Friday, May 29, 2015
Two car bombs in Iraq; 10 killed, 27 injured

Two car bombs in Iraq; 10 killed, 27 injured

Iraq is seeing almost daily attacks that have been frequently claimed by Islamic State group.

Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis
Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis

<p>In the past month, more than 3,000 Rohingya muslims have landed in the three countries amid a regional crackdown.</p>

Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima, evacuation ordered
Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima, evacuation ordered

A pyroclastic flow of super-heated gas and rock flowed down the side of the peak and reached the ocean, NHK said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries to the island's roughly 150 residents.

Only one body per grave found at trafficking camps: Malaysia
Only one body per grave found at trafficking camps: Malaysia

Thailand launched a crackdown on the camps, where migrants were typically held until a ransom was paid after finding at least 36 bodies on its side of the border in early May.

Dalai Lama urges Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingya muslim migrants

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, told The Australian newspaper that the world cannot ignore the plight of the more than 3,000 desperate Rohingya migrants.

Should US continue to provide Coalition Support Fund to Pakistan Army, asks US Congress report

CSF accounts for nearly half of overt US financial aid to Pakistan since 2001.

45 dead, 286 injured in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen police headquarters

Witnesses said jets also bombed a naval base in the western Hodeida province controlled by the Houthis.

Only one body per grave found at trafficking camps: Malaysia

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Only one body per grave found at trafficking camps: Malaysia

US military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

Four US civilians have been started on preventive measures which usually includes the anthrax vaccine, antibiotics or both.

Irish gay marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity': Vatican

Cardinal said he was saddened by the landslide decision, in which more than 62 percent of Irish voters said "yes".

Four mild tremors jolt Nepal

A 4.0 magnitude tremor was felt at 5.29 am local time in the Nepalese capital.

David Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech

It was the 62nd time the 89-year-old monarch has delivered the annual Queen's Speech, but this year's proposals have especially profound implications for the future of the United Kingdom she heads.

Hundreds evacuated in Texas after storms leave at least 15 dead

People were told to stay away from more than 200 homes in Parker County where the Brazos River was poised to overflow its banks about 30 miles (50 km) west of Fort Worth on Wednesday night, county officials said.

Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis

At a makeshift landing station on the Bay of Bengal, 19-year-old Mohammed Rubel described how traffickers transported the terrified migrants to the large boats that carry them out to sea.

Islamic State kills 20 men in ruins of Syria's Palmyra: monitor

ISIS has carried out a string of atrocities including videotaped beheading and mass killings, rape and enslavement.

Fewer hungry people in world despite wars, poverty: UN

The agencies said improved agricultural productivity, and better social protection measures had the most impact in reducing hunger.

Israel strikes Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rocket at port city

The Israeli military said it struck four "terror infrastructures" in the southern Gaza Strip and that hits were confirmed.

Iraq: 17 troops dead in Islamic State suicide attack

The suicide attacks came by IS just hours after the Iraqi government announced the start of a wide scale operation to recapture areas under the control of the group in Anbar.

Mid-air scare as Singapore Airlines flight loses power with 194 onboard

<p>Singapore Airlines is reviewing the incident with engine maker, Rolls-Royce and Airbus.</p>

Kabul guesthouse siege ends, four militants dead in the attack

Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi said the siege ended in the morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed.

China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff

Longyou court has put fine on Jinfanda Biochemicals which makes glyphostate and its considered to be the highest fine levied ever on any Manufacturer in Zhejiang province.

South China Sea critical to US national security: White House

A State department official said the US is "carefully" monitoring China's military developments.

Afghan insurgents launch late-night attack on Kabul guesthouse

Over a dozen blasts were counted in the first hour of the attack, while bursts of gunfire and multiple explosions continued into the morning.

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni survives assassination attempt

Thinni has faced increasing criticism for running an ineffective rump state in the east.

Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp

Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.

Bangladesh bans Islamist group linked to 'secular bloggers' killings

Bloggers Avijit Roy, Ananta Bijoy Das and Washiqur Rahman were hacked to death by Islamic militant groups earlier this year as they wrote against certain aspects of Islam.

38 killed in fire at China care home

Search and rescue operations were continuing, Xinhua said, and the cause of the fire remained unclear.

Pakistani security forces kill 7 militants in Karachi

Khurram says that in the first raid, three militants were trapped in a building and killed themselves by detonating explosive vests.

America  

Rezaian, an Iranian-American, has been held since July last year in a politically sensitive case that has unfolded while Iran and world powers conduct nuclear talks

Sgt. Kimberly A Schneider said that officers spotted the parked vehicle Sunday afternoon on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues.

Climate Change  

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at a meeting with Pacific island nations in Iwaki in northern Japan.

Figueres said technological advances were the first of several factors that had created "a very changed political environment."

Europe  

The exit poll said 52 percent of the votes in Sunday's final round of the presidential election went to Duda and 48 percent to Komorowski.

Ireland on Saturday begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalize homosexual marriages in the country.

Asia Pacific  

Thailand launched a crackdown on the camps, where migrants were typically held until a ransom was paid after finding at least 36 bodies on its side of the border in early May.

Khurram says that in the first raid, three militants were trapped in a building and killed themselves by detonating explosive vests.