|Tuesday, October 21, 2014

World News

US-led strikes kill ‘several hundred’ IS militants

WASHINGTON, Oct 16: US-led air strikes on a Syrian border town killed “several hundred” Islamic State fighters but it may still fall, officials warned on Wednesday (Oct 15), acknowledging significant militant gains in Iraq and Syria. While Iraqi troops prevented the militants from seizing a lynchpin provincial capital near Baghdad, a senior US envoy admitted IS forces have scored ...Full Article

Turkey says only Syrian refugees can cross border to Kobane

ANKARA, Oct 16: Turkey on Wednesday (Oct 15) said only Syrian refugees would be allowed to cross its border to fight militants for the mainly Kurdish Syrian town of ...Full Article

World vows Ebola action as second US case stirs fears

WASHINGTON, Oct 16: World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years on Wednesday (Oct 15) amid stark warnings that the virus, which has killed ...Full Article

Catalan parties urge snap election over independence

BARCELONA, Oct 16: Opposition parties in Catalonia on Wednesday (Oct 15) demanded a snap regional election after pressure from Madrid forced leaders to water down plans for a vote ...Full Article

HK legal chief says government ‘impartial’ on police brutality

HONG KONG, Oct 16: Hong Kong’s justice chief insisted on Wednesday (Oct 15) that any prosecution of plainclothes officers who were filmed beating a handcuffed protester would be handled ...Full Article

Obama rallies coalition commanders against IS militants

WASHINGTON, Oct 15: President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State militants on Tuesday (Oct 14), as the US-led air armada ...Full Article

WHO warns Ebola infection rate could reach 10,000 a week

GENEVA, Oct 15: The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday (Oct 14) the Ebola infection rate could soon reach 10,000 a week as world leaders prepared to hold talks ...Full Article

American shot dead in Saudi capital, another wounded

RIYADH, Oct 15: A gunman shot dead one American and wounded another at a petrol station in the Saudi capital on Tuesday (Oct 14), in a rare attack on ...Full Article

Moscow and Beijing ‘natural allies’, Putin tells China

MOSCOW, Oct 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (Oct 14) praised growing economic ties with “natural ally” Beijing as he hosted Chinese premier Li Keqiang for high-profile talks. ...Full Article

Police and protesters in violent clashes in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Oct 15: Hong Kong police and protesters clashed early Wednesday (Oct 15) in some of the most violent scenes since pro-democracy demonstrations began more than a fortnight ...Full Article