News : World

India govt approves death sentence for child rapists

Saturday  15:55,   21 april 2018

India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults caused nationwide outrage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a [...]

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday

Saturday  15:55,   21 april 2018

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 92nd birthday on Saturday. To mark the occasion, the Royal Family Twitter account released archive photos of a young Queen Elizabeth and paid tribute to her lifelong dedication to public service. The[...]

N. Korea nuke test halt could be ruse, but a sign Pyongyang serious about talks

Saturday  14:30,   21 april 2018
NBC News

U.S. negotiators from the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations have been fooled before by North Korean promises before.Load[...]

4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed in latest Gaza protest

Saturday  12:35,   21 april 2018
NBC News

The deaths bring to 32 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in protests since late March. More than 1,600 have been wounded by live rounds in the past three weeks, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.The rising Palestinian casualty [...]

Iran has 'expected and unexpected' reactions if U.S. leaves deal: Rouhani

Saturday  11:30,   21 april 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal.Load[...]

Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

Saturday  11:15,   21 april 2018

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child. Emergency services began a search on foot and from the air for Aurora[...]

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

Saturday  08:55,   21 april 2018

<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday, and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.</p>Load[...]

At least three dead, including police officer, in Nicaragua protests

Saturday  07:31,   21 april 2018

<p>Protests in Nicaragua over changes to social security have led to the deaths of at least three people, including a police officer, the Red Cross said on Friday, heaping pressure on the leftist government of President Daniel[...]

Why has Kim Jong-un halted North Korean tests now?

Saturday  06:00,   21 april 2018
BBC News

What does the North Korean leader hopes to gain by his latest move, with two diplomatic summits ahead?North Korea's declaration will no doubt lead to effusive headlines touting an end to nuclear and long-range missile testing, but a look at the[...]

Japan PM Abe says North Korean move is "forward motion," but results essential

Saturday  04:55,   21 april 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday he welcomed North Korea's statement that it was suspending all nuclear and missile tests as "forward motion" but that this must lead to verifiable denuclearisation. "This announcement [...]

Trump, France's Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week

Saturday  04:46,   21 april 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing U.S. concerns about the 2015 deal were "not quite [...]

FBI announces new, $1 million reward to help locate missing journalist

Saturday  03:15,   21 april 2018
Tribune News Service

The FBI has announced a new reward of $1 million for information leading to the safe location, recovery, and return of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist who disappeared in Syria in 2012. Tice's parents, Marc and Debra Tice, said[...]

U.S. Human Rights Report Labels Russia and China Threats to Global Stability

Saturday  03:15,   21 april 2018
The New York Times

The State Department report, which this year underwent significant alterations that reflected the change in administrations, also reproached Iran and North Korea.The Trump administration on Friday labeled Russia and China threats to global[...]

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

Saturday  01:11,   21 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."</p>Prosecutors say[...]

German town braces for neo-Nazi concert on Hitler's birthday

Saturday  00:07,   21 april 2018
Associated Press

A small town in Germany's far east braced Friday for the arrival of hundreds of neo-Nazis planning to attend a music festival timed to coincide with Adolf Hitler's birthday.Police in Germany and neighboring Poland were checking people[...]