Former US President George HW Bush to be remembered at Houston funeral

Former US President George HW Bush to be remembered at Houston funeral

Former US President George H.W. Bush will be mourned on Thursday at the Houston church where he worshipped for many years, a final public farewell before his remains are taken by train to their resting place at his Texas presidential library. The remains of Bush, who died last week in Texas at the age of […]

China considers abolishing death penalty for 9 crimes

China is considering trimming nine crimes from the list of offences punishable by death, state media said on Monday, as the ruling Communist Party considers broader reforms to the country’s legal system. Rights groups say China uses capital punishment more than any other country, raising public concern of irreversible miscarriages of justice. A draft amendment to China’s criminal law, which includes the use of the death penalty, […]

US Washington state mudslide death toll climbs to 14, at least 176 missing

Mud and muck engulfed dozens of homes when a rain-soaked hillside near Oso, Washington, collapsed on the morning of Saturday, March 22. The death toll from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state of United States climbed to 14 people on Monday as six more bodies were found, while the number reported missing continued to […]

Sandy storm batters US; floods, power outage hit life

Megastorm Sandy battered the US East Coast Tuesday with fierce winds and heavy rains, killing at least 13 people and causing a power plant explosion, besides uprooting trees, power lines and plunging much of Manhattan in darkness. Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the US, battered the coastline of New Jersey, where […]