Turkish PM offers unexpected condolences for 1915 Armenian massacre

Apr 24, 2014

Turkish PM offers unexpected condolences for 1915 Armenian massacre

Turkey’s prime minister offered his condolences on Wednesday over the massacre of Armenians during World War I, calling it “our shared pain,” the country’s most significant overture yet on the deeply divisive episode. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statement — on the eve of ...

Apr 23, 2014

'Piles and piles' of bodies seen in S. Sudan slaughter

The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young ...

Top U.S. court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

Apr 23, 2014

Top U.S. court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities. The 6-2 vote and the four opinions issued ...

China domestic tourist boom puts minorities on display

Apr 21, 2014

China domestic tourist boom puts minorities on display

Marching in dragon dances, cheering on buffalo fights, singing folk songs with villagers, an enamoured traveler ticked off the sights during a three-week tour of Chinese ethnic minority festivals. The man — who flew across the country to southwestern Guizhou province to see the ...

China says man tried to seize weapons in Xinjiang

Apr 18, 2014

China says man tried to seize weapons in Xinjiang

A youth killed by police in the restive Xinjiang region last weekend was trying to seize weapons, China said Thursday in a state media report that said at least one person who had spread a sharply different account of the youth’s death would be ...

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

Apr 14, 2014

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the broken U.S. immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the committee to elect Democratic lawmakers to the House said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with ...

Death toll from family feud in southern Egypt reaches 25

Apr 7, 2014

Death toll from family feud in southern Egypt reaches 25

Clashes between an Arab clan and a Nubian family resumed Sunday in Egypt’s south, killing two people and wounding four, health officials said, leaving the tourist city of Aswan on the edge despite a high-profile government effort to end the bloodshed. The clashes, which ...