AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

By
0

UNITED NATIONS, United States: Almost 50 million children throughout the world have been “uprooted,” forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations children’s program said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). “Indelible images of individual children — Aylan Kurdi’s small body washed up on a…

By
0

RIYADH: Gulf Arab states accused Iran on Wednesday of trying to politicize the hajj after its supreme leader lashed out at Saudi authorities over their management of the annual pilgrimage. The head of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council said that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks accusing Riyadh of “murder” over the…

By
0

HONOLULU: Some of the world’s leading conservation groups are violating the rights of indigenous people by backing projects that oust them from their ancestral homes in the name of environmental preservation, a top United Nations expert said this week. UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz’s latest report documents killings, evictions and…

By
0

ISTANBUL: Three Turkish soldiers were killed and four wounded on Tuesday in a rocket attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Syria, in the first deadly attack on Ankara’s armed forces to be blamed on the jihadists in Turkey’s cross-border incursion. Turkey launched an unprecedented operation inside Syria on…

By
0

BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s impeached president Dilma Rousseff left the official presidential residence for the last time on Tuesday, flying to her coastal hometown as President Michel Temer jetted home from the Group of 20 summit in China. Symbolically marking the end of an era of 13 years in power for the…

By
0

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Wednesday reported its first case of a pregnant woman with Zika — a resident of a Malaysian state bordering Singapore where authorities are grappling with scores of cases. The 27-year-old woman in the southern state of Johor is the third case in Malaysia of the virus,…

By
0

TOKYO: A Japanese man aged 73 became the world’s oldest person to swim across the country’s Tsugaru Strait on Wednesday, supporters said, braving unpredictable currents and stinging jellyfish in his quest. Toshio Tominaga’s record bid saw him spend about 10 hours swimming across the channel in northern Japan that is…

By
0

CLEVELAND, Ohio: Rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sprinted out of the campaign blocks Monday to begin their two-month dash to the US presidential election, descending on Ohio as ground zero of their 2016 battle. The candidates used Labor Day—the traditional launch of the home stretch of the presidential campaign—to…

By
0

NEW YORK: Serena Williams broke through another barrier on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), her 308th Grand Slam match win taking her past Roger Federer for the most in major tournaments and into the quarterfinals of the US Open. “Wow, it’s really exciting,” Williams said of moving out of a tie…

1 871 872 873 874 875 915