Yemeni security forces fired warning shots and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to reach the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Friday, an Agence France Presse correspondent reported.
The protesters, angered by an anti-Islam film produced in the United States, gathered about 500 meters away from the embassy compound, calling for the expulsion of the U.S. ambassador as they burnt the American flag.Full Story
At least 28 people in northern India died on Friday in landslides and flashfloods triggered by heavy overnight monsoon rains and about a dozen others are missing, a rescue official told AFP.
The deaths occurred in the early hours after particularly heavy downpours in the Rudraprayag and Bageshwar districts of the scenic Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, Piyush Rautela from the state disaster management cell told AFP.Full Story
More than 350 Muslim fundamentalists and their supporters staged an anti-U.S. demonstration in Jakarta Friday, spewing anger at America over an anti-Islam film.
Outside the U.S. embassy in the Indonesian capital, the protesters -- men and women with children in tow -- carried banners that read "We condemn the insult against Allah's messenger", and the Koranic verse "There is no God but Allah".Full Story
Six Chinese ships sailed into waters around a disputed archipelago on Friday, with Beijing saying they were there for "law enforcement" around islands Japan nationalized earlier this week.
The move -- dubbed "unprecedented" by Tokyo -- came as it was reported Japanese nationals had been physically attacked in China, marking the latest stage in a deteriorating row between Asia's two biggest economies.Full Story
Villagers targeted in a recent wave of tit-for-tat killings in southeast Kenya say trained militia, including men from outside the region, are behind the raids.
And they suspect politicians may have brought them in.Full Story
Russia's lower house of parliament Friday stripped a leading anti-Vladimir Putin deputy of his mandate, in an unusual move critics said was revenge for his scathing criticism of the Kremlin.
The State Duma voted 291 in favor with 150 against and three abstentions to strip A Just Russia party member Gennady Gudkov of his mandate over alleged conflicting business interests.Full Story
Germany coach Joachim Loew has admitted his team are misfiring and struggling to finish their chances despite winning both their opening 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Loew's team opened their Brazil 2014 campaign with a 3-0 win over minnows Faroe Islands in Hanover a week ago followed by Tuesday's 2-1 win over Austria in Vienna.Full Story
Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked by Palmeiras, ending a second spell at the Brazilian side, the club said overnight Thursday.
Scolari, who during a first spell with the club led them to the 1999 Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the Champions League, was axed after a poor run of form.Full Story
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given the club a glimpse of the future by saying he could leave the club when his contract expires in two years' time.
The Frenchman has been in charge of the Gunners since September 1996 but is currently overseeing a seven-year trophy drought.Full Story
The massive financial rescue of Greece, with the country still struggling to meet its lenders' conditions, is placing strains on relations between the IMF and its European partners in the bailouts.
Officially, the three providers of funds to Greece -- the "troika" of the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, and the European Central Bank -- are unified as they press Athens to stick to the growth-crunching austerity program that came with their emergency loans.Full Story