World

  • Air Canada flight slides off Halifax runway, 23 injured

    An Air Canada flight crash landed in the east coast city of Halifax and went off the runway early on Sunday, local media reported, with the airline confirming 23 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries. The airline said the incident happened shortly after midnight, and 18 of…

    Reuters10 mins ago
  • U.S. allies strike 14 targets in Iraq, one in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S.-led coalition struck targets in Iraq and Syria overnight as part of the fight against Islamic State militants, according to a press release from the combined joint task force. The attacks struck 14 targets in Iraq and one in Syria, including positions held…

    Reuters31 mins ago
  • Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises

    By Mahmoud Mourad and Yara Bayoumy SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars. …

    Reuters34 mins ago
  • In Kenya, religious coexistence feels pressure of stronger Muslim identity

    Her attire speaks to a series of compromises between her Christian-funded school and its Muslim students. This is the trade-off for attending Malindi Central Primary School, one of Kenya’s many church-sponsored public schools. Administrators are struggling to figure out how to accommodate a…

    Christian Science Monitor31 mins ago
  • Nigerian elections: Boko Haram is one of many disruptions, but voters persist

    In the weeks and months leading up to Nigeria’s presidential elections, the Islamic militant group Boko Haram had vowed to disrupt the democratic process. “If we compare the six weeks before the crackdown to the six weeks following it, the number of Boko Haram attacks increased,” Matthew Henman,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?

    Friday was the deadline for Mrs. Clinton to respond to a congressional subpoena for emails and documents related to Libya, including the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador and three other American personnel. The subpoena was from the House Select…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Boston Police officer shot, suspect killed: A case of justified deadly force?

    Decorated Boston Police officer and military veteran John T. Moynihan was injured during a shoot-out in Roxbury on Friday night. The report found that the number of police shootings against unarmed suspects is on the rise, going from 6 percent in 2007 to 20 percent in 2013.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Yemen FM rules out Huthi talks until surrender

    Cairo (AFP) - Yemen's foreign minister on Sunday ruled out any dialogue with Huthi rebels until President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's government retakes full control of the country.

    AFP32 mins ago
  • Activists: Syria government forces killed detainees in Idlib

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say members of a Syrian security agency killed more than a dozen detainees before evacuating a detention center in a northwestern city captured by opposition fighters.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument. Undeterred…

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says just four percent of its emergency work in Syria has been funded so far this year.

    Associated Press37 mins ago
  • Record-setting MCG crowd on hand for Cricket World Cup final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup came to an end in a carnival atmosphere as supporters for co-hosts Australia and New Zealand made up a raucous, record crowd for the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

    Associated Press45 mins ago
  • Oscar-nominated Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80

    PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.

    Associated Press46 mins ago
  • Arab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force.

    Associated Press47 mins ago
  • Pope prays for Alps plane crash victims

    BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash, as French authorities say they are making progress recovering the bodies of those killed in Tuesday's crash.

    Associated Press49 mins ago
  • Fiji reclaim Hong Kong 7s title beating NZ 33-19 in final

    HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji reclaimed the Hong Kong Sevens title when it routed defending champion New Zealand 33-19 in the final on Sunday.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said Sunday 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • World Cup final may have been international end for Vettori

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a seven-wicket loss to Australia in the World Cup final, New Zealand allrounder Daniel Vettori likely called time on an international career which has occupied half his lifetime.

    Associated Press