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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Full ArticleThe Irish Times

21 Oct 2014

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Masipa found Pistorius guilty last month of culpable homicide for negligently killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Ms Masipa said before giving the sentence: “a non-custodial sentence would send the wrong message to the

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.





Full ArticleThe Independent

20 Oct 2014

A segment of human intestine has been grown in laboratory mice for the first time as part of research that could one day produce transplant “spare parts” for repairing diseased tissues and organs using a patient’s own skin cells. The miniature intestine grew from a single stem cell to the size of a fingertip and was able to carry out many of the

 A mouse looks on at an Argentine laboratory in Buenos Aires, Thursday Jan. 8, 2004. This laboratory develops transegenic mice with modified neurological genes that can be used to study possible treatments for diseases such as Parkinson's and schizophrenia.






In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, police and demonstrators clash outside the parliament as deputies repeatedly vote down proposals to officially recognize the Svoboda nationalist party - a contentious WWII-era partisan group as national heroes, Kiev, Ukraine.

Over the past few weeks, Ukrainian political activists have carried out a series of sensational actions, seizing politicians and local officials and throwing them into big bins. The activists, many from far-right groups, accuse the politicians of

 Comet Siding Spring buzzes Mars

Comet Siding Spring Mars flyby

October 19, 2014 — Updated 2345 GMT (0745 HKT) | Filed under:Innovations An artist drawing of Comet Siding Spring approaching Mars. (CNN) — The comet Siding Spring whizzed within 87,000 miles of Mars on Sunday — close enough to the Red Planet

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a news conference in Moscow, Friday, March 26, 2010

THE Swedish military has presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a

 

Demonstrators hold banners in Parliament Square in London, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Demonstrators were calling for support of the Kurdish resistance against the Islamic State group in Kobani and Rojava.

Britain’s “lock-them- up” approach to dealing with returningBritish jihadist fighters is doomed to failure and risks making it harder to find potential terrorists, warned one of the world’s leading terror experts yesterday. “Britain needs a

In this photo taken late Monday, June 30, 2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes a televised address in Kiev, Ukraine. Poroshenko said he was abandoning a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists and sending military forces back on the offensive after talks with Russia and European leaders failed to start a broader peace process. The cease-fire expired Monday evening.

VOA News Ukraine‘s President Petro Poroshenko says a preliminary energy deal reached with Russia will require Kyiv to pay $385 per cubic meter of natural gas through the winter months. Poroshenko disclosed

Chinese Foreign Minister  Yang Jiechi speaks during a joint press conference with Germany's Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the Diaoyutai State Guest house in Beijing, China, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

US Secretary of State John Kerry hosted China’s top diplomat at his Boston home for two days of talks aimed at easing tensions between the two nations. The meetings on Friday and yesterday between Kerry and State Councillor Yang Jiechi come about a

People walk in front of St. Peter Basilica at The Vatican Friday April 9, 2010

VOA News Just as it seemed the Roman Catholic Church might ease its stance on homosexuality, bishops from around the world removed language doing just that from a new Vatican

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Full ArticleYahoo Daily News

19 Oct 2014

By Humeyra Pamuk URFA Turkey (Reuters) – The fiercest fighting in days shook theSyrian border town of Kobani overnight, sources inside the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday, as Islamic State attacked Kurdish militants with mortars and car bombs. Islamic State, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish parts of the

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron 31 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, 13 October, 2014.

In this photo taken late Monday, June 30, 2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes a televised address in Kiev, Ukraine. Poroshenko said he was abandoning a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists and sending military forces back on the offensive after talks with Russia and European leaders failed to start a broader peace process. The cease-fire expired Monday evening.

VOA News Ukraine‘s President Petro Poroshenko says a preliminary energy deal reached with Russia will require Kyiv to pay $385 per cubic meter of natural gas through the winter months. Poroshenko disclosed

Chinese Foreign Minister  Yang Jiechi speaks during a joint press conference with Germany's Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the Diaoyutai State Guest house in Beijing, China, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

US Secretary of State John Kerry hosted China’s top diplomat at his Boston home for two days of talks aimed at easing tensions between the two nations. The meetings on Friday and yesterday between Kerry and State Councillor Yang Jiechi come about a

People walk in front of St. Peter Basilica at The Vatican Friday April 9, 2010

VOA News Just as it seemed the Roman Catholic Church might ease its stance on homosexuality, bishops from around the world removed language doing just that from a new Vatican

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. EU leaders on Friday agreed on tougher rules for spendthrift nations whose overspending threatens Europe's single currency and risks triggering a debt crisis.

MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti) – The United States imposed sanctions against some Hungarian officials and businessmen over their alleged involvement in corruption,

 

Members of Mexico's Sufi Muslim community say Friday prayers at a community center in Mexico City Friday, May 13, 2005.

Carolyn Presutti MIAMILatinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the organization whyIslam.org, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And according to Latino American Dawah Organization

 

 

** FILE ** In this undated file photo provided by the Philippine National Police shown are al-Qaida linked Abu Sayyaf leader Khaddafy Janjalani, 2nd right partly covered by a tree trunk, with some of its members around a wood fire as they cook their meal inside their jungle camp in the island of Jolo in southern Philippines.

Two Germans freed after six months of captivity in the southernPhilippines by a militant group that threatened to behead one of them if ransom was not paid were flown to Manila yesterday under the care of their embassy, aPhilippine military

In this photo released on Feb. 4, 2012 by the state media website Cubadebate, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro speaks during the presentation of his book 'Guerrillero del Tiempo,' or 'Time Warrior' in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Travel deals HAVANA – (AP) — Fidel Castro says Cuba is ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola. The 88-year-old ex-leader writes in state news media on Saturday that cooperation would be in the interest of “the peace of

World warned that Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV’

Full ArticleThe Guardian

18 Oct 2014

Britain and the US say inadequate international response to outbreak has allowed it to continue and worsen

The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, today welcomed the arrival of a German aircraft which will be delivering needed supplies and material to countries in western Africa affected by the Ebola virus, 15 October, 2014





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Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations

Full ArticleBBC News

17 Oct 2014

Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebolaafter a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target. The UN chief said a $1bn trust fund he launched in September has received just $100,000 (£62,000) so far. He joins a growing chorus of world leaders criticising the global effort to tackle the Ebola

The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, today welcomed the arrival of a German aircraft which will be delivering needed supplies and material to countries in western Africa affected by the Ebola virus, 15 October, 2014.

Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff has been moved out of a New York lockup on his way to the Butner federal prison to begin serving his 150-year sentence, a law enforcement official said Monday.

www.huffingtonpost.com ; David McCallum served 29 years in prison after being coerced into offering a false confession for the kidnapping and murder of a 20-year-old boy in 1985. After spending nearly three decades behind bars, he gave HuffPost Live

In this photo released by the Royal Palace, Morocco's King Mohammed VI flanked by his son Moulay El Hassan, left ,and his Brother Prince Moulay Rachid, right , listen to the national anthem after he delivered a speech to the nation, Wednesday, March, 9, 2011 at the king's Palace in Rabat. Morocco's king announced constitutional changes in a rare speech, aimed at consolidating democracy.

Travel deals RABAT, Morocco – (AP) — Morocco has denied reports it has withdrawn as host of next year’s African Cup of Nations football tournament although it wants the competition postponed. Information Ministerand government spokesman Mustapha

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad during an event in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Apple has revealed the latest version of the iPad, called the iPad Air 2. And this time it’s even thinner. The new iPad is just 6.1 millimeters thick, or 0.24 of an inch. That’s 18% thinner than the first iPad Air, which was 7.5mm. See also: The 25

 

Air France flight AF 028 landing at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, USA.

Three people with fever considered at risk for having Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid‘s airport as a precaution, officials said. Other passengers were

 

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 1998 file photo, Jalaluddin Haqqani, then Taliban Army Supreme Commander talks to reporters in Miram Shah, Waziristan, Pakistan.

VOA News Afghan security forces have captured two senior leaders of the al-Qaida linked Haqqani network, a group blamed for some of the most sophisticated attacks against Afghan and NATO troops in the

 

In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.

