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Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two US citizens will face trial for carrying out hostile acts against North Korea, Pyongyang announced on Monday. A small number of Americans visit North Korea each year as tourists despite the US State Department’s warnings against it. Investigations into US nationals Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle have confirmed their hostile acts with […]

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine on Monday agreed to work on establishing a bilateral ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Moscow separatists, just hours before a repeatedly violated unilateral truce is set to expire. The telephone call between President Petro Poroshenko and Russia’s Vladimir Putin also included Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s François Hollande. Poroshenko […]

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

The bodies of three young Jewish settlers who went missing near Hebron two weeks ago have been found near the city in the occupied West Bank, security officials said Monday. The search for the teens, who disappeared on June 12, has become a national obsession for Israel, setting off a frantic manhunt and large crackdown […]

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]

Messi world’s most valuable player, study shows

Messi world’s most valuable player, study shows

GENEVA: Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi remains the world’s most valuable footballer, even though his crown slipped this season, a market study showed on Wednesday. In its annual report on the player market, the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory put Messi’s value at 216 million euros ($294 million). Even though Messi’s lower performance levels slashed […]

Djokovic beats Canada’s Raonic to reach French Open semis

Djokovic beats Canada’s Raonic to reach French Open semis

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic stayed firmly on course to win his first French Open title on Tuesday after he defeated big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals. The world number two is only missing the Roland Garros trophy to complete his Grand Slam career set. “It was very complicated against his […]

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Security was tight in the Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, while tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong to attend commemoration ceremonies marking the deadly crackdown. Massive crowds convened in downtown Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims at Victoria Park. Organisers said […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy To Star In Amazon Pilot ‘Cocked’

Brian Dennehy is in negotiations to star opposite Sam Trammell in Amazon Studios’ dramedy pilot Cocked. Written by Samuel Baum and Sam Shaw, Cocked centers on Richard Paxson (Trammell), a Washington D.C. management consultant who’s estranged from his father Wade (Dennehy) and brother but is pulled back in to the fray of his family’s gun […]

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

US acted fast to ‘save the life’ of soldier freed in Afghanistan

A deal to free a US soldier in exchange for five Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay was sped up as the soldier’s health deteriorated, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday, as Kabul voiced its objections to the “illegal” swap. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, arrived at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany on […]