UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

26 May 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria has children in danger of being seen as potential threats, the UN children's agency said Tuesday. Read More


Putin expects sanctions against Russia to be lifted

26 May 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has encouraged businesses to expand domestically before Western nations lift economic sanctions, allowing once again the sale of many foreign goods in Russia. Read More


Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US support

25 May 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq's government on Monday of US support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defence Secretary Ash Carter questioned... Read More


Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

25 May 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without US forces engaged in a major ground war. Read More


Deadly storms swamp Plains, Midwest, force Texans from homes

25 May 2015

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2 000 Texans from their homes. Read More


Spanish voters shock main parties

25 May 2015

MADRID (AP) – Voters punished Spain’s mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and political corruption scandals. Read More


Ben Stiller’s mum passes

25 May 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Read More


Britain prepares for EU referendum

25 May 2015

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s prime minister outlined who will be allowed to vote in referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union (EU) on Monday, opting for rules that exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the United Kingdom. Read More


John Nash of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ killed in crash

24 May 2015

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) – John Forbes Nash Jr, a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind, has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. Read More


NSA no longer collecting, storing phone records

24 May 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Security Agency (NSA) has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret programme ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Read More




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