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2 die in school shooting after online warnings – US shootings revive debate on gun control

LOS ANGELES: A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before…

Islamic State threat seen as important – US military response ‘not gone far enough’

WASHINGTON: Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the US military response in Iraq…

Brazil’s election: ‘Ghosts’ versus ‘Monsters’

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent’s warnings about the “ghosts of the past,” or…

Coalition airstrikes on Syria kill over 500 – Islamic State world’s wealthiest terror group

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State has become the world’s wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said yesterday. “We have…

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

OTTAWA: The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of…

Canada’s PM: Shooting rampage was terrorism

OTTAWA: Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign…

American freed by N Korea back in US – Detainee reunites with family after six months

WEST CARROLLTON: An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home yesterday to tears of joy and hugs…

Mexico military kill 15 suspected criminals

MEXICO CITY: At least 12 and probably 15 of the 22 people killed by soldiers at a rural warehouse last summer were executed, the president of the governmental Human Rights…

IS seizes arms airdropped by US-led coalition forces

BEIRUT: Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by US-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a…

Canadian soldier in terror attack dead – Canadian PM briefed about the incident

MONTREAL: One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in an apparent terrorist attack has died of his injuries. Quebec provincial police said he died early yesterday. The soldier’s…

Abduction, dirty cops are open secret in Mexico

TELOLOAPAN: Two years ago, Manuel was kidnapped by a drug gang in southern Mexico and held and beaten for eight weeks before reappearing in another city, his clothes torn to…

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

WASHINGTON:With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed…

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