LOS ANGELES: An American and a Filipino national face life in prison after they were found guilty in California of plotting to aid militants overseas and to kill US soldiers.
BEIJING: Forty “rioters” were killed in China’s far-western Xinjiang region following a series of explosions last Sunday, the worst incident of violence in months, the regional government has said aft
HONG KONG: More than 2,000 Hong Kong secondary school pupils, some wearing uniforms, joined university students on Friday to bolster a days-long protest against Beijing’s refusal to grant the city unf
THE HAGUE, Netherlands: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic should be sentenced to life imprisonment if he is convicted of “a substantial portion” of the crimes he stood trial for at a UN war
MUMBAI: The chief minister of India’s western state of Maharashtra offered to quit on Friday as political upheaval intensified ahead of regional polls in the state, home to financial capital Mumbai an
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Parliament passed a law scrapping direct local elections, ending a decade-long system of regional democracy that produced incoming leader Joko Widodo and handing a victory to his
WARSAW/ALMATY: The Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan is routinely torturing imprisoned journalists and rights activists, a global rights watchdog alleged Friday, urging Western sanctions on Tashken
GENEVA: Experimental vaccines to treat Ebola could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, the World Health Organization said Friday.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi: The US has called on Burundi and Rwanda to conduct a “thorough and impartial” probe into the appearance of several corpses in a lake bordering the two central African nations.
WASHINGTON: US officials are pledging to fight a fresh effort to give a UN agency authority to regulate the Internet, two years after a huge diplomatic battle over the issue.
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