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Iran awards medals of honor to nuclear team

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Tehran, Feb 8 (AP) - Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.President Hassan Rouhani awarded the "Medal of Merit" to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the "Medal of Courage" to Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also the country's nuclear chief.The historic July 14 agreement brought about the lifting of international economic sanctions last month after the...

Nominees for Myanmar’s next president to be known March 17

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Naypyitaw, Feb 8 (AP) - The nominees for Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed to parliament on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's...

2 dead, others wounded, during Orlando nightclub shooting

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Orlando, Feb 8 (AP) - A shooting erupted inside a nightclub packed with hundreds of people in the city's tourist district early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 10 others, authorities said.
It was the second mass shooting at a Florida nightclub this weekend.
The shooting took place just...

Death toll from Taiwan quake hits 34, hunt on for survivors

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Tainan, Feb 8 (AP) - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that toppled a high-rise apartment building in Taiwan rose to at least 34, according to government figures Monday, with rescuers digging through rubble for survivors more than 48 hours after the quake struck.
More than 100 are...

El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits

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San Salvador, Feb 7 (AP) - Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international...

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