News: World

Resource officer prevents possible school shooting after man brings gun to Illinois high school

Wednesday  21:32,   16 may 2018
foxnews

A resource officer may have prevented a massacre after a 19-year-old former student allegedly brought a gun inside an Illinois school and opened fire. The suspect shot at the Dixon High School resource officer, who returned fire and struck the[...]

North Korea Revives an Old Tactic in Threat to Cancel Talks

Wednesday  20:12,   16 may 2018
nytimes

North Korea’s goal remains unchanged: It will not bargain away its nuclear weapons unless Washington removes military threats.After presenting himself as a statesman, and changing his role from tyrant to moderate on the world stage, Kim Jong-un,[...]

Indonesia police shoot dead four men after attack on Riau HQ

Wednesday  17:01,   16 may 2018
reuters

Indonesian police shot dead four men on Wednesday after they used samurai swords to attack officers at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, a police spokesman said. The men had driven their car into the police yard before getting out to[...]

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Wednesday  07:56,   16 may 2018
abc.net.au

Former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim — the man who may replace prime minister-elect Mahathir Mohamad — is released from prison.Mr Anwar, who was formerly Dr Mahathir's political rival, has been promised leadership of Malaysia's new[...]

Russian opposition leader Navalny gets 30-day jail sentence

Wednesday  04:06,   16 may 2018
ap.org

A court in Moscow has sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail for staging an unauthorized protest in Moscow and resisting police. Navalny organized a series of protests on May 5 in the Russian capital and other [...]

The Ghanaian shoe seller taking on an ex-dictator

Wednesday  03:32,   16 may 2018
bbc

A Ghanaian seeks justice for his friends who were killed in The Gambia during Yahya Jammeh's rule.Martin Kyere leapt from the pick-up truck into the darkness. Bullets whistled around him as he ran for his life through the thick Gambian forest.[...]

Good Samaritans turn in adorable 'puppy' they found on the side of the road to police - only to find out it's a COYOTE

Wednesday  03:09,   16 may 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The coyote was found on the side of a busy road in Bartlett, Illinois on Thursday. Officers then brought coyote to the Willowbrook Wildlife rehabilitation center.The coyote was found on the side of a busy road in Bartlett, Illinois on Thursday[...]

'Domestic' turns out to be man arguing with parrot

Wednesday  01:56,   16 may 2018
msn

Since no one was hurt, the officers left. [...]

Farm Owner Dyes Ponies' Manes to Make Them Look Like Unicorns

Tuesday  22:31,   15 may 2018
insideedition

They wear rhinestone-encrusted horns, too.At Pampered Ponies in Worcester, small horses sport glittery nail paint, rainbow-colored manes and rhinestone-encrusted[...]

Once Considered 'Obscene,' This Modigliani Painting Just Sold for More Than $157 Million

Tuesday  16:00,   15 may 2018
time

 A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday. “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)” was the highlight of Sotheby’s[...]

MPs tear into ministers over the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno

Tuesday  08:57,   15 may 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Politicians bowed their heads for a 72-second silence - a second for every person killed as a result of the fire. And Tory MP opened it by reading out the names of the 72 people killed. Emma Dent Coad, the local Labour MP in Kensington, said the[...]

A man in Brazil tried to rob a group of kids at gunpoint. This mom stepped in to stop him.

Tuesday  08:06,   15 may 2018
washingtonpost

A man in Brazil tried to rob a group of kids at gunpoint. This mom stepped in to stop him.Even watching the scene unfold on video is[...]

Caged tiger at Florida school prom

Tuesday  03:11,   15 may 2018
bbc

Concerns are raised on social media for welfare of a tiger unveiled to Florida students.Christopher Colombus High School in Miami hosted its jungle-themed prom at a Hilton hotel on[...]

Nearly wiped out by quake, China's Qiang minority lives on

Tuesday  03:06,   15 may 2018
afp

Ten years ago, a powerful earthquake destroyed Er Ma's village deep in the mountains of southwestern China. It nearly took his people's culture with it.Ten years ago, a powerful earthquake destroyed Er Ma's village deep in the mountains of[...]

New York 'Killer Nanny' Yoselyn Ortega Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murders of 2 Children

Tuesday  02:31,   15 may 2018
insideedition

Yoselyn Ortega's lawyer claimed she was mentally ill and wasn't responsible for killing Lulu, 6, and Leo, 2.Yoselyn Ortega, the so-called "Killer Nanny," was convicted last month of killing Lulu, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, on Oct. 25,[...]