Indonesia’s Constitutional Court Upholds Joko Widodo’s Election Victory

JAKARTA— After more than a month of uncertainty, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has upheld the official election results, clearing the way for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo to take over as Indonesia’s next head of state. Kate Lamb reports [...]

Ukraine Border Guards Begin Approving Russian Aid Convoy

Ukrainian border guards began on Thursday to inspect a Russian truck convoy carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in eastern Ukraine that has been stranded at the border between the two former Soviet republics for nearly a week. Ukraine’s [...]

Navi Pillay Scolds UN Security Council for Inaction on Global Crises

UNITED NATIONS—Outgoing U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has scolded the United Nations Security Council for its lack of action on some of the world’s most serious crises, saying hundreds of thousands of lives could have been saved [...]

UN Launches ‘Biggest Aid Operation in 30 Years’ in Iraq

LONDON—The United Nations has launched what it describes as one of the biggest aid operations in 30 years in northern Iraq, as hundreds of thousands of refugees flee the extremist Sunni rebel group Islamic State. As Kurdish and Iraqi forces [...]

Thailand’s Junta Chief Chosen as Prime Minister

BANGKOK—The army chief who deposed Thailand’s civilian government three months ago has been selected as the kingdom’s prime minister. General Prayuth Chan-ocha was the only candidate nominated for the job. A handpicked legislature stacked [...]

Ferguson, Missouri Streets Calm After Days of Violence

FERGUSON, MO.— The streets of the midwestern U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri have been much calmer overnight, following 11 days of unrest after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. Police reported [...]

UNHCR Seeks Repatriation of Somali Refugees

NAIROBI—The U.N. refugee agency on Wednesday called for East African countries hosting Somali refugees to make voluntary repatriation possible and sustainable. Earlier this month, some UNHCR workers and Somali refugee leaders in Dadaab camp [...]

Thousands flee deadly violence in northeast India

Guwahati (India)  - About 10,000 people have fled their homes in northeast India as violence surged over a border dispute that has left some 15 people dead, officials said Thursday. Residents of remote Assam have sought shelter in makeshift [...]

US tourist dies crossing swollen river in Nepal

Kathmandu- A US tourist died Thursday while trying to cross a swollen river in Nepal, the latest victim of floods and landslides feared to have killed more than 250 people, an official said. The 81-year-old American man was found dead on the [...]

India blocks release of Indira Gandhi assassination film

New Delhi  - India’s government on Thursday blocked the release of a controversial film on the assassination of former Indian premier Indira Gandhi after calls grew for it to be banned for glorifying her killers. “Kaum De Heere,” [...]

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