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Thailand’s top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict read in absentia after she fled the kingdom last month. Yingluck’s administration was toppled in a 2014 coup and she was later put on trial for negligence over her government’s...
Staring ahead with dark eyes and its mouth open wide, a haunting face lets out a silent scream - from a piece of debris from the Twin Tower attacks. Meet the Angel of 9/11, entombed within a twisted, corroded steel girder taken from the exact spotwhere the first airliner struck...
The U.S. military for the first time Thursday dropped one of its largest conventional weapons — a massive 21,000-pound bomb nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" — on an Islamic State tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, was dropped from a U.S. aircraft...
JOHANNESBURG — The South African sign language interpreter accused of using fake signs at Nelson Mandela's memorial service this week said he suffered a schizophrenic episode at the event during which he hallucinated and heard voices. Thamsanqa Jantjie made the admissions to Johannesburg's Star newspaper Thursday after allegations that have led to...
The four political parties with members in the Constitutional Reconciliation Commission have reached an agreement to subordinate the General Staff to the Ministry of Defense in the new constitution. According to the existing constitution, the chief of General Staff is answerable to the prime minister; however, the General Staff is...
BRASILIA, Brazil: A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 180 people and leaving hundreds injured, police and firefighters said. Sandro Meinerz, a spokesman for the police in the city of Santa Maria, told local media that the fire broke out at the...
On the eve of the eleventh anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, a federal judge has determined that two of the airline companies involved in the tragedy must stand trial to face charges of negligence. US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled last week that AMR Corp.'s American...
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered on Friday to register a case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ruled to send a reference against him and his family to an accountability court. The court also ordered the National Accountability Bureau to wrap up the case in six weeks. The verdict was...
(Reuters) - The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed on Monday to publish more documents and said Britain will be "sorry" for detaining his partner for nine hours. British authorities used anti-terrorism laws on Sunday to detain David Miranda, partner...
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has accepted an invitation to visit Norway this fall. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visited President Karzai in Kabul on Wednesday. Following the meeting, Støre said President Karzai had asked Norway to not forget Pakistan when the Norwegian military engagement ends. During the President's visit to...
ADDIS ABABA: African leaders focused Saturday on the continent’s hotspots ahead of a two-day meeting here in Ethiopia where they will try to agree on a new head of the African Union’s executive arm. The last AU summit here in January failed to agree on a chair for the AU...
(CNN) -- Outraged Tunisians took to the streets by the hundreds Tuesday, angrily protesting the treatment of a woman who was allegedly raped by police officers -- and then charged with public indecency when she filed a complaint. "At best, charging the victim of a rape by police officers instead...
Russia on Tuesday signed a deal with Iran to build two new nuclear reactors at the Iranian Bushehr plant and expand the total number of reactors in the country to eight, Russian news agencies reported. Besides Bushehr, four Russian reactors could be built elsewhere in Iran, and the two countries...
ISLAMABAD: While answering 13 questions raised by the Panama Bench of the Supreme Court, the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has not held Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif responsible of any wrongdoing, it is learnt from the sources close to the JIT. The JIT has cast some doubts about the prime...
ISLAMABAD: Legislators belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have topped the list of lawmakers who have yet to submit statements of their assets and liabilities to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). A total of 19 lawmakers, including three members of the National Assembly and eight each of the provincial...
French presidential hopeful Emmanuelle Macron’s team confirmed that it suffered a massive hacking attack after a trove of internal documents was released online just a day before the final round of elections. On Friday evening, a profile called EMLEAKS posted a nine-gigabyte leak to Pastebin, a web application where...
The temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was in jeopardy on Tuesday after rockets were fired from Gaza, triggering a swift military and political response from Israel. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it was targeting "terror sites across the GazaStrip" in retaliation, and the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, ordered his negotiating...
The UN’s world heritage body has recognised the old city of Hebron in the West Bank as a Palestinian world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel. Furious efforts by Israel failed to derail the Unesco ruling on the city, which includes a holy site known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi...
Around 30 million voters are going to the polls in the General Election called by Theresa May just over seven weeks ago. Polling stations all over the UK are open until 10pm on Thursday, with the results being declared overnight and throughout Friday. With the campaigning over, party leaders have been...
The favorability rating of George W. Bush has skyrocketed, with 49 percent of Americans expressing positive feelings toward the former US president and only 46 percent expressing dislike. A Gallup poll found that for the first time since April 2005, Bush’s favorability rating is higher than his unfavorability rating. And...
With Italy's general election just days away, Silvio Berlusconi is using his unrivalled media reach to focus the political debate on a single issue: his promise to repeal an unpopular property tax introduced by Mario Monti's technocratic government. After a 13-month spell under the technocratic government of Prime Minister Mario...
The Turkish prime minister has suggested that Israel is behind the military intervention in Egypt that removed President Mohammed Morsi. “Israel is behind the coup in Egypt, we have evidence,” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told members of his party meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. He cited a French intellectual, without mentioning...
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has served notices to mayor Sunil Prabhu and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to remove the make-shift memorial of Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, from Shivaji Park in Dadar. The notices were served to the duo last night, civic officials said on Tuesday. "The purpose for which the...
KUWAIT: Hundreds of opposition supporters demonstrated in various areas of Kuwait late Monday to demand scrapping the newly elected national Assembly. Night demonstrations were staged in at least four areas of the state and that riot police used teargas and stun grenades to disperse the protesters. A man is seen...
(Reuters) - NATO has agreed the outline of a military force it intends to keep in Afghanistan after its combat mission there ends next year, but troop numbers remain uncertain due to ongoing talks between Washington and Kabul. NATO defense ministers endorsed a "strategic planning assessment" on Wednesday, setting out command and...
According to Guardian correspondent Jon Swaine, who has been covering the fallout from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO., a rally was held today in St. Louis in support of police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson, who is accused of shooting the 18-year-old Brown last week, is currently...
LEAKY roofs, ancient boilers and crumbling palaces: One is not amused. Now the Queen has been hit with the news her reserve funds have fallen to a "historic low" of less than Pound1 million ($A1.9 million), The Telegraph reports. The figure is significantly lower than the Pound35 million ($A66 million) the Palace had...
The government of Afghanistan pledged $500,000 in aid to Gaza residents who have been suffering from an intense military campaign by Israel. The decision was taken during a meeting in ARG Presidential Palace on Wednesday which was attended by President Hamid Karzai and other senior government officials. The attack on Gaza...
"No matter how much money we pour in, how hard I try, these people will stand by Mullah Omar for his perceived justice," one senior official in Kandahar recalled telling an American general. "They say the Taliban cleaned up this place from vice; from dog-fighting and bird-fighting and sodomy." The...
KABUL, Afghanistan — With about a week left in the year, the Obama administration is backing away from a Dec. 31 deadline for securing a deal to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, though it is standing by its warning that a total military withdrawal is still possible...