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US, Saudi Arabia play down rift

The White House and Saudi Arabia scrambled to quell talk of a diplomatic rift Monday, after King Salman pulled out of a summit with President Barack Obama at the eleventh hour. Senior US and Saudi officials appeared in public to ...

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Ebola may persist in survivors’ eyeballs for months

The Ebola virus can persist within the eyeballs for months after a patient recovers from the deadly disease, researchers have found. A report released this week by the US journal New England Journal of Medicine described a case in which ...

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Sweden’s Supreme Court upholds Assange detention order

Sweden’s Supreme Court said on Monday it rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault. The 43-year-old Australian has been stuck inside Ecuador’s London embassy since June 2012 to avoid ...

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Jayalalithaa acquitted in disproportionate assets case

A special bench of the Karnataka High Court on Monday acquitted former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case in which she was convicted and sentenced for four years’ imprisonment by a trial court on September ...

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Hundreds, mainly Rohingyas, rescued off Indonesian waters

Nearly 600 migrants thought to be Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis were rescued from at least two wooden boats stranded off the coast of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province, authorities said on Sunday. The overcrowded boats, which were carrying nearly 100 women ...

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Several dead in shooting in Switzerland: police

Several people were killed in a shooting late on Saturday in a town in the Swiss canton of Aargau, local police said on Sunday. Officers responding to reports of shots found several bodies in and around a residential building in ...

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Two police officers shot and killed in Mississippi: local media

Two police officers were shot and killed on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the shooter fled the area in a police vehicle, local television station WDAM reported. The police vehicle was abandoned near a local train depot, it said. The ...

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An Airbus military plane crashes in Spain

An Airbus A400M military transport plane carrying “eight to 10” people crashed near Seville in southern Spain on Saturday while apparently on a test flight, officials said. “The plane that crashed a mile north of Seville airport in an non-residential ...

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Election results: Nick Clegg resigns after Lib Dem losses

Nick Clegg has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after his party was routed at the general election. The Lib Dems are set to end up with just eight MPs, down from 57 in 2010. Energy Secretary Ed Davey, Business Secretary ...

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Labour election results: Ed Miliband resigns as leader

Ed Miliband is stepping down as Labour leader after his party’s disappointing general election showing. Labour suffered heavy losses at the hands of the SNP, with the Tories forecast to achieve a majority. In a speech in London, Mr Miliband ...

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