Truck slams into Mexico pilgrim procession; 24 dead; driver fled

Jul 31, 2015

Truck slams into Mexico pilgrim procession; 24 dead; driver fled

At least 24 people, including four children, were killed when a truck plowed into pilgrims after its brakes failed in Mexico, authorities said Thursday as the driver fled the scene of the tragedy. More than 20 other people were injured following Wednesday afternoon’s accident ...

Migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal again; one dies

Jul 30, 2015

Migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal again; one dies

One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. British ministers convened for emergency talks on the mounting crisis, as Prime Minister ...

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Jul 29, 2015

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for ...

Jul 28, 2015

Najib urges patience on graft probe, warns against discord

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for patience on investigations into the state investment company, warning infighting in the ruling party would risk sowing voter discord. The statement came after Deputy Premier Muhyiddin Yassin stepped up his calls for answers over the 1Malaysia Development ...

Gunmen storm police station in Indian Punjab; six killed

Jul 27, 2015

Gunmen storm police station in Indian Punjab; six killed

Heavily armed men dressed in military fatigues stormed a police station Monday in India’s northern frontier state of Punjab close to the border with Pakistan, killing six people and wounding several others. Police exchanged fire with the attackers, who remained holed up in the ...

Jul 27, 2015

Australian 'Islamic State nurse' remanded in custody

An Australian nurse who allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria was Monday remanded in custody on terrorism charges relating to carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for the militants. Adam Brookman, a 39-year-old father of five, is accused of knowingly providing support ...

Jul 27, 2015

Amid crackdown, China attempts to dispel foreign NGOs' concerns

China’s Minister of Public Security has assured foreign nongovernment organizations operating in the country that China supports their activities amid fears that a controversial new law governing NGOs could hamper the development of civil society. Western governments and foreign nonprofit groups are pressuring China ...