World News

July 29, 2015 - 1:33pm
16 min 50 sec ago

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An official says Jordan's state security court handed down prison terms for eight defendants in an alleged plot by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia to attack U.S. troops and Israel's embassy in Jordan.

Jordanian media have reported that seven Jordanian defendants were arrested before being able to move ahead with their plans and were charged with possessing weapons and making explosives.

The government official says the Jordanian...

July 29, 2015 - 1:27pm
16 min 50 sec ago

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Minnesota dentist is the target of widespread outrage over his killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.

The lion had allegedly been lured from a national park, where it was protected, so that it could be killed. The animal, named Cecil, had been studied by an Oxford University research program, and was a favorite among tourists who knew him for his distinctive black mane.

Dentist Walter Palmer says he didn't know the lion was...

July 29, 2015 - 1:27pm
16 min 50 sec ago

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new report finds that extortion at checkpoints is costing Ivory Coast millions each year despite government steps to eradicate the practice.

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that security forces are still asking travelers for money four years after Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's government said it would end the practice.

The money gets seized from those transporting commercial goods and immigrants at illegal...

July 29, 2015 - 1:22pm
16 min 50 sec ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says it will complete by Aug. 31 the construction of a fence meant to stop the flow of immigrants and refugees entering through its southern border with Serbia.

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said that Interior Minister Sandor Pinter assured the Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday that the deadline, which had earlier been set for Nov. 30, could be met.

Kovacs also said that the government had...

July 29, 2015 - 1:18pm
16 min 50 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has formally declared the United States' National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests.

The Justice Ministry's decision Wednesday means the non-governmental organization will be prevented from distributing grants or having offices in Russia. The move was expected after the general prosecutor's office on Tuesday described the group as a threat to Russia's constitutional order, defense and national security....

July 29, 2015 - 1:18pm
16 min 50 sec ago

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two men in Zimbabwe have appeared in court on charges of illegally hunting a lion -- as outrage grows over the killing of the lion by an American dentist.

A professional hunter and a farmer are accused of helping the Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer, hunt the lion. Police say they are looking for Palmer, who reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill the animal.

The head of Zimbabwe's safari association says the killing was...

July 29, 2015 - 12:42pm
16 min 50 sec ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Women legislators are demanding that Turkey's deputy prime minister offers an apology for telling a legislator that she should be quiet because she is a woman.

Bulent Arinc told an opposition legislator who heckled him Wednesday: "Madam, shut up! As a woman you should shut up!"

Arinc was speaking at an emergency session of Turkey's parliament called to discuss terror attacks in the country. Women lawmakers protested the remark...

July 29, 2015 - 12:31pm
16 min 50 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's biggest unions has backed left-wing contender Jeremy Corbyn to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party, and a major bookmaker has made the former outsider odds-on favorite to win the contest.

General secretary Dave Prentis of Unison, which represents more than 1 million public-sector workers, said the choice of Corbyn "shows a clear need for change towards a fairer society."

The endorsement doesn't compel union members...

July 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
16 min 50 sec ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new U.N. report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.

Meanwhile, India's population is set to pass China's in size around 2022, according to the report released Wednesday.

Population estimates play a huge role as the international community tries to figure out how to slow the danger...

July 29, 2015 - 11:44am
16 min 50 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A British software programmer has been convicted of trying to obtain a chemical weapon after he attempted to buy enough ricin over the Internet to kill hundreds of people.

Mohammed Ali contacted a U.S. seller about buying 500 milligrams of the poison for $500. The contact was an undercover FBI agent, and Ali was arrested in February after he was sent a toy car containing a harmless powder he believed to be ricin.

Ali admitted trying to...

For the best experience, use one of the following browsers:      Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Apple Safari
Follow Us:  WHIZ-TV      Z92 Radio      AM1240      @WHIZnewscom      @WHIZweather      @Z92Radio