Republicans to fight Obama immigration plan

November 21, 2014 9:16 pm

WASHINGTON D.C.: United States Republicans offered strident reaction on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to President Barack Obama’s unilateral plan to bring millions of undocumented non-citizens out of the shadows and make them eligible for work permits. “That’s just not how … Read more »

US is haven for people of Ebola-hit nations

November 21, 2014 9:13 pm

WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States is offering a temporary haven to citizens from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, protecting them from deportation to the Ebola-struck countries, officials said on Thursday (Friday in Manila). People from the three West African countries … Read more »

World’s ultra-rich getting richer

November 21, 2014 9:12 pm

WASHINGTON D.C.: A bare 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population controls nearly $30 trillion in assets, 13 percent of the world’s total wealth, according to a new study released on Thursday (Friday in Manila). And perhaps unsurprisingly, the study … Read more »

Gunman dead, 3 hurt in US campus shooting

November 21, 2014 9:11 pm

MIAMI: Terror gripped a major university in Florida on Thursday when an alumnus opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, wounding three people before he was shot and killed by police. The latest episode of America’s epidemic of gun violence happened … Read more »

Pakistan-Russia sign military deal

November 21, 2014 9:05 pm

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia signed a military cooperation agreement on Thursday during the first ever visit of a Russian defense minister to the country, an official statement said. On the invitation of the Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Russian … Read more »

China policies fuel tensions with US

November 21, 2014 9:04 pm

WASHINGTON D.C.: China’s souring foreign investment climate, “unfair” trade practices and increased military spending heightened tensions between the United States and Beijing in 2014, a US commission said on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Security ties between the two world powers … Read more »

Myanmar army admits deadly attack on Kachin rebels

November 21, 2014 8:56 pm

YANGON: Myanmar’s powerful army has admitted a heavy weapons strike in strife-torn northern Kachin state that rebels say killed over 20 people, government-backed media said on Friday, as escalation of the fighting cast doubt over faltering peace talks. The military … Read more »

Toll rises to 10 in killer northeast US snowstorm

November 21, 2014 8:55 pm

NEW YORK: The death toll from a rare pre-winter snowstorm rose to 10 in the northeastern United States on Thursday, paralyzing communities for days and dumping more than six feet of snow near Buffalo. The National Weather Service warned an … Read more »

Nearly 1,000 killed during Ukraine ceasefire

November 21, 2014 8:53 pm

KIEV: Almost 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a truce came into effect in September, an average of 13 people a day, the United Nations said Thursday (Friday in Manila), as the conflict in the east drags on. … Read more »

Sisi says possible pardon for Jazeera reporters ‘under study’

November 21, 2014 8:52 pm

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday that the possibility of granting presidential pardons to three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists was being considered. “This issue is under study,” Sisi said in an interview with France 24. An Egyptian court … Read more »