News: World

Confusion erupts after a 'small, drone-type' object was reportedly shot down near the king's palace in Saudi Arabia

Sunday  02:31,   22 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

Confusion abounded in Saudi Arabia on Saturday after reports of heavy gunfire near the Royal Palace in Riyadh. Confusion erupted on Saturday following reports of heavy gunfire near the Royal Palace in Saudi[...]

'It's hard being white': Indonesia's albino village

Sunday  02:10,   22 april 2018
ABC News

An isolated village in western Java has possibly one of the highest rates of albinism in Indonesia — and nobody seems to know why. Nana Suryana always knew he had albino ancestors. His great-grandfather was a "white man" and his family has lived in[...]

Delta passenger throws coffee, attacks air marshal during flight

Sunday  02:10,   22 april 2018
New York Daily News

A Delta passenger toppled a drink cart as she raced down the plane’s aisle before leaping on the back of an air marshal. Sara Maria Beach “disrupted the flight with numerous actions” and was charged on Friday with misdemeanour assault of a federal[...]

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

Sunday  02:00,   22 april 2018
Associated Press

Responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl and several other rape cases involving girls, India's government has prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under[...]

It was the worst day of my life: Son whose mother was shot dead by her husband's mistress dressed a 'killer clown' in 1990 gives emotional interview

Sunday  00:27,   22 april 2018
Daily Mail

The son of a woman murdered in 1990 by a clown in the doorway of her Florida home describes the terror he felt that day, after police say they have caught the killer. Marlene Warren was 40 when she was shot dead. When she first answered the door,[...]

‘The first lady of the greatest generation’: Barbara Bush honored for her humor and warmth at funeral in Houston

Sunday  00:07,   22 april 2018
The Washington Post

More than a thousand guests attended the service, including four former presidents and three former first ladies.Mourners gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the matriarch of the Bush family, who was the[...]

Thousands evacuated from central Berlin while experts defuse WWII bomb

Saturday  23:06,   21 april 2018
ABC News

<p>Thousands of people were evacuated from a central area of the German capital Berlin and police shut down the main train station as a precaution while experts defused and removed an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction[...]

50 years on, French baby boomers still cling to May '68 ideals

Friday  17:01,   20 april 2018
AFP

As France prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most tumultuous months of its history, experts say the May 1968 generation remains largely true to its youthful aims of greater personal freedom and social justice. Their findings are[...]

Swaziland king changes the country's name

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
BBC News

King Mswati III declares a name change at events celebrating independence and his 50th birthday.The monarch announced the official change at Golden Jubilee celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi[...]

Cubans have high hopes for their little-known new leader

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
AFP

Despite being in the upper echelons of Cuba's government for the past two decades, new President Miguel Diaz-Canel is not exactly well known. Most people on the island of more than 11 million know that, unlike the Castro brothers, he wasn't part [...]

Why are Armenians protesting against the new prime minister?

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
Al Jazeera

Tens of thousands take to the streets against nomination and appointment of ex-president Serzh Sargsyan as PM.The protests began on April 13 after Armenia's ruling Republican Party nominated former President Serzh Sargsyan for the prime minister’s[...]

'No job, no money': Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
Reuters

They said they were viewed with suspicion by Vietnamese officials and have had trouble finding work. "If you ask me 'do you want to come back to the U.S?' I'll give you the answer 'yes', but I don't know how," said Cuong, who left a wife and[...]

Son of dictator's aide, lawyer vie for Paraguay presidency

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
AFP

The US-educated son of a top aide to Paraguay's late dictator Alfredo Stroessner is favorite to win Sunday's presidential election in the Latin American country. Opinion polls give Mario Abdo Benitez of the ruling conservative Colorado party [...]

A David Copperfield trick allegedly injured a participant. Its secret was just exposed in court.

Friday  05:05,   20 april 2018
The Washington Post

Copperfield's attorneys argued that exposing the trick's secrets would hurt business. The judge didn't buy it.David Copperfield, 61, is in the midst of a civil jury trial in Las Vegas’s Clark County District Court that began on Friday,[...]

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Friday  00:55,   20 april 2018
Associated Press

Two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has triggered a furor over racial profiling say they are pushing for changes to make sure that what they went through doesn't happen to anyone else.&nbsp;PHILADELPHIA — Rashon Nelson[...]