By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French workers began demolishing the "Jungle" shanty town in Calais on Tuesday, wielding sledgehammers to tear down makeshift dwellings as their former residents - migrants seeking entry to Britain - were moved out. Police equipped with water
A blast that killed 14 people in a block of prefabricated houses in China on Monday was caused by "illegal production and storage of explosives", the state news agency Xinhua reported. The explosion in the northwestern town of Xinmin in Shaanxi province injured 147 people and damaged dozens
China and the United States are in "advanced negotiations" on returning to China five of its most wanted corruption suspects who have fled to the United States, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. China has vowed to pursue an overseas search dubbed Operation Fox Hunt for corrupt officials
Terrorist attacks in Pakistan were down by half over the year before. The spike is raising fresh questions over whether Pakistan’s longtime support for militants that target India and Afghanistan is coming home to roost. “The government is fighting terrorism, and certainly the US and many others are
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, the only third-party candidate whose name appears on the ballot in all 50 states, knows his chances of winning the White House are virtually nonexistent. Even so, his team has laid plans for an Election Day victory of a different sort – one with a payoff
The absence of a ninth justice on the US Supreme Court won’t be a problem this fall, even if November’s election ends up being decided there, according to Stephen Breyer. The Supreme Court justice, who appeared on MSNBC Monday to promote his new book "The Court and the World," explained that
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese electronics maker that has recalled products sold in the U.S. said Tuesday it did all it could to prevent a massive cyberattack that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — National Hockey League representatives are in South Korea to inspect Olympic facilities as the league mulls a decision on whether to let its players appear for a sixth consecutive Olympics in Pyeongchang.
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix. Clapper says investigators are gathering a lot of data and preliminary indications
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police flew to Rome to interview a top Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades, officials said Wednesday.
The two co-mayors of Diyarbakir, the biggest Kurdish-majority city in southeast Turkey, have been arrested as part of a "terrorism" enquiry, security officials said. There was a heavy police presence around the town hall following the arrests of Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli, who together
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned violence in the Central African Republic, one day after four people were killed and 14 others wounded in the capital of Bangui. The violence took place during demonstrations called by a coalition of civil society groups protesting against United
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products.
Australian police said on Wednesday they have interviewed the Vatican's Australian-born financial controller, Cardinal George Pell, in relation to allegations of sexual assault. Victoria state police said investigations were continuing as a result of last week's interview in Rome, but declined
With just two weeks before the November 8 election, polls showed Democrat Clinton -- who is vying to become America's first female president -- dominating nationally and looking for a resounding mandate to govern the bitterly divided country. Early voting began in Florida on Monday, an urgent reminder
Colombia's government hopes to open a new front Thursday in efforts to bury a half-century armed conflict, starting talks with the country's second-biggest rebel force. An accord with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) was meant to be the icing on the cake of a historic agreement signed
(Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants has not taken enough precautions to avoid civilian casualties in Syria and has underestimated the impact of its operations on civilians, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. "It's high time the U.S. authorities came clean
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's increasingly frank president, who is battling low approval ratings, launched a campaign on Tuesday to get people to talk positively about his country.
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission here said. "The Brazilian peacekeepers who were there supporting the Haitian national police fired rubber
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced Tuesday that he will nominate a senator to replace Arely Gomez as the country's attorney general.
TORONTO (AP) — A nurse has been charged with the murders of eight elderly people under her care at nursing homes in southwestern Ontario over a seven-year period, police said Tuesday.
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 victims. Footage taken from four hours of
The government of Gambia said on Tuesday it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, accusing the world body of ignoring the "war crimes" of Western nations and seeking only to prosecute Africans. The decision by the tiny West African nation, whose president, Yahya Jammeh, has
PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge's order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term.