By Sarah Young BALCOMBE, England (Reuters) - British police dispersed hundreds of protesters who blocked access to an oil exploration site in rural England on Monday in an intensification of an almost month-long standoff over the nascent shale gas extraction industry in Britain. A total of 36 people were detained, both in the village of Balcome and in London, in the first of two days of "direct action" against the drilling process known as fracking, which protesters fear may trigger small earthquakes and pollute water supplies. ...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister reiterated Monday an offer of peace talks with militants in the country's northwest who have waged a bloody campaign against the government and so far rejected any talk of negotiations.
Three men trying to steal scrap metal from a west Wichita business were caught in the act and arrested Saturday night, police said.
The owner of Atlas Spring and Axle in the 4500 block of West Irving called 911 shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday and said burglars were breaking into his property and taking scrap metal, Lt. Doug Nolte said. The business had been hit by burglars several times in the past, prompting the owner to install surveillance cameras.
Video from those cameras convinced the owner the thieves were the same who had targeted his business in the past, Nolte said.
By Alain Iloniaina ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Supporters of the wife of Madagascar's deposed leader said they would take to the streets to protest against an "illegal" court ruling barring her from running in elections, threatening to bring more turmoil to the island nation. The electoral court on Saturday also banned incumbent President Andry Rajoelina from standing in the August poll - a ruling widely welcomed by Western and regional powers who say the country needs a fresh start with new candidates. ...
Police are looking for four suspects in a drug deal gone sour in south Wichita on Sunday.
A man and woman met the four acquaintances at about 5:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of South Seneca, planning to buy a pound of hydroponically grown marijuana for $3,000, Lt. Doug Nolte said. But one of the four men pulled out a knife and attacked the buyers.
Both the 29-year-old man and the 19-year-old woman were cut in the assault, Nolte said. The woman was also punched in the mouth by another suspect.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds swarmed across a bridge into neighboring Iraq's northern self-ruled Kurdish region over the past few days in one of the biggest waves of refugees since the rebellion against President Bashar Assad began, U.N. officials said Monday.
The president's verified Twitter feed linked on Monday to an article about how the government sequestration has resulted in cuts to Head Start, a federal education program designed to help low-income families with prekindergarten children. The tweet, though, contained a grammatical error.
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for better relations with India in a conciliatory gesture on national television on Monday after weeks of increased military activity along the two nations' disputed border. Nawaz Sharif's words may do little to placate Indian politicians furious over the August 6 deaths of five Indian soldiers on their side of the heavily militarized Line of Control, which runs through the territory of Kashmir. "I have made better relations with India my priority. ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — City Hall opened as usual Monday but Mayor Bob Filner was nowhere to be found, still out of public view as he tries to survive a recall effort prompted by a cascade of sexual harassment allegations that led the entire City Council and many leading fellow Democrats to call for him to resign.