Peace talks between South Sudan’s government and rebels adjourned Friday with no date set for the next meeting, a mediation official said.
FRANCE - INTERNET
A Paris court ruled Thursday that it has jurisdiction to judge a case against Facebook, which blocked the account of a French teacher who posted an image of a vagina by 19th century artist Gustave Courbet.
A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians standing near a Jerusalem tram stop on Friday, injuring at least four, Israeli police said.
A motorcyclist seen near the scene of the unresolved September 2012 murder of British-Iraqi businessman Saad al Hilli, his wife and mother in the French Alps has been questioned and ruled out of the investigation, France Info reported Friday.
Film star Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday when the “Star Wars” actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, his publicist said.
Forensic tests on the body of an Argentine state prosecutor who died days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of plotting to cover up Iran’s alleged role in a 1994 bombing indicate that he was murdered, his ex-wife said on Thursday.
A Delta Air Lines flight landing during a snowstorm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest at the edge of Flushing Bay, but there were no serious injuries.
The top military commander of al Qaeda’s official Syrian wing, the al-Nusra Front, has been killed in an air strike, insurgent sources said Thursday, though there was no official confirmation from the group itself.
The Islamic State (IS) group on Thursday deployed heavy vehicles and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, the Iraqi government said.
France’s National Archaeological Research Institute (Inrap) on Wednesday revealed the discovery of an ancient grave site, probably that of a Celtic prince, which is helping shed light on trade between some of Europe’s earliest civilizations.
Suspected Boko Haram militants massacred at least 68 villagers, including many children, in a northeastern Nigerian village earlier this week, several witnesses have said, providing testimony of a horrific bloodbath.
CANADA - NORTH KOREA
A Canadian pastor who disappeared more than a month ago after travelling to North Korea for humanitarian work has been detained by authorities in the world’s most reclusive nation, his church said Thursday.
France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, has resigned from the government for “health reasons”, President François Hollande’s office announced Thursday.