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  • Killer's family tried to intervene before rampage

    May 26, 2014 2:51 PM 36

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage. The mother went to her son's YouTube channel and found the video in which he threatens to kill people. She alerted authorities and set off frantically with her ex-husband to Santa

  • Netanyahu: Security barrier saves lives, anti-Israel incitement makes it necessary

    May 26, 2014 2:02 PM 18

    Prime minister meets with pope day after pontiff's visit to West Bank security barrier; PM tells Pope Francis: “Palestinian terrorists not only hurt us, they also harm Christians.” Israel wouldn’t need the security barrier, if acts of incitement and terrorism against it stopped, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Pope Francis on Monday at the start

  • Narendra Modi have been to US before Godhra riots

    May 26, 2014 2:02 PM 23

    GANDHINAGAR: The US may have refused him a visa in 2005, but Narendra Modi had crisscrossed the globe a fair bit in the past decade; meeting leaders, getting investments into Gujarat, and leaving his footprint, internationally. Modi had also travelled to the US a few times before 2001, when he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Then came 2002 and its fallout

  • Pistorius starts psychiatric evaluation

    May 26, 2014 1:55 PM 19

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' murder trial began a new phase Monday when the Olympic athlete arrived at a state psychiatric hospital for a monthlong evaluation whose terms have been described by some as favorable to the double-amputee runner. Pistorius, who killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, sat in the passenger seat of a black

  • Juncker claims centre-right win in European elections

    May 26, 2014 1:47 PM 20

    The map of the new European parliament, despite the frothy announcements of a swing to the far-right, remains dominated by mainstream parties. The far left also gained, as did the Greens, and turnout was slightly up on 2009. The EU’s leaders remain concerned that the EU is failing to carry the popular support it needs to validate its ambitions, but for one, the centre-right’s

  • UPDATE 3-Ukraine launches air strikes against rebel-held airport

    May 26, 2014 1:23 PM 27

    DONETSK, Ukraine May 26 (Reuters) - Ukrainian government warplanes carried out airstrikes against pro-Russian rebels who seized Donetsk international airport on Monday as both sides mounted an aggressive show of force following the election of a new president. Reuters journalists saw black smoke billowing from the area of the airport after about two hours

  • Battle at Donetsk airport; new Ukraine leader says no talks with 'terrorists'

    May 26, 2014 1:19 PM 28

    Donestk Resident on Poroshenko: "He is not our president" KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine launched air strikes and a paratrooper assault against pro-Russian rebels who seized an airport on Monday, even as its newly elected leader vowed to reassert control in the east and refused to negotiate with "terrorists". Ukrainians rallied overwhelmingly

  • Independent news from Greece

    May 26, 2014 12:55 PM 22

    Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras with incoming Attica governor Rena Dourou Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras is rushing to capitalise on a major electoral victory, telling President Karolos Papoulias that he seeks general elections as soon as possible and demands a say in all top policy decisions and appointments that will have a lasting economic or political

  • Coalition says Tsipras request for snap elections is unconstitutional

    May 26, 2014 12:45 PM 22

    PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos has labelled “unconstitutional” a request by SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras for early general elections. Venizelos held a news conference shortly after Tsipras met with President Karolos Papoulias, where he suggested that the government lacked the legitimacy to continue. Tsipras called for national elections “as soon as possible

  • High hopes from Modi-Sharif Tuesday meeting

    May 26, 2014 12:32 PM 22

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's invite to Saarc leaders, particularly his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif was not only a bold and unexpected move but also an attempt to write a new chapter in India-Pakistan ties notwithstanding his own background and opposition from hardliners. While there is no denying the fact that the invite