News : World

Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves three dead and flooding

Monday  09:06,   23 october 2017

<p>A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.</p>A [...]

Abe retains supermajority in Japan’s election, may push to amend constitution

Monday  06:20,   23 october 2017

Turnout, possibly hurt by bad weather, was only marginally above a record low in 2014.With results still trickling in Monday, public broadcaster NHK reported that Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its smaller coalition partner, Komeito, had[...]

In Catalonia Crisis, Shared Blame for ‘a Difficult and Undesirable Situation’

Monday  06:20,   23 october 2017
The New York Times

Catalan separatists have flouted Spain’s Constitution, but Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has also allowed the conflict to spin dangerously out of control.BARCELONA — The standoff over Catalonia’s independence drive has now reached a sobering moment[...]

Female pilot, 24, takes off on Instagram

Monday  06:11,   23 october 2017

Lindy Kats, a 24-year-old Dutch pilot, is flying high these days thanks to her aviation career and popular Instagram account @pilot_lindy. Fulfilling a dream"I've always loved flying, it was just that I always thought it was quite impossible to be a [...]

Malta's people and media take up slain reporter's message

Monday  05:50,   23 october 2017
Associated Press

Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting did not attend. Participants at[...]

'It was going to eat her' - Aussie teen survives shark scare

Monday  05:05,   23 october 2017

An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to "eat her".Sarah Williams, 15, was fishing for squid from a kayak off the[...]

British Airways apologizes after passengers say bedbug-infested flight left them ‘covered in bites’

Monday  02:15,   23 october 2017

The first one she hoped was a stray. The second she squished. But the bugs kept coming on an overnight flight to London, and there was nowhere to run.“It was just the one, at the time,” she[...]

Tillerson tells Iranian militias in Iraq to ‘go home’

Monday  02:05,   23 october 2017

<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday urged Iranian-backed militias in Iraq to “go home,” and warned European companies doing business with the Revolutionary Guard in Iran that they could face “great risk” from sanctions.</p>Shiite[...]

U.S. Woman Kidnapped by Taliban Group Shares Captivity Details

Monday  01:22,   23 october 2017
NBC News

The American woman who was kidnapped by Taliban-connected militants shared details about the nearly five years she spent in captivity.Caitlan Boyle, who was known as Caitlan Coleman prior to her marriage to Canadian Joshua Boyle, described how she[...]

African Rhino Injures Poacher in Rare Reversal of Fortunes

Monday  00:47,   23 october 2017
Associated Press

A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it. The incident happened in Etosha National Park after suspect Luteni Muharukua and other alleged poachers illegally entered[...]

Italy's 2 richest regions seek more powers from Rome

Monday  00:47,   23 october 2017
Associated Press

Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto decided Sunday if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a global tide of self-determination that has swamped Spain's Catalonia region.While the twin referendums [...]

'Kidney for sale': Iran has a legal market for the organs, but the system doesn't always work

Monday  00:10,   23 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

<p>The advertisements are scrawled in marker on brick walls and tree trunks, and affixed to telephone utility boxes, sidewalks and a road sign pointing the way to one of Iran's leading hospitals.</p>"Kidney for sale," read the dozens of[...]

Travel plea for conjoined newborn twins in blockaded Gaza

Sunday  22:41,   22 october 2017

Conjoined twins born in Gaza Sunday need to leave the blockaded Palestinian enclave for treatment crucial to their survival, their doctor and a family member said. "A woman gave birth this morning to Siamese twins joined at the stomach and pelvis,"[...]

Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossible

Sunday  21:21,   22 october 2017

When Haider al-Abadi was tasked with forming a new Iraqi government in August 2014, just weeks after a lightning offensive by the Islamic State group, many believed he would fail. Three years later, the stocky prime minister with a close-cut white[...]

Protesters call for justice after Maltese journalist's killing

Sunday  21:21,   22 october 2017

<p>Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of non-governmental organizations after a journalist was killed last Monday.</p>Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of [...]