Brazil bus plunges into ravine, killing dozens
15th Mar 2015

Brazil bus plunges into ravine, killing dozens

  Rescue workers in Brazil are trying to reach any survivors after a bus plunged 400 meters off a ridge in the country’s south. The driver is believed to have lost control in a sharp bend. Authorities said at least … Continued

Chile fire threatens coastal cities, state of emergency declared
14th Mar 2015

Chile fire threatens coastal cities, state of emergency declared

  Thousands of people have been told to leave their homes in Chile, with wildfires raging out of control near the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Several firefighters have been injured. Authorities ordered the evacuation of some urban … Continued

US: Two police officers shot in Ferguson
12th Mar 2015

US: Two police officers shot in Ferguson

    [File photo]     Two police officers have been shot outside police headquarters during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri. This comes after the local police chief resigned amid racial tensions. The two police officers were shot around midnight … Continued

Colombia: President suspends air attacks on FARC camps
11th Mar 2015

Colombia: President suspends air attacks on FARC camps

  Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has called an immediate halt to aerial bombings against the Marxist FARC rebels. The move follows a unilateral ceasefire declared by guerrillas three months ago. Until Tuesday, the Columbian government had refused to halt … Continued

Argentina: Helicopter crash claims lives of French Olympians
10th Mar 2015

Argentina: Helicopter crash claims lives of French Olympians

  [Photo Argentina helicopter crash]   Officials have confirmed the deaths of three French Olympians killed in a helicopter collision in Argentina. The deadly crash occurred during the filming of a French reality tv show. Ten people were killed in … Continued

US: Biden: Letter to Iran ‘beneath dignity’ of Senate
10th Mar 2015

US: Biden: Letter to Iran ‘beneath dignity’ of Senate

  An open letter from US senators to the Iranian government has outraged the Obama administration. Vice President Biden blasted the lawmakers’ ‘undermining’ of diplomatic channels, calling it dangerous for US credibility. US Vice President Joe Biden issued a strong … Continued

Brazil: 3 children killed in landslide in Sao Paulo
9th Mar 2015

Brazil: 3 children killed in landslide in Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): Three children were killed Saturday night when their house where they were sleeping was buried in a landslide caused by strong rains, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, local Fire Brigade informed on Sunday. The landslide occurred on … Continued

US: Obama dismisses Netanyahu’s Congress speech as ‘theater’
4th Mar 2015

US: Obama dismisses Netanyahu’s Congress speech as ‘theater’

  US President Barack Obama has given short shrift to Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech deriding an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Obama claimed the agreement was the best option. The US president responded with apparent exasperation to Netanyahu’s … Continued

Venezuela President imposes mandatory visas for US citizens
1st Mar 2015

Venezuela President imposes mandatory visas for US citizens

Caracas has announced mandatory visas for US citizens wanting to enter Venezuela. The new system is a method to “control” US interference, the government said. President Nicolas Maduro (seen above) announced on Saturday that his government was implementing a new visa … Continued

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks
27th Feb 2015

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to oppose negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. “He was wrong. And today he’s saying, ‘Oh, we should extend that interim agreement,’” Kerry … Continued

US says Israel ‘distorted’ its position in Iran nuclear negotiations
19th Feb 2015

US says Israel ‘distorted’ its position in Iran nuclear negotiations

    [Photo: Obama and Netanyahu]   The United States has accused Israel of mischaracterizing its position in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. A White House spokesman said information had been “cherry-picked” to give a distorted view. Israel’s … Continued

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe
13th Feb 2015

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe

[Family mourn during funeral of 3 Muslim students murdered in North Carolina] Three young Muslim students shot dead this week in North Carolina have been buried at a funeral attended by thousands. Their families called for the case to be … Continued

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias
12th Feb 2015

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias

  [Photo: 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad and her 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha]   The murders of three young Muslims in the United States has sparked speculation of a hate crime. The media’s coverage of … Continued

Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’
10th Feb 2015

Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’

  [Photo: Merkel in Ottawa to brief Harper on Ukraine talks]   Chancellor Angela Merkel has again appealed for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict on a visit to Ottawa. Prime Minister Harper said he would welcome such a … Continued

US executes man despite disability claim
28th Jan 2015

US executes man despite disability claim

  A man has been executed in the US after a final appeal by his lawyers who said he was intellectually disabled was turned down. Warren Hill was killed by lethal injection in the southeastern state of Georgia. The 54-year-old … Continued

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast
27th Jan 2015

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast

  From Boston to New York City and Philadelphia, streets across the northeast of the US have been shut down as extreme snowfall forces driving bans and halts public transport. Tens of millions of people have been affected. Heavy snowfall, … Continued

US: Obama: Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities
17th Jan 2015

US: Obama: Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities

  UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have promised to help France and the rest of the world fight extremism. They also spoke about plans to boost cooperation on cyber security and sanctions. President Barack Obama … Continued

US: Abu Hamza sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism
10th Jan 2015

US: Abu Hamza sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism

  A district court in New York has sentenced the radical British cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison. The court found him guilty on terrorism-related charges, including the 1998 kidnapping of tourists in Yemen. Radical Islamic cleric Mustafa … Continued

Canada: Seven shot, one killed on New Year’s Eve in Calgary
2nd Jan 2015

Canada: Seven shot, one killed on New Year’s Eve in Calgary

VANCOUVER, (Xinhua): A New Year’s Eve house party in Calgary in west Canada turned violent in the early hours of Thursday in a shooting that wounded seven people, according to the police. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News reported one died later … Continued

Canada: Nine killed in Edmonton mass murder
31st Dec 2014

Canada: Nine killed in Edmonton mass murder

    Nine people, including two young children, have been found dead at three separate places in the Canadian city of Edmonton in a case of domestic violence. The killings are Edmonton’s worst in several decades. A man shot dead … Continued


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