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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Somali Shebab kill 10 in education ministry attack
Somalia's al-Qaida-linked Shebab militants on Tuesday blasted their way into the higher education ministry with a car bomb before storming the building, killing 10 people.
Nigeria marks 1 year since schoolgirl kidnappings
Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as the country marked the first anniversary of their abduction.
British Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron launched his party's manifesto on Tuesday, promising a return to the "good life" and the revival of a housing policy associated with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher if he wins May's election.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram.
Former U.S. Secretary of State and former first lady Hillary Clinton arrives in Iowa on Tuesday during an overland road trip to begin a series of low-key meetings with ordinary voters and set the tone for her campaign.
Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal
Defense lawyers in the United States are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is making an in-person appeal to President Barack Obama on Tuesday for more help defeating the Islamic State (IS) militants, hoping recent gains in the fight will encourage more investment from a war-weary United States.
A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of release on Monday, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention with its salacious details.
Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Russia, Ukraine agree on withdrawal of smaller caliber arms
BERLIN -- Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region's yearlong conflict.
  
  
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