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Judge in Pistorius Trial Faces Criticism

Judge in Pistorius Trial Faces Criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile... read more »

powerful earthquake hits off eastern Ind...

powerful earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Wednesday, causing panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. The magnitude-6.5 quake struck at a... read more »

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against 'tough talk and bluster'
Obama ready to authorize air strikes on ...

Obama ready to authorize air strikes on ISIS in Syria

President Obama reportedly is prepared to expand airstrikes against the Islamic State into Syria and broaden the campaign against the group in Iraq, according to published reports ahead of a prime-time address to the nation in which the president will be expected to lay out an expanded military... read more »

Africa: Briefing Security Council, Senio...

Africa: Briefing Security Council, Senior Officials Urge UN System-Wide App...

The Security Council today expressed its commitment to consider and use the tools of the United Nations system to ensure that warning signals about potential conflicts trigger “early, concrete preventive action,” as senior UN officials urged the body to take up the challenge of helping... read more »

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Pope Francis to take message of peace to Korea on first Asia trip

Pope Francis’ five-day visit to South Korea will be the first time in a quarter-century that a pope has been on the divided Korean peninsula, and the pontiff plans to bring a message... read more »

9 killed in heavy rains in southwest China

At least nine people were killed and 11 others went missing after heavy rains lashed southwest China for the last two days. Nine deaths were reported in Xishui County of Guizhou Province,... read more »

Ebola outbreak: pan-African airline halts flights to west African countries

Pan-African airline ASKY has suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the Liberian football association cancelled games as fears grow of the... read more »

Libya warns of ‘humanitarian disaster’ over fuel fire

Libya has requested international assistance to put out a fire at a large fuel storage site in Tripoli that was hit by a rocket during militia clashes. The huge blaze could cause a... read more »

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress takes early...

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) held an early lead as votes were counted on Thursday, a day after millions cast their ballots in the country’s first... read more »