News: World

British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage causes chaos

Sunday  15:26,   28 may 2017

<p>British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure sowed chaos, grounding planes and leaving thousands of passengers queuing for hours.</p>BA said it aimed to[...]

Trouble at the top of the world: Everest climbers complain of theft of oxygen bottles

Sunday  13:40,   28 may 2017
The Washington Post

Finding their oxygen gone, climbers have had to turn around or risk serious illness to summit.“It is becoming a serious issue up there,” mountain guide Nima Tenji Sherpa told the BBC on[...]

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

Sunday  11:05,   28 may 2017
The Washington Post

The president and his advisers are looking for ways to recharge their agenda.Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a nine-day foreign trip that provided a bit of a respite from the controversy back home, the White House plans [...]

Bin Laden’s son steps into father’s shoes as al-Qaeda attempts a comeback

Sunday  07:27,   28 may 2017
The Washington Post

The terrorist group’s heir apparent has called for Manchester-style attacks. The recording, first aired May 13, is one in a string of recent pronouncements by the man who many terrorism experts regard as the crown prince of al-Qaeda’s global[...]

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

Sunday  06:10,   28 may 2017
Associated Press

<p>Down to the final day of his lengthy first international trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal.</p>Trump[...]

2 people stabbed to death after confronting a man shouting 'hate speech' at Muslim women on train

Saturday  14:05,   27 may 2017
Business Insider Australia

Two people were stabbed to death on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon , on Friday afternoon, after trying to confront a man who was verbally abusing two Muslim women, according to police officials cited in The Oregonian.One individual died at[...]

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Saturday  13:25,   27 may 2017
Associated Press

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing. The Disaster Management Center said more than 2,900 people have been displaced.The military used large armored[...]

Nepal lets Everest permit dodger off $22,000 fine

Friday  15:31,   26 may 2017

Nepal said Friday a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22,000 fine, but banned him from mountaineering there for 10 years. Ryan Sean Davy, 43, was found hiding in a cave near Everest base[...]

Ex-Philippine president Fidel Ramos slams martial law

Friday  14:06,   26 may 2017

Ex-Philippine leader and democracy hero Fidel Ramos on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's threats to impose martial law, warning against inevitable abuses under military rule. Duterte declared martial law for the southern region of[...]

David Shearer expects South Sudan regions will declare famine

Friday  13:25,   26 may 2017

The Former Labour Party Leader is now head of mission for the United Nations.Now the head of mission for the United Nations there, Mr Shearer says his current role is one of the most challenging he's ever[...]

Britain's RAF bombs IS with 'message from Manchester'

Friday  13:03,   26 may 2017

The Paveway IV bomb was marked in memory of the fallen. Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) has sent the so-called Islamic State (IS) a strong message - in the form of a Paveway IV[...]

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Friday  13:00,   26 may 2017
Associated Press

The differences are well-known: climate change, <g class="gr_ gr_6 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="6" id="6">trade</g> and migration threaten to[...]

South Sudan: Women, children left behind as men fight

Friday  10:35,   26 may 2017

How far would you walk to find food?They were desperately hungry, but waited patiently in the heat to collect their rations of rye, sorghum and[...]

Woman fights off carjacker at BP petrol station

Friday  06:50,   26 may 2017

A woman fought back against a carjacker who attempted to steal her SUV at a US petrol station by jumping on the car's bonnet and hanging on for dear life. Melissa Smith, from Wisconsin, was grabbing the receipt after filling her car up at a BP[...]

SECURITY EXPERT: 'Everything to do with the Korean­ Peninsula is hair-raising right now'

Friday  06:50,   26 may 2017
Business Insider Australia

As North Korea continues to develop its nuclear missiles program, pressure is mounting on Japan and South Korea to develop their own countermeasures. According to Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop, if North Korea was recognised as a nuclear[...]