SEOUL: Fourteen people were feared dead after a ventilation grate collapsed on Friday during a concert by a popular girls’ band in Seongam near South Korea’s capital, rescuers said.
MANILA: A US Marine accused of killing a transgender sex worker has been summoned on Friday to appear before a prosecutor on Monday after police called for him to be charged with murder, the Foreign D
PARIS: A French appeals court on Friday blocked chess legend Garry Kasparov from testifying against the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, which he says will endanger his life.
PRETORIA: South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year, the state prosecutor said on Frid
KATMANDU: Search teams in Nepal on Friday rescued about dozens of hikers trapped for days on a Himalayan pass after blizzards and avalanches killed at least 29 people in one of the world’s worst mount
MAPUTO: International observers urged Mozambique’s opposition Renamo party to pursue its electoral grievances by peaceful and legal means on Friday, amid fears of post-vote unrest.
BAMAKO: Clashes between armed groups and pro-government militias killed at least six people in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels said on Friday, stoking tensions ahead of a new round of peace talks later t
MASERU: Lesotho’s King Letsie III re-opened Parliament on Friday amid tight security, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending a crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.
LONDON: Britain may use a mediaeval law dating to 1351 to charge citizens with treason if they go to fight with Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq and Syria, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.<
MUNICH: Two former Yugoslav intelligence chiefs went on trial in Munich on Friday, charged with masterminding the murder of a Yugoslav dissident in the southern German state of Bavaria more than three
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