Oct 23, 2014 11:49 PM
Fifty years ago, Jean-Paul Sartre refused the Nobel Prize for literature. His reputation has waned, but his intellectual struggle is still pertinent. In this age in which every winning author knows what is necessary in the post-award trial-by-photoshoot
Oct 23, 2014 11:42 PM
Officials had said talks would resume in neighbouring Chad this week, but there was no confirmation that those negotiations had resumed by Wednesday. Days after Nigeria’s military raised hopes with the announcement that Islamic extremists had agre
Oct 23, 2014 11:25 PM
A Pakistani court on Thursday restored the operations of an anti-government private news television channel, just days after it was suspended by the country’s top media regulatory body for airing a derogatory programme against the judiciary.The Paki
Oct 23, 2014 11:17 PM
A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack. The girl and her par
Oct 23, 2014 08:45 PM
The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The As
Oct 23, 2014 03:48 PM
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that since the airstrikes began on September 23, 553 people have been killed, including 32 civilians. The civilians included six children and five women. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria h
Oct 23, 2014 12:46 PM
Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory. A team of researchers found that for people, aged 60 and above, who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher epis
Oct 23, 2014 12:09 PM
At least eight people were killed and six injured on Thursday when unknown gunmen opened fire at a passenger bus in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. According to police, the incident took place in the provincial capital Quetta, Dawn online reporte
Oct 23, 2014 11:53 AM
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. There was no explicit discussion of the ban or any Facebook effort to ent
Oct 23, 2014 07:54 AM
Referring to the recent shootouts that have rocked the nation as 'terrorism', Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in his address to the nation that, “Canada will never be intimidated.” Unfolding just before 10 a.m., while lawmakers w
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