News: World

Israel at 70 - the drummer, the baker, the rescuer

Wednesday  16:53,   18 april 2018
Reuters

Since 1948, Israel has been home to Jewish immigrants from around the world. And when they arrived in their new home, many stuck to what they knew, and who they knew, handing down family trades from generation to generation. Dressed in a traditional [...]

Al-Qaeda Raids in Somalia Scuttle Africa's Plan to Withdraw

Wednesday  16:52,   18 april 2018
Bloomberg

African troops battling an al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia for the past decade stand little chance of withdrawing by their deadline in two years as the government remains fragile and a spike in militant violence has drawn in U.S. forces. The[...]

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

Wednesday  14:08,   18 april 2018
The Washington Post

<p>CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip.</p>CIA Director[...]

A jail under IS, Raqa's stadium back to hosting football

Wednesday  14:08,   18 april 2018
AFP

He was once held underneath Raqa's stadium, a prisoner in the Islamic State group's Syrian capital. Now Aziz al-Sajer has returned to the pitch -- only this time, with a football. The 25-year-old and his fellow players on the Al-Rashid[...]

Scientists can’t explain why diplomats in Cuba are suffering from ‘traumatic brain injury’

Wednesday  14:08,   18 april 2018
The Washington Post

But Canada is now pulling all families of diplomats from the country.They say they have heard painful, high-pitched noises and lost their hearing. “Some were asleep and awakened by the sound, even as others sleeping in the same bed or room heard[...]

‘It's Heartbreaking’: On Brixton’s Windrush Square, Immigration Scandal Hurts And Angers The Black Community

Wednesday  14:08,   18 april 2018
Huffington Post UK

Amid the buzz of Brixton’s busy streets on a sunny Tuesday morning, it would be easy to assume that locals have yet to be affected by the Windrush Generation scandal – branded on Monday by one MP as a “day of national shame”.&nbsp;Here, there[...]

Cuba's next president? Who is Miguel Díaz-Canel

Wednesday  14:07,   18 april 2018
USA TODAY

The relatively unknown Communist Party official is expected to replace retiring Cuban President Raul Castro.But who is Miguel Díaz-Canel? And what does his ascension to the top of Cuba's government mean for a country that has been run by the Castro[...]

Chemical arms experts in Syria go to site of alleged attack

Wednesday  05:31,   18 april 2018
Associated Press

Syrian media says international chemical weapons inspectors have entered Douma, the town that was the site of a suspected poison gas attack that led to weekend airstrikes by the West against the Syrian government.&nbsp;The team from the[...]

It's a chicken tikka disaster! Rivers in Bradford are turning YELLOW because the 'Curry Capital of Britain' is polluting them with food waste from its 200 Asian restaurants

Wednesday  03:07,   18 april 2018
Daily Mail

An underground river which flows beneath Bradford has become stained yellow due to the turmeric and other curry spices washed into the system. The city's ancient drains mean much of the stained and spicy water now ends up in Yorkshire's River Aire,[...]

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of 'suspect'

Wednesday  00:26,   18 april 2018
Sky News

A porn star locked in a legal battle with Donald Trump has released a sketch of man she claims threatened her in a car park. Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti has offered a $100,000 (£70,000) reward for information leading to the[...]

1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

Tuesday  23:51,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

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A grumpy Trump welcomes Japan’s weakened leader

Tuesday  22:11,   17 april 2018
The Washington Post

Shinzo Abe visits Mar-a-Lago as both he and Trump grapple with spiraling domestic scandals.Their latest summit at Mar-a-Lago — the pair has already met twice during Trump's time in office — may offer a brief window to change the conversation. But it [...]

Younger party official faces test as Cuba's next president

Tuesday  16:39,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

Diaz-Canel, who turns 58 on Friday, would be the first non-Castro to hold Cuba's top government office since the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro and his younger brother Raul. The new president will confront a stagnant economy, decaying[...]

What's in those seized records? Trump's biggest new worry

Tuesday  16:38,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney's office.&nbsp;There is also some worry that Michael Cohen, the self-described legal fixer who helped make bad stories go away and[...]

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Tuesday  16:38,   17 april 2018
AFP

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure. "We will have to stay here for a long[...]