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Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished

Thousands marched in Mexico City on Thursday to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students, with their parents demanding the suspension of elections in their home state.Relatives reject government conclusions that the students were slaughtered by a police-backed gang in...

Updated : 2015.03.27 10:43

U.S. House speaker invites Abe to address joint session

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday announced his invitation for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at a joint meeting of Congress next month, saying he is "proud to host this historic event."The April 29 speech will make Abe the first Japanese prime minister to address a ...

Updated : 2015.03.27 09:51

Co-pilot 'deliberately' crashed Germanwings plane

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have "deliberately" crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said Thursday, in revelations that sparked global shock.In a chilling account of the final minutes of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, le...

Updated : 2015.03.27 09:37

U.S. historian denounces Japanese scholars' statement over wartime sexual slavery

An American history scholar expressed strong displeasure Wednesday after a group of Japanese historians demanded a U.S. publisher revise the description of Japan's sexual enslavement of women during World War II in a textbook.The demand, led by history scholar Ikuhiko Hata, followed and we...

Updated : 2015.03.26 09:35

U.S. launches Tikrit air strikes to support Iraqi forces

U.S. aircraft launched bombing raids to support Iraqi forces fighting to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State group on Wednesday, after Baghdad issued a request for air power.The offensive to take back Tikrit -- the home town of executed dictator Saddam HU.S.sein -- has stalled over the...

Updated : 2015.03.26 09:28

Shiite rebels say capture defense minister in south Yemen

SANAA (AFP) - Yemen's Shiite rebels said Wednesday that their forces captured Defence Minister Mahmud al-Subaihi as they advanced towards Aden, the port city where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has taken refuge."Subaihi was arrested in the city of Houta" in Lahj province, rebel spokesma...

Updated : 2015.03.25 22:10

At least 72 Germans among dead in Alps crash: Germanwings

BERLIN (AFP) - Budget airline Germanwings said Wednesday there were at least 72 Germans on its plane that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard.Company executive Thomas Winkelmann estimated there had been 35 Spanish victims, a figure far lower than the 49 cited by the S...

Updated : 2015.03.25 22:05

Italian, Albanian cops crack IS recruitment ring

ROME (AP) - Italian police say they have dismantled a ring of Islamic extremists in Italy and Albania who recruited fighters for the Islamic State group.Three people were arrested, police said in a statement Wednesday, including an Italian of Moroccan origin who purportedly authored an Ita...

Updated : 2015.03.25 21:56

Yemen's president flees his house in Aden as rebels advance

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's embattled president fled his palace in Aden for an undisclosed location Wednesday as Shiite rebels offered cash bounty for his capture and arrested his defense minister.President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi left just hours after the rebels' own television station sa...

Updated : 2015.03.25 21:52

China indirectly admits to forgoing veto power at new development bank

A growing membership of a Chinese-led Asian development bank means that each member state of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank would have smaller stakes than originally expected, China's foreign ministry said Wednesday, implicitly admitting that China proposed to relinquish veto pow...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:14

China, Russia discuss ways on restart of N. Korea nuclear talks

The top nuclear envoys of China and Russia discussed ways to resume long-stalled multilateral talks aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear program, according to China's foreign ministry on Wednesday. China's top nuclear envoy, Wu Dawei, held talks with his Russian counterpa...

Updated : 2015.03.25 10:20

Obama expresses condolences over death of Singapore's founding PM

U.S. President Barack Obama expressed condolences over the death of Singapore's founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, saying he demonstrated "remarkable leadership" and made "lasting contributions" to the city state and beyond.Lee, who is credited for transforming a port city into a thriv...

Updated : 2015.03.25 10:07

Plane with 150 on board crashes in French Alps

A German airliner crashed near a ski resort in the French Alps on Tuesday with all 150 people on board pronounced dead, in one of the worst ever plane disasters in the country. (Yonhap)France's trans...

Updated : 2015.03.24 19:57

[Newsmaker] Tea Party agitator Cruz aims for White House

WASHINGTON ― Once reviled by fellow Republicans as a “wacko bird” for leading the U.S. government to a 2013 shutdown, resurgent Sen. Ted Cruz has turned his Constitution-above-all conservatism into...

Updated : 2015.03.24 19:27

China hints at inviting Japan's Abe to military parade in Beijing

China on Tuesday hinted that it might have invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Beijing later this year to a military parade marking the end of World War II, but refused to explicitly confirm whether Abe was invited. In an event that could highlight the 70th anniversary of Japan's...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:19