News: World

A crazy penguin jumps into an Australian boat in Antarctica

Thursday  05:16,   15 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

Australian expeditioners in the Antarctic have been having very close encounters with the local penguin population. The emperor penguin chick above, looking very like a character from the movie Happy Feet, was snapped by Australian Antarctic[...]

Coal-loving Poland struggles with killer smog

Wednesday  16:18,   14 february 2018
AFP

Smog kills tens of thousands of Poles each year, yet environmental activists say the right-wing government of the coal-loving nation has been dragging its feet on combating air pollution. On some winter days, a grey haze obscures the lights [...]

Tonga on 'long road to reconstruction' after Gita

Wednesday  16:16,   14 february 2018
MSN

A Defence Force plane will fly over the destroyed island today.The same Defence Force plane that touched down on Tuesday with 12 tonnes of aid supplies, including shelter, hygiene kits, containers and tarpaulins, will take the aerial[...]

Putin's Arms Buildup Puts Abe on Defensive in Islands Dispute

Wednesday  16:16,   14 february 2018
Bloomberg

Russia is accelerating a military buildup on islands claimed by Japan, threatening to blow a hole in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to lure President Vladimir Putin into settling the dispute. The government in Tokyo lodged a formal protest[...]

Police free child buried in metre of mud in Brazil

Wednesday  06:43,   14 february 2018
MSN

<p>Police <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="3" id="3">were</g> filmed digging out a nine-year-old who had become trapped under a metre of mud in[...]

Dying woman drags herself 100 yards to a road and uses last words to identify her suspected killers

Wednesday  05:51,   14 february 2018
Los Angeles Times

A dying woman who reportedly dragged herself to the side of a rural street used her final words to help authorities identify her killers, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said.&nbsp;The 19-year-old woman, identified as Lizette Andrea Cuesta,[...]

A massive battle between US and Syrian pro-regime forces reportedly killed more than 200 Russians

Wednesday  05:21,   14 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

US airstrikes reportedly killed Russian military contractors in a massive battle in Syria earlier this month. They are thought to be among the 100 or so dead after the clash.US airstrikes in response to what it called an "unprovoked attack" killed[...]

France's Macron threatens Syria strikes

Wednesday  05:11,   14 february 2018
BBC News

The French leader says he will attack Syria if proof emerges that the country is using chemical weapons."We will strike the place where these launches are made or where they are organised," he told[...]

'Time-traveller' who passed lie detector test gets global attention

Wednesday  04:51,   14 february 2018
MSN

He claimed that in the year 2030, where he's from, AI technology has taken control.The mystery time-traveller, who goes by the pseudonym Noah, appears in a video posted by YouTube channel Apex TV with his voice and face[...]

Cyclone Gita: Homes destroyed on Fiji's Ono-i-Lau island

Wednesday  04:16,   14 february 2018
Radio New Zealand

<p>Fiji's National Disaster Management Office says it has received reports that three homes have been completely destroyed on the southern Lau island of Ono-i-Lau.</p>Cyclone Gita was earlier upgraded to a category five - the highest[...]

After slayings, homeless in Las Vegas fear a serial killer is stalking them

Wednesday  01:38,   14 february 2018
Los Angeles Times

Peter LaPrairie woke up Sunday morning after a night of cold winds whipped through his sleeping bag near the highway.&nbsp;Being homeless was not the life he planned. But there were things to be thankful for. Like the warm sun on his[...]

The Trump accuser who refuses to go away

Wednesday  00:50,   14 february 2018
The Washington Post

Summer Zervos is pressing her case against Trump in a New York court as the only one of about a dozen accusers to bring legal action.Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” is the only one of about a dozen women who [...]

How Western aid money funds world terrorism

Tuesday  15:51,   13 february 2018
The Week

CNN report detailing how UN money ends up with al-Shabaab just latest example of aid exploitation by terrorist groupsA long-running investigation has revealed that money given directly by the United Nations to people displaced by conflict and famine [...]

Iraqi official says wounded IS chief alive in Syria

Tuesday  12:21,   13 february 2018
AFP

An Iraqi interior ministry official said the Islamic State group's head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a field hospital in Syria after being wounded in an air strike. "We have irrefutable information and documents from[...]

Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

Tuesday  00:05,   13 february 2018
Reuters

<p>Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.</p>MOSCOW, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Emergency workers[...]