7:24 pm March 31, 2015 | No Comment
A major power outage hit cities and provinces across Turkey on Tuesday, including the capital of Ankara and the biggest city, Istanbul, where parts of the subway and tram system shut down and shopping malls plunged into darkness.
10:33 am March 31, 2015 | 1 Comment
Over the past 20 years, New Zealand and Australia have rebuffed at least 17 applications from Pacific Islanders seeking refugee status because of climate change, according to Jane McAdam, an expert in refugee law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She says the route is largely futile for victims of global warming because the threat doesn’t fit within the confines of the 1951 Refugee Convention, created to define the legal rights of citizens fleeing their homelands in the aftermath of World War II.
9:06 am March 31, 2015 | No Comment
Indiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new “religious freedom” law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays.
8:42 am March 31, 2015 | No Comment
Canadian legislators on Monday voted to back the government’s plans to bomb Islamic State positions in Syria, a move that opposition parties say threatens to drag Canada into a long war.
8:34 am March 31, 2015 | No Comment
Spy agencies are caught in a “technology arms race” with terrorists and criminals, the new head of Britain’s MI6 said on Monday in his first public comments since becoming chief.
8:20 am March 31, 2015 | No Comment
Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, researchers said on Monday.
9:00 pm March 30, 2015 | No Comment
Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion economy.
7:44 pm March 30, 2015 | No Comment
The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers.
6:49 pm March 30, 2015 | No Comment
French investigators hope to speed up identification of the 150 people killed in last week's Germanwings plane crash by digging a roadtrack that will allow direct access to the disaster zone high on a remote Alpine mountainside.
4:23 pm March 30, 2015 | No Comment
A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.
8:54 am March 30, 2015 | No Comment
With painstaking effort, a group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of infections caused by an especially deadly type of superbug. Now US health officials want that kind of campaign to go national.
7:33 am March 30, 2015 | No Comment
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a US television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of US-led air strikes against the militant group.
7:06 am March 30, 2015 | No Comment
Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar’s second biggest city of Mandalay early on Monday and headed for China’s Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.