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Pentagon says airstrike in Syria killed an al-Qaida leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike in Syria this month killed what the Defense Department describes as a senior al-Qaida leader who once had ties to Osama bin Laden. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, identifies the target as Haydar Kirkan. The spokesman says Kirkan oversaw the planning of attacks against […]
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The opposition urged protesters to march on central Caracas, a pro-Maduro bastion where the seat of government is located.
The leaders of the other 27 EU nations will meet on April 29 to set down the bloc's red lines, though the talks will not begin until June. 
Rather than efforts to keep the peace, the conflict is escalating in the war-ravaged country, said head of UN mission
South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he oppose
China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier, the first to be developed and built indigenously, in a Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.
The move prompted protests by hundreds of local residents and was denounced by the frontrunner in South Korea's presidential election on May 9.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested two disqualified pro-independence legislators for unlawful assembly over an effort to force their way into a Legislative Council meeting in
US District Judge William Orrick says executive order unconstitutional, lawsuits likely to succeed
"The future is made of 'yous,' it is made of encounters, because life flows through our relations with others," Francis said.
Qatar Airways invites passengers to start planning their next trip with amazing discounts on flights across all cabin classes
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities detained 800 people overnight suspected of links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, security sources said on Wednesday, in one of the largest operations in mo
Ankara does not recognize monitoring decision, stands ready to reconsider EU accession, Turkish president says
KISUMU (Reuters) - A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from beh
Islamophobic incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection officials have risen by about 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, a Muslim activist group said.
Zimbabwe’s cash crisis is not getting any better and the IMF says its new local currency, known as Bond Notes, is not going to fix its chronic financial problems.
South African Airways (SAA) cabin crew have gone on strike over international meal allowances.
A half-naked body of a woman, who may have been physically and mentally disabled, was found in overgrown grass at a community hall in Galeshewe.
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss bank Credit Suisse has reported a return to profit in its first quarter, while announcing plans to raise about 4 billion Swiss francs by issuing new shares in the coming weeks. Th
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. They don’t believe they played well so far despite downi
Trump and lawmakers inched closer to a deal avoiding a government shutdown, as the president retreated from a demand to fund a border wall.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As a condemned killer lay on a gurney awaiting lethal injection in Arkansas’ death chamber, a federal judge had to decide whether there was sufficient evidence that an
The Prime Minister will host Michel Barnier and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for a working dinner at Downing Street at 7pm on Wednesday, writes The Press and Journal. It will be t
The new ship boosts China's military presence amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.
United Airlines is investigating after reports a giant rabbit died on one of its transatlantic flights.
BEIJING (AP) — China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human outpost on the moon. The secretary general for China’s space agency, Tian Yulong, disclosed the tal
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter i
The appeals board gives the film an adult certification after seeking some cuts.
His blunder is the latest in a string of remarks and scandals that have plagued the government in recent months.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. reported Wednesday more than a 20 percent drop in its first quarter profit as the anti-Korean sentiment in China sparked by the deployment of the U.S. miss
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. says its first-quarter profit fell 21 percent from a year earlier. The company said Wednesday that its January-March net profit was 1.3 trillion won ($1.2
Albinos face hostility in at least 23 African countries yet not much is being done to protect them, writes Azad Essa.
Anger plays a role: 62% of highly populist voters say they're angry at France's political situation
BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn’t appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowi
BOSTON - A diary kept by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is up for auction this week. Boston-based RR Auction says the ...

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