Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Germanwings crash: Co-pilot's motive to deliberately destroy plane raises haunting questions
The Royal rickshaw ride: Prince Charles flags off 'Travels To My Elephant' fundraising event
The Royal rickshaw ride: Prince Charles flags off 'Travels To My Elephant' fundraising event

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwell launched the "Travels to My Elephant" fundraising drive at the Clearance House.

Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site

Iran would be allowed to run hundreds of centrifuges, but an International security will ensure no work towards an atomic bomb.

Saudi Arabia airstrikes Houthi stronghold in north Yemen
Saudi Arabia airstrikes Houthi stronghold in north Yemen

Airstrikes and explosions are rocking Yemen's capital and key military installations held by the country's Shiite rebels.

Mexico: Six months since 43 students disappeared, agitated parents march in protest

Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them and incinerated their remains.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to address joint session of U.S. Congress

Although addresses to both houses by foreign leaders are fairly rare, Abe's will be the third this year.

Police say 10 dead in stampede in Bangladesh

Stampede broke out during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, cause unclear.

Saudi Arabia airstrikes Houthi stronghold in north Yemen

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Saudi Arabia airstrikes Houthi stronghold in north Yemen

Trains collide in Thailand; more than 20 injured

Two passenger trains collided north of Thailand's capital Bangkok, injuring more than 20, authorities said.

Bomb hits police bus in southern Pakistan, wounding 10

A roadside bomb has struck a bus carrying police officers in southern Pakistan, wounding at least 10 people.

Germanwings crash: Lufthansa chief has no clue to co-pilot's motive

The airline had no indication of why the co-pilot would have crashed the plane: Chief executive Carsten Spohr

Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against Islamic State group

The al-Jabouri say if the government helps them rebuild their community then the tribesmen can help sew the country back together

Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid

A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices.

North Korea urged to release 2 South Korean detainees

South Korea urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage.

French prosecutor: Co-pilot intentionally crashed Germanwings flight into mountainside

Prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was unable to regain access.

Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry

A Thailand newspaper reported that country's junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor.

Iran condemns Saudi strikes in Yemen as 'dangerous step'

The Huthis and their allies within the armed forces had been closing in on Yemen's main southern city Aden.

Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff with West

"Moscow has no intention to "make concessions or bend down", said Putin.

Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed South China Sea

Chinese construction is aimed at bolstering its claims to virtually the entire South China Sea.

Sri Lanka's Sirisena meets China's Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka's new president has held talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid efforts to recalibrate pro-China policies.

Yemen president "in high spirits" after air strikes start, says aide

Many countries including Saudi Arabia and Jordan have started raining strikes on the Houthi rebel group.

Boko Haram killed 1,000 civilians this year: Rights group

A report based on accounts from witnesses and media, says Nigeria's govt is not doing enough to protect its civilians.

14 killed in scaffolding collapse in central Vietnam

Police says at least 14 people were killed and 28 others were injured in the incident.

US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

The State Department blacklisted Thailand last year for failing to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking.

FBI: Bomb components found in Tsarnaev's family home

Various items similar to those used in bombs that exploded near the marathon finish line were found in Tsarnaev's family apartment.

France opens black box, hoping to unlock jet crash mystery

The orange cockpit voice recorder is considered the key to understanding why the Germanwings A320 lost radio contact.

Allies of Yemen's Shiite rebels capture Aden airport

Hadi fled Wednesday morning from the presidential compound in the palace in Aden to an undisclosed location.

Thousands pay tribute to the founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Singapore's streets

Singaporeans will be able to pay their last respects to the founding premier round the clock till Saturday.

Airbus A320 crash: Shaken German town mourns loss of 16 teens, 2 teachers

The crash has sent shockwaves through Haltern where it seemed everyone knew someone who had died.

Yemen president flees Aden home as rebels near, say Officials

Witnesses said they saw a convoy of presidential vehicles Wednesday leaving Hadi's palace.

Boeing passenger plane requests emergency landing in Russia - source

The source said one engine on the plane had failed. No more details were immediately available.

Australian researchers discover new treatment for prostrate cancer

Australian researchers have come up with a new treatment for prostrate cancer which can starve cancer cells.

US drone strike allegedly kills nine Pakistani Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Pakistan says it is supporting potential peace talks between the Afghan government and Afghan Taliban.

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen calls for Gulf  Arab military intervention

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen calls for Gulf Arab military intervention to halt advances by Houthi fighters.

Obama's chief of staff rejects Netanyahu's apology, calls his comments troubling

White House chief of staff rejected Benjamin Netanyahu's offensive comments about Palestinian Statehood.

US to fly surveillance flights over Islamic State-held city in Iraq

U.S.-led force has begun surveillance flights over the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit

House passes resolution urging Barack Obama to send arms to Ukraine

There is bipartisan support in Congress to provide the arms to Ukrainian forces battling the rebels.

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.

America  

The ad declaring that "Venezuela is not a threat" comes amid mounting tensions between the two countries.

Obama has placed a premium on deepening US relations with Asia's fast-growing and populous countries.

Climate Change  

It said that the health impact of climate change on the EU's 500 million citizens is "expected to worsen.''

Water pours into the sea- 130 billion tons of ice per year for the past decade, according to NASA.

Europe

 

The airline had no indication of why the co-pilot would have crashed the plane: Chief executive Carsten Spohr

The orange cockpit voice recorder is considered the key to understanding why the Germanwings A320 lost radio contact.

Asia Pacific  

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire,'' an arc of volcanoes in Pacific Basin.