Typhoon Jebi reaches Japan - the strongest storm to hit in 25 years

Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western Japan on Tuesday, believed to be the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in Japan in 25 years. The threat of more floods and landslides comes soon after parts of Japan were hit by torrential rains that... More..

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Woodward book reveals 'crazytown' Trump White House
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Woodward book reveals 'crazytown' Trump White House

After the United States believed the Syrian government had launched another chemical attack in April 2017, Mr Trump told Defence Secretary James Mattis to assassinate President Bashar Assad. While he does not...More..

Kolkata Bridge Collapse Highlights: One killed, scores injured
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Kolkata Bridge Collapse Highlights: One killed, scores injured

Mamata Banerjee , chief minister of West Bengal state, said in a televised address: "We are still assessing the gravity of the situation and we can not talk about the deaths right now". At least six people we...More..

by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Monica Lewinsky storms off stage after 'off-limits' question

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky abruptly left a stage in Jerusalem on Monday when asked whether she still expected an apology from former USA president Bill Clinton , later saying the interviewer...More..

Japan issues evacuation advisories as typhoon Jebi approaches
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Japan issues evacuation advisories as typhoon Jebi approaches

More than 600 domestic flights have been cancelled, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK . Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a meeting of the government and ruling parties on Tuesday that Japan has been str...More..

Shop caught sticking googly eyes on fish to make them look fresher
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Shop caught sticking googly eyes on fish to make them look fresher

A rival company in Kuwait responded to the incident by advertising the sale of "fish without cosmetic surgery". "Did they honestly think people wouldn't notice?" one person asked on Twitter . Another said: "I ...More..

8 dead in Denel munitions factory blast
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

8 dead in Denel munitions factory blast

City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue services spokesperson Theo Lane said that they had responded to an explosion at the facility at 3.45pm. "Death toll in munition plant blast has risen to 8", South African n...More..

United States service member killed in Afghanistan in apparent ‘insider attack’
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

United States service member killed in Afghanistan in apparent ‘insider attack’

General Scott Miller, the new commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan. He was believed to have led a force of 2,000 fighters , according to the Times . "We must maintain pressure...More..

Trump slams Sessions on Twitter, says AG is hurting GOP in midterms
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Trump slams Sessions on Twitter, says AG is hurting GOP in midterms

Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions , must love him now. Trump's tweet was only the latest in a long line of jabs at Sessions , though he recently said that the attorney general's job is safe -...More..

Thousands to protest far right at concert in Germany
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Thousands to protest far right at concert in Germany

At the other end of town, far-right demonstrators gathered near a large bust of the father of Communism before starting a march through the city. Germany's far right is trying to make protests this weekend ...More..

Texas woman, with baby, leads police on high-speed chase
by | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Texas woman, with baby, leads police on high-speed chase

The resulting chase hit speeds near 100 miles per hour on several occasions and included the woman swerving into oncoming traffic lanes. Rodriguez is seen attempting to run away on foot while carrying the infan...More..

10 people shot at apartment complex in San Bernardino
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

10 people shot at apartment complex in San Bernardino

Initial reports from police stated that there were 10 victims, though an update later clarified that the first report was incorrect. Most of the victims are adults; one is 17 years old. No weapons were recove...More..

Some 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Some 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

Libya announced on Sunday a state of emergency in and around the capital Tripoli , amid escalating violence between warring militias. The Tawergha were forced to leave their settlement near the western ci...More..

Saudi denies hitting school bus after admitting 'mistakes'
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Saudi denies hitting school bus after admitting 'mistakes'

Last month's attack on the school bus at a market in Saada province killed more than 50 people, most of the children. An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Y...More..

Israel readies for upcoming visit of Philippines president
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Israel readies for upcoming visit of Philippines president

His aircraft landed two hours late after a flight that took him over the airspace of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte , right, jokes to photographers as he hold...More..

Women caned in Malaysia for attempting to have lesbian sex
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Women caned in Malaysia for attempting to have lesbian sex

They had last month pleaded guilty to breaking Islamic laws and were sentenced to be caned and fined RM3,300 ($800, £619). The caning proceeded despite huge protests by diverse actors in civil society, and cl...More..

