World Media


Islamic State bombing kills 54 government recruits in Yemen
- August 30, 2016

Numerous wounded were treated at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders just a mile from the blast site. Security officials identified the bomber as one Ahmed Seif, distributing a photo of him smiling and holding an assault rifle next to a flag used by Islamic extremists as well as a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. (more...)
Crime Lab Set On Fire 'To Destroy Evidence' In Brussels Crime Lab Set On Fire 'To Destroy Evidence' In Brussels
- August 30, 2016

Thick black smoke was seen coming from the laboratories at about 3am this morning and residents reported hearing a loud blast sparking fears of a bomb blast. Eyewitnesses report seeing thick black smoke - with at least 30 firefighters were involved in bringing the blaze under control. Fire service spokesman, Pierre Meys, said: "it was probably not accidental". (more...)
Trudeau leaves for first official visit to China
- August 30, 2016

All the more reason for Trudeau to tackle issues such as the decline of Chinese investment in Canada's energy sector. One analysis estimated free trade with China would expand Canada's exports by about $7.7 billion and its gross domestic product by about $7.8 billion by 2030. (more...)
Philippines military kills six Abu Sayyaf militants following beheading Philippines military kills six Abu Sayyaf militants following beheading
- August 30, 2016

Philippines army Major Filemon Tan said on Monday that five soldiers were also wounded in the deadly firefight that lasted more than an hour in the jungles of Patikul town on Jolo island, where the Abu Sayyaf group has held numerous people they kidnap. (more...)
South African students protest school hair rules South African students protest school hair rules
- August 30, 2016

Some students, parents and at least one official in South Africa have all called out a local all-girls high school's decision to ban all natural hairstyles, including afros, calling the action racist in nature. Lesufi received a petition from Pretoria Girls' High learners which raises allegations of systematic racism and intimidation at the school. Lesufi said he would provide feedback after the 18:00 meeting with the governing body. (more...)
State Police: Bus driver in the US illegally State Police: Bus driver in the US illegally
- August 29, 2016

The bus driver, identified as 37-year-old Denis Amaya Rodriguez, was in custody on suspicion of multiple violations, NBC News reported, citing Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey. A local ambulance company said on Twitter it had transported 38 people to hospitals from the scene of the accident on Interstate 10 near the community of Laplace, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of New Orleans . (more...)
Leipzig signs highly-rated Scotland midfielder Oliver Burke Leipzig signs highly-rated Scotland midfielder Oliver Burke
- August 29, 2016

The Bundesliga side beat off many English Premier League big boys to the signing of 19-year-old Burke, in what is thought to be a five-year deal and a £15m fee according to The Daily Mirror . "He fits with our high pace and way of playing very well [and] with our philosophy and [he] will make his next sporting development step with us". Burke joined Forest's academy at the age of 12, making his first-team debut for the Reds in September 2014 before being farmed out on loan to Bradford City. (more...)
Ithaca College fatally stabbed in brawl on Cornell campus
- August 29, 2016

Two students from Ithaca College were stabbed near Cornell University , one of whom died from their injuries. Police responded to a large fight at 1:57 a.m. The investigation is ongoing. The Ithaca Police Department is leading a team of several local law enforcement agencies who are engaged in the investigation. (more...)
Canadian men rocked by discovery they were switched at birth Canadian men rocked by discovery they were switched at birth
- August 29, 2016

The men, who are to share their story publicly Friday, were born at the Norway House Cree Nation hospital in January 1975. This prompted Mr Tait and Mr Swanson to do their own test which led them to discover that Charlotte Mason , who is believed to be David Tait's birth mother, has raised Leon Swanson and Francis Tait , believed to be Mr Swanson's birth mother, raised Mr Tait. (more...)
Japan PM in Kenya to Launch Summit on African Development Japan PM in Kenya to Launch Summit on African Development
- August 29, 2016

The pledge was made by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Japan-Africa economic summit in Nairobi , as Tokyo competes for influence in the continent with the U.S., China and former European colonial powers such as Britain and France. (more...)
Israel grants 'permission' for Hebron settlement expansion
- August 29, 2016

The State Department on Tuesday said reports that Israel plans to expand a Jewish settlement into a military compound in the Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron are "deeply concerning". After two decades of failed peace efforts, and almost a year of low-level violence, distrust is strong. On August 17, Israeli forces arrested a number of Palestinians, including a lawmaker and a Hamas official, across the West Bank. (more...)
Irishman in Rio Games ticket-scalping probe released on bail Irishman in Rio Games ticket-scalping probe released on bail
- August 29, 2016

Mr Mallon, director of THG Sports , has been accused of ticket touting after 823 tickets for the Rio Olympics were found in his hotel room on the day of the opening ceremony. "Meanwhile, THG is proving full support to Keven and his family and will continue to seek to ensure their privacy at this hard time". On Friday, Irish foreign minister Charlie Flanagan agreed to meet with the family of Mr Hickey after they said they were "gravely concerned" about his health and his continued detention. (more...)
Hearst Castle closes due to wind-driven wildfire Hearst Castle closes due to wind-driven wildfire
- August 29, 2016

