News: World

Iceland gripped by rare murder case as woman's body is found

Monday  13:16,   23 january 2017
The Guardian

Iceland gripped by rare murder case as woman's body is foundPolice said in a statement on Sunday they were treating the case as murder although “currently it is not possible to determine the cause of death”.  Iceland has one of the world’s[...]

18 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South

Monday  13:16,   23 january 2017

<p>First there was the roar of the wind, then mere seconds to scoop up her grandson and run: Bridgit Simmons and her family knew the weekend storms that claimed more than a dozen lives around the South were threatening.</p>They had heard storm [...]

Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day

Monday  13:15,   23 january 2017

<p>Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said.</p>Protesters burn[...]

2 suspects in custody in deadly San Antonio mall shooting

Monday  13:15,   23 january 2017

<p>A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials[...]

Huge crack in the Antarctic grows by a further six miles

Monday  06:21,   23 january 2017
The Independent

A crack in an ice shelf, known as Larsen C, in Antarctica has grown by more than six miles in the past few weeks.&nbsp;The crack now measures more than 100 miles (161km) and once it completes it will form one of the largest icebergs on[...]

One dead, multiple injured San Antonio shopping mall shooting

Monday  06:06,   23 january 2017

A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital.Police Chief William McManus said two suspects robbed a[...]

Gambia's exiled leader 'virtually emptied' coffers

Monday  04:35,   23 january 2017
Sky News

Gambia's outgoing leader, Yahya Jammeh, has been accused of emptying the country's banks of 500m Gambian dalasis (£9.2m) in the last two weeks of his reign. "The coffers are virtually empty," said Mai Ahmed Fatty, one of the coalition's key [...]

'El Chapo' Guzmán has pleaded not guilty -- here's the case US prosecutors say they have against him

Monday  04:06,   23 january 2017
Business Insider Australia

Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was bustled into the hands of US authorities in Ciudad Juarez early on Thursday evening, and before the end of the night he was on the ground in Long Island, being hustled to a detention[...]

World leaders line up to talk, meet with Trump

Monday  02:21,   23 january 2017

World leaders from Mexico, Canada and Israel had their first conversations with President Trump over the weekend, ahead of his first face-to-face visit with British Prime Minister Theresa May later this week.&nbsp;While foreign policy analysts[...]

California storm causes flooding, triggers evacuations

Monday  01:40,   23 january 2017

Fast-moving floodwaters swept through mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third — and largest — in the latest series of storms.The National Weather Service cautioned that the system was expected[...]

Mystery of three 400-year-old secret letters found under floorboards of historic mansion - including a shopping list

Monday  01:05,   23 january 2017

The amazing hidden treasures, dating from 1603, 1622 and 1633, have unearthed secrets about Tudor mansion Knole House, and how it was run in the 17th century .All three letters were found by volunteers who are assisting with the £19.8million (pound) [...]

Italy avalanche: Survivor tells of 58-hour ordeal

Monday  00:50,   23 january 2017
BBC News

Georgia Galassi ate snow and cried under the avalanche at Rigopiano hotel till rescuers arrived.Georgia Galassi, 22, is one of nine people to have been pulled alive. Rescuers say they are hopeful more survivors may be found from 24 still missing.[...]

'This is just the beginning': women who marched against Trump vow to fight on

Sunday  21:21,   22 january 2017
The Guardian

As millions rose up in defiance of Donald Trump’s presidency, many pledged to keep up the pressure on his administration long after they put their signs awayWomen’s Marches swept from the canyons of New York to the National Mall in Washington, one[...]

Trump won’t release his tax returns because people don’t care, top adviser says

Sunday  21:21,   22 january 2017
The Washington Post

During the campaign, Trump said he would release his returns once an audit was completed.“The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” said Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, during an appearance on ABC’S[...]

Pope Francis says 'wait and see' on Trump

Sunday  20:35,   22 january 2017

Pope Francis on Sunday said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new U.S. president would implement. On Friday, as Trump was taking office, Francis had urged him to be guided by[...]