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IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man

April 30, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said. Authorities are investigating whether the killing on Saturday of Nikhil Joarder was connected to a 2012 complaint against him for alleged comments he made against the Prophet [&hellip...

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South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down

April 30, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader, Julius Malema, foreground, second from right, greets supporters on his arrival at the launch of their municipal election manifesto in Soweto, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Fiery South African opposition politician...

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

April 29, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

An Indian village man sprinkles water from a broken pipe onto his face in a village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions...

China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study

April 29, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this March 2, 2016 file photo, Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi, speaks during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters. Liu says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and...

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

April 29, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Kenya Red Cross personnel and Kenyan police officers work at the site of a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday,April 30, 2016. A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and...

Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan

April 28, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain “under Israel’s sovereignty...

Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria’s largest city

April 28, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria’s largest city was turned once again into a major battleground in the civil war,...

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

April 28, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Kim Dong Chul had been detained in...

Amid outside pressure, N. Korea sets date for key convention

April 27, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next week that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un’s grip...

UN envoy appeals to US, Russia to help Syria peace talks

April 27, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria appealed to the U.S. and Russia to intervene to help revive Syrian peace talks that sputtered to a pause Wednesday, saying a recent spike in fighting has overshadowed the talks and put an increasingly feeble truce in...