the Guardian

6 days ago

Mayan pyramid bulldozed by road construction firm | World news

A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with diggers and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities have announced. The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Jaime Awe, said on Tuesday that the destruction at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was detected late last week. […]

Yahoo News

1 week ago

Survivors ‘unlikely’ in Nepal chopper crash, says US military – Yahoo News

The US military said Friday it expected to find no survivors after locating the wreckage of a helicopter that went missing with eight people on board in earthquake-devastated Nepal. “I can confirm that we have located the wreckage… it is unlikely there are any survivors,” said John Wissler, commander of the joint task force investigating […]

Fox News

1 week ago

Jeb Bush clears air on Iraq war stance, says he would not have authorized invasion

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush cleared the air Thursday concerning his answer to whether he would have authorized the 2003 invasion of Iraq, saying he would not have, knowing what we know now. Did Jeb accidentally announce his candidacy for president?Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush cleared the air Thursday concerning his answer to […]


1 week ago

Kabul hotel attack survivor recounts horror: ‘It was traumatic’

Abhay Singh, a 31-year-old Delhi-based businessman who was amongst three Indians to survive the brazen attack at Kabul’s Park Palace guesthouse, spent seven hours holed up in the toilet. “It was a dramatic and traumatic night,” Singh said over the phone from Kabul. “I was sitting in my room when I first heard the sound […]

BBC News

1 week ago

Burundi coup bid: President returns to Bujumbura – BBC News

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the country and his troops say they are in control of key locations, a day after a coup attempt. Mr Nkurunziza announced his return on the Burundi presidency Twitter site. There were earlier fierce clashes in the capital, Bujumbura, particularly at the state radio office, but they are […]


1 week ago

The Exodus of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Burma were spotted in the Andaman sea on Thursday as the exodus has fueled an intensifying migrant crisis. At least 6,000 migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are believed to be at sea, and neighboring countries have become increasingly reluctant to take responsibility for them. Earlier this week, more […]

BBC News

1 week ago

Islamic State releases ‘al-Baghdadi message’ – BBC News

Islamic State (IS) has released an audio message it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which if confirmed would be the first in months. The message urges Muslims to take up arms in its cause and emigrate to the “caliphate” it has proclaimed in areas of Syria and Iraq. Analysts say the voice […]


1 week ago

Anger as Philippine factory fire kills 72

MANILA: Seventy-two people died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as angry relatives and workers described sweatshop conditions including dismal fire safety standards. Firefighters and police pulled dozens of corpses out of the ruins of the two-story building on Thursday, a day after the blaze trapped […]

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