Pakistan says arrests militants over Indian air base attack – TODAYonline

The Nation Pakistan says arrests militants over Indian air base attackTODAYonlineISLAMABAD – Pakistan has arrested the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack this month on an air base in India, two officials said on Wednesday. Maulana Masood Azhar, an Islamist hardliner who was …Masood detention: Modi’s diplomacy yielding results; […]

The odds are that the US$1.5 billion Powerball winner will end up bankrupt – National Post

National Post The odds are that the US$1.5 billion Powerball winner will end up bankruptNational PostThe U.S. Powerball lottery is holding a drawing this week for a jackpot that’s already reached US$1.5 billion. That’s after the 18 drawings held since November failed to yield a winner, causing the grand prize to swell to this record […]

Search for lost MH370 airliner instead uncovers a 19th century shipwreck … – National Post

National Post Search for lost MH370 airliner instead uncovers a 19th century shipwreck …National PostCANBERRA, Australia — The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a second 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, officials said Wednesday. A sonar search for the …Shipwreck […]

Sweden requests permission from Ecuador to quiz WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – The Straits Times

The Straits Times Sweden requests permission from Ecuador to quiz WikiLeaks founder Julian AssangeThe Straits TimesSTOCKHOLM (AFP) – The Swedish state prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday (Jan 13) it had formally asked Ecuador for permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation. “The written request was recently sent by the …Sweden asks to […]

Turkey arrests one after deadly Istanbul tourist attack – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia Turkey arrests one after deadly Istanbul tourist attackChannel News AsiaOne person was arrested on Tuesday evening in connection with the bloodshed, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said on Wednesday, without explaining the suspect’s role in the strike. Posted 13 Jan 2016 21:04; Updated 13 Jan 2016 21:18. PHOTOS.Singapore’s President, PM and Foreign Minister […]

EU launches unprecedented probe into Poland's judicial changes: European … – The Straits Times

The Straits Times EU launches unprecedented probe into Poland’s judicial changes: European …The Straits TimesBRUSSELS (AFP/REUTERS) – The European Union on Wednesday (Jan 13) launched an unprecedented probe into judicial changes introduced by Poland’s new right-wing government to see if they violate EU democratic standards and merit punitive …EU begins assessment of Poland over controversial new […]

Indonesian President Joko Widodo sets up peatland restoration agency – The Straits Times

The Straits Times Indonesian President Joko Widodo sets up peatland restoration agencyThe Straits TimesJAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has set up a peatland restoration agency, which will start operating on a state budget this month (January 2016), Indonesian news agency Kompas.com reported on Wednesday (Jan 13). “I would like to …Missing Indonesians raise concern about […]

Islamic State claims suicide attack on Pakistan consulate in Afghan city – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia Islamic State claims suicide attack on Pakistan consulate in Afghan cityChannel News AsiaIslamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the Pakistani consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, stoking fears over the spread of the ultra-radical movement in Afghanistan. Posted 13 Jan 2016 14:10; Updated 13 …IS […]

Hong Kong Chief Executive heckled in parliament during annual policy address – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia Hong Kong Chief Executive heckled in parliament during annual policy addressChannel News AsiaHong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is heckled by lawmakers as he delivers his annual policy address to the Legislative Council. By Wei Du; Posted 13 Jan 2016 20:08; Updated 13 Jan 2016 20:17. PHOTOS. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung …Hong […]