Category Archives: WORLD NEWS

Indian police jailed for 1991 Sikh murders

Forty-seven police officers have been sentenced to life in prison by a special court in India for killing 10 Sikh pilgrims in 1991 and then lying in an attempt to…

Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect

The first major temporary truce in Syria’s five-year civil war has come into effect. The “cessation of hostilities” began at midnight (22:00 GMT Friday) with early reports saying front lines…

India caste unrest: ‘Ten million without water’ in Delhi

More than 10 million people in India’s capital are without water despite the army regaining control of its key water source after protests, officials say. Keshav Chandra, head of Delhi’s…

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death sparks battle for Supreme Court control

Image captionPeople pray in front of the US Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia The death of one of the most conservative members of the US Supreme…

Syria conflict: France calls on Russia to stop bombing civilians

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on Russia to stop hitting civilians in air raids in Syria. Mr Valls said an end to bombing civilians was the key to…

US election 2016: Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have shaken up the US presidential race with decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary. Billionaire Mr Trump is likely to get more…

Syria conflict: Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine

At least 45 people have been killed in three blasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media say. Scores of people were…

Sri Lanka women cricketers ‘forced into sexual favours’

Members of Sri Lanka’s women’s cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours to keep their places in the team, the sports ministry has said. The ministry said evidence of…

43 killed in Mexico gang shoot-out

At least 43 people have been killed in a shoot-out in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Friday’s gunfight between security forces and an armed gang took place in Tanhuato near…

Kerry to urge China restraint in South China Sea projects

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in China to urge Beijing to halt what is seen as its increasingly assertive actions in the South China Sea. US officials say…