An 11-year-old boy’s death – from falling 17 storeys out his bedroom window on the day he was meant to show his parents his mid-year examination results – has been ruled a suicide. According to local media reports, State Coroner Marvin Bay declared the death a “deliberate act of suicide” and said that the child faced pressure from his parents to achieve a certain standard of exam results. The court heard that on 18 May, the day of the incident, the boy had been due to show his parents his exam results, which were below the 70-mark standard set by his mother.>>> »
At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, Russia's Investigative Committee said Saturday. Investigators said in a statement that an Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people had crashed Friday night outside the city of Novy Urengoy and that "19 people have died
The Syrian army attacked the village of Qmenas with chemical weapons in March 2015, UN experts said in a report released Friday. The report was presented Friday to the UN Security Council. The UN-led joint investigative mechanism (JIM) in late August reported that Syrian government forces had carried
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BEIJING (AP) — More than 50,000 people in southern China have been evacuated in the path of Typhoon Haima, which killed at least 13 people in the Philippines before moving northward.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and "kleptocrats" pay their fair share of taxes.
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving fire at a Southern California recycling center has sent huge flames into the air and a plume of smoke that can be seen for miles.
Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 World Cup. More than one million people voted in the contest following what FIFA said was "the most engaging creative process" for selecting an official mascot in its history.
South Africa announced Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world's worst crimes. The decision followed a dispute last year when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the country for an African Union
The train, travelling from the capital Yaounde to the economic hub Douala, was crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities and came off the tracks just before reaching the central city of Eseka, transport minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o said. Emergency services had
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside monitor to oversee reform of its police department after the fatal 2015 shooting of an unarmed black motorist by one of its police officers.
By Maurice Tamman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump has repeatedly called this year's presidential election rigged and has coyly said "I will keep you in suspense” on whether he would accept a Hillary Clinton victory, but many Republicans are less circumspect, according to a new poll. Only
Halloween is near and if you are looking for a not too scary Halloween venue to bring your little ones to, look no further than the Singapore River Safari! River Safari’s annual Safari Boo is back again for the third year and they will be celebrating all things aliens and monsters for trick-or-treat.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested 35 suspected members of a Long Island gang days after the skeletal remains of a young man were discovered.
Islamic State militants launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces ...
ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) — An overloaded train derailed along the route that links Cameroon's two major cities on Friday, killing at least 53 people and injuring more than 300, the government said.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office.
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international inquiry found Syrian government forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack, according to a confidential report submitted to the U.N. Security Council on Friday, setting the stage for a showdown between Russia and western council members
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on counterterrorism and human rights accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling "lies and xenophobia" by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship on Friday passed through waters claimed by China near disputed islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Department said, drawing Chinese condemnation.
A Mississippi woman is appealing a federal judge's decision that being jailed for 96 days without seeing a judge didn't violate her constitutional rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project.
Security concerns forced the UN to delay planned evacuations from Syria's Aleppo, it said, as Russia extended a truce that was largely holding for a second day. Moscow said it was extending the unilateral "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian government's Russian-backed assault on opposition-held
French police staged protests in Paris and other cities for a fifth night on Friday, in a movement showing no sign of abating despite President Francois Hollande's government attempts to defuse tensions just months before a presidential election. Speaking from a European Council meeting in Brussels