World

At least 17 killed in bus crash

Friday, 31 October 2014.

ISTANBUL: At least 17 people were killed and 29 injured Friday when an overloaded bus carrying agricultural workers crashed in the Isparta region of southern Turkey, the Dogan news agency reported.

Fire ravages iconic French radio building

Friday, 31 October 2014.

PARIS: A fire broke out on Friday on the seventh floor of the “Maison de la radio” (“Radio house”), a vast circular building in Paris housing several media operations.

New house price declines slow in October

Friday, 31 October 2014.

BEIJING: Declines in China’s new home prices slowed in October, a survey showed Friday, though figures still fell for a sixth straight month as property woes weigh on growth in the world’s second-largest economy.

There were warning signs ahead of Sri Lanka mudslide: survivors

Friday, 31 October 2014.

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka: Sniffer dogs were deployed Friday to search for mudslide victims in Sri Lanka as survivors said they had seen warning signs of the disaster, such as cracks in the ground and livestock fleeing.

2 missing after blaze at UK fireworks warehouse

Friday, 31 October 2014.

LONDON: British police say two people are missing after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.

Controversial French dam halted after protester death

Friday, 31 October 2014.

PARIS: Local French authorities Friday decided to suspend work on a controversial dam after the death last week of an activist protesting against the project that sparked uproar in the country.

Official allegedly hides US$33M in bribes

Friday, 31 October 2014.

BEIJING: Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of bribe-taking, in the country’s largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore site

Friday, 31 October 2014.

LONDON: Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.

UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ number of foreign jihadists

Friday, 31 October 2014.

LONDON: Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale“, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Friday.

FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder

Friday, 31 October 2014.

GENEVA: FIFA has apologised for an embarrassing diplomatic faux-pas when its video launching the 2018 World Cup logo portrayed the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.