An opposition leader was killed in Bujumbura, Burundi, Saturday in the latest political violence in the East African nation, which has been beset by anti-government protests since late April. Zedi Feruzi, whose body was found along with his bodyguard’s in the capital’s Ngagara district Saturday evening, was the leader of the Union for Peace and Development opposition party.
A job "well done" for Ireland, wrote Hillary Clinton shortly after news broke that Ireland had legalized same-sex marriage. The Democratic presidential contender took to microblogging site Twitter to commend the country.
Well done, Ireland. -H
â€” Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 23, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly extended his gratitude to the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led U.N. proposal for a nuclear weapons ban in the Middle East. The Israeli prime minister, who has had a turbulent relationship with the White House, thanked both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone call, a senior Israeli official said Saturday.
The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 is set to get underway Sunday afternoon, as American Ryan Hunter-Reay looks to become the first repeat winner since Helio Castroneves in 2002.
Scott Dixon, who was born in Australia but grew up in New Zealand, has the poll. The 34-year-old had the poll when he won in 2008 with a time of 3:28:57.6792. He can become one of just 19 drivers who has won the race more than once. Dixon enters the race as the favorite with 9/2 odds.
The man who was allegedly behind the dope deal that led first to the jailing of Piper Kerman and then to the Emmy Award-winning prison series “Orange Is The New Black” based on her experiences in stir was arrested by Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Saturday. Buruji Kashamu, 56, was placed under arrest at his home in Lagos, Mitchell Ofoyeju, an agency representative, told the Associated Press.
After two losses by a combined five points, the Houston Rockets return home to face the series-leading Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Saturday at the Toyota Center.
Down by one with less than 10 seconds remaining, Rockets shooting guard James Harden pushed the ball up the floor with a chance to win the game but coughed up a turnover to the swarming Warrior backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Premier Boxing Champions' latest main event includes two elite super middleweights when James DeGale (20-1) of London faces Andre Dirrell (24-1) of Flint, Michigan, for the vacant IBF belt at Agganis Arena in Boston on Saturday afternoon.
The Islamic State group claims its financial fortunes are flourishing to the point that it is in a position to obtain a nuclear bomb within the coming year, according to the latest issue of the extremist group’s online propaganda magazine Dabiq. An article purportedly authored by British captive John Cantlie conceded the scenario is a “far-fetched” one, but that the militant group could actually obtain a nuclear device through Pakistan.
It’s a bad news day for “Full House” fans and those excited about the upcoming spinoff “Fuller House.” The Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, confirmed that they would not be a part of the reunion on Netflix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, after weeks of speculation that the duo who played Michelle Tanner wasn’t interested in coming back to reprise their role, producers have confirmed that the Olsen Twins aren’t joining the returning cast members.
Hillary Clinton does not believe American troops should return to combat roles in Iraq. The 2016 U.S. presidential contender described her position on sending troops back to the Middle Eastern country during a brief news conference in Hampton, New Hampshire, the Washington Post reported Friday.