Obama bends immigration policy
Washington: In an election-year policy change,President Barack Obama has said the US will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to young,talented illegal immigrants who entered America as kids and do not pose a risk to national security or public safety. The shift on the politically volatile issue of immigration policy prompted immediate praise from Latino leaders,while Republicans reacted with outrage.
Car bombing kills 20 in Pakistan tribal region
PESHAWAR: A car bomb exploded at a crowded bazar in a northwestern Pakistani tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Saturday,killing at least 20 people and wounding over 50 others,hospital and government officials said. Several shops and vehicles were also badly damaged in the attack.
Baghdad bomb targets Shia pilgrims,9 killed
BAGHDAD: At least nine people were killed and 31 wounded on Saturday when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad where thousands of Shia pilgrims had gathered to mark a major religious festival,police said.
Ohio woman drives into crowd,injures dozens
LIMA: A woman suddenly drove her car into a crowded town square in northwest Ohio on Friday night,injuring 20 to 25 people,some of whom were pinned under the car and freed when bystanders lifted it,authorities and witnesses.
36 killed in shelling across Syria: NGO
Beirut: Syrian troops shelled several rebel strongholds overnight and on Saturday,including Douma in northern Damascusand Homs,with a watchdog reporting at least 36 people killed nationwide.