Nov 28, 2014

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40: witness

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people, including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who narrowly avoided ...

Nov 28, 2014

Deal reached to implement key Bali trade pact: WTO

The 160 members of the World Trade Organization agreed Thursday in Geneva to implement a landmark global trade agreement reached in Bali last December, a spokesman said. The deal to implement the first global trade reform pact in the WTO’s 19-year history was finally ...

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Nov 28, 2014

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, gathering for church services and turkey giveaways in marked contrast to the previous days’ outrage over the grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting of unarmed black ...

Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote

Nov 28, 2014

Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote

Arseniy Yatsenyuk received lawmakers’ approval to remain Ukraine’s prime minister, clearing an obstacle for aid talks with the International Monetary Fund as the country grapples with a separatist insurgency in the east. Yatsenyuk, 40, was backed by 341 lawmakers in the 450-seat legislature Thursday, ...

Nov 28, 2014

Earthlings to beam 90,000 hellos to Mars

Radio telescopes on Earth will beam 90,000 messages to Mars on Friday to commemorate the launch 50 years ago of the first robotic probe to visit the planet. A U.S. space funding company called Uwingu organized the extraterrestrial shout-out to mark the 50th anniversary ...

Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

Nov 28, 2014

Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn’t document their right to be in the island ...

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

Nov 28, 2014

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year. That target appears unrealistic, with the World ...

Nov 28, 2014

Porpoise slaughter: Seals fingered in whodunnit

It seemed like an open-and-shut case — a beach mystery that a 10-year-old detective with an ice cream and some time on his hands could figure out. For the better part of a decade, hundreds of harbor porpoises washed up along the southeastern coastline ...