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Thailand coup leader a strong defender of monarchy

May 24, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha inspects the troops to celebrate the Thai Armed Foces Day at a military barrack on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. In orchestrating the coup Thursday, May 22, Prayuth was exercising what is almost a traditional prerogative of [&hellip...

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Fire ravages landmark Glasgow School of Art

May 24, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by David Barz , firefighters attend a fire at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, May 23, 2014. A major fire has devastated the Glasgow School of Art, one of the city’s major landmarks. The Scottish Fire and Rescue...

Kiwi DNA link spurs rethink of flightless birds

May 23, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

This undated artist impression, shows an elephant bird, or Aepyornis maximus, with its head towering 3 meters in the air, wanders through the spiny forest of ancient Madagascar. A report published Friday in the journal Science indicates the kiwi’s closest...

With martial law, Thai government nearly powerless

May 22, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

A Thai mother and daughter have their photograph taken with a soldier guarding the area near a pro-government demonstration site on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Thailand’s army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha assumed the role...

‘Happy’ video arrests highlight tensions in Iran

May 22, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this frame grab taken from video posted to YouTube, people dance to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” on a rooftop in Tehran, Iran. Police in Iran have arrested six young people and shown them on state television for posting the video....

Kim, Kanye and Kardashian crowd converge on Paris

May 22, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Kim Kardashian and U.S rap singer Kanye West leave a fitness center in Paris, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The gates of the Chateau de Versailles, once the digs of Louis XIV, will be thrown open to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and their guests for a private evening...

Nigerian extremists strike villages, 48 dead

May 22, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

People walk past the remains of one of Tuesday’s car bombs in Jos, Nigeria, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market the central Nigeria city, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied...

Day 2 of martial law in Thailand stirs confusion

May 21, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

A Thai soldier mans a checkpoint as motorcyclists ride past near the site where pro-government demonstrators stage a rally on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, May 20, 2014. As Thailand finishes its first day under martial law, there are some...

Prince Charles says grandson focuses his attention

May 21, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Prince Charles engages with Holland College students that are working on projects related to urban development and sustainability in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)...

Video prompts look at killing of Palestinian teens

May 21, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, mourners pray for the bodies of Palestinian teens Mohammad Abu Daher, front, and Nadim Nuwara, behind, the day after they were killed in a clash with Israeli troops, during their funeral in the West Bank...