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Polish university to reinstate German Jews' titles stripped by Nazis

Academic qualifications of German Jews to be restored nearly 80 years after Nazis stripped them in a ceremony to be held later this month<p>A <b>Polish</b> university is to reinstate academic qualifications on German Jews nearly 80 years after Nazis stripped them of their titles.<p>Wroclaw University in …

Europe

Baby found dead in California after abduction; her parents shot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in California had a stern warning for whoever abducted a 3-week-old girl who was later found dead in a strip mall dumpster: "Our police officers will do everything in their power to find you."<p>Eliza Delacruz was abducted from a home in Long Beach on Saturday night after her …

Crime

Greek oil tanker bombed in Libyan port of Derna

<b>Libyan air force jets have bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker chartered by Libya's national oil company, killing two crew members.</b><p>A Libyan military spokesman told the BBC that the ship's movements at the port of Derna had aroused suspicion.<p>The oil company rejected this, saying the ship was …

Merchant Shipping

New cartel emerges in Mexico as government dismantles larger drug gangs

A new cartel has emerged in the southern part of the state of Mexico – home to the country’s capital – and has caused worry among federal officials already dealing with widespread violence and corruption stemming from drug traffickers.<p>Calling itself La Empresa (or the Company, in English), this new …

Tension rises in Bangladesh as polls anniversary protests turn violent

DHAKA (Reuters) - Four protesters were killed in clashes between activists of Bangladesh’s ruling party and opposition supporters on Monday and authorities cut off transport into Dhaka on the first anniversary of national polls themselves fraught by violence.<p>Despite police warnings, opposition …

North Africa

Hassan Rouhani labelled 'fake revolutionary' as Iran's hardliners hit back

Iran's president under renewed pressure from hardline military chiefs after delivering a reformist speech<p>One of Iran’s most senior military commanders denounced President Hassan Rouhani as a “fake revolutionary” on Monday as the beleaguered leader faced public criticism for advocating sweeping …

China fumes after Taiwan's flag raising in Washington | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has protested to the United States after Taiwan’s de facto embassy in Washington hoisted a Taiwanese flag on New Year’s Day, and urged the United States to respect the “One China” policy, the foreign ministry said on Monday.<p>The U.S. State Department said it had not been …

China

2 US ski team prospects die in avalanche in Austria

Two of America's brightest young ski prospects were killed Monday when an avalanche struck the Austrian Alps slopes where they were training for an international competition.<p>Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier …

Skiing