12:35 pm May 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
Wang Kelian, Malaysia. Hassan Ismail wasn’t surprised when authorities found abandoned jungle camps near his village in northern Malaysia last week where 139 suspected human trafficking victims could be buried. For the past three years, he said, small groups of sickly, rake-thin men regularly turned up to beg for food at his mosque in Wang […]
12:19 pm May 29, 2015 | No Comment
The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.
11:43 am May 29, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysia has invited the leaders of Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar for an emergency summit on the “boat people” crisis in Southeast Asia, a Malaysian foreign ministry said on Friday.
9:05 am May 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Fifteen Chinese nationals have been charged with developing a fraud scheme in which they paid imposters to take entrance exams, including the SAT, and gained acceptance to elite American colleges and universities, the US Department of Justice said on Thursday.
8:37 am May 29, 2015 | No Comment
Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said.
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There is little hope of post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka unless the new government acts to end the oppression of minority Tamils and ensure reconciliation, a US think tank said on Thursday, urging continued pressure on the country.
8:23 am May 29, 2015 | No Comment
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in Washington’s latest challenge of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, said the scale of Beijing’s activities, not the United States, was altering the status quo in the region.
9:38 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, officials said on Wednesday.
9:25 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Jaw and teeth fossils found on the silty clay surface of Ethiopia’s Afar region represent a previously unknown member of humankind’s family tree that lived 3.3 million to 3.5 million years ago alongside the famous human ancestor “Lucy,” scientists say.
9:13 pm May 28, 2015 | 1 Comment
By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action.
9:09 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Baghdad. A senior Islamic State figure known as “the blind judge” has made an appearance in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, asserting the militant group’s dominion over it as security forces and Shiite militias prepare a counter-attack. Residents of Ramadi said a blind man with one hand and his head shrouded had delivered a speech […]
9:00 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
This 430,000-year-old case may be the world’s oldest murder mystery.
8:53 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Tel Aviv. US defense aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington’s efforts to assuage its ally’s fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran. A current package worth $3 billion a year expires in 2017. A US official, speaking to Reuters on […]
8:43 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
London. Supporters of Britain’s membership of the European Union will create a new group shortly to run the “Yes” campaign for a referendum Prime Minister David Cameron has promised by the end of 2017, four sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. The new group aims to focus the efforts of disparate pro-Europeans who fear […]
8:01 pm May 28, 2015 | No Comment
Cairo/Aden. Two Saudi border guards were killed and five wounded by shells fired from Yemeni territories, an Interior Ministry spokesman said late on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the war’s death toll was close to 2,000. Saudi forces and the Houthis have been trading fire across the border since an Arab alliance began military […]