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Strong quake hits east Indonesia; no tsunami threat


A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Sunday evening, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

Pakistani rescue workers take out students from an ambulance who injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen, upon arrival at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the northwestern Pakistani city, killing and wounding dozens, officials said, in the latest militant violence to hit the already troubled region. AP

A Pakistani official says the death toll in a Taliban attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 126.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death toll from Indonesian mudslide rises to 56

Rescuers search for the victims of a landslide that swept away a village in Jemblung, Central Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. About 2,000 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers, have been mobilized to dig through the mud and wreckage after the landslide Friday buried more than 100 houses and left dozens of people dead or missing. (AP Photo)

The death toll from a mudslide that flattened much of a village in central Indonesia rose to 56 on Monday before rain forced rescuers to halt their search for dozens of missing people, officials said.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Christmas cutie: Prince George images released

In this photo provided by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and taken in late Nov. 2014, Britain's Prince George poses for a photograph in a courtyard at Kensington Palace, London.  Great-grandchild to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II,  Prince George was born July 22, 2013, the son of Prince William Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, and is third in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

LONDON — This little prince already knows how to mug for the camera.   With a sly grin and robust rosy cheeks, Prince George looks cheerful and self-assured — for a toddler — in pictures released Sunday.   His sleeveless sweater features Coldstream Guardsmen in bearskin hats and red tunics. The outfit was completed by […]

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Abe’s ruling party poised for Japan election win

A man casts his vote for parliament's lower house election as representatives of a local election administration commission observe at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Japanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to reaffirm the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's majority, though many analysts were predicting a record low turnout. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked set to win a strong majority in a parliamentary election Sunday viewed as less of a verdict on his policies than an acquiescence to the ruling party’s growing power.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »