A general accused of war crimes was Monday appointed Sri Lanka army chief, prompting international criticism and warnings his selection undermined efforts to ensure accountability after the country's long-running civil war. UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she was "deeply troubled"
Some Kashmir schools re-opened on Monday but were largely empty following weekend clashes in Srinagar, two-weeks after India removed the restive region's autonomy and imposed a lockdown. The authorities said they were re-opening 190 primary schools in the city yet few children could be seen at half
French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday that Moscow must abide by fundamental democratic principles, and that it was right to keep a dialogue between the countries to move forward on international crises. Macron, who was hosting Putin at his summer residence in
The United States cannot influence China's decisions in handling the situation in Hong Kong, China's influential state-controlled tabloid Global Times said http://bit.ly/30fJ7p7 late on Monday. "Political and public opinion elites in the US must understand that although they have the ability
Sudan's deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir in court in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. Bashir admitted to receiving $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a Khartoum court.
Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, forcing more evacuations as flames in some parts rose so high even water-dropping planes were unable to operate.
Polish opposition parties have joined forces to try to win a majority in the upper house of parliament, the Senate, in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13, as they struggle to oust the ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS) from power. Opinion polls show PiS winning a second four-year term with
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there had been a 1.8% increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15. In a sign that the outbreak is slowing, the CDC in recent weeks has reported smaller increases in the number
Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial. The former president, who was forced from power by months of protests in April after 30 years in power, sat in a metal cage wearing
The EU on Monday pledged 10 million euros in fresh aid to help Bosnia manage an influx of migrants crossing its territory to reach Western Europe. The money will be used to build new reception centres and provide other services including "food and accommodation, access to water sanitation and hygiene
A study published Monday links exposure to fluoridated tap water during pregnancy to lower IQ scores in infants, but several outside experts expressed concern over its methodology and questioned its findings. Fluoride has been added to community water supplies in industrial countries to prevent tooth
Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare", Pakistan said on Monday New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border. Relations between the neighbours, already hostile, have been deeply strained over India's decision
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said Monday, amid a financial crisis in the occupied West Bank that has prompted deep salary cuts. Abbas's office did not provide further details on the number of advisers or the costs involved, pointing only to a brief
Sri Lanka's President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of serious human rights violations. A United Nations panel has accused Silva's division
"She is my new queen,” wrote one person on Twitter about a New York City resident who took the selfie game to a new level over the weekend.
A woman failed to recognize the actress, but instead fawned over the couple and asked Driver, “Don’t you just love celebrities?"
The new CEO of trouble-plagued Cathay Pacific Group has vowed that the company will bounce back, as he set out three priorities on his first day in the job, including complying with all demands from mainland China’s aviation regulator.Augustus Tang Kin-wing, 60, who also called for unity among staff
A charity vessel carrying 107 rescued migrants criticised Monday a proposal that it unload its passengers in Spain's Balearic Islands, some 1,000 kilometres from its current location off the coast of Italy where it has been stuck in limbo for days. Spain said late Sunday the ship could dock in Mallorca
A Turkish military convoy crossed into jihadist-run northwest Syria Monday, sending tensions soaring between Damascus and rebel-backer Ankara which said its forces were targeted with an air strike. The Syrian government reacted angrily after the convoy entered Idlib province and headed towards a key
Troops and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare.
A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday. Spaniard Maria Pich-Aguilera, 50, was arrested on Sunday evening and faces a fine of one million shillings ($9,800) or 12 months