By Zoran Radosavljevic and Krizstina Than ZAGREB/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States is mounting a diplomatic offensive to stop Hungary selling a stake in a Croatian energy firm to Russia, part of what Western powers see as Budapest's dangerous drift into Moscow's orbit. The U.S. government has already taken the highly unusual step of blacklisting six people with ties to the government in Hungary, a NATO ally and European Union member, from entering the United States, accusing them of involvement in corruption. U.S. ...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos are paying their respects to departed loved ones in All Saints' Day rituals in cemeteries around the archipelago, including at mass graves for victims of a powerful typhoon that killed more than 6,300 people last year.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, an official from the state power company said. The blackout was caused by a "technical glitch" and swept across the impoverished and energy-starved South Asian nation at around noon, Masum Beruni, managing director of the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd., said without elaborating on the cause.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, an official from the state power company said.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia was left staring at a second consecutive defeat after slumping to 120-5 in the morning session of day three of the second Test match against Pakistan on Saturday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's state power company says the country has been hit with an electricity blackout after a transmission line bringing power from neighboring India failed. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. Managing Director Masum-Al-Beruni says the blackout hit around noon Saturday and covered all parts of the country connected to the national grid.
A US judge ruled that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients in Africa could leave home and frequent public places, saying she was not infectious. The decision from a district judge in the northeastern state of Maine is the latest twist in a bitter row over enforced quarantine of American medics returning from relief work in west Africa. Kaci Hickox insists that she is perfectly healthy, and since returning to the US has fought efforts by authorities to keep her in quarantine for 21 days, the incubation period for the deadly virus that has killed nearly 5,000 people, most of them in west Africa. People infected with Ebola are contagious if showing symptoms, like a fever, and Hickox has argued that since she was not showing any symptoms, there was no need to keep her under quarantine.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China passed a counter-espionage law on Saturday aimed at tightening state security and helping build a "comprehensive" national security system, state media reported. The law will allow authorities to seal or seize any property linked to activities deemed harmful to the country, the Xinhua news agency said. Authorities can also ask organizations or individuals to stop or modify any behavior regarded as damaging to China's interests, Xinhua said. Refusal to comply would allow enforcement agencies to confiscate properties. ...
Australia and New Zealand on Saturday marked 100 years since their first convoy of troops left for the battlefields of World War I, with thousands attending events to commemorate the "heavy day in history". The convoy left the Western Australian town of Albany on November 1, 1914, carrying 20,000 Australian and 8,500 New Zealand soldiers bound for Gallipoli in modern day Turkey and later the battlefields of Europe. "It was a heavy day in our history and it led to even heavier times to come," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in remarks welcoming New Zealand leader John Key to the country. Losses in Gallipoli were hard, with the offensive claiming the lives of more than 11,000 New Zealand and Australian troops in a matter of months, although worse battles were to follow in the Great War, Key said.
Johannesburg,, November 01: Police has revealed that a man who appeared in court on Friday in connection South Africa's football team captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa's murder has been positively identified in an identity parade. Gauteng police spokesperson Neville Malila said that since the beginning of the week, they have questioned a number of people in connection with the killing of Orlando Pirates keeper Meyiwa. He said...