News: World

Egypt puts retired football star on terrorism list

Wednesday  20:06,   18 january 2017

<p>Egypt has added one of the country's most renowned athletes, retired football star Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terrorism list for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.</p>Fans expressed shock and called the government move an[...]

From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

Wednesday  20:06,   18 january 2017
The New York Times

Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate, pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.A few weeks later, Cameron Harris, a new college graduate with a fervent interest in Maryland[...]

4 quakes shake Italy, isolating towns blanketed under snow

Wednesday  19:26,   18 january 2017

Four strong earthquakes on Wednesday shook the same region of central Italy that suffered deadly temblors last year, sending quake-rattled residents into panic and further isolating towns that have been buried under more than a meter (3 feet) of[...]

Brexit: UK’s Johnson warns France against WW2-style ‘punishment beatings’

Wednesday  19:06,   18 january 2017
France 24

Britain's foreign minister warned Wednesday against World War II-style "punishment beatings" after France indicated it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market.Boris Johnson said it would not be in[...]

Three badly hurt in shooting at American college in northern Mexico

Wednesday  18:51,   18 january 2017

A student opened fire at an American school in northern Mexico on Wednesday, gravely injuring two students and a teacher, the state's security spokesman said, but there were no confirmed deaths. Local media had earlier reported that 3 people[...]

Nigeria admits ‘regrettable mistake’ after killing dozens of refugees

Wednesday  18:21,   18 january 2017
France 24

Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Tuesday, a tragedy the president’s office called a “regrettable operational mistake”.&nbsp;Humanitarian groups and[...]

Several dead after shooting at prosecutor's office in Mexico

Wednesday  10:50,   18 january 2017

A new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean region has left several people dead. The incident comes just a day after a gunman attacked people at a music festival in the area. Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a state prosecutor's office in Cancun, killing at[...]

China orders local forecasters to stop issuing smog alerts

Wednesday  09:21,   18 january 2017

Chinese authorities have ordered local meteorological bureaus to cease issuing smog alerts. The move has increased fears that that the government is trying to suppress information on the country's air pollution.China's Meteorological[...]

Oldest gorilla in captivity dies after 60 years

Wednesday  08:16,   18 january 2017
Sky News

A gorilla who spent her whole life in a zoo has died in her sleep less than a month after her 60th birthday. Colo, a Western lowland gorilla, began her life at Columbus zoo in Ohio on 22 December, 1956.She was the first gorilla to be born in[...]

US man left with devastating injuries after e-cigarette explosion

Wednesday  08:06,   18 january 2017

A US man has been left pulling broken pieces of teeth and plastic from inside his bloodied mouth after an e-cigarette exploded in his face. Andrew Hall from Pocatello, Idaho, was getting ready for work on January 14 when the e-cigarette he was[...]

Comment: Time for the U.S. to Face Reality in North Korea, says Andrei Lankov

Wednesday  07:07,   18 january 2017

<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sounds awfully certain about one thing.</p>As a matter of fact, it will happen -- unless a Trump administration radically rethinks U.S. policy toward the[...]

Donald Trump tweets the wrong Ivanka and receives a stern reply

Wednesday  03:01,   18 january 2017

US President-elect Donald Trump again found himself the subject of social media furore, this time for misdirecting a tweet intended for his daughter, Ivanka. Mr Trump yesterday tweeted praise for his daughter, Ivanka, describing her as “a woman[...]

Here's what the royal family actually does every day

Wednesday  02:05,   18 january 2017
Business Insider Australia

<p>People all over the world are obsessed with the British royal family. Most fans know all the royal names and faces, the line of succession to the throne, and even the family's rarely-used last name.</p>People all over the world are[...]

World's oldest zoo gorilla Colo dies after living more than two decades longer than expected

Wednesday  01:20,   18 january 2017

Colo, the oldest gorilla ever known to have existed, died overnight aged 60 at Ohio's Columbus Zoo, where she became famous around the world when she was bornColo, the oldest gorilla ever recorded, passed away in her sleep overnight at Columbus[...]

Two arrested in connection with Pippa Middleton iCloud hack

Wednesday  01:20,   18 january 2017
The Independent

Police arrested two people and searched a house in Northamptonshire over claims of fraud related to Pippa Middleton. A 36-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested in Wellingborough on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud and possession [...]