Aug 1, 2014 10:38 AM
Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of Id-ul-fitr capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said on Friday. Seventeen bodies were pulled out from the Barombang River i
Aug 1, 2014 10:04 AM
Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day ceasefire in the Gaza war. The ceasefire was to take effect at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) on Friday, under a deal brokered
Aug 1, 2014 08:35 AM
At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Frid
Aug 1, 2014 08:21 AM
The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone’s capital looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States
Jul 31, 2014 11:41 PM
‘The full consequences of default are not predictable, but they are certainly not positive’ The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for fina
Jul 31, 2014 11:40 PM
A New York court struck what appeared to be a deathblow to the case brought by victims of the 1984 poison gas disaster in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, when it ruled in favour of the defendant, the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), finding that the company could
Jul 31, 2014 11:25 PM
The imam of the biggest mosque in China’s western Xinjiang region was killed after morning prayers early on Wednesday in continuing violence to hit the Muslim-majority frontier region, officials have said.. Jume Tahir, the 79 year-old imam of the
Jul 31, 2014 10:57 PM
The World Bank hit back at a wide coalition of NGOs on Wednesday saying that it was in fact broadening environmental and community safeguards. Fending off allegations that it was “watering down” environmental and community safeguards for its
Jul 31, 2014 05:26 PM
Police in northeastern China said two people were killed and one injured on Thursday in a pair of apparently related shooting incidents. The shootings in Lanxi county took place about three hours apart and were under investigation, police spokesman Wang Y
Jul 31, 2014 05:24 PM
The U.N.’s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says that by placing and firing rockets within heavily populated areas b
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