The helicopter assault comes a day after President Nicolas Maduro announced the arrests of five opponents he accused of plotting against him to clear the way for a US invasion. The beleaguered president said the helicopter was flown by a pilot who worked for a former minister.
Carmen Aristegui and eight other leading journalists and activists, who commissioned an independent investigation after finding the spyware on their phones, accuse the Mexican government of using it on them and their families, a claim the government denies. More
A Republican rebellion forced the delay Tuesday of a Senate vote on the party's health care overhaul, an embarrassing setback for US President Donald Trump who was left scrambling to salvage the controversial plan. More
The European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said Google had "abused its market dominance" as the world's most popular search engine to give illegal advantage to its own shopping service. The fine broke the previous EU record for a monopoly case against US chipmaker Intel of €1.06-billion.
An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 123 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said. More
Residents of 800 London flats were hurriedly evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears over their tower blocks' external cladding, after urgent testing prompted by the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno. More
Jihadists on Wednesday blew up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself "caliph" in his only public appearance, Iraqi officials said. More