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- Indonesia beefs up security amid violent West Papua protestsMANOKWARI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has deployed over 1,000 security personnel to the restive province of West Papua amid spreading violent protests. Protests sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted Papuan students in East Java turned violent on Monday, when an angry mob torched a local legislative building and set fire to […] ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- China says British consulate staffer detained 15 daysBEIJING (AP) — China says a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. At a daily briefing Wednesday, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang offered no details about why he was being detained. The British foreign ministry had said it was […] ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Afghan official: Wedding attack’s death toll rises to 80KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the death toll in a suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul claimed by the local Islamic State affiliate has risen to 80. The initial death toll in Saturday’s blast was 63. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said on Wednesday that 17 civilians have died from their […] ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- US troops deployed to Mexico border will be eligible for the Armed Forces Service MedalThe Armed Forces Service Medal is an award reserved for troops who 'encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action' while carrying out their duties to a high standard. ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Turkey extends deadline for unregistered Syrians in IstanbulANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official says Turkey has extended by two months a deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the city. Earlier, that deadline had been set for Tuesday of this week. But Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in an interview with Haberturk television late on Tuesday that the […] ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Stars salve their eco-conscience by sending money to ‘carbon offset’ firms ...GUY ADAMS: Buy a Virgin Atlantic flight to New York, and you will be told that for £7, on top of your ticket price, a company called ClimateCare will 'offset' your emissions. ..... Read More.2 hours ago