LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a “swarm” of migrants was trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.<
PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Taliban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar’s deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that scheduled peace talks between the i
DONETSK: Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko went on trial in Russia on Thursday in a politically charged case that could send ties between Moscow and Kiev to a new low.
HWANGE, Zimbabwe: A court hearing for a Zimbabwean landowner who is accused of allowing the hunt that killed Cecil the lion was postponed Thursday amid continuing worldwide outrage at the animal’s dea
BUJUMBURA: Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was Thursday elected as deputy head of the national Parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest
KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram miliants slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said.
HONG KONG: A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at a military base in Alaska late Wednesday, after smoke was detected on the aircraft.
SUBOTICA, Serbia: Swifts darted in and out of nesting holes in the scrubland around an old brick factory in northern Serbia.
MIAMI: Five Cuban migrants landed in an upscale town in the Florida Keys earlier this week, after making the treacherous crossing in a rustic open boat, the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
MEXICO: At least 23 people, including a baby, were killed when a truck’s brakes failed and plowed into pilgrims in north-central Mexico, authorities said Thursday, as the driver fled the tragedy.
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