Pope Francis condemns attack on a convoy in Syria

In his Easter message, Pope Francis appeared to reference the rising tensions between North Korea and the USA as he urged world leaders to stop "the spread of conflicts". Speaking on the most important day in the Christian liturgical calendar, he cal... More..

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Student lynched over "blasphemy"

Those killed have included people accused of blasphemy, their lawyers, their relatives, judges hearing their cases and members of their communities. Video footage of the attack shows the victim, identified as...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

White House expects 21000 at Easter Egg Roll

There was even a miniature press secretary podium where kids could try out Sean Spicer's job (insert obvious joke here). That's down from the 35,000 people who attended past year. But during the annual Easter ...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thermonuclear war may break out anytime: North Korea's United Nations deputy representative

That's worth having deficits. During his visit to South Korea, at the outset of his 10-day trip to Asia, Pence's attention mostly was directed at the North Korean situation. It remains unclear the extent to...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Airstrikes On Syria Dealing 'Significant Blow' To U.S.-Russia Relations

The attack occurred in the Shuaib al-Zeker area, near where US -backed Syrian fighters have been on the offensive against IS under the cover of coalition airstrikes. "I think the real failure here has been Russ...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Japan says differences with US on economic talks

South Korea had much higher tariffs than the USA prior to the bilateral free trade deal and Kim Jong-hoon, the former director of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, says the agreement yie...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Alabama governor resigns amid criminal charges stemming from scandal

Moore is suspended from his job as the head of the state's judiciary after being convicted in September of violating judicial ethics with an order against same-sex marriage. He invoked his Christian faith durin...More..

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has changed, no longer obsolete
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has changed, no longer obsolete

NATO membership is open to "any other European state in a position to further the principles of this Treaty and to contribute to the security of the North Atlantic area". Trump opposed the Ex-Im Bank during h...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Theresa May Seeks UK Snap Election For June To Push Brexit Support

In a Statement from Downing Street May said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the European Union referendum. "Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a succes...More..

Internet services to remain suspended in Kashmir valley till April 12
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Internet services to remain suspended in Kashmir valley till April 12

Officials believe around 300 people were injured in the clashes between civilians and security forces . Anti-India separatists who challenge India's sovereignty over Kashmir had called for a boycott of the b...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pence makes surprise stop to demilitarised zone during Korea trip

For outside military analysts, though, the highlight is the weaponry that the North puts on display. "This problem is coming to a head", White House National Security Adviser Lt. Experts say the missiles ...More..

Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

Bulent Tezcan, deputy chairman of the opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, said the party filed a formal request seeking the referendum be annulled due to voting irregularities. Erdogan said Turkey cou...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

North Korea Threatens Weekly Testing Of Nuclear Weapons

Vice President Pence, speaking near the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea on Monday, delivered a similar steely statement, saying the "era of strategic patience is over". But experts agree that C...More..

Donald Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on controversial referendum victory
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Donald Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on controversial referendum victory

Turkey's National Security Council is recommending an extension to the state of emergency, declared following a failed coup last summer. "All debates about the constitutional referendum are now over", he said...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PM Abe Says Japan Planning For Refugees In Case Korean Crisis Erupts

Earlier this month, on Trump's command, the USA military launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians. Mr Pence made his comments as...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bomb 'kills dozens' of evacuees in Syria

Mohammad Darwish, a doctor who has been evacuated from Madaya, witnessed the explosion. Abdurrahman said no permission was given for the evacuation to go ahead while Mahmoud said it has been delayed for "logist...More..

'Greek Freak,' Bucks - and Jazz, Bulls - look for 2-0 leads
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

'Greek Freak,' Bucks - and Jazz, Bulls - look for 2-0 leads

It's not just the recent history and the home court advantage favoring the Raptors. As a team, they rank fifth in pick-and-roll efficiency, scoring a point per possession, with Lowry and DeRozan near the top ...More..

