Nov 28, 2014

Four last copies of Magna Carta united for first time

The British Library will bring together the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta for the first time in February as Britain celebrates the 800-year anniversary of the famous constitutional charter. Two copies of the document — seen as a precursor for modern constitutions ...

Nov 28, 2014

OPEC maintains oil output level, triggering price collapse

OPEC on Thursday decided against cutting the amount of oil it produces despite a glut in global supplies, triggering a fresh collapse in crude prices. The cartel pumping out one-third of the world’s oil opted to stick by its output target, even after prices ...

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Nov 28, 2014

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said. The nine-hour exchange of firing stopped as night fell, but some militants were still believed to be ...

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Nov 28, 2014

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks. For more than 700 migrants, most of them fleeing the conflict ...

Nov 28, 2014

Stranded Kenyan workers demand evacuation after Islamist attack

Scores of teachers and civil servants were stranded at a remote Kenyan airstrip on Thursday, demanding evacuation and protection five days after Islamist gunmen killed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the surrounding border region near Somalia. Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack ...

British detective writer P. D. James dead at 94

Nov 28, 2014

British detective writer P. D. James dead at 94

British detective writer P. D. James, creator of the best-selling series featuring poetry-writing sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, died on Thursday at the age of 94. Faber and Faber, which published James since her first book in 1962, said she died peacefully at home in Oxford, ...

Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

Nov 27, 2014

Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

A Japanese reporter indicted on charges of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing on Thursday at the Seoul Central District Court. Prosecutors last month indicted Tatsuya Kato, the former Seoul bureau chief of Japan’s Sankei Shimbun, over ...