World Briefs: Missile kills 4 at Doctors Without Borders clinic

Yemenis shout anti-Saudi slogans and carry the remains of what appears to be a US-made cluster bomb allegedly dropped during Saudi-led airstrikes on Jan 10.
Yemenis shout anti-Saudi slogans and carry the remains of what appears to be a US-made cluster bomb allegedly dropped during Saudi-led airstrikes on Jan 10.PHOTO: EPA

Missile kills 4 at Doctors Without Borders clinic

DUBAI (AFP) - A missile hit a health centre run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in northern Yemen, killing four people and wounding 10 others, the agency's spokesman said.

The missile yesterday struck the medical facility in the Razeh district of Saada province, said communications officer Malak Shaher. Three staff members are among the wounded and two are in "critical condition", the agency said in a statement.


US Powerball lottery jackpot rises to $1.9b

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - No one has won a record jackpot in the multi-state Powerball lottery, pushing up the haul for a winning ticket in the next draw to US$1.3 billion (S$1.9 billion) from nearly US$950 million, US lottery officials said.

The prize has risen steadily, following repeated drawings that saw no winners.


Armed man 'plotted to kidnap' Obama dog

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A heavily armed man claiming to be Jesus allegedly plotted to kidnap an Obama family dog, say the media and officials.

Scott Stockert, 49, was arrested at a Washington hotel last week, NBC Washington said. It quoted the Secret Service as saying that Stockert allegedly planned to kidnap Bo, one of two Portuguese water dogs owned by President Barack Obama and his family.


Cologne sex attacks 'planned, coordinated'

BERLIN (XINHUA) - German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that he believes the string of sexual assaults in Cologne was "coordinated and prepared".

Bild yesterday also reported indications that "North African groups" urged people via social networks to go to Cologne on New Year's Ev

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 11, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs: Missile kills 4 at Doctors Without Borders clinic'. Print Edition | Subscribe