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‘Nepal children at risk of disease, death’

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Kathmandu, Dec 1 (AP) - Child rights groups are warning that shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies in Nepal due to a border blockade with India is putting millions of children at the risk of disease and even death.

Sumnima Tuladhar of Kathmandu-based CWIN Nepal said Tuesday that medical supplies are running low and that some parents are not able to take their children to the hospital for treatment because of the fuel shortages.

"The risk to children with chronic diseases is really...

Texas threatens resettlement agency over Syrian refugees

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Austin, Dec 1 (AP) - Texas wanted assurances Monday from a major resettlement agency that it will not accept Syrian refugees and threatened legal action if Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's orders are defied.

The International Rescue Committee has given no indication that it will change course and...

Asian stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches

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Beijing, Nov 30 (AP) - Asian stocks fell Monday as investors looked ahead to this week's public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates this month.

KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite Index declined 1.4 percent to...

‘Gods of Egypt’ studio, director apologize for white cast

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Los Angeles, Nov 30 (AP) - "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.

The filmmaker and studio Lionsgate issued separate statements on Friday acknowledging the controversy sparked by the release of the film's...

US aid worker made little effort to hide work in Cuba

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Washington, Nov 30 (AP) - The American aid worker who spent five years in prison in Cuba said he had no trouble bringing sophisticated communications gear into the country and made little attempt to disguise his work to set up Internet connections.

In his most extensive comments since he was...

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