Farming Show radio host Jamie Mackay has been found to have abused his position by allegedly threatening staff of a Queenstown bar with bad publicity and then broadcasting his grievances. The Broadcasting Standards Authority said Mackay told an anecdote on the Farming Show, broadcast in January on Newstalk ZB, about his experience at The Waterfront Bar and Bistro in Queenstown
A terror suspect accused of plotting the bombing of a skyscraper in Dallas, Texas, drew authorities’ scrutiny because of his violent posts on an extremist chat site, court papers indicate. The suspect, a 19-year-old Jordanian, was arrested Thursday in a sting operation, the FBI said.
A challenger in Mauritania’s presidential election alleged fraud after partial results Sunday showed an ex-junta leader headed for victory. Former Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was leading the nine candidates in early returns, according to the state-run Mauritanian Information Agency
The deafening roar of drums and horns rose as thousands of people took to the streets in Sri Lanka Friday for a victory parade marking the end of the decades-long civil war. Enthusiastic revelers danced in the street, carried yellow and red flags and some even carried hand-crafted puppets depicting the dead body of the leader of the rebel Tamil Tigers. Watch the victory parade » Sri Lanka’s government declared victory Tuesday in the country’s 25-year civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels
Clashes between Somalia’s transitional government and the Al-Shabab militia left 103 people dead and 420 others wounded, Somali officials said Friday. The fighting in Mogadishu between the rebel group and the government has raged for nine days, said Farhan Ali Mohamud, information minister of the Somali government. The new round of fighting stems from an interpretation of sharia law, or Islamic law, the spokesman said