At least 40 migrants die in Mediterranean – Second tragedy this week

ROME: At least 40 migrants died after apparently getting trapped and suffocating in the water-logged hold of a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, the...

Migrant, refugee chaos at a train station in Macedonia – 2,000 a day cross...

GEVGELIJA: Small children are pushed through open carriage windows each time a Serbia-bound train pulls into the railway station in this Macedonian border town....

Japan emperor expresses ‘deep remorse’ over WWII – South Korea wants Japan to resolve...

TOKYO: Japanese Emperor Akihito marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two with an expression of "deep remorse" over the conflict...

Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

CALIFORNIA: Winds in the West are helping stoke wildfires sweeping across the Northern Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, posing problems for firefighters trying...

Gulf-backed Yemen forces extend gains in the south – Exiled government’s troops retake fifth...

ADEN: Gulf-backed forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government retook a fifth southern province yesterday, extending recent territorial gains against Iran-backed rebels who control the...

American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

HAVANA: Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday called for "genuine democracy" in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in...

Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

DAVENPORT, Iowa: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the US...

China’s silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens’ fears

BEIJING: China's stone-walling after a huge industrial explosion in Tianjin has generated fear and suspicion among citizens shocked by the apocalyptic images and skeptical...

Oceanic junk ranges from toys to suspected debris – 8.8m tons of plastic dumped...

NEW DELHI: For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya,...

China battles fires, contamination at blast site

TIANJIN: Chinese authorities struggled yesterday to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens...

On prison island, Kurd leader sidelined as peace unravels

ISTANBUL: With a ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in tatters, the man who could hold the key to restarting the...

Life in Sadr City: ‘We are living in a state of fear’

BAGHDAD: In this torrid Baghdad summer, Karim Kadim, his wife and five children have been sleeping in their living room, where the air conditioning...

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18th June