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Australia unmoved by U.N. critique of asylum seeker policy
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison hit back after the regional representative for U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said that Australia's policy of sending asylum seekers to third countries for lengthy detention might violate its treaty obligations.
Turkey’s new prison plans alarm homosexuals
Turkish homosexual rights groups expressed alarm at a government-led project to build prisons only for criminals who declare themselves as homosexuals, saying it would lead to more discrimination in the country.
South Korean ferry sinking leaves 4 dead, almost 300 missing
A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, has sunk off South Korea's southern coast, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At l
Birmingham UK probes Muslim takeover of schools 'plot'
From Yahoo News: Birmingham launched a probe Monday into an alleged hardline Muslim plot to take control of schools. The city council said it had appointed a chief adviser to examine at least 200 complaints as the investigation widened to 25 schools from
Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report
Read 'Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report' on Yahoo News Canada. Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co99626622-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone
Norovirus hits California cruise ship
The number of passengers believed to be sick with the highly contagious norovirus has nearly doubled aboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California, officials say.
Sick baby rescued by U.S. warship off coast of Mexico
U.S. sailors rescued a family with an ill 1-year-old baby from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast — boarding them Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment.
Russia raises gas prices for Ukraine by 80 percent
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia raised the gas price for Ukraine on Thursday for the second time this week, almost doubling it in three days and piling pressure on a neighbor on the brink of bankruptcy
SKorea fires shells at NKorean waters after drills
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said.
Shallow 5.1 earthquake rattles Los Angeles
A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday.
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