India fireworks factory blast kills eight

New Delhi  - An explosion at a firecracker factory in southern India killed at least eight people on Monday, a day before the start of a major festival, reports said. Fireworks are a major feature of celebrations during the five-day Hindu [...]

Nepal football chief steps down pending graft probe

Kathmandu – Nepal’s powerful football chief Ganesh Thapa stepped down from his post Monday, pending a parliamentary investigation accusing him of embezzling millions of dollars and accepting bribes during his 19-year tenure. Thapa, [...]

Expelled Nazis Collected Millions in US Social Security

Suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced to leave the United States, according to the Associated Press. Among those receiving Social Security were armed SS guards of Nazi [...]

Peyton Manning Sets NFL Career Touchdown Passing Record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a new U.S. National Football League record for career touchdown passes in the Broncos’ 42-17 rout of the visiting San Francisco 49ers Sunday night. Manning’s short touchdown pass to [...]

3 Missing US Girls Detained in Germany

Three teenage girls from the western U.S. city of Denver, Colorado are reported on their way back to the United States after going missing from their homes last Friday and later being apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany.Relatives and other sources [...]

Miami Woman Serves as Guardian to Children of Immigrants

MIAMI— Last year, the Obama administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants who didn’t have a criminal record — an increase of 20,000 from 2012,according to Pew Research. Many of those deported left behind children who are [...]

As Hong Kong Violence Calms Pragmatism on Talks

HONG KONG— In Hong Kong, after days of violent clashes between police and pro-democracy activists, the so-called “Umbrella Movement” enters a potentially pivotal week with the first direct talks with the government on Tuesday. While the [...]

South Korea Abuses Migrant Workers

Amnesty International said South Korea’s farming industry is “rife with abuse,” and called on the country to end its widespread use of forced labor migrant agricultural workers. A published report by the human rights group [...]

China Working to Prevent Ebola at Home, Providing Aid to Africa

BEIJING— China has not yet confirmed any cases of Ebola within its borders, but the country is taking steps to help fight the disease in West Africa, and prevent it from entering its borders. Beijing invested heavily in Africa over the last [...]

US, Iran Face Similar Challenges in Syrian Fight Against IS

STATE DEPARTMENT— The United States and Iran are both helping fight Sunni militants in the Islamic State group. But one of the biggest battlefields is Syria, where Washington and Tehran back opposing sides in the civil war. The United States [...]

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