JAKARTA: Indonesia’s disaster chief on Thursday defended the country’s efforts to fight forest fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in choking haze, and said he believed rains would arrive within
COLOMBO: A United Nations panel has ruled that the jailing of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was illegal and called for his immediate release, the government of the atoll nation said Thursd
GENEVA: Sri Lanka said on Thursday it would heed a UN resolution urging it to establish a credible judicial process, including foreign judges and prosecutors, to investigate alleged war crimes during
WASHINGTON: Congress and President Barack Obama steered the US government clear of a shutdown Wednesday hours before a midnight deadline, approving temporary federal spending that does not defund a wo
McALESTER, Oklahoma: Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip was just minutes away from his scheduled lethal injection, stripped of all his belongings in a holding cell just a few feet from the stat
WASHINGTON: Republican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said that he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back to their home country if he is elected in 2016.
OSLO: Plans submitted by 140 nations to limit their greenhouse gases would go some way toward tackling climate change, but not enough to prevent the planet from warming by well over 2 degrees Celsius
A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a community college in Oregon, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others, in the latest mass killing to rock a US school, officials and local media said.
HAMBURG, Germany: Some 200 Syrian and Afghan refugees clashed in a crowded German refugee center in Hamburg overnight, leaving four people injured in the third such riot this week, police said Thursda
JOHANNESBURG: The king of Nelson Mandela’s Thembu ethnic group was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in jail for torching homes, beating people and kidnapping a family in an supposed attempt to disciplin
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