Category: World

US storms: At least 18 dead in Georgia and Mississippi

Severe weather has killed at least 18 people in the US South and injured many more, emergency officials say. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of...

Nigerian Catholic priest attacked in racial-hate attack

An alleged racial-hate attack on a priest who had just arrived from Nigeria has shocked parishioners at a Brooklyn Roman Catholic church. “Go back to the projects!”...

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Mali car bomb attack in Gao

Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate says a group linked to it carried out the suicide attack that killed at least 50 people in northern Mali. A vehicle packed with...

Germany approves more soldiers for UN mission in Mali

The German government has approved an expansion of the country’s military deployment in Mali, with Berlin sending more helicopters to support the U.N. peacekeeping...

London commuters endure transport misery as rail staff strike

Millions of Londoners struggled to work at the start of a week of travel chaos which saw rail networks brought to a standstill by a series of strikes, a media report...

South Korean President accused of violating ‘people’s basic rights’’

A South Korean lawmaker accused President Park Guen Hye of violating“people’s basic rights’’ on the first day of oral arguments in the leader’s impeachment...

Obama defends legacy in letter to American people

US President Barack Obama acclaimed his outgoing administration’s accomplishments on Thursday in a letter to the American people defending a legacy on health care and...

Queen delays traditional Christmas trip due to illness

Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled her departure for a Christmas trip to her country estate because she and her husband have “heavy colds”, a Buckingham Palace...

Ex-Guinean minister arrested in US over $8.5m kickbacks

Guinea’s former Minister of Mines, Mahmoud Thiam, has been arrested in the United States for allegedly accepting kickbacks from two Chinese companies in exchange for...

US tech employees vow to fight Trump on surveillance

More than 200 employees of technology companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Salesforce have pledged to not help US President-elect Donald...