News : World

Pro-regime forces to enter Syria's Afrin 'within hours': state media

Monday  12:41,   19 february 2018

Pro-government fighters will enter Syria's Afrin "within hours" to take a stand against a Turkish-led offensive on the enclave, state media reported on Monday. AFP correspondents in the area and the Kurdish forces holding Afrin could[...]

Fire damages Tibet's hallowed Jokhang temple

Monday  12:41,   19 february 2018

Fire appears to have engulfed the gilded roof of Tibetan Buddhism's holiest temple, though details on the extent of the damage are scarce even two days later. Chinese state-controlled media confirmed a blaze broke out Saturday at the Jokhang[...]

Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

Monday  11:20,   19 february 2018

An Indonesian volcano erupted Monday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet)into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face masks to residents. Mount Sinabung on[...]

Iran continues search for missing plane, no wreckage found yet

Monday  10:55,   19 february 2018

Iranian rescue teams were still trying to locate the wreckage of a plane on Monday a day after it crashed with 65 people on board, as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search. The Aseman Airlines flight from Tehran[...]

Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65. That might not be the whole story.

Monday  10:54,   19 february 2018

<p>A plane crashed into an Iranian mountain Sunday, and all 65 people on board were reportedly killed. While the government says the 25-year-old turboprop lost its way in thick clouds, some suspect that it malfunctioned — a chronic problem in a[...]

Five women killed in Dagestan church shooting claimed by IS

Monday  10:06,   19 february 2018

Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault. An unidentified gunman fired at worshippers [...]

Quake shakes Mexicans out of bed, alarms sound in capital

Monday  10:06,   19 february 2018

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Monday, sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake hit 32 km (20 miles) east of[...]

Hostages freed as Rio prison riot ends

Monday  08:47,   19 february 2018
BBC News

Riot police retake control of a prison near the major city, ending a mutiny by armed inmates.The unrest in the overcrowded prison in Japeri, which is effectively run by a criminal gang, began on[...]

Major intelligence, strategic failures helped spur US soldiers' deaths in Niger, report says

Monday  08:46,   19 february 2018
FOX News

A new bombshell report details the latest worldwide oversight in The War on Terror that lead to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed on Oct. 4 in Niger — the largest loss of American troops during combat on the continent of Africa since the 1993[...]

As the route to Europe closes, migrants journey through grief

Monday  06:35,   19 february 2018

Those stuck in Greece are facing shock, denial, anger and acceptance.“Sir, please, can you help me?” a soft-spoken 29-year-old named Mohammad Yousof asks a foreign journalist in excellent English, his voice breaking. An Afghan economics professor,[...]

Two-thirds of Australians want deputy PM to resign over sex scandal: poll

Monday  04:40,   19 february 2018

Two-thirds of Australian voters want Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign following his extramarital affair with his former press secretary, a poll showed on Monday, adding pressure on a government already fractured by the scandal. Joyce, a [...]

'Bad guy' Russia emerges as central player in Western diplomacy

Monday  00:55,   19 february 2018

<p>European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia's covert campaign to undermine Western democracies.</p>But despite the[...]

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet has officially entered service

Monday  00:55,   19 february 2018
Popular Science

<p>Ready to "safeguard China's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity."</p>The People's Liberation Army Air Force has officially deployed its J-20 stealth fighters to frontline fighter squadrons. Shen Jinke, a PLAAF[...]

Powerful Brazil gang leader killed: media

Monday  00:55,   19 february 2018

A leader in one of Brazil's most powerful criminal gangs implicated in cocaine trafficking has been murdered along with another gang member, local media reported on Sunday. Rogerio Jeremias de Simone, a chief in the First Capital Command crime[...]

Polish PM seeks dialogue with Israel on 'difficult history'

Sunday  23:36,   18 february 2018
Associated Press

Poland's prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such "exceptionally terrifying" crimes from happening again.Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted his thoughts[...]