News: World

Forest fire engulfs Anzac battlefield in Gallipoli

Saturday  04:11,   16 september 2017
MSN

Helicopters with monsoon buckets combed the area where 2779 Kiwis died in WWI.Helicopters with monsoon buckets have been battling a major forest fire over the battlefields at Gallipoli where New Zealanders fought in World War[...]

Trump Slammed by U.K. Officials for London Bomb Tweets

Friday  23:25,   15 september 2017
Newsweek

<p>"I never think it's helpful for anyone to speculate," Prime Minister Theresa May said.</p><p></p>British police and a series of British officials have criticized President Donald Trump after he spoke of a "loser[...]

North Korea Says It Now Controls Fate of the U.S.

Friday  22:07,   15 september 2017
Newsweek

The leadership of both North and South Korea appear to agree that more U.S. nuclear weapons could lead to an arms race in the region.North Korea's state-run media ran a series of articles Friday threatening to meet any further U.S. military[...]

Comment: Trump once again rushes to use an overseas terrorist attack as leverage on Twitter

Friday  22:07,   15 september 2017
The Washington Post

Trump is quick to condemn the actions of Muslims but slow on actions targeting them.At about 3:20 a.m. Eastern time, a bomb placed in a bucket and hidden on a train in London detonated. By 8 a.m. Eastern, the Metropolitan Police Service had released [...]

'Many drown' in Nigeria boat sinking

Friday  21:50,   15 september 2017
BBC News

The 70-passenger capacity boat had 150 people on board when it capsized, witnesses say.Emergency officials say they managed to rescue 84 people on board, but another 30 of the total 150 passengers remained unaccounted[...]

World hunger increases for first time in a decade, topping 800 million in 2016

Friday  20:57,   15 september 2017
dw.com

After steady progress fighting hunger, the United Nations announced an increase in the number of chronically hungry people for the first time in over 10 years. Some 11 percent of the world's population is affected.World Hunger is on the rise[...]

Comment: If Ivanka Can’t Influence Trump, Then What Is Her Job?

Friday  19:45,   15 september 2017
The Daily Beast

The ‘Rose in the Desert’-like FT profile is the latest suck-up with the first daughter that avoids stating the obvious: She’s completely ineffective at the White House.Given the potential intellectual value of those options, I chose[...]

All eyes on Trump as world leaders gather at U.N.

Friday  19:30,   15 september 2017
AFP

Donald Trump takes center stage at the United Nations next week when world leaders gather in New York, anxious to hear the US president outline how he is reshaping Washington's role in global affairs.The nuclear crisis with North Korea, the[...]

Trump denounces attack in London, urges "proactive" steps

Friday  19:16,   15 september 2017
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denounced an attack in London when a blast hit a packed commuter train, and urged authorities and others to take more "proactive" steps such as better policing of internet use by terrorist groups.[...]

PM condemns 'cowardly' Tube bomb

Friday  17:37,   15 september 2017
Sky News

Theresa May has condemned the "cowardly" terror attack on a packed London Tube train as she vowed to defeat the extremists. The Prime Minister also said the UK's terror threat level would stay at severe rather than raise it to critical,[...]

6 people shot over 12 hours in Chicago

Friday  16:27,   15 september 2017
Chicago Tribune

Six people were shot over 12 hours in Chicago from Thursday afternoon through early Friday, according to police.&nbsp;• A 38-year-old man was shot in the leg around 3:45 a.m. Friday in the 6400 block of South King Drive in Parkway Gardens,[...]

China to US: Please stop sending us your junk

Friday  15:42,   15 september 2017
CNN

Beijing says it will no longer accept 24 kinds of waste exports from the United States, putting a $5 billion annual business at risk.It's a $5 billion annual business that is now in danger of[...]

Trump denounces attack in London, urges "proactive" steps

Friday  15:05,   15 september 2017
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denounced an attack in London when a blast hit a packed commuter train, and urged authorities and others to take more "proactive" steps such as better policing of internet use by terrorist groups.[...]

Harvard University withdraws fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning

Friday  12:20,   15 september 2017
Reuters

<p>Harvard University on Friday withdrew a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, after two top intelligence experts distanced themselves from the school over the[...]

Man charged over 'scam' involving dead squirrel

Friday  10:45,   15 september 2017
Sky News

A man has been charged over an alleged scam in which a dead squirrel was used to try and persuade victims to have work done on their houses. Kent Police launched an investigation after a number of people in Tunbridge Wells reported a man had[...]