News: World

Two sumo wrestlers walked into a bar. The brawl they had there is rocking Japan's sumo world.

Tuesday  04:07,   21 november 2017
The Washington Post

The scandal goes to the very heart of the punishing, clan-like sumo system, one that is already reeling from accusations of bullying and match-fixing and has been trying to revive waning public interest.In a case that has enthralled Japan and[...]

Trump renews call for border wall after patrol officer dies in Texas

Tuesday  01:05,   21 november 2017
The Hill

President Trump on Sunday reiterated his calls to build a wall along the country's southern border after a U.S. Border Patrol agent died from injuries he sustained on patrol in Texas. "Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border,[...]

Border agent killed, another injured during ‘attack’ near Texas southern border

Monday  07:07,   20 november 2017
FOX News

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed in the line of duty Sunday while patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas along the southern border with Mexico. Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died of injuries sustained while responding to “activity” near[...]

Florida woman accused of killing husband, hiding duct-taped body in closet and walling over it

Monday  07:07,   20 november 2017
FOX News

A Florida woman killed her 72-year-old husband and then went to great lengths to hide his body in a closet in their home, authorities have charged. Okaloosa deputies said Alfred Wozniak was shot in the left temple. His wife Barbara Wozniak, 65, was[...]

15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

Monday  02:55,   20 november 2017
Associated Press

A stampede erupted while food aid was being distributed in a Moroccan village Sunday and at least 15 people died and 10 were injured, authorities said. The crush took place in Sidi Boulalam as a local association was handing out food at a local[...]

The Meaning of Robert Mugabe's Stunning Non-Resignation

Monday  01:50,   20 november 2017
The Atlantic

Despite mounting calls for his resignation, Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay on as president of Zimbabwe, further extending his nearly four-decade reign in office. On Sunday, the momentum towards Mugabe’s probable ouster picked up steam when [...]

Argentina steps up search for missing submarine with 44 crew

Sunday  17:51,   19 november 2017
Associated Press

Argentina's Navy said Saturday it was ramping up the search for a submarine that hadn't been heard from in three days, and at least six other nations said they would join in the effort. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said that the area being[...]

Elated Zimbabweans celebrate as President Robert Mugabe's era fades

Sunday  03:30,   19 november 2017
The Financial Express

Tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters flooded Zimbabwe's streets today celebrating the crumbling of President Robert Mugabe's ruthless regime.Tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters flooded Zimbabwe's streets today celebrating the[...]

Sixth Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela

Saturday  23:35,   18 november 2017
AFP

An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history.Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running[...]

Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualties

Saturday  20:07,   18 november 2017
Associated Press

A predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday, with no reported casualties. The China Earthquake Administration placed the epicenter at Nyingchi in China's Tibet Autonomous Region near China's disputed border with [...]

North Korea won't strike U.S. first despite threats, experts say

Saturday  06:35,   18 november 2017
USA TODAY

Despite repeated threats to incinerate the United States with its nuclear weapons, North Korea takes pains to note it won't strike first.The over-the-top rhetoric is often misinterpreted in the West, but North Korea has been consistent [...]

Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks

Friday  16:53,   17 november 2017
AFP

A score of mostly wealthy nations banded together at UN climate talks Thursday to swear off coal-fired power, a key driver of global warming and air pollution. To cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) -- the [...]

Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

Friday  16:52,   17 november 2017
Al Jazeera

Parveen Khan will probably never forget the horrific events of March 29, 2009, when her estranged husband walked into her room and bit her face in an act of revenge. It was a Sunday afternoon when Khan, then 33, went to take a nap[...]

North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju remains a mystery

Friday  16:52,   17 november 2017
FOX News

Taking a break from waging a war of words with U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, made a rare public propaganda appearance with his wife “Comrade Ri Sol-ju”Part of the reason for the mystery around Comrade Ri Sol-ju is[...]

Mladic still a hero in dying home village

Friday  16:51,   17 november 2017
Reuters

<p>The sign nailed to a tree marking one of the few paved roads bears the name of the village's favourite son: "General Mladic Street".</p>In a garage that serves as the makeshift tavern, his portrait looks down on the men who[...]