ALGIERS: Identifying remains of victims of the Air Algerie AH5017 crash is a complex matter partly due to the bodies’ state of decay, according to experts.
GAZA CITY: Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.
JAKARTA, Indonesia: Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of a Muslim holiday capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said Friday.
RAIPUR, India: A massive blast at an explosives factory in central India killed five workers early Friday, police said.
BERLIN: A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.
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KIEV: Ukrainian television said on Friday 20 servicemen had been killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine during the night, but a military source said the death toll was likely to be lower.
BANGKOK : A Thai musician has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for royal defamation, a court official said Friday, in the latest conviction under a controversial lese majeste law.
TOKYO: Japan said Friday that it will name five uninhabited islands as part of a group in the East China Sea, a move likely to spark anger from other claimants China and Taiwan.
LOS ANGELES : In the world of superheroes, the ragtag “Guardians of the Galaxy” are a bit less polished than the A-list “Avengers“, but they are nevertheless set to conquer US movie theaters this weekend.
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