5:13 pm April 16, 2014 | No Comment
More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea today, the coast guard said, in what could be the country’s biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years.
12:54 pm April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Sri Lanka will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war, its foreign minister said on Monday.
10:02 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Boston paid solemn tribute on Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.
9:52 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.8 percent in 2013, according to government data, driven by lower electricity demand and a bigger share of renewables in the energy mix.
9:32 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
New York police said on Tuesday that they had disbanded a deeply controversial and heavily criticized unit that sent undercover officers to spy on local Muslims.
9:10 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country’s arms embargo.
7:34 pm April 15, 2014 | No Comment
New Delhi. India’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that a person can be legally recognized as gender-neutral, a landmark judgement that raises hopes of an end to discrimination against several million transgenders and eunuchs. The Supreme Court also said transgenders should be included in government welfare schemes offered to other minority groups in a bid more »
7:20 pm April 15, 2014 | No Comment
Geneva, Switzerland. The UN weather agency on Tuesday warned there was a good chance of an “El Nino” climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said its modelling suggested a “fairly large potential for an El Nino, most more »
12:04 pm April 15, 2014 | No Comment
Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.
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