By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. Pakistani authorities have blamed
By Colin Packham and Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Four people were killed on Tuesday on a river rapids ride at Australia's biggest theme park, police said, after a malfunction threw two of the victims off the seemingly innocuous ride and left the other two trapped inside. "One of the
A group of about 20 workers began on Tuesday to slowly destroy the Calais "Jungle" camp structures using sledgehammers and by hand, according to a Reuters reporter at the scene, who also saw two small bulldozers waiting nearby. The demolition of the camp was scheduled to take place as part
When the Philippines’ tough-guy President Rodrigo Duterte announced in Beijing last week that “America has lost” and that he was “separating” from the United States to align with a rising China, it could only have been music to his hosts’ ears. Here was a neighboring American ally seemingly eschewing
At this point, almost everyone in the United States wishes it was over. How will the next president – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump – move to heal the nation following an election that’s further polarized the electorate and brought some of the worst aspects of US politics to the fore? After all,
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail Monday for leaking grand jury information to the media as part of a personal vendetta against a rival and then lying about it under oath, according to WTAE news in Pittsburgh. Ms. Kane had pleaded for a lenient
Thanksgiving. “In an American election, there are no losers, because whether or not our candidates are successful, the next morning we all wake up as Americans,” he said. Thanksgiving has sometimes arrived soon after the United States faced a crisis and a need for healing.
By Andrew Osborn and Gleb Stolyarov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash in which Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of Total, was killed had been drinking alcohol, Russia's aviation regulator said on Tuesday, saying the accident could have been avoided altogether
An Israeli civilian was killed by gunfire along the border with Egypt on Tuesday, the Israeli military said. Israeli Channel 2 television said the victim was an employee for a contractor firm hired by the Israeli defense ministry to carry out maintenance work on the border fence. Egypt is battling
Reviews of shootings in which Israeli security forces killed a knife-wielding Palestinian and another throwing stones found the use of deadly violence could have been avoided, public radio reported Tuesday. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the cases had been looked into as part of routine procedure
Wallonia premier Paul Magnette said the Belgian region was not opposed to a planned EU-Canada free trade deal in itself but that an arbitration scheme needed to be dropped and public services protected. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) but Belgium cannot
French investigators said Tuesday they were searching for clues into the abduction of a 76-year-old luxury hotel owner a day after she was snatched near her Riviera home. Prosecutor Jean-Michael Pretre said Jacqueline Veyrac was getting into her SUV when the abductors grabbed her, covered her head and
MOSCOW (AP) — The IOC is asking Russia to provide details of how anti-doping procedures were carried out over a five-year period as the Olympic body investigates the country's drug scandals.
The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place. ...
Dozens of Dutch companies called on the country's next government on Tuesday to establish an independent climate authority, environment minister and national investment bank to speed up the shift to clean energy. The rare call for more government came from 39 companies, including oil giant Royal
(Advisory: Note graphic content throughout) By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - Filming himself torturing and killing a young Indonesian woman, British investment banker Rurik Jutting veered between boasting, remorse and describing the pleasure he derived from sexually brutalizing the first of two
PARIS (Reuters) - A large fire was visible in the northern part of the Calais "Jungle" on Tuesday, on a scale beyond those that can be seen on any day at the migrant camp, according to a Reuters reporter at the scene. Black smoke rose from the fire as it burned on the second day of the French
By Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces a tough balancing act on Wednesday when he announces a midterm budget meant to boost the sickly economy and show his fraud case is not distracting him. Gordhan has said he plans to reduce government
Spain's Socialists will not approve any budgets proposed by an incoming center-right government, the party's interim head said on Tuesday, highlighting how a policy deadlock could persist with a new administration. Spain's parliament will vote on acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy´s bid
By Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday backed a $22 billion expansion of Heathrow Airport, ending 25 years of indecision and promising to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, defeated a proposal
A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants who last hit the area earlier this month. Kenyan media reported that some of the dead were members of a theatre group due to perform for school children in Mandera. The Al-Qaeda-linked
By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - The British government gave Heathrow the green light on Tuesday to build a third runway, which will be the first new full-length runway since the 1940s in southeast England, the economic engine of Britain. Heathrow has said the new runway will be open for flights by
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's labor minister says negotiators from the International Monetary Fund have adopted "extreme neoliberal" positions at the start of a new round of bailout talks in Athens, pressing to aggressively scale back union powers and employment rights.
Workers were set to begin demolishing the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp on Tuesday as hundreds of migrants boarded buses on the second day of a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement. More than 1,900 left the slum on Monday, ahead of work to tear down the makeshift shelters and
EU lawmakers on Tuesday lifted the parliamentary immunity of former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, a move sought by French prosecutors who want to try him for allegedly inciting race hate. MEPs endorsed the decision by a show of hands after reviewing a 2014 clip the former National Front