News: World

This Eastern European country technically doesn't exist -- but it's home to 500,000 people

Tuesday  07:05,   12 december 2017
Business Insider Australia

Transnistria, a 125-mile-long territory on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, is home to half a million people. It has its own military, police, parliament, and postal system -- and yet, you can't find it on an international map, and it is[...]

North Korea’s prisons are as bad as Nazi camps, says judge who survived Auschwitz

Tuesday  06:21,   12 december 2017
The Washington Post

An inquiry found that North Korea’s Kim has committed 10 of the 11 defined crimes against humanity."I believe that the conditions in the [North] Korean prison camps are as terrible, or even worse, than those I saw and experienced in my youth in[...]

Bride dies hours after wedding

Tuesday  06:21,   12 december 2017
MSN

Family in shock after sudden death from meningococcal.Twenty-six year-old Jamieka McCarthy Harford woke up on Saturday ready to get married in the wedding of her dreams on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, New Zealand. She fell ill during the ceremony and [...]

Suspect in Times Square Bombing Leaves Trail of Mystery

Tuesday  04:22,   12 december 2017
The New York Times

As the authorities searched for clues, those who knew Akayed Ullah described the trappings of an ordinary immigrant life in Brooklyn.On the surface, Akayed Ullah seemed to be an ordinary member of a Bangladeshi enclave in Brooklyn. He often prayed[...]

Can Kim Jong Un control the weather? North Korea’s state-run media says so.

Tuesday  02:53,   12 december 2017
The Washington Post

The Korean Central News Agency is known for making claims about its leaders that vary from mild exaggeration to “Chronicles of Narnia.” require(["inlineoutstreamAd",[...]

What does Flynn's indictment mean for Vice President Pence?

Tuesday  02:52,   12 december 2017
USA TODAY

<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a theory on why he was replaced by Mike Pence as head of Donald Trump’s presidential transition.</p>Christie told reporters Wednesday he thinks his opposition to naming retired Army general Michael Flynn[...]

Man Arrested in 1995 Kidnapping of 9-Year-Old Girl

Tuesday  02:52,   12 december 2017
Inside Edition

Kevin Lin was taken into custody in Southern California by the U.S. State Department on Friday after applying for a passport with his real name, authorities said. require(["inlineoutstreamAd",[...]

Saudi Arabia lifts cinema ban, directors and movie chains rejoice

Tuesday  00:23,   12 december 2017
Reuters

<p>Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom for the first time in over 35 years, and that the first ones were likely to open next March.</p>Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas on [...]

‘Journalism for rent’: Inside the secretive firm behind the Trump dossier

Tuesday  00:23,   12 december 2017
The Washington Post

Internal documents reveal how Fusion GPS has used investigative reporting techniques and media connections to advance the interests of an eclectic range of clients.Fusion GPS bills itself as a corporate research firm, but in many ways it operates[...]

Daredevil climber dies in China fall

Monday  23:53,   11 december 2017
BBC News

Wu Yongning, who climbed tall buildings without safety gear, fell from a Changsha skyscraper.Wu Yongning had amassed thousands of followers on the social network Weibo for his dramatic short videos showing him perched atop tall buildings without the [...]

New York suspect had no criminal record in Bangladesh, country's police chief says

Monday  23:53,   11 december 2017
Reuters

Akayed Ullah, the man suspected of trying to bomb New York City's Port Authority, had no criminal record in Bangladesh and last visited his home country in September, Bangladesh's police chief told Reuters on Monday.Inspector General of[...]

Trump accusers to unite for first time, demand congressional investigation into allegations

Monday  23:08,   11 december 2017
The Hill

Women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct will call for Congress to investigate the allegations at a press conference on[...]

US man on the run after climbing back wall to escape Bali's Kerobokan prison

Monday  07:42,   11 december 2017
ABC News

<p>American man Christian Beasley, 32, climbed a back wall of the jail at dawn on Monday.</p>American man Christian Beasley, 32, climbed a back wall of the jail at dawn on[...]

Ellen DeGeneres Evacuates as California Wildfires Spread Through Santa Barbara County

Monday  07:42,   11 december 2017
TheWrap

"Our house is under threat of being burned," tweeted the comedian, whose home is threatened by the massive Thomas Fire"Our house is under threat of being burned. We just had to evacuate our pets," the talk show host wrote. "I'm praying for [...]

U.S. sending ‘full’ team to Olympics despite North Korean threats

Monday  04:08,   11 december 2017
New York Daily News

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said there would be no change in U.S. participation after saying last week it was an “open question."Haley said there would be no change in American participation after saying last week it was an “open[...]