May 22, 2014 RSS feed / World

Nigeria schools close in protest

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Many schools around Nigeria closed today to protest the abductions of schoolgirls by Boko Haram, the government’s failure to rescue them and the killings of scores of teachers by the Islamic extremists, as family and f More...

Bombing kills 31 in China

URUMQI, China (AP) — Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off explosives at a busy street market in China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang today, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90, local officia More...

American survives fall in crevasse

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An American climber said he fell into a crevasse on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal but managed to crawl to his tent despite broken ribs and an arm before being rescued the next morning.  John All of Western Kentucky More...

Thai military junta suspends constitution following coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country’s constitution.  A military statement broadcast on national television today confirmed the nation’s caretaker government is no More...

China: Cyber charges could damage ties

BEIJING   China today warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it “the biggest attacker of China’s cyberspace.&rd More...

Russian army readies return from Ukrainian border

MOSCOW (AP) — Pro- Russian insurgents fighting Ukrainian government forces faced public dismay and a new challenge from the country’s richest man today, while Russia’s Defense Ministry said its units have started dismantling their c More...

Putin orders troops to return to home bases

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops deployed in regions near Ukraine to return to their home bases, the Kremlin said today.  The move appears to indicate Putin’s intention to deescalate the crisis over U More...

Al-Qaida-inspired group vows to fight

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An al-Qaida-inspired group in Libya said today it will fight troops loyal to a renegade general behind an attack on the country’s parliament the day before.  More...

Kremlin pushes for dialogue after Ukraine vote

DONETSK, Ukraine   The Kremlin made it clear today that it has no intention to try to annex Ukraine’s eastern provinces after the controversial referendums where the majority of voters allegedly said they backed sovereignty for their regio More...

Nigeria pres. refused help to rescue girls

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage again More...

Months-long fighting in Iraq adds woes

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fighting in Iraq’s western Anbar province, now in its fifth month, appears to have bogged down, with government forces unable to drive out Islamic militants who took over one of the area’s main cities. More...

Rebels begin evacuating Syrian city of Homs

BEIRUT   Exhausted and worn out from a year-long siege, hundreds of Syrian rebels today left their sole remaining bastions in the central city of Homs under a ceasefire deal struck last week with government forces, opposition activists and the c More...

U.S. to unleash IRS on Russian banks

WASHINGTON   As the United States attempts to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, the Treasury Department is deploying an economic weapon that could prove more costly than sanctions: the Internal Revenue Service.  This summer, the U.S More...

Boko Haram leader threatens to sell girls

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.  More...

Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 12

ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine sent an elite national guard unit to its southern port of Odessa, desperate to halt a spread of the fighting between government troops and a pro-Russia militia in the east that killed combatants on both sides Mond More...

Divers recover more bodies in S.Korea ferry

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A civilian diver involved in searches for dozens of missing people from the South Korean ferry disaster died Tuesday, as other divers helped by better weather and easing ocean currents were picking up efforts to retrie More...

Protester: 1st Lady orders arrests

LAGOS, NIGERIA   A leader of a protest march for 276 missing schoolgirls said that Nigeria’s First Lady ordered her and another protest leader arrested today, expressed doubts there was any kidnapping and accused them of belonging to the I More...

Panel to re-examine Malaysia plane data

SYDNEY (AP) — An international panel of experts will re-examine all data gathered in the nearly two-month hunt for the missing Malaysia jet to ensure search crews who have been scouring a desolate patch of ocean for the plane have been looking More...

S.Korean government to make ferry changes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean government is scrambling to fix what the prime minister calls the “deep-rooted evils” that contributed to last month’s ferry sinking, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.& More...

Pistorius trial moves into 7th week

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumed today after a two-week recess, with the defense team calling its fourth witness in an attempt to bolster the doubleamputee athlete’s case that he killed his girlfriend More...