Int'l News Archive
  • »Snowmaggedon' takes aim at winter-weary US east

    Thu 13 February / Feb 2014. 05:03 PM
    A major storm blowing in heavy snow and ice gripped large swaths of the winter-weary United States early on Thursday, leaving a dozen people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes.
  • »US anger as Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents'

    Thu 13 February / Feb 2014. 05:01 PM
    Scores of alleged Taliban fighters walked free from jail in Afghanistan on Thursday, triggering condemnation from the United States which said they were responsible for killing NATO and Afghan soldiers as well as civilians.
  • »Syria death toll soars as peace talks falter

    Thu 13 February / Feb 2014. 03:49 PM
    A spike in regime air attacks and fighting has sent the death toll in Syria's war soaring, as mediator Lakhdar Brahimi struggles to prevent peace talks in Geneva from collapsing.
  • »UN-OPCW urges Syria to speed up destruction of chemical arms

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 03:36 PM
    The head of a mission overseeing the dismantling of Syria's chemical arsenal has urged Damascus to speed up operations, amid Western concerns the regime is deliberately dragging its feet.
  • »'Ethnic cleansing' against Muslims taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 03:36 PM
    "Ethnic cleansing" is being carried out against Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic, with international peacekeepers unable to prevent it, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
  • »Thai opposition loses bid to annul election

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 03:36 PM
    Thailand's opposition on Wednesday lost a legal bid to nullify a controversial election disrupted by anti-government protests, in a boost to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's crisis-hit administration.
  • »Violence in Iraq's Anbar displaces up to 300,000: UN

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 02:54 PM
    Violence in Iraq's Anbar province, where militants control all of one city and parts of another, has displaced up to 300,000 people in six weeks, the United Nations has said.
  • »North, South Korea hold rare high-level talks

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 02:52 PM
    North and South Korean officials held their highest level talks for years Wednesday, seeking to thrash out common ground for improving ties despite a row over looming South Korea-US military drills.
  • »Arrests and online criticism after China prostitution exposé

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:01 PM
    An exposé by China's state broadcaster on rampant prostitution in the country's "sex capital" Dongguan triggered a huge police operation -- as well as a surprising online backlash.
  • »'Dumb' US Starbucks closed after comic reveals stunt

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:01 PM
    US health officials closed down a spoof Starbucks coffee shop shortly after a TV comic revealed himself as the man behind the stunt, which drew media attention and plenty of customers.
  • »China and Taiwan hold historic talks

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 04:59 PM
    China and Taiwan on Tuesday held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war -- a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.
  • »US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 04:54 PM
    The United States and France unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet.
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