August 18, 2019

World News

"May God Ruin Trump": Grandmother Of US Congresswoman Barred By Israel

Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.

Xi's Toughest Year As China Preps 70th Birthday Celebration, Say Analysts

It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping's authority as the country's undisputed leader for years to come.

China Looks For Uighurs In Egypt, Where It's Pouring Billions Into Infra

Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody.

Iceland Builds First Monument In Memory Of Glacier Lost To Climate Change

Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Plane With 3 Onboard Crashes Into New York Home

A small plane carrying three people has crashed into a house in New York, said US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

"Iguanacorn" Is Miami's Answer To Silicon Valley's $1 Billion Unicorns

Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees. But now the city of "Scarface" and "Miami Vice" is vying to become a new powerhouse...

French Waiter Shot Dead For Being Too Slow With Sandwich: Report

A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

"Everyone Ran Crying": 63 Killed In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Wedding

A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people and wounded scores, including women and children, as they celebrated a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul...

US Man Found Playing Pokemon Go On 8 Phones Inside Parked Car On Highway

A man, who apparently wanted to "catch them all", was found by US authorities in a parked car on the side of the highway, playing online game Pokemon Go on eight smartphones.

Senior Politician, 3 Others Shot Dead In Pakistan

A senior politician was shot dead along with his grandson and two security guards on Saturday in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

9 Killed In Ukraine Hotel Fire

Nine people were killed in a hotel fire in Ukraine's port city of Odessa on Saturday, leading authorities to launch a country-wide inspection of safety regulations in holiday resorts and hotels.

7 Killed As Ferry Catches Fire In Indonesia

Seven people, including two children, were killed and four others missing after a ferry carrying dozens of passengers caught fire off Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Saturday, police said.