Sig Sauer

The Sig Sauer P320 is the US Army’s New Sidearm

After a two-year, $17 million dollar search involving 12 contestants, the U.S. Army has finally picked its first new handgun in 32 years. The...
Helicopter crash / S-76 Istanbul

Seven dead including Russians in Istanbul after helicopter crash into TV tower near airport

Seven people were killed including four Russians when a privately-owned helicopter crashed in Istanbul after hitting a television tower on Friday, local media reported,...
Park Geun-Hye

Park Geun-Hye, South Korean President fired by top court

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired Friday as a court upheld her impeachment over a corruption scandal that has paralysed the nation at...
Ban Ki-Moon

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon abandons South Korea presidency bid

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea's presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his...
North Korean banks

SWIFT takes off last North Korean banks from global financial transfer system

SWIFT, the inter-bank money transfer system, said Friday it has cut off the last North Korean banks on the network, as international pressure mounts...
View of Gaza Strip from Israel

Heavy rains and flooding force evacuations in the Gaza Strip

Heavy rains have caused flooding across the Gaza Strip, overwhelming the territory’s beleaguered sewage system and forcing families to evacuate from their makeshift homes....
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, dual Somali-US citizen elected Somalian president in historic vote

A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-U.S. citizenship, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, was elected Somalia's president on Wednesday, declaring a new "era of unity" as...

Jordan hangs 15 death row prisoners in mass execution including convicted terrorists

Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium...

Colombia Congress approves deal with FARC

The lower house Wednesday approved the revised deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The vote was 130-0...
Indian train

At least 36 killed as Indian train derails

At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, in...

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Disney’s immersive Star Wars hotel and Galaxy’s Edge land project

Walt Disney World plans to open an insanely ambitious immersive Star Wars hotel that sounds like something out of Westworld. Every guest will experience...
Montreux Jazz Festival

Quincy Jones, Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival

Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
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Over 3300 killed in Congo’s Kasai region – Catholic church report

Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church...