PARIS — One person has been left brain dead and five others have been hospitalized after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental drug made by Portuguese drug company Bial, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Friday.
LONDON — The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world’s population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer, an international charity said Monday.
GENEVA, Switzerland — Five people have starved to death in the last week in the Syrian town of Madaya, where a single biscuit sells for $15 and baby milk costs $313 per kilo, despite two emergency United Nations aid deliveries to the besieged town, a UN report said.
When the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” opened in 1991, critics laid waste to the Hollywood adventure epic, lambasting the movie’s interminable running time, faux medieval dialogue and star Kevin Costner’s meandering accent.
CAIRO — At least 15 Yemeni civilians were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition outside the capital, residents said on Wednesday, as prospects for a new round of U.N.-sponsored talks to end the war in Yemen dimmed.
ISLAMABAD — Attackers on a motorcycle lobbed grenades and opened fire at a Pakistani television station on Wednesday, wounding one person, and left behind pamphlets linked to Islamic State, the station said.
MEXICO CITY — Details of flirtatious phone messaging chats between Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and actress Kate del Castillo have gripped Mexico, and an official said his “obsession” with her led him to lower his guard and be caught.
MUMBAI — Government authorities and temple officials in India’s southern Kerala state are standing firmly by a decades-old tradition of banning women from one of the holiest Hindu temples after the nation’s top court questioned the temple’s right to bar women.
BAGHDAD — Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 18 people and wounded 40 others.
ANKARA — Turkey plans to offer Syrian refugees work permits in order to encourage fewer of them to migrate, Volkan Bozkir, Turkey’s minister for European Affairs, said Monday, amid EU pressure to reduce the flow of migrants.
MEXICO CITY — The world’s most wanted drug boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, initially gave Mexican security forces the slip by opening a secret doorway hidden behind a mirror, and descending into a sophisticated tunnel leading to the city’s drains.
LONDON — David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who framed hits such as “Space Oddity” with flamboyant pop personas like “Ziggy Stardust” and androgynous displays of sexuality, has died after a secret battle with cancer. He was 69.
ISLAMABAD — Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States held talks Monday to try to resurrect efforts to end nearly 15 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan, even as fighting with Taliban insurgents intensifies.
BUENOS AIRES — A manhunt is still on in Argentina for two of three fugitive murderers convicted of drug-related killings, the federal police chief said on Saturday, hours after the president and prosecutor’s office said the escaped prisoners had been caught.
BEIRUT — The death toll in an air strike on a rebel-held Syrian town on Saturday climbed to 57, and the target was a court house operated by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
LOS MOCHIS, Mexico —Mexico’s government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday.
PARIS — French police shot dead a man wielding a meat cleaver after he tried to enter a police station on Thursday, the anniversary of militant attacks in Paris, shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is Greatest) and wearing what turned out to be a fake suicide belt.