 20:38

Calais: Fresh fires broke out Wednesday in the “Jungle” on the second day of operations to dismantle the squalid migrant camp in northern France, sending people fleeing with their meagre belongings.

Montenegro's veteran PM stepping down for new govt: party

By AFP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:30

PODGORICA: Montenegro’s veteran leader Milo Djukanovic will not continue as prime minister in the next government according to his party, which topped recent parliamentary polls.

Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

By AP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:15

TOKYO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking in a country that is a staunch US ally and hosts 50,000 American troops, said Wednesday that he wants his country to be free of foreign troops, possibly within two years.

Police say 2 children were lucky to survive accident at Aussie park

By AP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 14:45

SYDNEY: Two young children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed four people including their mothers on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.

Justin Timberlake's ballot selfie highlights mixed laws

By AP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 13:35

Now even Justin Timberlake has been forced to deal with the question of whether a ballot selfie is legal.

Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents

By AP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 09:40

TORONTO: A nurse has been charged with the murders of eight elderly people under her care at nursing homes in southwestern Ontario over a seven-year period, police said Tuesday.

Utah boy, 16, shot outside school, 14-year-old arrested - police

By Reuters - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 09:27

A 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded during an argument outside a middle school in Sandy, Utah, on Tuesday, and a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said.

Brazil widens investigation of gang rape in Rio suburb

By AP - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 08:37

SAO GONCALO: Brazilian police widened the probe into a brutal gang rape by suspected drug dealers on the outskirts of Rio after the woman told investigators it wasn’t the first time she had been sexually assaulted by traffickers, officials said Tuesday.

Indonesian IS militant jailed over Jakarta attack

By AFP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:03

JAKARTA: An Indonesian court Tuesday jailed an Islamic State group supporter for eight years for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta, the latest extremist sentenced over the assault.

Four dead after Australia theme park accident: police

By AFP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:04

SYDNEY: Four people were killed in an accident at a theme park on Australia’s popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how “everyone was screaming” after a raft apparently flipped on a water-based ride.

Turkish media: explosion in Mediterranean resort of Antalya

By AP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:53

ANKARA: An explosion in the parking lot of the local chamber of trade in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya on Tuesday has caused several injuries, Turkish media reports said.

Twelve killed in northeast Kenya bomb attack: police

By AFP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:48

NAIROBI: A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, the same area hit earlier this month by Shabaab militants, police said.

Surfer bitten by shark at beach; says 'came out of nowhere'

By AP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 13:10

HONOLULU: A surfer says he’s grateful to be recovering in a Maui hospital after a shark bit him — even though the attack forced him and his wife to postpone their honeymoon.

Blast kills 10, injures 157 in northwestern China

By Reuters - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:05

BEIJING: A powerful blast at a prefabricated house in northwestern China on Monday killed at least 10 people and injured 157, state news agency Xinhua said.

Seal 'attacks surfers' in rare Australia encounter

By AFP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:50

SYDNEY: An aggressive seal has bitten a surfer and knocked another man off his board at a popular Sydney beach in a “freak occurrence“, a report said Tuesday.

Pakistan police academy attack ends with 59 killed

By AFP - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 08:51

QUETTA: 59 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, after declaring a military counter-operation was finished.

Wave of strikes as IS puts up tough defence of Mosul

By AFP - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 19:30

QARAQOSH: Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance from the Islamic State group on Monday despite the US-led coalition unleashing an unprecedented wave of air strikes to support the week-old offensive.