December 15, 2018

World News

Boeing Opens First 737 Plant In China Amid Washington-Beijing Trade War

Boeing Co opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world's top travel markets that has...

New York Man Hits Indian-Origin Woman On Subway, Charged With Hate Crime

A 54-year old man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin woman travelling in a subway and using homophobic slurs against her. Allasheed Allah, 54, was brought before the...

20 Killed In Nepal As Truck Plunges Onto River Bank

At least 20 people died when a truck carrying mourners returning from a funeral ritual plunged around 400 metres (1,300 feet) onto a river bank in central Nepal, police said Saturday.

Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns As Sri Lanka PM, Ranil Wickremesinghe To Return

Ending the power tussle in Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move, resigned today and Ranil Wickremesinghe is...

Johnson & Johnson Knew For Decades Asbestos Lurked In Baby Powder: Report

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. Coker sued Johnson & Johnson, alleging that "poisonous talc" in the company's beloved product was her killer.

US Judge Rules Obama's Signature Health Care Policy Unconstitutional

A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional, a decision that was likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court.

CBS Pays Primetime Drama Actress $9.5 Million To Settle Harassment Claims

US television network CBS paid $9.5 million Eliza Dushku, an actress on primetime drama "Bull," and wrote her off the show after she claimed the lead actor had harassed her. Michael Weatherly made...

France's "Yellow Vest" Protests Inspire Copycats, Spark Fakes Abroad

The "yellow vest" revolt in France over the high cost of living has sparked copycat protests abroad -- as well a swarm of fake reports.

Australia Recognises West Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is...

In Canada's Frozen North, Miners Dig Up Diamond The Size Of Chicken Egg

The biggest diamond ever found in North America has been unearthed by Dominion Diamond Mines and Rio Tinto Group at a mine in Canada's frozen north.

Before Collapse In Custody, Dying Migrant Girl's Condition Went Unnoticed

Twenty-seven hours before she died at an El Paso, Texas, children's hospital, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal walked across the U.S. border with her father and 161 other migrants outside Antelope Wells, New...

"Going To Be A Great 2019": Trump's New Acting White House Chief Of Staff

President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly named Mick Mulvaney, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House chief of staff, elevating a conservative ideologue...