World

Leaked CIA document reveals setbacks of targeted killings

Friday, 19 December 2014.

WASHINGTON: The US government’s program to capture and kill insurgent leaders can backfire, a leaked CIA report said Thursday, citing “limited” results in Afghanistan in particular.

8 children killed in northern Australian city

Friday, 19 December 2014.

SYDNEY: Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

’Thug’ ties up, robs 101-year-old veteran

Friday, 19 December 2014.

OTTAWA: Police in the Canadian capital of Ottawa were on the hunt Thursday for a man who broke into a 101-year-old World War II veteran’s home, tied him up and robbed him.

Obama tells Sisi of US concern over Egypt mass trials

Friday, 19 December 2014.

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists.

White House fence must be raised immediately

Friday, 19 December 2014.

WASHINGTON: The White House fence should be immediately raised by four or five feet to prevent people from breaking into the grounds, according to an independent security review made public Thursday.

An old car for your teenager? Take care, say experts

Friday, 19 December 2014.

PARIS: Parents who want to buy a small old car for their teenager could be putting the ir child at risk, experts warned in the British journal Injury Prevention.

German medics report on drug success for Ebola patient

Friday, 19 December 2014.

PARIS: German doctors on Friday gave details of how an experimental drug together with advanced intensive care helped save a Ugandan physician who had been airlifted from Sierra Leone with Ebola.

Neighboring US states sue Colorado over pot fallout

Friday, 19 December 2014.

LOS ANGELES: Colorado’s neighbors Oklahoma and Nebraska filed a lawsuit in the US Supreme Court Thursday protesting that the western state’s legalization of marijuana is harming them.

New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

Friday, 19 December 2014.

NEW YORK: The city of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.

Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

Friday, 19 December 2014.

IOWA CITY, Iowa: A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company’s exporting and marketing practices, according to court documents filed Thursday.