Selah Hennessy LONDONState repression is on the rise inUganda, according to the rights group Amnesty International, as it documents legislation that has been enacted during the past year and half. Analysts say fundamental human rights are

 

In this file photo taken on Oct. 8, 2013, women walk past the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq. The number of Iraqis slain "execution-style" surged last month, the U.N. said Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

Reuters BAGHDAD— Four car bomb attacks and a mortar strike on Shi’ite Muslim parts of Baghdad killed 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours on Thursday afternoon, police and medical officials said. An Iraqi Shi’ite political
photo: AP / Hadi Mizban

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At least 25 dead after blizzards, avalanches in Nepal

Full ArticlePenn Live

16 Oct 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search and rescue teams flying on army helicopters spotted the bodies of eight more trekkers killed in a series of blizzards and avalanches that have hit central Nepal in recent days, raising the death toll in the region to 25, officials said Thursday. About 70 people were still missing along or near the popular

In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, soldiers carry an avalanche victim before he is airlifted in Thorong La pass area, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. China signed a landmark deal Wednesday to buy Russian natural gas worth about $400 billion, giving a boost to diplomatically isolated President Vladimir Putin and expanding Moscow's ties with Asia.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is mounting a diplomatic blitz on the sidelines of a summit of European and Asian leaders in

 

President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

The United Nations also warned Ebola was outpacing efforts to combat the disease and said the world should dramatically expand the fight against the tropical fever. The Ebola epidemic is “the most serious international public health emergency

Replica of Android Robot. in shop - Pune - India

facebook twitter pinterest googleplus more more + email tumblr stumble delicious reddit linkedin digg October 15, 2014 9:06 AM PDT Google After giving us all a taste of in June 2014, at the I/O developer conference, Google is finally releasing the to

ARCHIV: FIFA-Praesident Joseph Blatter (l.) und UEFA-Praesident Michel Platini unterhalten sich in Budapest (Ungarn) beim 62. FIFA-Kongress (Foto vom 25.05.12).

VOA News The head of European soccer’s governing body has strongly condemned the violence that erupted during Tuesday night’s Albania-Serbia qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship. UEFA presidentMichel Platini said,

 

In this photo released by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korea's Unification Policy Officer Chun Hae-sung, left, and the head of North Korea's delegation Kim Song Hye read statements during their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom

The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years have ended in stalemate, with the rivals failing to narrow their differences on how to ease animosity after two shooting incidents last week.Generals from both sides met

 

File - Saudi Shiite protesters wearing masks chant slogans during a protest in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, March 10, 2011. Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.

A Saudi court has sentenced prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr to death after convicting the anti-government protest leader of “sedition”, his brother and lawyer said. The verdict risks a further escalation of tensions with Saudi

Spanish national soccer team midfielder Thiago Alcantara smiles during a press conference in Bari, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. Italy and Spain will play an exhibition match in this southern Italian city Wednesday.

The midfielder was “disappointed and desperate” after hearing the news he will be out of action for some time with another ligament injury and requires an operation Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara says he is “disappointed and

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mozambicans vote for new leader

Full ArticleBusiness Day

15 Oct 2014

MAPUTO — Mozambicans voted on Wednesday in elections expected to return the ruling Frelimo party to power in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, and international observers reported voting was generally smooth and peaceful. Linesformed at polling stations in the port capital Maputo, as voters waited patiently to make their choice in the

An unidentified woman gestures after casting her ballot for the presidential, parliamentary and provincial assemblies elections in Maputo, Mozambique, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN medical worker infected with Ebola dies at Germany hospital

Full ArticleFox News

14 Oct 2014

Published October 14, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 Email PrintBERLIN – A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberiahas died despite “intensive medical procedures,” a German hospital said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died

 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov walk and talk

US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris, France. Photo: AP Paris: The United States andRussia vowed Tuesday to renew cooperation on a broad array of global security matters – including intelligence

 

 

The New York Times headquarters

HAVANA – A recent New York Times editorial urging the United States to end its embargo of more than 50 years against Cuba is a reflection of the “difficult situation” the North American country now faces, said former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. In an

 

 

A man that was hired by the community sprays chemicals to try and prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, as local children look on, in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Geneva, October 14: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December. “Quite frankly, ladies and gentlemen, this health crisis we face is

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated $25 million Tuesday to an organization on the front lines of the fight against the Ebola virus, marking another major tech donation that seeks to make philanthropy faster and more

 

Bowe Bergdahl

Thomson ReutersU.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. Army See Also WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl by Taliban militants in

File - Saudi policemen form a check point outside Al Rajhi mosque where a demonstration was expected to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 11, 2011.

