Fri | Feb 23, 2018

World News

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 11:23 AM

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa’s extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP):Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead last week, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.Lawmakers have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAPE TOWN (AP):South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal last Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):Mexico appeared yester-day to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

COLUMBUS, Ga (AP):A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 9:41 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statemen...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil's federal government issued a decree yesterday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence.The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NAIROBI (AP):Kenyan authorities said that suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack yesterday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while police said they foiled another attack in the east, killing a suspect and...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Groups advocating stricter gun laws are organising Americans who want to channel anger into action after the deadly Florida school shooting.Everytown for Gun Safety says it has received $800,000 in unsolicited donations since...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 1:40 PM

ISTANBUL (AP): A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life in prison without parole, the state-run news agency reported. The Anadolu Agency said the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):Up from Soweto township to become a leading anti-apartheid activist and then wealthy businessman, Cyril Ramaphosa has been a central figure in South Africa's tumultuous history before becoming the country's president yesterday....

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence."I'm going to be a professional...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 2:11 PM

PARKLAND, Florida (AP): Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz has been denied bail in connection with the shooting at a Florida High School on Wednesday that left 17 people dead. He briefly appeared in a Florida court today to answer to 17...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 1:47 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP): Ethiopia's prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP)French President Emmanuel Macron's office is closing the press room inside the presidential palace amid broader efforts by the French leader to control his public image.Advisers for Macron announced yesterday that journalists will be moved...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP):Amid increasing pressure from the international community, Pakistan yesterday began seizing assets and funds belonging to Islamic charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the US, officials said.It was the first step against...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 6:48 PM

South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation today. Earlier, Zuma's governing ANC party told him to step down or face a vote...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Haiti's president condemned a British charity yesterday for a sexual misconduct scandal in his country, describing the alleged misbehaviour of aid workers assigned to earthquake recovery efforts as a violation of basic human decency.The...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A judge upheld a British arrest warrant for Julian Assange yesterday, saying the WikiLeaks founder should have the courage to come to court and face justice after more than five years inside Ecuador's London embassy.Judge Emma Arbuthnot...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump warned yesterday that it is now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight behind legislation based on the president's...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Human error may be to blame for the Russian plane crash that killed 71 people, Russian investigators said yesterday, noting that the plane's pilots failed to turn on the heating unit for its measuring equipment, resulting in flawed speed...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:07 AM

MOSCOW (AP): Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field near Moscow on Monday for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet's two flight...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:06 AM

LONDON (AP):  All flights in and out of London City Airport were cancelled yesterday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 214...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Police say Donald Trump Jr's wife opened an envelope that contained white powder, felt ill and was taken to the New York City hospital as a precaution.A police department spokesman says a preliminary test of the powder indicated that...

Pages

Subscribe to World News