Las Cruces, New Mexico: The head of an armed group stopping migrants who cross the US-Mexico border illegally allegedly boasted of training volunteers to kill former president Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, an FBI agent says.
A string of blasts hit high-end hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing hundreds of people as worshippers attended Easter services.
A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country’s political establishment.
Funeral houses in Australia are introducing Eco-Friendly burials, Natural-Burial in a bid to address the ecological impact of traditional burial systems. But some cultures seen in the west as barbaric and primitive, like the Islamist culture, has been practicing these eco-friendly burials for centuries.
PARIS (Reuters) – Pledged donations from French billionaires, companies and ordinary citizens for the restoration of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral are approaching 900 million euros after just two days, a reflection of the landmark’s resonance in the national psyche.
LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on Wednesday.
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday, after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Early results from Indonesia’s election on Wednesday showed President Joko Widodo with a comfortable lead, in line with opinion polls that had predicted the low-key reformist was heading for a second five-year term.
President Emmanuel Macron has appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide that is still a source of tension between Paris and Kigali 25 years later.
Yaoundé (National Times) – The United States has revoked the US Visa of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), siting the US wish to protect its sovereignty and the rights of its citizens.
(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will retain voting control of his entire $143 billion stake in the company under a divorce settlement with his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, who will own 25 percent of those shares, the couple said on Thursday, removing uncertainty over control of the online retailer.
Geneva (National Times) – French authorities have rebuffed US President Trump as they accuse the US of violating international law in its recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.