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SYDNEY: Australia's prime minister has urged European leaders to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government implemented a strict policy of turning back asylum seekers' boats in a bid to discourage them from trying to reach Australia. On Tuesday, he sugge...
Source : Times Of India | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Somali militant group al Shabaab bombed a minivan carrying staff to a UN office in the semi-autonomous Puntland region today, killing nine people including four from Unicef, officials said.Images posted on social media show a blood-spattered white vehicle, its windows shattered and the roof blown off by the blast in the region's administrative capital Garowe. "The IED (improvised explosive device)...
Source : Telegraphindia | 8 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
McDonald's today said it was aware of a New Zealand woman's allegation that she found a half-eaten cockroach in a hamburger bought at one of its South Island restaurants.Annah Sophia Stevenson told Fairfax New Zealand that she bought a Big Mac meal on Saturday night then found the cockroach when she was back at home and part-way through eating the burger. "The guts were hanging out and it had a bi...
Source : Telegraphindia | 8 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Sydney: A second man was charged Tuesday with terrorism-related offences following police raids sparked by an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot in Australia.It follows police in Britain arresting a 14-year-old boy in connection with the purported attack plan.Of five men seized in Melbourne on Saturday, Sevdet Besim, 18, remains in custody charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist act.Another...
Source : Zeenews | 8 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy. In Sicily early Tuesday, prosecutors said they had arrested the boat's captain and a crew member.Assistant Prosecutor Rocco Liguori said two men were charged with favoring illegal ...
Source : Fox News | 8 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Italian authorities arrested two survivors of Sunday's migrant boat disaster on suspicion of people trafficking.CATANIA: Italian authorities arrested two survivors of Sunday's migrant boat disaster on suspicion of people trafficking, infrastructure minister Graziano Delrio said on Tuesday after the men arrived in the Sicilian port of Catania.Italian police interviewed 27 survivors of the wreck as ...
Source : Times Of India | 8 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
China and Pakistan launched a plan today for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China's economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements aimed at establishing a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor between Pakistan's southern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea ...
Source : Telegraphindia | 8 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Washington: The US Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a lawsuit filed against US fruit company Chiquita Brands over funding paramilitaries responsible for human rights violations.The refusal ends the hopes of compensation for 4,000 Colombians who were victims or relatives of victims of the militia funded by the US company.The high court allowed a 2014 decision by a court in Miami to stand wh...
Source : Zeenews | 8 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
CAIRO: An Egyptian court could sentence deposed president Mohamed Morsi to death Tuesday in the first verdict against the Islamist nearly two years after the army ousted him.The Cairo court will deliver its verdict on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in December 2012, when Morsi was still in office.A death penalty against the country's first freely elected president would be a symboli...
Source : Times Of India | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo has offered to resign after facing accusations of accepting bribes.President Park Geun-hye has not said if she will accept Mr Lee's resignation, but has expressed sympathy for him.Mr Lee denies accepting 30 million won ($27,700; £18,600) in illegal campaign funds in 2013, but has come under pressure to stand down.Under South Korean law, politicians cannot a...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
said Tuesday it would punish three factory owners for bowing to North Korean pressure in a wage dispute over workers at the Kaesong joint industrial zone.The North unilaterally announced in February a wage hike for the more than 50,000 North Korean workers employed by South Korean firms operating in Kaesong, just north of the inter-Korean border.South Korea demurred, insisting that under a previou...
Source : Zeenews | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Boston: Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will return to court for the start of his sentencing trial Tuesday when prosecutors will demand that the American jury condemn the 21-year-old to death.The Muslim of Chechen descent was convicted in US federal court earlier this month on all 30 counts related to the 2013 marathon bombings, the murder of a police officer, a car jacking and a shootout while on...
Source : Zeenews | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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