News: World

As North Korean threat grows, Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack

Tuesday  07:36,   14 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

As North Korean threat grows, Hawaii prepares for nuclear attackBut after the Cold War, most places abandoned their sirens. Fears of terrorism grew more urgent and, for many younger Americans, being on notice for nuclear war became a relic of the[...]

Awaiting The Crown, Charles Faces 'Unprecedented' Challenge At Home And Abroad

Tuesday  03:20,   14 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

When you speak to Royal observers, two portrayals of Britain’s future monarch emerge. When you speak to Royal observers, two portrayals of Britain’s future monarch emerge. The first is of Charles the convenor, tactfully using his power to[...]

US-Philippine ties: A history of 'best friends' fighting

Tuesday  01:33,   14 november 2017
AFP

A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Monday follows a stormy 16 months in their nations' decades-long alliance.Here are five things to know about relations between the United States and[...]

Police round up beggars in India ahead of Ivanka Trump’s arrival

Monday  14:42,   13 november 2017
New York Daily News

Police in India are rounding up beggars in anticipation of senior presidential advisor Ivanka Trump’s visit at the end of November. They are clearing the streets in Hyderabad in the south of India after the city’s police commissioner gave the order[...]

After Texas church massacre, tiny town turns to prayer to begin healing process

Monday  14:42,   13 november 2017
The Boston Globe

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - The sprawling white tent was already packed with hundreds of mourners Sunday, some of them spilling outside beneath an overcast sky, by the time Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs,[...]

France frets over internal threat two years after Paris attacks

Monday  14:41,   13 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of "internal" threat from both within and outside the country.</p>With Islamic State losing [...]

New mass graves holding hundreds of IS group victims found in Iraq

Monday  08:46,   13 november 2017
France 24

Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected Islamic State group victims have been found near the former jihadist bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, the regional governor said Saturday.&nbsp;The string of grisly discoveries was made at a[...]

DNA leads to cold case arrest in deadly stabbing of 19-year-old woman in 1976

Monday  04:21,   13 november 2017
FOX News

Dogged cold case detectives have linked a known sexual predator to the decades-old murder of a 19-year-old woman near San Francisco through DNA. Leon Seymour, 71, was charged Wednesday with fatally stabbing Denise Lampe in Daly City, Calif., in[...]

Hospitals fill up as hazardous smog engulfs northern India, Pakistan

Monday  03:36,   13 november 2017
dw.com

A blanket of thick smog carrying harmful particulate matter has engulfed large parts of northern India and Pakistan. Hospitals in the region are witnessing a huge spike in patients suffering from respiratory problems. Air pollution in large parts of [...]

Rohingya women 'forced into prostitution'

Monday  03:36,   13 november 2017
BBC News

The BBC speaks to one woman who describes her horrific experience after entering Bangladesh.With her face covered in a pink scarf, 21-year-old Hamima agreed to talk to me in a private[...]

Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region

Monday  02:35,   13 november 2017
AFP

A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition organisers in Nepal said Sunday. Valery Rozov, 52, an acclaimed daredevil, was pursuing a "seven summits"[...]

Melania Trump breaks away from her husband in crucial ways -- and it has made her the most popular Trump in the White House

Sunday  22:10,   12 november 2017
Business Insider Australia

Melania Trump is making a name for herself as an "independent" first lady.&nbsp;"The East Wing definitely has some independence, but not this kind of independence," an Obama White House official recently told CNN of the Trumps'[...]

Trump warned on Duterte fist salute in Manila

Sunday  17:03,   12 november 2017
AFP

When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from Sunday, copying their controversial host's signature fist salute could land them in hot water. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has adopted a clenched fist,[...]

Drunk Indiana firefighter hits, kills fellow firefighter with car

Sunday  17:02,   12 november 2017
FOX News

A drunk firefighter in Indiana was arrested in connection with the death of another firefighter after he reportedly hit the victim with his car.Sheriff’s deputies and three volunteer firefighters, who drove their individual cars, responded to the[...]

Life expectancy up 10 years thanks to better lifestyles: OECD

Friday  22:01,   10 november 2017
AFP

Healthier lifestyles and higher incomes have helped increase life expectancy in the 35 OECD nations by 10 years in the past half century, according to a report published Friday. The OECD's 'Health at a Glance 2017' report said the average life[...]