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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.
Air Canada flight comes off runway in Halifax, 25 slightly hurt
An Air Canada plane came off the runway after landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia early Sunday, sending at least 25 people to hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that “one day everyone will know my name,” according to German newspaper Bild.
Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world, int'l media
Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience.
The Brazilian economy, the world's seventh-largest, posted near-stagnant growth in 2014, expanding just 0.1 percent, and will likely enter recession this year, officials said Friday.
Millions of Nigerians turn out to vote in presidential poll
Nigerians turned out in their millions Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.
Two former Swiss bankers avoided jail time Friday for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets.
Russian Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board successfully docked at the International Space Station Saturday after blasting off from Kazakhstan, NASA said, launching a year-long mission on the orbiting outpost.
The Federal Reserve is considering raising near-zero interest rates this year even though this may slow the U.S. recovery, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday.
Canada's high court struck a blow against gun control on Friday, with a decision that clears the way for the federal government to destroy data on owners of rifles and shotguns.
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