CAIRO | Charity says Yemenis face ‘double threat’ of cold, hunger

CAIRO  — More than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the “double threat” of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in, an aid group said Wednesday. Oxfam said some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing. “Freezing temperatures could be the … Continue reading CAIRO | Charity says Yemenis face ‘double threat’ of cold, hunger

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa group: warrant issued for Grace Mugabe’s arrest

JOHANNESBURG  — A South African group representing a model who was allegedly assaulted by Grace Mugabe says authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the wife of Zimbabwe’s former leader. The AfriForum group said Wednesday that it was informed by South African police about the warrant for Mugabe, who was accused of assaulting Gabriella Engels … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa group: warrant issued for Grace Mugabe’s arrest

Solskjaer looks to rescue United again, this time as coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on another rescue mission at Manchester United, this time as manager. The former striker who became a United great by conjuring up important goals typically as a substitute — most famously an injury-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final — was picked as the man to bring stability to the … Continue reading Solskjaer looks to rescue United again, this time as coach

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Markets edge up as investors eye Fed decision

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Federal Reserve‘s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 5:45 a.m. Stock markets are up slightly as investors look ahead of an expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve. After a mixed performance in Asia, European indexes were up modestly and futures pointed to gains on Wall Street later Wednesday. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Markets edge up as investors eye Fed decision

WASHINGTON | Criminal justice bill a signature policy victory for Trump

WASHINGTON— A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts and was hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups. The sweeping bill addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Criminal justice bill a signature policy victory for Trump

BANGKOK | Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation

BANGKOK — Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged that the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled communal hatred, particularly against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority. Facebook in a press release posted online Wednesday says it has removed 425 Facebook … Continue reading BANGKOK | Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation