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A rally for sanity

A rally for sanity


WASHINGTON (AP) — In the shadow of the Capitol and days before the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng rallying Saturday for "sanity," poking fun at the nation’s diversity and its i...

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New way forward

New way forward


PHILADELPHIA – President Barack Obama implored voters Saturday to resist a Republican tide, warning that if the GOP prevails in Tuesday’s midterm elections all the progress of his first two yearsin office “can be rolled bac...

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Explosive found in Dubai, part of US terror probe

Explosive found in Dubai, part of US terror probe


WASHINGTON — A package containing explosive materials was intercepted in Dubai on its way from Yemen to a Chicago Jewish institution, and authorities in London were investigating a suspicious package in England as part of a...

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Stanford declared broke


HOUSTON  – United States District Judge David Hittner has given Allen Stanford, accused of orchestrating a US$7 billion fraud through the Stanford International Bank, his fifth set of lawyers, only three months prior to the...

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Leaders offer condolences for former Argentina president

Leaders offer condolences for former Argentina president


“It was with a great measure of sadness and surprise that I learnt of the passing of your dear husband and former President Dr. Néstor Kirchner,” Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo said. “The Former President served his c...

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UN to honour Thompson

UN to honour Thompson


The United Nations General Assembly, presided over by Joseph Deiss, is expected to pay special tribute to the late Prime Minister David Thompson at a meeting of the assembly in New York today. Deiss will offer condolences, ...

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Tsunami death toll tops 300

Tsunami death toll tops 300


MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia - The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to more than 300 today as more victims of Indonesia's double disasters were found and an official said a warning system installed after a de...

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19 killed as Indonesia volcano erupts

19 killed as Indonesia volcano erupts


MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia – Doctors and television reports say at least 19 people were killed when Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted. Scientists have warned that pressure building beneath Mount Merapi's lava dome coul...

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Indonesians scared after quake

Indonesians scared after quake


JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake hit off western Indonesia early today, briefly triggering a tsunami warning in Indonesia that sent thousands of panicked residents fleeing to high ground. There were no immediate r...

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OAS to honour Thompson

OAS to honour Thompson


WASHINGTON - The Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has offered his condolences to the people of Barbados after learning of the death of Prime Minister David Thompson. “On ...