RIYADH: A former employee of a US defence contractor shot dead one American colleague and wounded another in the Saudi capital on Tuesday, officials said, in a rare attack on Westerners in the kingdom. The alleged shooter, Abdulaziz Fahad Abdulaziz

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, right, attend a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York. The five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany meet Iran in Geneva on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 to try to reduce concerns that Tehran wants to build nuclear weapons while satisfying Iran’s demands to recognize its right to peaceful nuclear activities.

VIENNA: Iran‘s foreign minister warned on Tuesday of “numerous” gaps in troubled nuclear talks with world powers but both he and US counterpart John Kerry, due in Vienna on Wednesday, insisted a deal remains possible by a November 24 deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN medical worker infected with Ebola dies at Germany hospital

Full ArticleFox News

14 Oct 2014

Published October 14, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 Email PrintBERLIN – A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberiahas died despite “intensive medical procedures,” a German hospital said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died

Health workers in protective gear load a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola on the street of Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.





British police seize over $400,000 suspected funds for ISIS

British police officers stand guard outside the Iranian Embassy in London, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

London, October 13: British police have confiscated 250,000pounds (about 401,713 dollars) of suspected funds for the Islamic State (IS), the anti-terror authorities said Monday. Most of the money was seized from travellers departing from Manchester

A Plant in green color in the U.S.

Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2being absorbed by plants, according to new research. Scientists say that between1901 and 2010, living things absorbed 16% more of the gas than previously thought. The authors say it

R&B singer Chris Brown appears in a Los Angeles courtroom with his attorney Mark Geragos Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.

Rapper Chris Brown has shared his thoughts on the Ebola crisis.Photo: Getty Images Chris Brown has caused a stir on the internet after sharing his thoughts on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, saying he thinks the virus is “a form of population

File - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, a Turkish pilot salutes before take-off at an air base in Konya, Turkey.

ANKARA, TurkeyNATO allies Turkey and the United Statesdiffered Monday on where they stand on the use of a key air base, with Turkishofficials denying reports from the United States that there was a new agreement on its use for operations against

File - Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

The major U.S. stock market indexes took a dive Monday, marking a three day downward trend for stocks driven by unease over Federal Reserve monetary tightening and a tumultuous global economy. The S&P 500closed at 1,875, down 1.7% for the day

British Prime Minister David Cameron talks with journalists as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels

13 October 2014, 22:45 MPs Vote To Recognise Palestinian StateTweet MPs have voted overwhelmingly to recognise a Palestinian state. The vote – which ended 274 to 12 in favour – is not binding on the government but has been described as “symbolically

An Iraqi airways plane sits on the tarmac at Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad Wednesday Dec. 28, 2005

Never mind what America’s top general said. ISIS was never close to overrunning this strategically crucial location, Iraqi officials claim. ERBIL,Iraq — Iraqi security officials are shooting down claims from America’s top military officer that ISIS

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ISIS militants march on toward Baghdad despite airstrikes, international outrage

Full ArticleCNN

13 Oct 2014

October 13, 2014 — Updated 0728 GMT (1528 HKT) (CNN) — Despite airstrikes and international outrage against ISIS militants, the terror group is overrunning Iraqi forces and slowly marching toward Baghdad. And as alarming developments piled up over the weekend, it appears the U.S. plan to “destroy” the group is slowly falling apart. Here are where





An Iraqi federal policeman stands guard as his colleague searches a car at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.





Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death

13 Oct 2014

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, or walks out a free man. A stony-faced Pistorius stared straight ahead as police officers escorted him into the court building. He

Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death

 

 

 

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, and Department of Defense Comptroller Robert Hale testify before the House Armed Service Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. on March 6, 2014. Hagel addressed the 2014 Department of Defense Budget Proposal as remarked on the steps the Department has taken to separate itself from military cooperations with Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine.  DoD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

Michael Bowman WASHINGTON— America’s top military commander says Islamic State (IS) militants are adapting to a U.S.-led air campaign, making targets in Iraq and Syria harder for coalition forces to identify and eliminate. The chairman of the

A Palestinians inspect the destruction in Farouq Mosque after an Israeli air strike, in Rafah at the Southern Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. Israeli army warns residents to evacuate their homes immediately. Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old conflict "as soon as possible. Photo by Ahmed Deeb/WN

VOA News — Countries from around the world have pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave along the Mediterranean. Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende announced the total Sunday at the close of a

 

Indian army soldiers patrol inside the Rashtriya Rifles army camp at Safapora some 20 kms (12 miles) from Srinagar on February 27, 2014. A soldier in Indian Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues before killing himself, an incident which experts said highlights the stress facing troops in the volatile region bordering Pakistan. The soldier was on night duty when he opened fire on his colleagues who were reportedly sleeping in their barracks at a military camp, 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the region's main city of Srinagar.

Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD— Pakistan, in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said Indian fire across a disputed border has killed 12 civilians and wounded 61 people, including some soldiers, this month in Punjab province. The letter said the

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chats with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in London, UK, on May 14, 2014, at the outset of a meeting focused on Middle East Peace.

VOA News The United States has pledged $212 million in new aid for the Palestinians at a conference to raise money for rebuilding the war-hitGaza Strip. U.S. Secretary of State

File - An FBI agent walks along Franklin Street in Watertown, Mass., Thursday, April 25, 2013, not far from where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught hiding in a boat Friday, April 19.

WASHINGTON, October 12 (RIA Novosti) – Boston Marathonbombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew that his older brother Tamerlan was involved in a triple murder in 2011, Fox News

Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko, left, walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day in Ouistreham, western France, Friday, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion this week in Normandy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

VOA News Ukraine‘s President Petro Poroshenko says he will meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week in Italy for talks on a peace plan for eastern Ukraine and an ongoing natural gas dispute. Poroshenko, speaking Saturday, said the

Father of Malala Yousufzai, Mr. Ziauddin Yousufzai called on Federal Minister for Interior, Senator A. Rehman Malik in Islamabad on October 25, 2012.

VOA News The father of Malala Yousafzai, one of this year’s twoNobel Peace Prize Laureates, tells VOA he is proud his teenaged daughter has emerged as a voice for peace from a region affected by terrorism and extremism.Ziauddin Yousafzai told

 

 

 

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In this image from TV, US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, in the rain for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013.

Reuters HAVANA— Cuba has received no indication the Obama administration might change U.S. policy toward Cuba despite increasing support within the United States for closer ties, a top Cuban official said on Wednesday. “We don’t have those

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah appears before reporters with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on July 11, 2014, after he arrived at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan for a meeting about steps to resolve the country's disputed presidential election between him and fellow candidate Ashraf Ghani.

William Gallo WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerrysays the completion of a power-sharing deal and successful political transition inAfghanistan could be a turning point for the war-torn South Asian country. The top U.S. diplomat played a

Policemen enforce restrictions in the Lal Chowk area as Separtist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik asked Traders and other people to converge at the city center to offer Eid prayers on Monday 06, October 2014

Ayesha Tanzeem Recent fighting across the Line of Controldividing disputed Kashmir is once more escalating tensions between India andPakistan, with each side accusing the other of starting the violence. The artillery exchanges – the most serious

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gestures at a function in New Delhi, India

New Delhi, October 10: Former prime minister Manmohan SinghFriday expressed hope that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Kailash Satyarthi, India‘s best known face against child labour, and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai will

Dr. James LeDuc with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is silhouetted in front of a screen showing a map of Ebola outbreak areas in Africa at the start of the 49th Annual Conference for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Houston

The man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus inBrazil hails from Guinea, one of the three countries in West Africa that has been hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. The Independent reports that though the only symptom he is exhibiting is a

This photo taken March 1, 2013 and released on Tuesday March 5, 2013, by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French soldiers from the 2e REP legionnaires regiment patrolling in the desert in Northern Mali.

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – French forces destroyed a convoy in Niger transporting weapons from Libya to Mali and captured fighters linked to al Qaeda, the presidency said on Friday as France steps up efforts to stop militants crisscrossing the

This photo made available by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England shows Malala Yousufzai saying goodbye as she is discharged from the hospital to continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in the area, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.

LONDON: Pakistani‘s teenager Malala Yousafzai’s doctor has congratulated her for winning the Nobel Peace prize and said she thoroughly deserves it. The British children’s doctor helped save Malala’s life after she was brought to UK from Pakistan