Trump wraps up ceremony, turns to governing
As President Donald Trump wrapped up the ceremony of his inauguration and shifted to governing, he signaled he intends to move quickly to make a clean break from the Obama administration. Trump spent his ...
S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist
South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye. Cho Yoon-Sun, who is the first minister in active service to be arrested in South Korea, is accused of creating the vast catalogue to starve the artists of government subsidies and private investments and place them under state surveillance. The list's existence has sparked widespread anger, raising the spectre of Seoul's 1960-80s army-backed rule -- including under dictator Park Chung-Hee, the impeached leader's late father -- when the news, arts and entertainment were heavily censored.
Pakistan market bomb kills 20, wounds 40: officials
A bomb exploded at a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal 20belt, killing at least 20 people and wounding 40 others, officials said. "20 people have been martyred [killed]," the Pakistan military said in a short statement, adding that the injured had been taken to military and civil hospitals in the region's main city of Peshawar. "Troops from army and (paramilitary) Frontier Corps are under taking relief and rescue operations," it said.
"I saw intestines on the ground" - aid worker recalls Nigerian refugee camp bombing
By Kieran Guilbert MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid worker Alfred Davies and his colleagues were providing vaccinations and giving out food in a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria when he noticed the buzzing of a plane passing overhead. "Glass shattered, roofs collapsed and people were screaming and crying," Davies, a project co-ordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. "I saw people with their bellies open, and intestines on the ground," the Liberian aid worker said.
Crystal Gayle to be inducted into Grand Ole OpryNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Country music legend Crystal Gayle is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager.
16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highwayItalian police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived. Police commander ...
Hungarian bus crashes in Italy, killing 16
Gambia's leader Jammeh says he will step down, ending political impasse
By Tim Cocks BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said on Saturday he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from West African armies that entered his country to remove him after he refused to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow. It also brings to a close a reign that began in 1994 when he seized power in a coup. Jammeh's authoritarian government established a reputation for torturing and killing perceived opponents to stifle dissent.
Gambia's Jammeh agrees to go into exile as regional troops mass
By Tim Cocks BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refused to accept his election defeat last month, has agreed to go into exile, a senior advisor to new President Adama Barrow said on Friday, but talks to finalise the deal were holding up his exit. Regional armies, who entered Gambia late on Thursday, were meanwhile poised to remove him by force if required, as even his army chief, who had stood beside the former coup leader, recognised his rival Barrow as commander-in-chief. West African leaders Alpha Conde of Guinea and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz travelled to the capital Banjul on Friday to allow Jammeh one last chance to cede power peacefully.
Chinese express doubts about US relations under TrumpCitizens of China's capital Beijing are expressing doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations. Aaron Wang, who works for a logistics company, ...