News: World

Venezuela death toll hits 29, protesters battle security forces

Thursday  08:10,   27 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Venezuelan security forces fired scores of tear gas volleys and turned water cannons on rock-throwing protesters on a bridge in Caracas on Wednesday as the death toll from this month's anti-government unrest hit at least 29.</p>A[...]

Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan

Thursday  06:51,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

The plan lacks many details, but one group of losers seems to be upper-middle-income people in blue states. The plan would eliminate the federal tax deduction for state and local income tax. If you are in a place where such taxes are high, like New [...]

Iraq force 'retakes ancient city Hatra'

Wednesday  22:26,   26 april 2017
BBC News

The scale of the damage done by IS militants to the site - featured in The Exorcist - is not clear.The Popular Mobilisation announced that its fighters had "liberated" the Unesco World Heritage-listed site "after fierce clashes with the[...]

Mural of Michelle Obama stirs debate

Wednesday  21:38,   26 april 2017
CBS News

Ethiopian art student Gelila Mesfin says she created the image and posted it online in tribute to the former first lady and Chicago native. Alternative color scheme @michelleobama [...]

Meet the Trumps: the White House family business

Wednesday  15:58,   26 april 2017
AFP

<p>Here is a look at the president's tight-knit, wealthy celebrity clan, who with the arguable exception of his third wife appear comfortable in the spotlight and content to defy critics' outrage about nepotism.</p>Here is a look at[...]

Eighth time lucky: NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

Wednesday  14:02,   26 april 2017
Reuters

<p>The balloon's monitoring was only the start of a long quest which would next involve a space mission currently being designed by NASA.</p>"The origin of these particles is a great mystery that we'd like to solve. Do they come from[...]

US THAAD missile defence system deployed to South Korean site

Wednesday  11:11,   26 april 2017
France 24

<p>The THAAD system is meant to intercept and destroy short and medium-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight.</p>The arrival of the six trailers at the golf course location sparked clashes between locals and police, the[...]

First China-made aircraft carrier launched

Wednesday  11:02,   26 april 2017
BBC News

The new ship boosts China's military presence amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.It is the country's second aircraft carrier, after the Liaoning, and the first to be made[...]

Trump's Tax Plan: Low Rate for Corporations, and for Companies Like His

Wednesday  09:21,   26 april 2017
The New York Times

The blueprint jettisons a House Republican proposal to impose a tax on imports, which would help offset the cuts.President Trump plans to unveil a tax cut blueprint tomorrow that would apply a vastly reduced, 15 percent business tax rate not only to [...]

Paraguay robbery: Dramatic multi-million-dollar heist leaves four dead, suspects arrested

Wednesday  05:42,   26 april 2017
ABC News

<p>Brazilian police have arrested at least eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay.</p>Brazilian federal police[...]

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

Wednesday  03:37,   26 april 2017
Reuters

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of the House of Representatives oversight panel said on Tuesday. During the visit,[...]

Great white sinks its teeth into dead whale carcass

Wednesday  03:11,   26 april 2017
9News.com.au

The bloated carcass of a dead whale being towed out to sea off California provided a feast for a hungry great white shark. Video taken on Saturday by shark follower Keith Poe captured the rare sight of the great white sinking its teeth into the[...]

In Sheriff David Clarke’s jail, water kept from mentally ill inmate for 7 days before he died of dehydration

Tuesday  22:08,   25 april 2017
The Washington Post

Prosecutors launched an inquest into the man's death on Monday.He was[...]

Le Pen temporarily steps down as head of National Front Party

Tuesday  22:08,   25 april 2017
France 24

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party. Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff[...]

Eager for 100-day wins, Trump eyes govt funding, border, taxes

Tuesday  22:08,   25 april 2017
AFP

Donald Trump appeared determined on Tuesday to score key victories to mark his first 100 days as president, as he seeks to boost border security, unveil tax reform plans and avert a government shutdown. With the government set to exhaust its current [...]