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.
BELGRADE, Serbia: Three Gypsy children died in a fire on Friday in a small wooden shack that has been their home on the outskirts of Belgrade, provoking a human rights official to lay partial responsi
BRUSSELS: The EU said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-Ukraine accord, but it ruled out reopening the deal without Kiev’s consent
LONDON/WARSAW: A Boeing Co Dreamliner flying from Chicago to Poland with 248 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday after crew received an alert from the fire pr
BRUSSELS: A leading member of the European Parliament says Russian authorities barred her from entering the country despite having a valid diplomatic passport.
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