July 27th @ 1:02 PM GMT
Yahoo! French investigators Sunday scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days. Experts from France's Bureau of Investigations and Analyses agency (BEA) that probes air accidents arrived at the site late Saturday and began their delicate task. French President Francois Hollande, who met families of some of the victims in Paris on Saturday, said the bodies of all 118 victims would b... (World)
July 28th @ 6:09 AM GMT
Yahoo! An art exhibition in China by a North Korean defector has been cancelled, gallery staff said Monday, with reports saying the show had been dismantled on official orders. Sun Mu, who slipped out of North Korea in 1998 and uses a pseudonym because of concerns for his safety, paints satirical imitations of Pyongyang's propaganda imagery. An exhibition of his works had been due to open at the Yuan Dian gallery at the weekend, but China is nuclear-armed Pyongyang's key diplomatic backer and ai... (World)
July 27th @ 2:31 PM GMT
AP A French embassy spokesman says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed last week in northern Mali will be transferred t (World)
July 26th @ 7:13 AM GMT
Yahoo! Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a US suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country. Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, alias Abu Hurayra al-Amriki, was believed to be the first American national to carry out such an attack in Syria's more than three-year-old war. Hopefully it will be in heaven,'' Abu Hurayra says in broken Arabic in the 17-minute video posted on YouTube on Friday by Al-Nusra Front. The footage, released via Al-Nusra's offi... (Politics)
July 27th @ 4:28 PM GMT
Yahoo! At least five people were killed and eight were injured Sunday in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's north, police said. The attack came shortly after the end of mass at the Saint Charles Catholic church, police spokesman Frank Mba told AFP. ''We suspect an IED (improvised explosive device) that was thrown from across the road'' at the church in Kano's Sabon Gari district, which has suffered previous attacks by the Isla... (Politics)
July 27th @ 5:32 AM GMT
Yahoo! The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as ''Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War,'' a major national holiday. Sunday's 61st anniversary was low-key. There were no large-scale military parades or public appearances by leader Kim Jong Un, who privately paid his respects just after midnight at the mausoleum where his father and grandfathe... (World)
July 27th @ 5:29 AM GMT
Yahoo! The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as ''Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War,'' a major national holiday. (Top Stories)
July 26th @ 12:50 AM GMT
Yahoo! Islamic State fighters have seized a Syrian army base in the northern province of Raqa, killing scores of troops and beheading some of them, a monitoring group said Saturday. The takeover of Division 17 base came as the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said Friday that IS fighters accused of atrocities would be added to a list of war crimes indictees. In a two-day assault on the base in Raqa province, an IS bastion, the jihadists killed at least 85 soldiers, said the Syrian Observatory for... (Politics)
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