The size of the fire also almost tripled in size from Friday to and estimated 31,644 acres on Monday morning. More than 3,500 personnel are now assigned to the battle for control of the Chimney Fire that's burning in steep terrain west of Nacimiento Lake and as of Sunday evening remained at 35 percent contained . (more...)
Thai police probing bombing link to southern violence Thai police probing bombing link to southern violence
- August 29, 2016

Numerous crude devices recovered at the attack scenes, including ignition devices that used hard-to-trace Malaysian rather than more tightly controlled Thai mobile SIM cards, were similar to those used in past BRN-C attacks. The attacks also come less than a week after voters backed a military-supported constitution that opens the way to fresh elections, a key step in the military's political plan since taking power in May 2014. (more...)
FARC Sets Permanent Cease-Fire Under Colombia Peace Deal
- August 29, 2016

The cease-fire and definitive end of hostilities will be followed by a six-month demobilization process in which guerrilla fighters gather at collection points and give up their weapons under United Nations supervision. Global guests and journalists also have been invited to observe the event. The "Yes" camp must win a majority and gather a total of at least 4.4 million votes - 13% of the electorate. (more...)
Challenger predicts victory as Gabon awaits vote results
- August 29, 2016

It's tight, but we are ahead", he said. Bongo responded later by saying that he was waiting for official results to be released from Saturday's election. "We'll see how the candidates react". Bongo's victory in 2009 sparked looting and clashes between protesters and security forces. Until shortly before polling day, Bongo was the clear favourite, with the opposition split by several prominent politicians vying for the top job. (more...)
Germany expects sharp drop in refugees numbers this year
- August 29, 2016

BAMF chief, Frank-Jurgen Weise, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that his office would struggle if more people arrived, but he said he was confident the number of new arrivals would remain within the estimate. "We can do it", he said, echoing Merkel's rallying cry during the crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures at a wide-ranging press conference on domestic and foreign policy in Berlin on 28 July, 2016, following a spate of attacks that have reignited criticism of her ... (more...)
Court sets deadline for Clinton FBI emails
- August 28, 2016

The issue has hung over her campaign for the White House and raised questions among voters about her trustworthiness. But the decision from U.S. District Court Judge William P. The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for the closing the charitable organization and for conducting a federal investigation to determine to which extent donors achieved a certain level of influence in government through Hillary. (more...)
May to push for EU exit 'without parliament vote'
- August 28, 2016

But sources say that because Mrs May believes that "Brexit means Brexit" she will not offer opponents the opportunity to stall Britain's withdrawal from the EU. "I hope Jeremy [Corbyn] will support me in such a move", he said. A legal challenge bid to prevent the Government from triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without the prior authorisation of Parliament is due to be heard in the High Court in October. (more...)
Zika in Puerto Rico now a health emergency
- August 28, 2016

The best way to prevent Zika is to take mosquito control measures, and to avoid getting bitten. The mosquito-borne virus has infected 1,035 pregnant women, which is a concern to authorities because Zika has been tied to a severe birth defect known as microcephaly . (more...)
Amtrak awards Alstom $2.0 bn deal for high-speed trains Amtrak awards Alstom $2.0 bn deal for high-speed trains
- August 28, 2016

Yesterday, vice president Joe Biden and other government officials announced a $2.5 billion loan to Amtrak, the national passenger railroad, to finance the replacement of Acela trains and perform upgrades to stations along the route, which runs from Boston through NY and Philadelphia before terminating in Washington. (more...)
Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation
- August 28, 2016

Thursday marked Clinton's first trip to Northern Nevada since Nevada's presidential caucuses in February. "Hillary Clinton created an illegal private email server - deliberately, willfully, and with pre-medication", Trump said Wednesday. Trump addressed some of Clinton's accusations during his own rally earlier Thursday on the other side of the country in New Hampshire. The Associated Press reported that more than half the people outside government who met Clinton while she was ... (more...)
40798 acres burned Chimney Fire at 39 percent containment
- August 28, 2016

The Blue Cut Fire outside of Los Angeles is now more than 80 percent contained, and the 82,000 people who were displaced by the blaze can now return home. A cool morning inversion layer calmed much of the fire to a smolder, but afternoon temperatures were set to rise and with them the chance of increased fire activity. (more...)
The FDA Is Now Recommending Zika Screening For All US Blood Donations
- August 28, 2016

In his weekly speech, Obama reminded that in Feburary, he requested t5he Congress that the emergtency resources to combat the Zika Virus should come quick, but Republicans refused to accept his proposal. The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) which have been informed of the Zika virus infection said as the 47-year-old had not travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, she was likely to have been infected in the republic. (more...)
Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress charged with DWI in Dallas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress charged with DWI in Dallas
- August 28, 2016

Jeremy Jeffress was arrested Friday morning for DWI. He was also slurring his speech, police say. Jeffress admitted to drinking three to four cups of Hennessy cognac and Coke between 12:15 a.m. The right-hander was suspended for 50 games in 2007 and for 100 games in 2009 . McFarland, who last pitched in a major league game on June 28, is 2-2 with a 5.63 ERA in 15 appearances for the Orioles this season. (more...)

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