DAKAR: The UN warned on Tuesday of “grave food security concerns” in the west African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak as the deadly epidemic caused labour shortages and disrupted cross-bor
SRINAGAR: Government forces in Indian Kashmir killed three suspected rebels Tuesday during a lengthy gunbattle, police said, in the latest flare-up ahead of tense local elections later this year.
HONG KONG: Organizers of a pro-democracy group who vowed to take over Hong Kong’s streets admitted Tuesday they were powerless to change China’s plan to vet candidates for the city’s next leader, but
BEIJING: Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak.
KINSHASA: An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region, UN the World Health Organization (
BRUSSELS/KIEV: European Union nations will decide on new sanctions against Moscow by Friday, with Russian aggression toward Ukraine requiring the strongest possible response, incoming EU foreign affai
NASHVILLE, Tennessee: More than 30 teens escaped from a youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.
LONDON: British media on Tuesday voiced skepticism over “vague” plans announced by Prime Minister David Cameron to counter the threat of fighters traveling to Iraq and Syria.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will travel to Russia’s backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an arm
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