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Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island

April 18, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

This combination photo of satellite images taken on Feb. 6, 2015, top, and March 23, 2015, bottom, by Airbus Defence and Space, and distributed by IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, shows what IHS Jane’s describes as an airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef in a disputed section of the South China Sea. The U.S has warned that [&hellip...

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Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

April 18, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Pictures of jailed veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu are displayed by protesters outside Chinese central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong Friday, April 17, 2015. A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced Gao to seven years in prison for leaking a...

Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province

April 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

The shadow of Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, are cast on a large representation of the Yemeni flag as they attend a demonstration against an arms embargo imposed by the U.N. Security Council on Houthi leaders, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, April 16, 2015....

A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

April 15, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

People hold candles as they sing during a vigil to mark the one year anniversary of the abduction of girls studying at the Chibok government secondary school, Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. On the first anniversary of the day 276 schoolgirls were...

UN chief gives 007 a special mission _ to eliminate mines

April 15, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, presents actor Daniel Craig, center, with a document designating him as the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards, at United Nations...

Turkey recalls ambassador over pope’s Armenia genocide words

April 13, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Rome, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic incident with Turkey on Sunday by calling the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks “the first...

Maldives divers hold underwater protest to free ex-leader

April 12, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, April 10, 2015 photo, Former defense minister Tholath Ibrahim arrives at the Criminal Court in Male, Maldives. The court sentenced Ibrahim to 10 years in prison on charges of detaining a senior judge, the same case in which former president...

Bangladesh braces for protests after Islamist’s execution

April 12, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Bangladeshi activists, campaigning for capital punishment for war criminals, celebrate the execution of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami party, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Authorities in Bangladesh...

Pakistan votes to stay out of Yemen conflict,

April 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, gather during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, April 10, 2015. Pakistani lawmakers on Friday unanimously voted to stay out of the Saudi-led air coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen in a...

Tokyo stocks retreat from 15-year high, other markets gain

April 10, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading Thursday, April 9, 2015, as investors assessed company earnings. Energy stocks were among...