Minister calls on international community to set up refugee camps in Libya and says he expects crossings to increase. Italy said that 4,000 immigrants have reached its shores by boat in the past two days
By Angus McDowall RIYADH, April 9 (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have been asked to consider lifting a state school ban on sports for girls, according to the official SPA news agency, in a religiously country
Italy says 4,000 immigrants have reached its shores by boat in the past two days – the highest number since it began a naval operation to handle the influx after two shipwrecks last year. "The landings
Two car bombs have ripped through the besieged central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 21 people, including women and children. More than 100 others were injured in the explosions in the Karam al-Loz
ISLAMABAD, April 9 (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at a vegetable market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital on Wednesday, killing 20 people and injuring about 70, police and hospital officials said.
April 8 (Reuters) - The death toll in a mudslide that devastated a rural Washington state community last month rose to 35 on Tuesday as two more bodies were extricated from the rubble and President Barack
After a year and a half of inconclusive and controversial hearings, Democrats in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday demanded an end to a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on
Millions of Indians have voted on the first big day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Polling was held in 91 seats in 14 states and union territories,
Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health
Elections Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is ready to make it official in New Hampshire. Brown said Monday that he'll formally announce his Senate candidacy in the Granite State on Thursday in Portsmouth.
World With 814.5 million eligible voters, more than 1,600 political parties and 935,000 polling stations, to suggest the biggest election the world has ever seen poses huge challenges is rather an understatement.
We learned today that our solar system is larger than we had previously known. A newly discovered, extremely distant dwarf planet with the tentative name of 2012 VP113 was announced. It appears as nothing
Crime & Courts Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned after only 114 days in office Wednesday night after he was arrested on federal corruption charges that allege he accepted tens of thousands
Male university students in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, it is reported. The state-sanctioned guideline was introduced in the capital Pyongyang about
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's
As the military endures a rocky season of scandal and embarrassment, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has a new mantra: “professionalism.” Critics are outraged at the light punishment given to an Army general