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China 'cult' members on trial for McDonald's killing

Beijing - Five members of a fringe religious group in China went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant, reportedly after she rebuffed their attempts to recruit her.
In the Media by AFP

Canada polarized over pot use

Anti-drug campaign by Health Canada becomes highly politicized by liberals and conservatives, making it awkward for physicians to join forces with government educational effort.
In the Media by Franklin Stover

Op-Ed: Income control- A nasty trick coming to a government near you

Sydney - Income control is the process of managing welfare recipients’ money by governments. This includes not being allowed to purchase alcohol and tobacco, and withholding of money to pay rent and expenses.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Rafah - Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief.
In the Media by Yahya HASSOUNA (AFP)

Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81

Dublin - Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Worries for air travel as Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano stirs

Reykjav - Recent violent seismic activity in the vicinity of Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has raised concerns that a violent eruption is in prospect with implications for air travellers to and from Europe.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Police fire tear gas as Indonesia court rules on poll challenge

Jakarta - Indonesian police used tear gas and water cannon Thursday to break up a rally by supporters of the ex-general who lost last month's presidential election, as a court was set to uphold his opponent's victory.
In the Media by Angela Dewan (AFP)

'Tales of Reddumone': A new take on the Ramayana

Chennai - "Blue: Tales of Reddumone the two-faced" is a unnique take on the old story of the Ramayana, told from the perspective of a spy from the antagonist's army.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' not coming to Wii U

In a massive blow to Nintendo gamers, Sledgehammer Games has confirmed that 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' will not be released for the Wii U.
In the Media by Stan Rezaee

Indigenous people in Winnipeg feel the sting of racism Special

Winnipeg - Winnipeg is the capital city of "Friendly Manitoba," where indigenous people reside in numbers higher than any other city in Canada. Thanks to a comment from the wife of a mayoral candidate, racism is once again in the spotlight.
Digital Journal Report by Ben Morris

Seattle Asian Art Museum exhibit features Mughal paintings

Seattle - "Mughal Painting: Power and Piety" at Foster Galleries at the Seattle Asian Art Museum presents works of art created in India under the Mughals, from 1526 to 1857.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

U.S. man fakes his own death to weasel out of getting married

American Tucker Blandford probably did not think too much about what a creep he was being, how disrespectful he was being, when he faked his own death. Why'd he do it? He did it to get out of marrying Brit Alex Lanchester.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Violence erupts in Liberia's Ebola-hit slum

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP) - 1 comment

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tokyo - Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.
In the Media by Miwa Suzuki (AFP)

Thai army chief named prime minister

Bangkok - Thailand's junta-picked national assembly on Thursday chose coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power.
In the Media by Thanaporn Promyamyai (AFP)

Ferguson protests cool after top US attorney general visits

St Louis - Protests in the strife-torn town of Ferguson cooled late Wednesday after the top US law enforcement official pledged a full investigation into the slaying of teenager Michael Brown that kicked off days of racially charged unrest.
In the Media by AFP

China 'cult' members on trial for McDonald's killing: Court

Beijing - Five people accused by Chinese authorities of being members of a religious cult went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant, the court said.
In the Media by AFP

Hamas warns foreign airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv

Gaza - A Hamas warning to foreign airlines to halt flights into Tel Aviv was to take effect Thursday as a six-week war with Israel spiralled into further bloodshed after truce talks collapsed.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Op-Ed: Five years later, Sarah Palin isn't over Tina Fey's caricature

New York - Sarah Palin's feelings are hurt, five years after the fact. Tina Fey's "Palin" caricature during the 2008 campaign stung. Palin said, "I know that they portrayed me as an idiot, and I hated that, and I wanted to come on the show and counter some of that."
In the Media by John Presta

Turkey ruling party set to name Davutoglu as PM

Ankara - Turkey's ruling party meets on Thursday to choose a new leader and premier to succeed incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu the overwhelming favourite for the job.
In the Media by AFP
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