UN suspends aid in Nigeria's Borno state after attack on convoy
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:35:29 -0400
The United Nations has temporarily suspended aid deliveries in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the former stronghold of jihadists Boko Haram, after a humanitarian convoy was attacked, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Thursday. UNICEF said in a statement that unknown assailants attacked the convoy on Thursday as it returned to Maiduguri from delivering aid in Bama, injuring a UNICEF employee and an International Organization for Migration contractor. "The United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions pending review of the security situation," it said.
France church attacker urges assaults on coalition states: video
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:31:44 -0400
Islamic State’s Amaq news agency released a video of one of two teenagers who killed a priest in a church in France this week calling for more attacks in France and other countries of a coalition waging a campaign against the militant group. In the 2-1/2 minute video, Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean, 19, urged fellow Islamic State supporters to "strike the coalition countries", in retaliation for what he said were "thousands of air strikes on our lands".
Takeaways: Clinton's big moment wraps up convention
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:28:15 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a moment America had never seen: a woman accepting a major party's nomination for president.
Indonesia executes 4 people convicted of drug crimes
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:26:51 -0400
CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others who got an unexpected reprieve are put to death.
Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:25:28 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.
Unemployed may turn away from South Africa's ANC in election
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:24:44 -0400
By Stella Mapenzauswa UMLAZI, Durban (Reuters) - Young, poor, supporters of South Africa's African National Congress are weary of reminders of its liberation struggle, concentrating instead on the ruling party's failure to deliver jobs which could cost it votes in local elections next week. With a quarter of the work force unemployed and the jobless rate among blacks aged between 20 and 24 at over 48 percent, millions of voters say their lives have barely improved since the ANC won the first multi-racial elections in 1994. Discontent is rising and ANC supporters are seeking alternatives.
UK says new government needs to review all details of Hinkley nuclear project
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:23:24 -0400
Britain's new government needs to review all the details of a project to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point before making a decision in the autumn, a government spokeswoman said on Friday. The board of French utility EDF narrowly voted to proceed with a project to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in decades on Thursday. Britain's new Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said the government would make its decision in the early autumn.
AP EXPLAINS: Conventions depict contrasting views of America
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:23:07 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican party conventions have starkly framed the core question facing voters in November: Is America broken?
This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:21:00 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight.
Three Nigerians among four executed in Indonesia, 10 cases postponed
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:20:47 -0400
By Johan Purnomo CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, early on Friday as it pushed ahead with its "war against drugs", although another 10 scheduled executions were delayed. As many as 14 people were originally set to face the firing squad together on Friday, but officials decided a "comprehensive review" was needed to "avoid any mistake" in the 10 cases, Attorney General H. Muhammad Prasetyo said.