JOHANNESBURG: Lesotho’s military seized control of the tiny African kingdom’s police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones in the early hours on Saturday, a government minister and member of the ruling coalition told AFP.
BEIJING: China ordered its journalists on Saturday to learn “Marxist news values” and uphold the principles of news as prescribed by the ruling Communist Party, the latest step in President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the media.
NEW DELHI: India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Saturday for a trip to Japan aimed at strengthening ties with counterpart Shinzo Abe and boosting trade between Asia’s second and third largest economies.
MANAGUA : Rescuers in Nicaragua on Friday rescued 20 miners who had been trapped deep underground for nearly two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine, but five more workers were still missing.
BONANZA, Nicaragua: Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to freelance miners trapped in a Nicaraguan gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered its second day.
CHAHUITES, Mexico: Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids.
WELLINGTON: A campaign of dirty tricks allegations in the lead up to the New Zealand general election claimed its first victim Saturday with the resignation of justice minister Judith Collins.
BEIJING : China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong’s politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.
SEOUL: The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April’s ferry disaster began today under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led.
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry called for a global coalition of nations to combat Islamic State jihadists’ “genocidal agenda” in Syria and Northern Iraq.
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