Suicide bombs in Nigeria’s Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

Suicide bombs in Nigeria’s Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted
At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two suicide bombings in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna, one aimed at opposition leader and ex-president Muhammadu Buhari and another at a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a ...

Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands
The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived on Wednesday at a military base in the Netherlands - a nation in shock and sorrow.Bells pealed and flags flew at half ...

Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution

Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution
Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.Xi arrived in Havana on Monday and presided ...

U.N. chief names Danish diplomat new envoy to South Sudan

U.N. chief names Danish diplomat new envoy to South Sudan
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named Danish diplomat Ellen Margrethe Loj as his new special envoy to South Sudan and head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the world's newest nation.Loj replaces Hilde Johnson of Norway, who stood ...

Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile
A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had anti-aircraft missiles of the type Washington says were used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, ...

TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47

TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47
A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near ...