World News

German pilot in Alps crash said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

German pilot in Alps crash said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

MONTABAUR, Germany, (Reuters) - The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported today .

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, (Reuters) - Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia yesterday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city .

Co-pilot suspected of deliberately   crashing Germanwings jet

Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES, (Reuters) - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said yesterday .

New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast, 19 hurt

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Four apartment buildings in New York’s East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities said .

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters

ADEN/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced yesterday it had launched military operations in Yemen, carrying out air strikes in coordination with a 10-country coalition seeking to beat back Houthi militia forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the country’s president had taken refuge .

Cockpit voice tape studied in Airbus crash; NYT says pilot locked out

SEYNE-LES-ALPES/PARIS, (Reuters) - Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that crashed into the Alps, killing everyone onboard, officials said yesterday .

New Ebola infections continue to drop, Guinea still a concern

ABIDJAN, (Reuters) - The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading up to March 22, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday .

U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U .

Global Fund redirects $574 mln from Malawi AIDS council

LILONGWE, (Reuters) - The Global Fund has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi’s National Aids Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for, it said yesterday .

Liberian ex-president must serve out sentence in Britain – court

AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor must spend the rest of his life in a British jail after judges at an international court in The Hague denied his request to serve out his 50-year prison sentence in Rwanda .

German Airbus crashes in French Alps with 150 dead, black box found

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, (Reuters) - An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps yesterday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren .

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and U.S. singer Joan Baez get Amnesty’s top rights award

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and U.S. singer Joan Baez get Amnesty’s top rights award

BEIJING, (Reuters) - Amnesty International has given its top 2015 human rights award to both Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, a fierce critic of Beijing who has been banned from leaving China after an 81-day detention in 2011, and U .

Saudi Arabia building up military near Yemen border – U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is moving heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, U .

India’s top court ditches “Facebook” arrest rules

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - India’s top court struck down a law yesterday that gave authorities powers to jail people for offensive online posts, a verdict hailed as a victory for free speech in the world’s largest growth market for the Internet .

Police official fired amid outcry over lynching of woman in Kabul

KABUL, March 24 (Reuters) - A prominent Afghan police official was sacked yesterday as hundreds of men and women marched in the capital to protest the lynching of a 27-year-old woman in central Kabul last week .

Germanwings Airbus crashes in France, 148 feared dead

MARSEILLE, (Reuters) - An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France today and all 148 on board were feared dead .

Pentagon notifying 100 US troops threatened by Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said yesterday it was notifying 100 US troops that a group claiming ties to Islamic State militants had posted their names, addresses and photos on the Internet and was calling for American sympathizers to kill them .

How Obama outmaneuvered hardliners and cut a Cuba deal

WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) - The December breakthrough that upended a half-century of US-Cuba enmity has been portrayed as the fruit of 18 months of secret diplomacy .

Obama, Clinton meet for hour-long chat at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama met with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, for about an hour yesterday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said .

Daughter of jailed Mexican Mafia kingpin sentenced to prison

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The daughter of an imprisoned Mexican Mafia kingpin who pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug trafficking charges and admitted carrying out her father’s orders in running a brutal Los Angeles street gang was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison .

Yemen foes square off as fears of war, Saudi-Iran rivalry grow

Yemen foes square off as fears of war, Saudi-Iran rivalry grow

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war .

Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, dies at 91

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died yesterday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial centre .

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died yesterday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial centre .

U.S. proposes cooperation between new China-led bank and Western institutions -WSJ

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s administration is proposing that a new Chinese-led development bank over which Washington has voiced concerns work collaboratively with Western development groups like the World Bank, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday .

Modern Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91 - official

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91 – official

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state's rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, died today, aged 91, the government announced .

Obama says it is now ‘hard to find a path’ on Israeli-Palestinian peace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it “hard to find a path” toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue .

Iran rejects ‘bullying’ as West stresses unity in nuclear talks

Iran rejects ‘bullying’ as West stresses unity in nuclear talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s top leader voiced mistrust yesterday of US efforts to reach a nuclear deal, even as Washington and its allies spoke of real progress and urged Tehran to take “difficult decisions” .

Pope asks Naples mobsters to repent and stop ‘mothers’ tears’

NAPLES (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged members of organized crime to turn away from violence and exploitation and stop the “tears of the mothers of Naples” after visiting one of the city’s most violent and drug-infested neighbourhoods yesterday .

Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 US military personnel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, US addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its “brothers residing in America” to kill them .

US authorities seize $180M Colombian cocaine shipment

BOGOTA (Reuters) - US authorities confiscated a $180 million shipment of cocaine from Colombian drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Pacific Ocean bound for the United States, the Colombian attorney general’s office said yesterday .

Nine British medical students believed to be in Syria: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Nine British medical students have travelled to Syria, apparently to work in hospitals controlled by Islamic State, Britain’s Observer newspaper reported yesterday .

Suicide bombers kill 137 in  Yemen mosque attacks

Suicide bombers kill 137 in Yemen mosque attacks

SANAA/ADEN, (Reuters) - Suicide bombers killed at least 137 worshippers and wounded hundreds more during Friday prayers at two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State .

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks break off, to resume next week

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers suspended negotiations on a nuclear agreement and were set to meet again next week to break a deadlock over sensitive atomic research and lifting of sanctions, Western officials said yesterday .

Retreating Boko Haram leaves mass of throat-slit corpses near Nigerian town

DAMASAK, Nigeria, (Reuters) - Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram militants have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, scattered under a bridge, a Reuters witness said .

Gunfight kills 10 after ambush on Mexican police

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - Ten people were killed in a gunfight in western Mexico when suspected gang members ambushed a police convoy in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012 .

Death toll rises to 126 in Yemen mosque bombings – medical source

SANAA/ADEN, (Reuters) - Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital Sanaa blew themselves up during Friday prayers at two mosques used by supporters of Shi'ite rebels, killing 126 people and wounding 260, medical sources said, in the country's deadliest militant attack in years .



Page 112345...10...Last »