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MEXICO CITY/LA PAZ (Reuters) - Mexico's government said Bolivian police had impeded the departure of Spanish officials visiting the Mexican ambassador in La Paz on Friday, widening a spat over Bolivia's surveillance of its diplomatic facilities that has rumbled on for days.
(Reuters) - Teams combing the wreckage of a Hawaii sightseeing helicopter that crashed on Kauai island found no sign of survivors on Friday and recovered six sets of human remains before suspending the search due to bad weather, police and fire officials said.
BEIJING (ANN): China outlined plans late Wednesday (Dec 25) to promote the freer movement of labour as authorities look to cushion slowing growth in the world's second-biggest economy.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin was named acting president on Dec. 31, 1999, by then-president Boris Yeltsin. He has been in office as president or prime minister ever since, a period spanning two decades.
MOSCOW/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Russian Anti-Doping Agency sent a letter to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) formally stating that it disagrees with the decision to ban Russian athletes from major sporting events, RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing RUSADA head.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese artist whose manga comics about a Uighur woman went viral wants to use the simple power of her work to raise awareness of the "daily suffering" endured by the Chinese mostly Muslim minority, she told Reuters.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A cargo ship collided with shore in Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on Friday, according to broadcaster CNNTurk and a witness, prompting authorities to close the picturesque and crowded waterway running through Turkey's largest city.
AHMEDABAD (AFP): A massive locust invasion has destroyed thousands of hectares of crops in north-west India, authorities said, with some experts on Friday (Dec 27) terming it the worst such attack in 25 years.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has started a massive polio immunisation programme as health officers continue to try and identify the source of the poliovirus contracted by a three-month-old baby in Tuaran on Dec 8.