Sri Lanka | New government to probe alleged coup attempt by ex-president

Sri Lanka's new government will investigate an alleged attempt by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to stage a coup to try to stay in power when results showed he was losing

Flight 8501 | AirAsia flight’s black box found by divers, marked for retrieval

Search teams found the black box from the crashed AirAsia Bhd. jetliner, which will help investigators unlock how QZ8501 plunged into the Java Sea with 162 people on board. Divers identified

Terrorism | 3 attackers killed | Video: Paris grocery gunman claims allegiance to IS group

A video emerged Sunday purporting to show the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and defending

Al-Qaida in Yemen urges local and international jihad

The al-Qaida offshoot that claimed to have masterminded the bloody rampage in France has been the most active of the terror network's branches in trying to strike in the West. Al-Qaida

Terrorism | Bullets not bombs : Paris gunmen arsenal: Kalashnikovs, rocket launcher, grenade

  Kalashnikov assault rifles. Plenty of ammunition. Molotov cocktails, a grenade, a death-dealing Skorpion machine pistol and a few handguns. Plus a revolving light that could be placed on a car

Arsonists attack German paper that published French cartoons

Police in Germany have detained two men suspected of an arson attack early yesterday against a newspaper that republished the cartoons of French weekly Charlie Hebdo. The newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost said

People join rallies worldwide to honor Paris victims

Thousands of people began a march at Paris’s Place de la Republique, led by world leaders including Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, to mark France’s worst terror attack in more

This Day in History: 1991 US Congress votes for war in Iraq

The vote seals the United Nations’ 15 January deadline for the Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, to order his troops out of Kuwait, or face military action. After three days of sometimes

Offbeat | Bucharest metro officials vow to fight ‘no pants’ stunt

Romanian subway officials have gotten their knickers in a twist over a planned stunt in which people will ride the Bucharest subway without their pants. Briefed about plans, the Metrorex subway

Football | Asian Cup : Iran beats Bahrain, UAE downs Qatar

  Ehsan Hajsafi and Masoud Shojaei scored late in each half to give Iran a 2-0 win over a determined Bahrain in their opening match of the Asian Cup yesterday. In a

Monday, January 12, 2015 – edition no. 2226

* ‘Freedom of speech is threatened’ * Residents’ trust in Gov’t dropping * Gaming industry adjustment ‘under Gov’t’s close watch’ * Airasia flight’s black box found by divers   DOWNLOAD PDF     * Caesars owners seek way

Skiing | Germany’s Dopfer leads World Cup slalom; Hirscher 3rd

Fritz Dopfer of Germany made his No. 1 start bib count to lead the first run of a World Cup slalom yesterday. Dopfer used the best conditions to clock 56.21 seconds

Takanashi wins 2nd ski jumping

The 18-year-old Takanashi had jumps of 87 and 97 meters at the Miyanomori hill for a total of 236.3 points. Takanashi, who won her first World Cup event Saturday at the

Nepalese women team 1st to scale world’s highest peaks

A group of Nepalese returned home Friday after becoming the first all-women team to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents. The team started their quest in 2008 by climbing

Sleeper cell awakes France’s worst fears in 3 days of terror

Blood-curdling, al-Qaida-inspired murder that tore at the heart of the nation which raised him wasn’t ghoulish enough for Cherif Kouachi. His body, felled by elite soldiers’ bullets and stun grenades,

Rear Window: On winning quietly

Running against the unspoken rule, Chui Sai On’s second term began immediately after the Chief Executive was inaugurated on the SAR’s 15th anniversary. Usually, things go smoothly until sometime deep

ASK THE VET | What is the right diet for Hedgehogs?

For your pet hedgehog you want to provide a well balanced diet that is high in protein. How much you should feed him depends on his activity and metabolism. If

THE BUZZ: Karate bidding to be included in program at Tokyo Olympics

Karate is making a push to be part of the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. New reforms by the IOC have given karate officials renewed hope that the martial art

World briefs

CANADA The Canadian sergeant-at-arms hailed as a hero for shooting the gunman who stormed Parliament in Ottawa will be named the country’s ambassador to Ireland. The Canadian Press has reported

Q&A – RODRIGO DE MATOS – CARTOONIST | Fanatics ‘suffer from religionitis’

Rodrigo de Matos (RM) - Sadly, my first reaction contained everything but surprise, which says a lot about the world we live in. I was very sad knowing that we

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