News : World

20 Religious Leaders Killed In Cuban 737 Plane Crash

Sunday  07:25,   20 may 2018

Investigators are still in the process of identifying other victims and notifying next of kin.As of Saturday afternoon local time, authorities confirmed that at least 110 people were killed in the[...]

In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’

Sunday  05:40,   20 may 2018

<p>Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cast himself as a reformer, advocating equality for women and granting them the right to drive.</p>But in the past few days, Saudi activists who called for exactly those things were[...]

Wedding 'landmark' for African Americans

Sunday  05:00,   20 may 2018

The diversity at the Royal wedding showed us the passing of the torch to a new generation, writes Barrett Holmes Pitner.As an African American, I was happy to see Oprah Winfrey in attendance. She has long been, especially within the black community, [...]

'Nightmare': Pakistan family mourn daughter killed in Texas shooting

Saturday  17:10,   19 may 2018

Abdul Aziz learned about the US school shooting in which his 17-year-old daughter was killed on CNN, with the story airing live as he broke his Ramadan fast thousands of miles away in Pakistan. In those chaotic first moments of confusion and terror[...]

Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

Saturday  11:01,   19 may 2018

Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among[...]

Trump administration ends aid for northwestern Syria

Saturday  05:35,   19 may 2018

<p>The Trump administration has withdrawn all assistance from Northwest Syria, according to administration officials.</p>The Trump administration has withdrawn all assistance from Northwest Syria, according to administration officials. This is [...]

Tens of thousands pray at Al-Aqsa on first Friday of Ramadan

Friday  18:08,   18 may 2018

Tens of thousands of Palestinians prayed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem Friday, the first weekly prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Around 120,000 people attended the Friday prayers, a spokesman for the religious authority that governs [...]

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal: spokesman

Friday  15:56,   18 may 2018

Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile after three days of intense meetings with Pope Francis at the Vatican. "We, all the bishops present in Rome, have tendered our[...]

Egyptian man in custody over 'foiled attack' in France

Friday  14:47,   18 may 2018

French police have foiled a suspected attack by an Egyptian man, one of three prevented by domestic intelligence agents since the start of this year, officials and sources close to the inquiry said Friday. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the[...]

Congo's Ebola risk 'very high' as confirmed virus cases rise

Friday  14:31,   18 may 2018

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting Friday to determine whether the[...]

Syria foreign troops: Putin tells Assad all 'foreign forces' will leave

Friday  13:57,   18 may 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday that "foreign armed forces" would leave Syria, according to Syria's state-run news agency, SANA. Assad was on a surprise visit to Russia. He and his[...]

Missing girl's death treated as murder

Friday  12:01,   18 may 2018

Gardai are treating the discovery of Anastasia Kriegel's body in a farmhouse as a murder investigation.Her body was discovered on the Clonee Road, Lucan, at about 13:00 on[...]

He's treated thousands. The surgeon who keeps returning to Gaza

Friday  09:07,   18 may 2018

<p>Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitta peers through his black-rimmed glasses at an X-ray. "Not very good," he quips. "See how the pieces are?" he says to hospital staff, pointing at the fuzzy image.</p>He leans over to cut his patient's [...]

Bangkok's Death Cafe: Come for coffee and a coffin

Friday  05:55,   18 may 2018

<p>Could you pass the coffin test?</p>Load[...]

At the height of his power, China's Xi Jinping moves to embrace Marxism

Friday  04:36,   18 may 2018

Why is President Xi Jinping, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, presiding over a wealthy and resurgent China, embracing the philosophical ideas of Karl Marx? The question has arisen as the country emerged from a series of unusually[...]