Explosion in New York's Chelsea neighborhood injures at least 29

Sep 18, 2016

Explosion in New York's Chelsea neighborhood injures at least 29

An explosion in a crowded Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday night left 29 people injured, and authorities said a second nearby site was also being investigated. Mayor Bill de Blasio called the blast an “intentional act,” but said there was no terrorist connection. “Tonight, New ...

Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Sep 17, 2016

Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Britain’s armed forces would be unable to defend the country against a serious military attack because they have been “withered” by cuts, a former senior commander warned before his retirement, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. In a 10-page memo sent to Defence Secretary ...

Sep 17, 2016

Abu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in Philippines

Ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines along with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released, officials said. Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed in Patikul town in ...

U.S. tells Russia military cooperation in Syria is not guaranteed

Sep 17, 2016

U.S. tells Russia military cooperation in Syria is not guaranteed

The United States warned Russia on Friday that potential military cooperation envisioned by a cease-fire deal in Syria will not happen unless humanitarian aid begins to flow into Aleppo and other besieged communities. The warning came as President Barack Obama’s top national security aides ...

Sep 17, 2016

Bombing in northwestern Pakistani mosque kills 24, wounds 28

A suicide bomber attacked a Sunni mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 24 worshippers and wounding 28 others, officials said. Several children were also among those killed or wounded in the deadly attack. A breakaway Taliban group claimed responsibility for the ...

Sep 16, 2016

Government to defer bill penalizing criminal conspiracies

The government and ruling bloc will postpone introducing a bill that penalizes criminal conspiracies, officials said Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the bill “is not included in the list of legislation to be submitted to the extraordinary Diet ...