World Bulletin/News Desk
Tropical Storm Norman formed off the west coast of Mexico and was expected to make landfall north of the tourist resort and cruise ship destination of Mazatlan by Friday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.
The storm was located about 145 miles (230 km) west of Mazatlan and had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph), the center said, adding that "a little strengthening" was possible before landfall.
Mexico issued tropical storm warnings for the area north of Mazatlan and a local official in Sinaloa state said emergency workers were preparing for flash floods in low-lying areas.
Mexico does not have any important oil installations along the Pacific coast.
Four Indian nationals, on their way back to India after a posting at Sirte University were held at a checkpoint and taken back to Sirte.
Collective prayers, forced conversion to Christianity, Islamic clothing have been banned in Western Central African Republic, in particular in areas where there is an absence of UN peacekeepers.
Congo, Chad, Cameroon and Guinea, have initiated a ban on wearing the niqab, the full-face veil after a spate of young women carried out suicide attacks
France will pay forfeit for non-delivery of two Mistral warships to Russia
There are fears of a humanitarian crisis as refugees seek ways to enter Serbia taking weeks to walk from Syria making their way through Turkey, Greece and Macedonia
The US imposes further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea
Workers say new law reduces the rights of employees and makes it easier for employers to fire them
Jose Zamora Induta had been exiled in Portugal before returning home to Guinea-Bissau.
Russian President Putin has assured Netanyahu that the Iranian deal would improve security in the Middle East.
Nigel Farage said his party would launch a "major ground campaign" for the referendum, which Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold by 2017.
Roughly 70 percent of the world's cocoa is grown in West Africa and several people in the chocolate industry have been trying to reduce child labor in West Africa for years.
This is Africa reflects on Mr. Mazrui’s five strategies for taming Western-oriented imperialism disguised as globalisation
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with polonium in 2006. Litvinenko accused Putin of trying to kill him before his death.
Multiple power and water cuts make everyday life difficult when temperatures rise with authorities giving a 4 day mandatory holiday relief.
Syriza split issue over bailout deal may be overcome with party referendum
Cameroon has shut down all mosques and Islamic centres in response to a wave of suicide attacks in the country's north.