Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Report: Afghan detainees suffering electric-shocks and genitals-abuse

KABUL, Afghanistan - Abuse and torture of political prisoners in jails is still happening, despite government measures to stamp it ...

North Korea tests new "tactical guided weapon"

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has tested a new "tactical guided weapon," the latest display of Pyongyang's military capabilities, ...

Ex Peru leader attempts to take his own life to avoid arrest

LIMA, Peru - Former President of Peru Alan Garcia who was in a coma in a hospital in the capital ...

Parisians still in shock as damage to historic cathedral is assessed

PARIS, France - Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris are "gone" after the devastating ...

Egyptians to get final say on changes to constitution

CAIRO, Egypt - The man who deposed Egypt's first elected president in decades, will now likely hold the office for ...

62000 people estimated to have fled Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - More than 60,000 Nicaraguans have fled the Central American country in fear of their lives since anti-government ...

Yemenis starving as international support fails to materialise

SANA'A, Yemen - The humanitarian situation in Yemen is almost out of control as the UN battles to shore up much ...

Ceasefire agreed for Hudaydah, fighting continues unabated elsewhere

NEW YORK, New York - In Yemen, pro-government forces and al-Houthi rebels have agreed to withdraw forces from front lines ...

French President Emmanuel Macron visits stricken Notre Dame Cathedral

PARIS, France - A major fire has broken out at the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris, causing massive ...

Measles spreading at alarming rate, say UN agency heads

Following a 300% surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to ...

Who will help the 600,000 migrants and refugees in Libya

As Libya once again slides towards civil war, the European Union may not be able to turn a blind eye ...

The humanitarian fallout from Libya's newest war

The Libyan capital of Tripoli is shuddering under an offensive by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, with the citys ...

Sisulu: Foreign mission landlords? names will stay protected

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has declined to disclose the names of SA's landlords abroad, evoking the ...

Iran, Turkey to Establish INSTEX-Like Mechanism: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and Turkey have agreed to establish a new financial mechanism in a ...

Tour de France increases summit bonus seconds

Paris - Attacking riders at the Tour de France will be further rewarded after an increase in valuable bonus seconds ...

Red-faced Benfica fans drive to wrong Frankfurt

Berlin - A pair of Benfica fans, eager to see Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg away to Eintracht Frankfurt, ...

I cannot stop Messi alone, admits Van Dijk

London - Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists he will not face a personal duel against Lionel Messi in his ...

Proteas? CWC 15: Outrage deftly ducked

Cape Town - About as good as they could be. That is difficult to dispute ... isn't it? National selection ...

Bulgaria seizes 288kg of heroin in truck from Iran

Bulgarian customs officials confiscated more than 288kg of heroin hidden on a truck from Iran, prosecutors announced on Thursday. The ...

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean Science Mission Reaches an End

The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath ...

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LogMeIn opens new international hub in Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland - A leading provider of cloud-based connectivity and recognized as one of the world’s 10 largest public Software-as-a-Service ...

Greenback shines as stocks diop acfross Asia

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks finished in negatiove territory across the board on Thursday. The U.S. dollar however was in demand ...

NFL releases schedule for 256-game 2019 season

NEW YORK CITY, New York - The NFL announced its season schedule for 2019 on Wednesday night. The 17-week, 256-game ...

G20 to meet in Riyadh in November 2020

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The dates have been set for the G20 Leaders’ Summit being hosted by Saudi Arabia in ...

U.S. stocks close little changed, health shares hold markets back

NEW YORK, New York - Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday as buyers and sellers evened out the trading. ...

Asian stock markets lack direction Wednesday

SYDNEY, Australia - Buyers were less dominant on Asian markets Wednesday, despite Tuesday's worldwide rally. Nonetheless bourses in Japan and ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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