Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Somali restaurant attack
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:22:12 -0400
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu which killed at least 10 people on Tuesday. "We are behind the attack," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, told Reuters. Musab said the lunch-time attack was targeted at officials from government ministries and the presidential palace who eat at the restaurant.
Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:19:51 -0400
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa on Tuesday protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya as parliament weighed a response to the killings.
US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street art
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:19:26 -0400
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — American graffiti artist Caleb Neelon, the author of street murals in numerous cities around the world, has enlisted youths from different sides of Bosnia's ethnic divide to work on a peace-promoting project.
U.S. Senate vote on Lynch for attorney general seen this week
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:19:17 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate could vote this week on President Barack Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. The vote on Lynch, a federal prosecutor nominated in November to head the Department of Justice, could come now that there is a deal between Republicans and Democrats on an unrelated bill clamping down on domestic human trafficking, McConnell said. (Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Susan Heavey)
Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:18:30 -0400
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.
Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria, activists say
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:18:00 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country's south killed dozens on both sides over the past two days as rebel factions regained much of the ground they lost earlier, activists said Tuesday.
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:17:22 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within days.
Oklahoma reserve deputy pleads not guilty in fatal shooting
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:16:33 -0400
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge.
Summer sports suspend membership in umbrella body in protest
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:10:13 -0400
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Summer Olympic sports suspended their membership in the umbrella body for international federations on Tuesday after its leader launched a blistering attack on the IOC.
US stocks open higher as Teva bids $40.1 bn for Mylan
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:07:19 -0400
New York (AFP) - US stocks opened higher Tuesday as Israeli pharmaceuticals giant Teva surprised the market with a $40.1 billion cash-and-stock bid for generic drug maker Mylan.
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