More than 60 children among dead in Syria bus bombing
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

More than 60 children among dead in Syria bus bombing

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which the Syrian government media said was carried out by a suicide vehicle bomber. It applies to Foah and Kefraya, as well as rebel-held Madaya ...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

20 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

RMS Bandara, a top building research official, explained the incidents leading to the mishap. The 300-foot-high dump in the collapsed after flames engulfed it late on Friday, burying as many as 145 homes. T...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BP races to shut Alaska North Slope well after finding a leak

Officials believe the spill was contained to a well pad and did not reach the nearby tundra. "The top leak was misting oil in conjunction with releasing natural gas", said ADEC in a statement, but "the activa...More..

Not in a position to judge legality of Jadhav's death sentence
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Not in a position to judge legality of Jadhav's death sentence

Even as the death sentence awarded by a Pakistan Military Court to former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has created an uproar in India, over 350 Indians are languishing in Pakistani jails. "There is no...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

North Korea threat requires "new and creative" moves: Bishop

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", he threatened. "That's a common failure mode for North Korean missiles very early on in th...More..

Facebook murder suspect remains at large as police ask public for help
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Facebook murder suspect remains at large as police ask public for help

Lane, in a text message to CBS News commenting on the shooting, said she was "sorry that all of this has happened". Beech Brook's offices were closed on Monday. Stephens is not believed to have known Godwin, a ...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Le Pen wants freeze on visas, then a tax for foreign workers

Le Pen sought to do so by hitting her party's trademark anti-EU, anti-immigration themes hard. "Behind mass immigration, there is terrorism", she said. His European Union would be "less bureaucratic" and woul...More..

Jury deliberating for 3rd day in ex-NFL star's murder trial
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jury deliberating for 3rd day in ex-NFL star's murder trial

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez stands during day 5 of jury deliberations in his trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Hernandez is already serving a life ...More..

Aaron Hernandez Acquitted Of Double Murder
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Aaron Hernandez Acquitted Of Double Murder

Hernandez wept as the jury announced the not guilty charges. "They want you to say he's a celebrity, he's different from us", Baez told the jury in his closing argument. He also faced a charge of witness inti...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bozak's OT goal gives Maple Leafs series lead over Capitals

The Canadiens head into Tuesday night's game four encounter coming off a huge victory to take the series lead in game three and have a great shot here at putting themselves in the driver's seat heading back h...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pakistan arrests 22 after student lynched over blasphemy

Inspector General in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Khan Mehsud announced Monday that the police had arrested 22 people after the lynching of a university student accused of blasphemy. "Eight students were ...More..

Erdogan Says Monitors Questioning Turkey's Vote Should 'Know Their Place'
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Erdogan Says Monitors Questioning Turkey's Vote Should 'Know Their Place'

Tana de Zulueta, head of the observer mission, told reporters that the group had paid a courtesy call and held a "cordial" meeting with board members. The Washington Post's Fahim says Erdogan's victory in the...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

U.S. and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

Beyond Syria, Russia's alleged meddling in the USA presidential election also hovered over what was the first face-to-face encounter between Putin and any Trump administration Cabinet member. Putin has spoken o...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

H-1B visa applications down for first time in four years

The drop in number of H-1B applications comes amid increased uncertainty over the visa programme. The agency received 199,000 H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2018. USCIS had earlier issued a memorandum say...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

EU's Tusk to meet May in London

Barnier said the phased approach, outlined by European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday, was not meant to give the other 27 EU states a tactical advantage over London but to build trust and improve the c...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

British PM May to make statement outside Downing Street office

Her co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, said the announcement of a snap election, following a string of denials there would be an early vote, revealed a "deep dishonesty at the heart of government". "If you want to av...More..

Ex-Pats TE Aaron Hernandez not guilty in Boston double murder
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ex-Pats TE Aaron Hernandez not guilty in Boston double murder

Prosecutors say the former New England Patriots tight end killed the men because he was angry over a spilled drink at a nightclub. A visibly emotional Hernandez teared up and embraced his attorneys as the ver...More..

by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Air China to suspend Beijing-Pyongyang flights

In a moment we'll hear more about North Korea's weapons capabilities. Speaking through an interpreter provided by the foreign ministry, Han was calm and polite but forceful throughout the 40-minute intervi...More..