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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...
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...
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...
(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...
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...
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...
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...
(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...
"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...
WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Three countries have warned their citizens to stay on guard when visiting U.S. cities rocked by sometimes violent protests that erupted after a string of police shootings of black Americans. The United States regularly issues travel warnings urging Americans to either avoid or exercise caution...
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PTI to Protest against Bilawal Speech on Sunday December 29th. The PPP and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf seem to be heading towards a face-off in Karachi after the latter announced on Saturday its plan to hold a protest outside the Bilawal House on Sunday against what it called ‘illegal encroachment’ for...
A new study revealed people following Western diets that are rich in meat and high-fat dairy products have at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s. According to Dr. William Grant, author of the study, researchers have discovered that people who follow a more Mediterranean diet, which is known to be...
LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance on Saturday to Islamic State, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, according to an audio clip posted online. The symbolic move highlights increased coordination between jihadi movements across north Africa and the Middle East...
Turkey has said the Netherlands will be forced to apologise for barring its ministers from speaking in Rotterdam, the latest twist in a spat between the two NATO allies. Talking in a business meeting, the Turkish deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said the government will give "the necessary response", but...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stunned the establishment...
Arundhati Roy, the Booker prize winning author, has accused Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination and called for institutions bearing his name to be renamed. Speaking at Kerala University in the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram, Roy, 52, described the generally accepted image of Gandhi as a lie. "It is time to unveil a few...
NEW DELHI: Parliament erupted in chaos on Thursday over a bill to create Telangana, with angry MPs coming to blows, pulling out a microphone and pepper spraying the chamber. Waving banners and shouting slogans, lawmakers disrupted the lower house of Parliament as the Congress-led government introduced the contentious bill to create the new state called Telangana from an...
Author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Sunday to slam Rupert Murdoch for saying all Muslims "must be held responsible" for extremist violence such as last week's deadly attack on the headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. On Friday, the News Corp boss said via Twitter that even peaceful Muslims...
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