World

Lesotho military seize control of police HQ, jam radio stations

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

China tells journalists to learn "Marxist news values"

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

Modi leaves for Japan to boost defence, energy ties

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

20 miners rescued, five still missing in Nicaragua collapse

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

24 Nicaraguan miners still trapped in gold mine

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

New Zealand minister quits as email leaks rock election campaign

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.

Kerry calls for ‘coalition of nations’ in fighting IS

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

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.