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Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

Dec 6 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

SANAA, Yemen — Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition rocked Yemen’s capital Tuesday, striking Sanaa’s densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Shiite rebels who control the city.

  • | Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — North Korea’s state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles.

  • | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:06am

    SUBIRATS, Spain — The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard not far from the city he terrorized, authorities said.

  • | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    RIPOLL, Spain — A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized a group of young men in northeastern Spain.

  • | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week’s mudslides “are getting smaller every day,” as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost.

  • | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 12:05am

    BARCELONA, Spain — A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people, authorities said Friday. Police in Spain and France pressed a manhunt for any remaining members of the group, which Islamic State claimed as its own.

  • | Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 12:06am

    BARCELONA, Spain — A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack.

  • | Posted: Aug 16 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations.

  • | Posted: Aug 16 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations.

  • | Posted: Aug 13 2017 - 12:06am

    NAIROBI, Kenya — In an escalation of Kenya’s deadly election violence, police on Saturday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi slum where they have strong support. A young girl was killed by a stray bullet, nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought overnight to the capital’s main morgue, and a watchdog group said police gunfire has killed 24 people since Tuesday’s disputed vote.

  • | Posted: Aug 13 2017 - 12:06am

    LUCKNOW, India — Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children’s ward.

  • | Posted: Aug 11 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the past two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday.

  • | Posted: Aug 7 2017 - 12:05am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Investigators said Sunday no mechanical issues affected an Emirates flight before it crash landed in Dubai and burst into flames last year, as their probe continues to look at “human performance factors” around the incident.

  • | Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions Saturday to punish North Korea for its escalating nuclear and missile programs including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion — a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.

  • | Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city’s waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics.

  • | Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    BELGRADE, Serbia — No wonder it’s been dubbed “Lucifer.”