Thursday, November 26, 2015

News - World

  • November 26, 2015 | State Chinese activist sentenced to 6 years in jail

    BEIJING (AP) — A lawyer says a leading Chinese rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom has been sentenced to six years in prison in what the lawyer described as a hurried and unfair trial at a court in southern China.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Landing gear collapses as jetliner lands in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the landing gear on a Boeing 737 of the Mexican airline Magnicharters partially collapsed as it landed at Mexico City's international airport Thursday evening, but no one was injured, authorities said.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Gunmen attack Shiite mosque, kill 1 in Bangladesh

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on Shiite Muslim devotees during evening prayers at a mosque in northern Bangladesh, killing one person and leaving three others injured, police said.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Pope presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.

  • November 26, 2015 | State El Salvadoran church suspends priest in sex abuse case

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday it has suspended a well-known priest, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl.

  • November 26, 2015 | State The Latest: Pope heads to Nairobi slum Friday

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)

  • November 26, 2015 | State Asia stocks lower amid Thanksgiving trading lull

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks markets were lower in muted trading Friday after Wall Street was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, and investors continued to watch for developments in tense relations between Russia and Turkey.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Mexico closes health center for supposed diabetes 'vaccine'

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican regulatory authorities closed a health center that was touting a supposed diabetes "vaccine" and warned consumers that there is no vaccine for the condition.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Japan ready to submit proposal for Australia submarine deal

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to bid on joint development and production of an Australian submarine, Tokyo's first major military transfer since the World War II.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Japan's jobless rate at 20-year low, consumer spending drops

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's jobless rate fell to a 20-year low in October, but consumer spending and incomes also edged down as the tight labor market failed to spur significant increases in wages.

  • November 26, 2015 | State El Salvador breaks up corruption ring of judges, lawyers

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors have broken up a ring of a dozen lawyers, judges and a prosecutor who fixed court rulings in exchange for bribes, El Salvador's government said Thursday.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Ecuador to require Cubans to get entry visas

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador announced Thursday that it will begin requiring Cubans to get visas to enter beginning Tuesday, seeking to discourage the flow of migrants.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a "want ad" on Facebook.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Dominican officials say at least 11 dead in bus collision

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — At least 11 people died and over 70 were injured Thursday when two buses carrying tourism workers collided on a road between two resort towns in the eastern Dominican Republic.

  • November 26, 2015 | State Canada to give UN $75 million for Syrian refugee relief

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Liberal government announced on Thursday a US$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election.

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