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for 7 years in landmark secrets case
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for 7 years in landmark secrets case

According to Al Jazeera , both the reporters had pleaded not guilty and held their ground while contending that they were framed by the police. USA officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and N...More..

4 family members from Loyal killed in kayaking accident
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

4 family members from Loyal killed in kayaking accident

Authorities say three children and their father died when their kayak capsized near a Wisconsin island in Lake Superior . Three hours into the trip, the kayak capsized and dumped the family into the 60-d...More..

Trump Has Hurt American Workers, Charges AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Trump Has Hurt American Workers, Charges AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

US and Canadian negotiators worked throughout the week on adding Canada to Friday's notice, but the negotiations failed to produce an agreement ahead of Trump's own Friday deadline. Officials will need to fin...More..

Friends call John McCain hero, maverick at Arizona funeral
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Friends call John McCain hero, maverick at Arizona funeral

John McCain's 106-year-old mother is expected to attend his memorial and burial services in Washington and Maryland later this week. He was on his 23rd bombing run over North Vietnam when he was shot out of ...More..

Russia collusion probe: Former Trump aide Papadopoulos seeks light sentence
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Russia collusion probe: Former Trump aide Papadopoulos seeks light sentence

But in a sentencing document filed late Friday, Papadopoulos claims that while "some in the room rebuffed George's offer", both Trump and Sessions seemed to support it. Following that campaign meeting, he m...More..

Amber Alert Issued for Boys, Father After Phoenix Killings
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Amber Alert Issued for Boys, Father After Phoenix Killings

A Wisconsin Amber Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Phoenix Dickens after she was allegedly abducted from her home in Milwaukee, local officials say. Please call Phoenix Police with information at 602-262-61...More..

by | Monday, September 03, 2018

CIO president: 'Hard to see' new NAFTA deal without Canada

On Friday, Trump informed Congress of his intention to sign a bilateral trade deal with Mexico, but it could be hard to win approval from Congress unless Canada is also included, with support from Democrats nee...More..

White House Invokes Executive Privilege On Vast Cache of Kavanaugh Documents
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

White House Invokes Executive Privilege On Vast Cache of Kavanaugh Documents

The White House's decision was disclosed in a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday ahead of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings next week. Unite in opposition? Boycott the hearing? That sta...More..

How Buhari, Amaechi, Okorocha, others were received in China
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

How Buhari, Amaechi, Okorocha, others were received in China

These African leaders will be treated like kings, fed plenty Chinese curry, alcohol and given all sorts of toys and tokens while the Chinese looks at their begging bowls and how to further suffocate them with d...More..

4 missing after Colorado River boat collision
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

4 missing after Colorado River boat collision

The recreational boats crashed Saturday in Moabi Regional Park as darkness was falling on a rushing river crowded with holiday weekend boaters, making the rescue operation hard. The victims were thrown off the ...More..

by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Hundreds escape Libyan prison, rockets hit refugee camp

Prison guards were unable to prevent the prisoners from forcing the facility's doors open, according to a judiciary official. Multiple reports said a missile fell Sunday on a camp in Libya's capital that ho...More..

Protests in Uganda after Bobi Wine arrested again
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Protests in Uganda after Bobi Wine arrested again

ODM has condemned Ugandan authorities for blocking Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi from seeking medical attention overseas. We thank the world for standing with us. Ugandan media quoted Kyagulanyi's relative...More..

Officer-involved shooting at California Racetrack
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Officer-involved shooting at California Racetrack

People at the venue saw a string of sheriff's and police cars responding to the fairgrounds around 6:40 p.m. Sheriff's officials confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting but would not immediately prov...More..

Myanmar jails two journalists for 7 years for breaching state secrets act
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Myanmar jails two journalists for 7 years for breaching state secrets act

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty Monday of violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act while reporting on government abuses against the country's Rohingya Muslims. "I think one has to ask will this...More..