BEIJING: A clash in Xinjiang, home to China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a “terror attack” on a
LONDON: Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to Europe grew on Wednesday, with the EU allocating extra spending and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control
WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda is increasingly funding terror operations thanks to at least $125 million in ransom paid since 2008, largely by European governments to free western hostages, the New York Times r
MOSCOW: A defiant Russia dismissed Wednesday unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against the Kremlin since the Cold War.<
VIENNA: Global efforts to stop the multi-billion-dollar business of trafficking in people are being hampered by perceptions that it is a soft crime unlikely to be punished, the head of the UN drugs an
* US President Barack Obama is facing criticism by Republican politicians over his large-scale immigration reform plans.
AHMEDABAD, India: An Indian court granted bail Wednesday to an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was convicted and jailed for her role in deadly religious riots in Gujarat in 2002.
MANILA: The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obsta
NEW DELHI: An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that tore through a thatched-roof schoolhouse, killing 94 children in a horrifying case that focused attention on poor fire r
CONAKRY: At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea’s capital Conakry, medical sources said on Wednes
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