News: World

Police fire pepper spray to disperse protesters outside Trump rally in Phoenix

Wednesday  21:41,   23 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said.</p>Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters[...]

Mom charged with murder in teen daughter’s death

Wednesday  08:41,   23 august 2017
USA TODAY

The mother of a 16-year-old girl whose remains were found on a southwest Missouri farm has been charged with murder, authorities say.&nbsp;Ozark County, Mo., Sheriff Darrin Reed announced Monday night that burned human remains found on an[...]

Missouri halts execution of US inmate

Wednesday  07:51,   23 august 2017
BBC News

Marcellus Williams's conviction is to be reviewed, as his lawyers say DNA points to another man.The order came only hours before Marcellus Williams, 48, was due to be put to death for the 1998 murder of Felicia Gayle, a newspaper[...]

As N. Korea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills

Wednesday  01:16,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

Senior U.S. military commanders dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang. The heated North Korean rhetoric, along with occasional weapons tests, is standard fare during the spring [...]

Officials: 33 injured in suburban Philadelphia train crash

Tuesday  15:27,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

More than 30 people were injured when train crashed into another train that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia.The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the crash happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. An inbound[...]

Ryan says Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville, rejects censure

Tuesday  11:22,   22 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump "could have done better" in his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville , Va., earlier this month, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday, though he rejected a Democratic push to censure Trump for his[...]

North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report

Tuesday  10:01,   22 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions[...]

‘It’s a hard problem’: Inside Trump’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan

Tuesday  08:46,   22 august 2017
The Washington Post

After years of criticizing the war, the president was convinced by military leaders to stay the course.President Trump was frustrated and fuming. Again and again, in the windowless Situation Room at the White House, he lashed out at his national[...]

Boy who had heart transplant dies on first day of school

Tuesday  06:15,   22 august 2017
CBS News

Peyton West's parents don't know what went wrong with his heartPeyton West was born with a heart defect called hypoplastic left heart heart syndrome and had seemed to recover well from the transplant[...]

Six couples married in mass eclipse wedding

Tuesday  05:36,   22 august 2017
USA TODAY

Vanessa Palacios never pictured being a bride and certainly never wanted a traditional wedding. "What was important to me, and it wasn’t about a paper or law or ring, I didn’t even know if I wanted a ring," Palacios said."What was[...]

Sons of US defector to North Korea confirm his death

Tuesday  03:01,   22 august 2017
AFP

The only US soldier known still to be living in North Korea after defecting more than five decades ago died last year pledging loyalty to the "great leader Kim Jong-Un", his sons said.James Joseph Dresnok was among just a handful of[...]

Record $US417m award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Tuesday  02:50,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson &amp; Johnson to pay a record $417 million ($A525M) to a hospitalised woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the <g class="gr_ gr_6 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim[...]

A Democrat win in 2018 could end the Trump presidency, says analyst

Tuesday  01:25,   22 august 2017
CNBC

A win for the Democrats in Congress next year may push U.S. President Donald Trump to resign rather than face impeachment, says a political risk analyst. "If the Democrats win in 2018 as far as the House of Representatives, they can then actually[...]

How could a US warship have collided with a tanker?

Tuesday  00:06,   22 august 2017
AFP

The US destroyer John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday as the warship prepared to make a routine port call in Singapore, leaving a gaping hole in its hull and 10 sailors missing. It was the second recent accident involving an American[...]

Melania Trump Is Starting to Step Into the Void Left by Ivanka and Jared

Monday  23:45,   21 august 2017
The Daily Beast

Melania Trump Is Starting to Step Into the Void Left by Ivanka and JaredThe impact is hard to see both because that influence remains modest and because that administration remains engulfed in self-inflicted controversy, internal strife, and chaos.[...]