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Dozens killed in Bolivia prison fire, brawl

A prison brawl and fire has left 29 inmates dead and dozens injured in eastern Bolivia, state media reports. The incident at Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz started with a battle between two groups of prisoners.

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A post-Christian Middle East?

Peter Bergen says Christians are facing harassment and violence as the region becomes less hospitable to non-Muslims

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Rotterdam’s floating future

Rotterdam is home to Europe’s largest international port. But as countless vessels pass through the bustling shipping hub each day, the environmental toll is far from light.

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Measuring life, with precision

Researchers released a study in the journal Science describing what they believe is the world’s most precise clock.

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911 caller: Oklahoma killing may be gang-related

As an Oklahoma town comes to grips with the apparent senseless killing of an Australian baseball player on its streets, one man is offering a possible motive: gang violence.

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UN in Syria to seek attack inquiry

UN disarmament chief Angela Kane arrives in Damascus to press the Syrian government to allow UN inspectors to investigate chemical attack allegations.

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Iran’s Rouhani says chemical weapons killed people in Syria

DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday acknowledged for the first time chemical weapons had killed people in ally Syria and called for the international community to prevent their use. Rouhani stopped short of saying who had used the arms – Tehran has previously accused Syrian rebels of being behind what it called suspected chemical attacks. He also did not mention ...

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Hong Kong police smash crime ring

Police in Hong Kong raid properties and arrest more than 1,800 people in a crackdown on the organised crime gangs known as triads.

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