ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) - The chief of Pakistan’s main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military’s latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years .
KATHMANDU, (Reuters) - Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies last night, two days after a massive quake killed more than 2,500 people, as overwhelmed authorities struggled to care for the wounded and homeless .
BUJUMBURA, (Reuters) - Burundian police shot dead two protesters and wounded at least one other yesterday, the Red Cross said, in demonstrations against the president seeking a third term which critics say would violate a constitutional limit of two terms .
BALTIMORE, (Reuters) - Baltimore’s mayor and police yesterday again blamed outside agitators for violence and vandalism that flared during a mostly peaceful protest over last week’s death of a young black man who sustained an unexplained spinal injury while under arrest .
BUJUMBURA, (Reuters) - Burundian riot police today forcibly dispersed crowds protesting against the president seeking a third term, a decision critics said is unconstitutional and could rekindle turmoil after a decade of calm in the East African state .
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday .
SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world’s top industrialised nations .
TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico, (Reuters) - A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported yesterday, quoting law enforcement officials .
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The five parties in Ivory Coast’s ruling coalition named President Alassane Ouattara as their candidate for an election in October in which he is expected to win a second five-year term .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama’s unclassified emails, the New York Times reported yesterday, quoting US officials .
KATHMANDU, (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India today, killing hundreds of people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and triggering a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest .
LONDON, (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief yesterday called on Britain to tackle hate speech in the tabloid press after a columnist compared migrants to “cockroaches” and advocated using gunboats to stop them from coming to Europe .
HOUSTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Venezuela, struggling to pay for essential items such as food and medicine amid strict foreign currency controls, may have failed to collect about a third of its potential oil revenue in 2014, a Reuters analysis suggests .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - A woman considered a material witness in an investigation by U .
YEREVAN, (Reuters) - Armenia marked the centenary yesterday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide .
BUJUMBURA/NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third five-year term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the African nation calm since civil war ended a decade ago and could stoke tensions in a region blighted by ethnic conflict .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - A U .
MOSCOW, (Reuters) - Russia and Argentina signed documents deepening energy cooperation yesterday, underlining Moscow’s drive to develop ties with South America since coming under Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis .