Killers of British soldier in London sentenced, one to life in prison – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesLONDON – Two Muslim extremists who butchered a young British soldier on a busy London street in full view of stunned passersby were sentenced Wednesday to long prison…

North Korean ship enters South Korean waters, Seoul says – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL – South Korea said Tuesday a North Korean warship strayed into South Korean waters late Monday, in the first reported maritime incursion of 2014. South Korean Defense Ministry…

North Korea ‘violates’ sea border with South amid drills – BBC News

BBC NewsA North Korean patrol boat violated a sea border with the South several times late on Monday, officials in Seoul say. The ship spent a few hours south of…

China media: “Mafia-style” crimes – BBC News

BBC NewsNews of “mafia-style” crimes dominate press headlines on Friday, with media asking what “protections” alleged mobsters had in the past decade. Media have reported that Liu Han, ex-head of…

Chinese Tycoon Charged With ‘Mafia-Style’ Crimes – TIME

TIMELiu Han, one of the richest businessmen in China and ex-head of the mining giant Sichuan Hanlong Group, has been charged with murder, intentional injury, organizing a crime gang, illegal…

UN documents North Korean torture chambers, prison camps … and luxury goods – Reuters

ReutersGENEVA Feb 17(Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in North Korea that they said amount to crimes of…

Plane carrying 18 people missing in Nepal – The Nation

The NationKATHMANDU : Rescuers in Nepal scrambled on Sunday to find a Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people that went missing in the country’s mountainous west, officials said. The plane…

Plane with 18 people missing in Nepal’s mountains – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal Airlines plane with 18 people on board flying in bad weather is missing in Nepal’s mountainous west. Ram Hari Sharma of the Civil…

Ukraine protesters offer goodwill gesture after detainees freed – Channel News Asia

Channel News AsiaProtesters occupying Kiev city hall said on Saturday they stood “ready” to vacate the premises, in a gesture of goodwill after authorities released all those detained in the…

‘Jelly Doughnut’ Rock Mystery Solved: NASA Says Opportunity Did Not Witness … – University Herald

University HeraldJelly Donut Rock (Photo : Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA) The scientist who filed the lawsuit against NASA argues the rock was there the whole time and…

US, China promise closer cooperation on climate change – Fox News

Fox NewsBEIJING – The United States and China promised Saturday to cooperate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.…

Venezuela frees some student protesters, unrest continues – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities freed 25 student protesters on Friday pending trial and said that 74 others arrested after this week’s deadly political turmoil would be processed within hours.…

Protests in Venezuela continue as dozens remain jailed – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS — President Nicolas Maduro’s government kept dozens of student protesters behind bars Friday as unrest continued across Venezuela after this week’s deadly political violence. Student demonstrators gathered again…

China says 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in new Xinjiang unrest – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) – Eleven “terrorists” were killed during an attack in China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said, in the latest violence to hit…

Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protests Disrupt Poll – Bloomberg

BloombergAngry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast… Read More. Angry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast…

Ukraine unrest: Rival politicians face off at summit – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko have clashed face to face at a security summit in Munich. The two men appeared in a discussion, during…

Syria crisis: Geneva peace talks end in recriminations – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the opposition were immature,…

Shark fin demand down in S’pore amid extinction threat – Channel News Asia

Channel News AsiaThe demand for shark fin soup has been declining in recent years, according to restaurants, hotels and suppliers in Singapore, while observers say that sharks could still face…

Iraq troops free hostages at Baghdad building – BBC News

BBC NewsIraqi security forces have freed all the hostages taken by gunmen at a building in Baghdad next the ministry of human rights, officials say. Three of the eight attackers…

2,00000 police to be deployed for Feb 2 snap polls in Thailand – The Hindu

The HinduThailand’s embattled government will deploy 2,00,000 police nationwide for the disputed snap polls on Sunday to foil protesters’ bid to derail the voting as part of their campaign to…

Controversial monk at vanguard of Thai street protests – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostA saffron-robed monk takes to the stage in the Thai capital and urges cheering protesters to fight a “black-hearted” government — testing a taboo in the devout kingdom about…

Fears that 12-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Australia – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA 12-year-old boy was feared dead after being snatched by a saltwater crocodile while swimming in Australia’s Northern Territory, police said Monday. The boy was swimming with friends in the…

Thai protesters disrupt early voting for disputed election – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai anti-government protesters surrounded almost half of the polling stations in Bangkok on Sunday, election officials said, chaining doors shut and forcing the cancellation of advance voting…

At least 4 killed as large explosion hits Cairo police headquarters – Fox News

Fox NewsCAIRO – A car bomb struck the main Egyptian police headquarters Friday in the heart of Cairo, killing at least four people in a hugely symbolic attack on the…

State of Emergency Declared in Bangkok as Protests Grow Violent – Bloomberg

BloombergA protester holds a “Shutdown Bangkok” sign while sitting down with other demonstrators… Read More. A protester holds a “Shutdown Bangkok” sign while sitting down with other demonstrators to block…

The Dolphin Hunt: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy’s Concern – ABC News

ABC Newstonight, and Caroline Kennedy making headlines this evening after a tweet she sent out. She, of course, is the ambassador to Japan now and clearly not in favor of…

Analysis: Egypt vote muddies political outlook – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCAIRO (AP) — For all the self-congratulatory headlines in Egypt’s pro-military media, the results of last week’s constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the…

Thai protesters march on, defiant after grenade attack – Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisAn anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag during a rally at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok. – Reuters. Anti-government protesters marched defiantly through Thailand’s…

Ten Count for Jose Sulaiman – Fight News

Fight NewsMuch has been written about the passing of WBC “President For Life,” Don José Sulaimán Chagnón. Sulaiman died yesterday at UCLA Medical Center at 82, of complications following heart…

World Boxing Council chief Sulaiman dies at 82 – The Hindu

The HinduJose Sulaiman, the longtime head of the World Boxing Council who introduced rules to protect boxers, died on Thursday. He was 82. Sulaiman’s son, Mauricio Sulaiman, said his father…

Thai PM Yingluck probed over ‘corrupt rice subsidy scheme’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s official anti-corruption commission says it is investigating Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in connection with the government’s controversial rice subsidy scheme. The policy guarantees Thai rice farmers a much…

Sharapova wins amid extreme heat – BBC Sport

BBC SportMaria Sharapova survived a scare to reach the Australian Open third round as the temperature exceeded 40C for the third consecutive day in Melbourne. The 2008 champion edged a…

Thai protesters target revenue offices, government awaits graft ruling – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters in Thailand trying to force out the government marched on revenue offices on Thursday, but their numbers appeared to be dwindling and ministers said the movement…

Egypt holds key vote on country’s new next charter – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCAIRO (AP) — Egyptians start voting Tuesday on a draft for their country’s next constitution, a vision for the nation’s future and a milestone in a military-backed roadmap put…

China jails doctor for selling babies – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted a doctor guilty of baby trafficking and sentenced her to death with a two-year reprieve, after the obstetrician admitted in…