Eight dead, scores injured following ethnic clashes in Kazakhstan

Eight people were killed and scores wounded in a series of clashes overnight in villages in Kazakhstan’s southern Zhambyl province, with homes and businesses torched, the interior minister said on Saturday. Some 70 people were involved in the initial confrontation on the outskirts of Masanchi village, close to the border with Kyrgyzstan, Yerlan Turgumbayev told… Read More Eight dead, scores injured following ethnic clashes in Kazakhstan

French ice federation president resigns amid sexual abuse scandal

French ice sports federation president Didier Gailhaguet resigned from his position on Saturday amid the sexual abuse scandal in figure skating. French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu on Monday asked Gailhaguet to resign after several figure skaters claimed they were raped or sexually assaulted when they were minors by former coaches. “I have taken with dignity,… Read More French ice federation president resigns amid sexual abuse scandal

Seventeen dead, several injured as soldier goes on shooting rampage at mall in Thailand

A Thai soldier killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 20 in a shooting rampage on Saturday in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima in the north east of Thailand and is still at large in a shopping mall, police said. Major shootings are rare in the Southeast Asian country other than in the… Read More Seventeen dead, several injured as soldier goes on shooting rampage at mall in Thailand