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Raids hit Yemen rebels, allies ahead of new talks bid Rohingya pay off traffickers to save stranded migrants
 

Raids hit Yemen rebels, allies ahead of new talks bid

Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out fresh raids on rebel positions in southern Yemen on Thursday as pro-government tribesmen advanced on Houthi strongholds in the north, tribal and army sources said. On the political front, Iran said it backed UN-brokered efforts to relaunch political talks but was opposed to foreign interference in Yemen’s conflict, in which [...]

Rohingya pay off traffickers to save stranded migrants

Sittwe (Myanmar) (AFP) – As Mahmoud Yasien kneeled before the people smugglers and begged for his pregnant wife’s life, the Rohingya migrant’s dreams of a better life evaporated, his ship stranded hundreds of miles from its destination in Malaysia. His pleas spared her life and when phone calls relayed news of their nightmare journey back [...]

Suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan courthouse kills four others

26 May 2015

Suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan courthouse kills four others PESHAWAR, Pakistan— A suicide bomber killed four other people and injured at least 33 after rushing into a crowded courtroom in the northwest Pakistan city of Peshawar on Monday and detonating his explosives, police and witnesses said. The attack …See Original Article » Australia eases defence [...]

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County recommends scaling back its fleet

25 May 2015

County recommends scaling back its fleet Neighborhoods · Houston & Texas · Traffic · Weather · Education · Politics & Policy · Chronicle Investigates · Obituaries · Staff Blogs · Reader Blogs · Columnists · Opinions & Editorials · La Voz (Español). News. UT research traces Longhorn cattle …See Original Article » The ugly politics [...]

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Court: Drug dog sniff is unconstitutional search

25 May 2015

Court: Drug dog sniff is unconstitutional search The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect's property to look for evidence without first getting a warrant for a search, a decision which may limit how investigators use dogs' sensitive noses to …See Original Article » David Miliband Quits U.K. [...]

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2 Va. communities miles apart on budget standoff, politics

25 May 2015

2 Va. communities miles apart on budget standoff, politics In PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Washington's budget standoff has hit hard in this military town. A sheet-metal fabricator for the Navy was just laid off after 19 years and had to rush to set up a colonoscopy before his insurance runs out. A civilian staffer at …See [...]

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France dials up pressure on US to arm Syrian rebels

25 May 2015

France dials up pressure on US to arm Syrian rebels France and Britain announced Thursday that they will seek an emergency lifting of the European Union's embargo on arming Syria's rebels – a move that would place new pressure on the Obama administration to drop its opposition to providing anything …See Original Article » Tan [...]

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APNewsBreak: $1.7M penalty proposed in Exxon spill

25 May 2015

APNewsBreak: $1.7M penalty proposed in Exxon spill BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal regulators proposed $1.7 million in civil penalties against Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday for safety violations linked to a pipeline rupture that spilled an estimated 63,000 gallons of crude oil into Montana's scenic …See Original Article » UConn women in regional semis for [...]

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Backers of Israeli settlers stake claim in Netanyahu cabinet

25 May 2015

Backers of Israeli settlers stake claim in Netanyahu cabinet Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:32am EDT. * New coalition government to be sworn in on Monday. * Defence, housing ministries going to settlers or supporte. * May complicate any revival of peacemaking with Palestinians. By Maayan Lubell. JERUSALEM, March 18 …See Original Article » Zimbabwe's Mugabe [...]

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Drones and Drug Politics in China and Myanmar · Global Voices

25 May 2015

Drones and Drug Politics in China and Myanmar · Global Voices Naw Kham's tragic life also reminds us about the complexity of narco-politics in Myanmar. Shan Herald explains the link between the war on drugs and the raging civil war in north Myanmar: No one is innocent in the war on drugs in Burma: …Global [...]

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Bill would rewrite history, and call off constitutional convention

25 May 2015

Bill would rewrite history, and call off constitutional convention Politics can move at a glacial pace, but 114 years is a bit extreme to finally get a standing request for a national constitutional convention off the books. Pressed by an Austin legislative staff and historian, Rep. Gary Elkins, R-Houston, has filed a …See Original Article [...]

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Separatist marches challenge Yemen's conference

25 May 2015

Separatist marches challenge Yemen's conference SANAA: Yemeni leaders trying to end political upheaval and separatist demands met to chart a new constitution on Monday, the scale of their task underscored by protesters who marched in their tens of thousands in the south to demand their own state.See Original Article » Peter Saunders 'died trying to [...]

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Pakistani Militants Kill 4 in Attack on Court Complex

25 May 2015

Pakistani Militants Kill 4 in Attack on Court Complex ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Militants stormed a court complex in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing 4 people and injuring at least 30 people, including a judge, in the latest assault on government authority in the region. World Twitter Logo.See Original Article » Pakistan's Parliament Ends Five-Year Term [...]

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Howland bids farewell to UCLA after firing

25 May 2015

Howland bids farewell to UCLA after firing LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Howland kept it classy in departing as UCLA basketball coach, thanking the athletic director who had fired him a day earlier while noting the high expectations that come with running a program that owns a record 11 national …See Original Article » A [...]

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US offers no support for ousted African leader

25 May 2015

US offers no support for ousted African leader WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration refused Monday to support the Central African Republic's recently ousted leader and declined to call the overthrow of Francois Bozize this weekend a coup, part of a last-ditch effort to rescue a political …See Original Article » Heat's Wade to miss [...]

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Social Media Marketing "Expert" Advice That Will Send Customers …

25 May 2015

Social Media Marketing "Expert" Advice That Will Send Customers … As social media proliferates and it becomes ever easier for people to self-publish, so the threat of misinformation increases. Don't believe all of the advice that you read just because it is published on a popular blog or is written by someone …Social Media Today [...]

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