Nishikori downs Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2015

Nishikori downs Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori earned an Australian Open quarterfinal date with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after defeating Spanish No. 9 seed David Ferrer in straight sets on Monday. Nishikori, the fifth seed, ran the 32-year-old Spaniard ragged in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 fourth-round victory to set up ...

Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

Jan 26, 2015

Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt’s government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality. The photos ...

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor's case

Jan 26, 2015

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor's case

A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Fernandez fled Argentina on Sunday after threats. “Now safe in Tel Aviv. Thanks everybody. We’ll talk soon,” Damian Pachter ...

Jan 26, 2015

Two women hanging at Kim's side compete for influence

One sports a Christian Dior handbag and favors Western clothes. The other carries a notebook and wears dark uniforms. These fashion opposites are the two most influential women in North Korea. While Kim Jong Un’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, and younger sister, Kim Yo ...

Afghan air force ascent slow, imperiling battle with Taliban

Jan 26, 2015

Afghan air force ascent slow, imperiling battle with Taliban

Afghanistan’s armed forces are so short of combat-ready aircraft that, late last year, they began fitting machine guns and rockets to Russian-made Mi-17 transport helicopters, dubbed “flying tractors,” to bolster their air power. With new planes capable of engaging Taliban insurgents delayed by over ...

Jan 26, 2015

World leaders pay respects on Saudi day of mourning

More foreign leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia paying their respects to King Salman on Sunday, as the normally gridlocked streets of Riyadh turned quiet during a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah. The latest arrivals included Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito, Iraqi Kurdish leader ...

Jan 26, 2015

Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant tied to Frenchman's beheading

Moroccan authorities said on Sunday they arrested a suspected Algerian member of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel east of Algiers in September. An al-Qaida splinter group known as Caliphate Soldiers kidnapped Gourdel when he was hiking in ...