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Mall escalator in Hong Kong suddenly reverses, injuring several riders
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMTTwo Otis Elevator Company employees in Hong Kong have been arrested in connection with a mall escalator that suddenly reversed injuring over a dozen people. The escalator was apparently thrown into reverse and increased speed Saturday afternoon and sent ...
"Carlos the Jackal" sentenced to life for 1974 Paris attack
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:05:00 GMTA picture dated November 30, 2004 shows Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, at a court house in Paris. PARIS-- The man known as “Carlos the Jackal” has been convicted in a French court of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris ...
ISIS recruiting videos hit YouTube after London attack
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:26:00 GMTISIS supporters are reportedly on a recruiting blitz in the wake of last week’s deadly terror attacks in London, despite suggestions from British police on Monday that attacker Khalid Masood may not be associated with any terror groups. Hundreds of ...
Scottish Parliament Backs Bid For New Independence Vote
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:46:00 GMTOne day before the U.K. is widely expected to formally begin its departure from the European Union, Scottish lawmakers took another crucial step toward voting on a departure of their own. By a 69-59 vote Tuesday, members of Scottish Parliament backed First ...
Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:10:00 GMTAhmed Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela, then spent the first years of democracy helping to shape the country's government after the fall of apartheid. Kathrada, 87, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. According to a statement posted ...
Massive dinosaur tracks identified in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:00 GMTA group of scientists is claiming to have found the largest-ever dinosaur footprint in a region nicknamed “Australia’s Jurassic Park," and the images are staggering. The team of paleontologists, hailing from the University of Queensland in Brisbane ...
Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikes
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:58:00 GMTMOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting with an unprecedented ...
Roman Empire-era coffin set to go home to Turkey, lawyers say
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMTThis undated image released by the office of the Geneva Public Prosecutor shows a section of a sarcophagus dating back to the Roman Empire that depicts the 12 labors of Hercules. Geneva’s public prosecutor’s office says it has decided to hand over to ...
Russia and Iran Vow Partnership in Syria
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:17:00 GMTIranian President Hassan Rouhani signed bilateral agreements with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday during his first visit to Moscow. The two leaders affirmed their commitment to peace in Syria, where they have both backed president Bashar al ...
Cameroon Gripped By Second Teachers Strike
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMTThere is more turmoil in the education field in Cameroon. Teachers in the country’s eight French-speaking regions have joined their colleagues on strike in its two English-speaking regions. Francophone teachers say they are owed salaries from as far back ...
Serb leader attacks Kosovo over visit conditions
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:49:00 GMTSerbian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday abandoned plans to campaign among the minority Serbs in Kosovo, saying he was not prepared to abide by the conditions set by the Kosovo government. In an interview with Serbian ...
How unusual would it be for South Korea to arrest its deposed president? Not as unusual as you might think
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:00 GMTFor decades, South Korean leaders such as ousted former President Park Geun-hye and those in their orbits have endured criminal inquiries, embarrassing scandals, even prison time. It’s almost a rite of passage in this relatively young democracy.
Uganda's open-door policy sags amid crush of refugees from South Sudan
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:15:00 GMTAngelina Jolie calls issues confronting the world including war, nationalism, refugee crisis 'deeply troubling' during UN speech. AP BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda — Two of her five children died as Pauline Nyaluok navigated her way from war-torn South ...
Iraqi military denies that an airstrike caused massive civilian casualties in Mosul
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:00 GMTIraq’s military disputed reports that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike ordered by Iraqi forces killed civilians in west Mosul this month, even though the claims were substantiated by an initial coalition investigation this weekend. In response to witness ...
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