News: World

Driven by hope and patriotism, Mexico rescuers seek quake survivors three days in

Saturday  03:06,   23 september 2017
Reuters

<p>Human chains of rescuers on Friday sped up efforts to remove rubble from collapsed buildings in Mexico City,.</p>Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake levelled 52 buildings in the sprawling Mexican capital, leaving thousands homeless and bringing[...]

Nepal says will measure Mount Everest next year to see if lost height

Saturday  02:35,   23 september 2017
Reuters

<p>Nepal will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over <g class="gr_ gr_5 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="5"[...]

TV programs in California interrupted with end-of-world prediction

Friday  15:58,   22 september 2017
FOX News

Television broadcasts in Southern California were interrupted late Thursday morning with an end-of-the-world prediction, startling viewers and setting off a firestorm on social media. Erin Mireles told the Orange County Register that she was[...]

Piers Morgan Says White Girls Can Sing The 'N-Word', Twitter Erupts

Friday  15:51,   22 september 2017
International Business Times

Piers Morgan believes Kanye West is to blame, rather than the sorority girls who sang the n-word.Piers Morgan published an article to the Daily Mail Thursday that argued white girls shouldn't be faulted for using the n-word. Morgan's article comes[...]

N. Korea official says North may consider hydrogen bomb on Pacific Ocean - Yonhap

Friday  05:06,   22 september 2017
Reuters

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday he believes the North could consider a hydrogen bomb test on the Pacific Ocean of an unprecedented scale, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. Ri was speaking to reporters in New York [...]

Michigan teacher accused of embezzling more than $30G from school and gambling it away

Friday  04:40,   22 september 2017
FOX News

Lydia Christine Johnson, a former Spanish teacher at Dakota High School in Macomb Township, has been accused of embezzling more than $30,000 from the school and using it to gamble.Lydia Christine Johnson, 29, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of[...]

Russia Warns U.S. of Retaliation Amid Risk of Syria Showdown

Friday  04:26,   22 september 2017
Bloomberg

Russia issued an unusually blunt warning to the U.S. that it will retaliate against American-backed fighters in Syria, accusing them of firing on government troops battling for territory in a strategic region bordering Iraq. Russian special forces[...]

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.

Friday  02:50,   22 september 2017
The Washington Post

Life Lynn DeKlyen was born six days before her mother was buried. The infant died Wednesday, according to her family.An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a[...]

NFL star Hernandez's family sues league over 'severe' CTE

Friday  02:11,   22 september 2017
Reuters

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in prison in April, had a "severe case" of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a lawyer said on Thursday as he sued the team and NFL on behalf of the[...]

Meet 117-year-old Nabi Tajima, the Japanese woman who just became the oldest person in the world

Friday  01:20,   22 september 2017
Business Insider Australia

On Friday 117-year-old Violet Mosse Brown, the oldest person in the world, passed away, leaving the title to Nabi Tajima of Japan, who is also 117.&nbsp;On Friday 117-year-old Violet Mosse Brown, the oldest person in the world, passed away,[...]

Petrified poop: 75-million-year-old dino dung drops bombshell

Friday  00:41,   22 september 2017
USA TODAY

Petrified poop: 75-million-year-old dino dung drops bombshellChunks of raw meat? Boring. A plateful of ferns? Ho-hum. Newfound fossil poop shows some dinosaurs preferred exotic fare: crab-like crustaceans and rotten[...]

The Mexican town where one house survived

Thursday  22:32,   21 september 2017
BBC News

Hortensia Navarro's home withstood the earthquake, but all her neighbours have been left homeless.Her house, in Jojutla, is still standing. The surrounding school, church and dozens of other homes, meanwhile, have been reduced to[...]

Mexico races to save 12-year-old girl as quake toll hits 237

Thursday  18:02,   21 september 2017
Reuters

By Daniel Trotta and Adriana BarreraMore than 50 survivors have been plucked from several disaster sites in Mexico City since Tuesday afternoon's 7.1-magnitude quake, leading to impassioned choruses of "Yes we can!" from the first responders,[...]

Friend of London Bridge terror attacker jailed

Thursday  18:01,   21 september 2017
Sky News

A close friend of the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack has been jailed after making Islamic State propaganda videos outside Windsor Castle. Taha Hussain and another radical extremist filmed themselves making threats and yelling IS[...]

Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

Thursday  17:38,   21 september 2017
Associated Press

<p>Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the[...]