Suspect detained for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letter to White House

WASHINGTON — A suspect who allegedly sent a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to the White House was detained trying to enter the United States from Canada, a federal law enforcement official said Sunday. Additional information about the person was not immediately available. The suspect was detained by Customs and Border Protection agents, a federal law […]

Scores detained as students march against Belarus president

KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus detained scores of university students who took to the streets Tuesday to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko resign after an election the opposition has denounced as rigged. Hundreds of students gathered outside universities across the Belarusian capital, Minsk, and then marched across the city center to the Education […]

Refugee detained by Australia granted asylum in NZ

A high-profile refugee who was detained by Australia for six years has been granted asylum in New Zealand. Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian Kurd, has lived in Christchurch since fleeing Australia’s island detention in 2019. He had initially sought asylum in Australia in 2013, arriving by boat, but was taken to Papua New Guinea under Australia’s […]