Wednesday 25 November 2015

Nepali maids want justice after alleged rape by Saudi diplomat

Two Nepali maids who say they were repeatedly raped and tortured by a Saudi diplomat in India are demanding justice, despite the fact he has diplomatic immunity and has returned home, Amnesty International India said on Thursday.   The two women, aged 30 and 50,


France confirms mastermind of Paris attacks killed

The suspected mastermind of last week's Paris attacks was killed in the police raid of an apartment north of the capital, French officials said on Thursday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant who had boasted of mounting attacks in Europe for the Islamic State,


French PM warns of chemical warfare risk

France could face the risk of chemical or bacterial warfare in its fight against Islamist militants, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday. "We must not rule anything out. I say it with all the precautions needed. But we know and bear in mind that there is also


Attackers planned multiple blasts in German stadium

A group of several attackers planned to set off multiple explosives in Hanover soccer stadium at Tuesday night's friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands, which was called off, daily Bild reported on Thursday. Bild said it had obtained a copy of a document that Germ


Beijing vows justice after IS kills Chinese captive

China vowed on Thursday to bring to justice those responsible for killing one of its citizens after Islamic State said it had executed a Chinese captive, the only known Chinese hostage to have been held by the group. Islamic State said it had killed a Chinese and Norwegian captiv


No specific threat to New York: police

There is no "specific and credible threat" against New York City, despite a newly released Islamic State video suggesting America's most populous city is a potential target of attacks such as those in Paris, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Police Commissioner William Bra


Suicide bombers in Nigeria kill 14, wound 100

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mobile phone market in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 100 others, the country's emergency response agency said. The explosions occurred around 4 p.m. local t


US offers $5m reward for information on IS leader

The United States said on Wednesday it would pay a $5 million reward for information leading to the location or identification of Islamic State leader Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali. The US State Department said Al-Shimali has facilitated travel from Turkey to Syria of prospective Islam


Asia shares rise on Wall Street bounce

Asian share markets rose on Thursday as Wall Street bounced on expectations the Federal Reserve would be confident enough of the US economy to raise rates in December but would then proceed with great caution on further tightening. The prospect of the first US hike in almost a de


2 dead in raid on group planning new Paris attack

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up in a police raid on Wednesday that sources said had foiled a jihadi plan to hit Paris's business district, days after a wave of attacks killed 129 across the French capital. Police stormed an apartment in the Paris suburb of St. Denis be

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