Ex-Interpol chief latest target of China's anti-graft drive

But the government's announcement did little to address concerns raised about the risks of appointing Chinese officials to leadership posts in worldwide organizations. Cheng Xiaohe, a professor of worldwide relations at people's University in Beijin... More..

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Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. "I was pushing for the introduction into Philippine criminal laws the penalty of qualified reclusion perpetua, to ensure...More..

Chinese Intelligence Official Charged With Stealing U.S. Aviation Secrets
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Chinese Intelligence Official Charged With Stealing U.S. Aviation Secrets

We can not tolerate a nation stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower. Xu worked with a conspirator, unnamed in the indictment , who contacted an engineer of the firm a year ago and offered to p...More..

Navy mom's tweet makes #HimToo mockery go viral
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Navy mom's tweet makes #HimToo mockery go viral

The original tweet may be deleted, but the screenshots live on. Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women and branded a "danger" to LGBT+ people by campaigners, drew the support of ...More..

Stealth Fighter Jet Grounded Globally After First-Ever Crash
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Stealth Fighter Jet Grounded Globally After First-Ever Crash

An official report questioned earlier this year whether the F-35 was ready for combat after dozens of faults were found. The stand down affects more than 200 jets while an "inspection of a fuel tube" in F-35 ...More..

Bride-to-be poses for heartbreaking wedding photos to honor tragic fiancé
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bride-to-be poses for heartbreaking wedding photos to honor tragic fiancé

It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life, but turned out to be one of the most painful. This foundation not only honored my Kendall, but also took us in as family. But, you know, if you miss them you ...More..

Met Office names intense low-pressure area - Storm Callum
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Met Office names intense low-pressure area - Storm Callum

The winds will ease over all of Ireland on Friday afternoon and by Friday evening for Scotland. A Met Office spokesman said: "As Storm Callum passes to the northwest of the United Kingdom, a period of hea...More..

Trump insists Seoul will not lift sanctions on Pyongyang
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trump insists Seoul will not lift sanctions on Pyongyang

The Kyunghyang Shinmun, without quoting a source, said North Korea has reacted positively to the offer, adding that Japan appears to be considering a "resort" other than Tokyo for the location of such a summit....More..

Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

He also questioned assertions by Saudi authorities that the consulate does not have footage of Khashoggi leaving the building as the mission's security cameras only provide live footage and do not record images...More..

Exiled Egyptian opposition leader expresses fear after Khashoggi disappearance
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Exiled Egyptian opposition leader expresses fear after Khashoggi disappearance

The New York Times cited a Turkish official who said Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by a team of Saudi agents. "The Saudi journalist and commentator Turad Al Amri has been missing since November 2...More..

Pipeline ruptures, sparks massive fire north of Prince George, B.C.
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pipeline ruptures, sparks massive fire north of Prince George, B.C.

But by turning off the pipelines, the energy company said there could be a disruption in gas supply to customers in the Pacific Northwest region. An explosion and fire in a pipeline that provides natural gas ...More..

Storm Michael could soon form, hit USA midweek
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Storm Michael could soon form, hit USA midweek

The center of the storm is then expected to move across Georgia as a tropical storm, before moving across the Carolinas and southeast Virginia before going back out to sea by next weekend. We also have an area ...More..

UAE passport surges up global rankings of 'most powerful'
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

UAE passport surges up global rankings of 'most powerful'

The 2018 Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden and Spain place fourth...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Floods kill at least nine on the Spanish island of Mallorca

Torrential rainstorms deluged the town of Sant Lorrenc, about 65km east of the capital Palma, yesterday evening. At least another 12 people are still missing after the downpours, local media reported, though ...More..

EU, Britain narrowing differences on Irish border in Brexit talks
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

EU, Britain narrowing differences on Irish border in Brexit talks

Mr Baker told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he was expecting Tory Whips to go to work on the rebels - but that around 40 of them would stand firm against her. A DUP source told Sky News: "It is unaccep...More..

Florida, Alabama bracing for ‘monstrous’ Hurricane Michael
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Florida, Alabama bracing for ‘monstrous’ Hurricane Michael

Tropical Storm Michael formed Sunday morning in the Caribbean Sea and is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane over the next couple of days, the National Hurricane Center said . It is not out of the realm o...More..

Nobel Economics 2018 awarded to Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nobel Economics 2018 awarded to Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer

To Romer, the government can play a decisive and crucial role of facilitating Ph.Ds., research, innovation , and other educational investment that can unlock real long-term growth for economies. Assessing the ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi: The Saudi regime appears to have butchered a prominent dissident

Khashoggi entered the consulate last Tuesday and has not been heard of or seen since, according to his fiancée and friends. The consulate insists Khashoggi left its premises, contradicting Turkish official...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number

Where Has The Warning Come From? The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) just released a special report on the predicted impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial leve...More..

‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning

And, of course, Trump has been trying to slash carbon regulations instead of strengthening them. But he says it is not impossible. The report lists various scenarios that might occur if the world hit 2 degr...More..

South Africa's anti-graft body to investigate finance minister
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

South Africa's anti-graft body to investigate finance minister

South Africa 's finance minister has resigned after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma while testifying in a corruption inquiry . This, as EFF leader Julius...More..

Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear'
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear'

There is no evidence the Trump campaign acted on any of the alleged proposals, which would have forced Psy-Group to double in size, hiring an additional 50 staff. Another proposal describes opposition research ...More..

Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax'
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax'

Justice Brett Kavanaugh received a warm welcome from his new colleagues Tuesday as he made a low-key public debut at the Supreme Court , in a collegial scene that stood in sharp contrast to the chaos of his c...More..

Haley's resignation a loss, but administration still pro
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Haley's resignation a loss, but administration still pro

Then she'll be president, life will finally catch up to House of Cards , and then we can cancel Netflix. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she described Trump as "everything a governor doesn't wan...More..

Kagoshima zookeeper, 40, dies after being mauled by white tiger
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Kagoshima zookeeper, 40, dies after being mauled by white tiger

White tigers are Bengal tigers, not albinos or a separate subspecies, just the product of recessive genes. The zoo has four white tigers and police are investigating safety procedures at the facility, which o...More..

Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

The Washington Post has published an image it described as the last surveillance photograph of its missing Saudi contributor. That team was sent "specifically for the murder", a person with knowledge of the Tu...More..

Kim Jong-Un invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Kim Jong-Un invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea

South Korea's presidential office said in a statement that Kim told President Moon Jae-in during their summit last month that the pope would be "enthusiastically" welcomed in North Korea. Pompeo said it is i...More..

Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud

She arrived at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court to face the start of her trial, surrounded by her lawyer and security guards, and made no comments at the site. The allegations against Mr Netanyahu include try...More..

Further Australian support following the Sulawesi quake and tsunami
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Further Australian support following the Sulawesi quake and tsunami

Nations unies (Etats-Unis) (AFP) - The United Nations said Friday it is seeking $50.5 million "for immediate relief" to help victims of the devastating quake and tsunami in Indonesia. Indonesian soldiers unload...More..

Limo in deadly NY crash recently failed inspection, governor says
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Limo in deadly NY crash recently failed inspection, governor says

The limo went across the road and hit an unoccupied SUV parked at the Apple Barrel, a local institution and popular stop for autumn leaf-peepers. The speed limit at the intersection is 50 miles per hour, Fi...More..