Middle East

staffJune 18, 2018

Turkey’s Erdogan says Kurdish groups leaving Manbij area

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Syrian Kurdish militia fighters were leaving northern Syria’s Manbij area. ...

staffJune 18, 2018

Holy Land churches cry foul over Israeli legislation on lands

JERUSALEM – Three major Holy Land churches implored Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to prevent the advancement of a ...

staffJune 18, 2018

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

BAGHDAD – An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that ...

North america



Italian interior minister takes aim at Roma with census

ROME – Italy’s hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a Europe-wide showdown by refusing entry to a rescue boat packed ...

Daesh-backing sword attacker hated British queen

LONDON – A man who attacked police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace hated Queen Elizabeth II, considering her ...

Bosnian police prevent hundreds of migrants from entering Croatia

SARAJEVO – Bosnian police briefly closed a border crossing with EU member Croatia Monday to block a group of migrants ...

Trump blasts migration in Europe as causing ‘culture’ change

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed migrants in Europe for what he inaccurately described as a rise ...


staffJune 18, 2018

Fatal Dreamworld ride had other incidents

A ride that malfunctioned at Australia’s Dreamworld theme park, killing four people, had experienced “a number” of previous incidents, a ...

Comedian’s killing prompts anger in Australia

The alleged rape and murder of a young comedian as she walked home at night in Australia has prompted an ...

staffJune 15, 2018

Australian soldiers condemned over Nazi flag

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has condemned a photo showing an Australian army vehicle flying a swastika flag in Afghanistan. ...

staffJune 14, 2018


staffJune 18, 2018

Child and two men die in Japan earthquake

A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200. ...

Blast in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills 10

KABUL – An explosion outside the governor’s office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed 10 people on Sunday ...

staffJune 17, 2018

Pakistan Taliban chief targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

There are unconfirmed reports that Mullah Fazlullah – the commander of the Pakistan Taliban – has been killed in a ...

staffJune 15, 2018


staffJune 18, 2018

Rouhani says military approach will fail in Yemen

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani told Qatar’s ruler Monday that a military approach in Yemen would fail, Iranian state TV reported, ...

Suicide blasts in northeast Nigeria kill at least 31

Nigeria – Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town ...

staffJune 17, 2018

Battle rages over Hudaydah’s Yemen airport

Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key ...

staffJune 17, 2018


Weird News


Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police

Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without ...

staffJune 14, 2018

Facebook privacy bug ‘affects 14 million users’

A software bug meant millions of Facebook users may have unknowingly posted private information to the public, the company has ...

staffJune 8, 2018
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Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel ...

staffJune 18, 2018

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways posts losses for consecutive year

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates’ flagship carrier Etihad posted losses of $1.52 billion in 2017 despite a slight bump ...

staffJune 14, 2018

Russia and China to form $1 bln industrial investment fund

BEIJING – The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) and China Chengtong Holdings Group have agreed to establish a joint $1 billion ...

staffJune 8, 2018
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Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats

Researchers at King’s College London have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being ...

staffJune 18, 2018

Dumpling space rock comes into view

A Japanese spacecraft is sending back images as it approaches an irregularly shaped asteroid that some on the mission have ...

staffJune 18, 2018
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Folded Ham and Cheddar Omelette recipe

This simple folded omelet filled with ham and cheese is a satisfying and super-easy breakfast option — it’s ready to ...

staffMay 12, 2018

Banana Cream Pie Lush

This lush is bananas! Sugar cookie crust gets topped with a sweet vanilla creamy layer, sliced bananas, pudding and whipped ...

staffApril 29, 2018

Mexican Lasagna recipe

Let your lasagna go Mexican by layering ground beef and sausage with corn tortillas, tomatoes, chili, sauce, and cheese. It’s ...

staffApril 27, 2018
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Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children’s ‘screen time’ – ...

staffJune 18, 2018

Allergen in Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease

A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque ...

staffJune 18, 2018
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FIFA opens homophobia case after alleged Mexican chants

MOSCOW – World soccer’s governing body FIFA has opened a disciplinary procedure against Mexico after alleged homophobic chants by Mexican ...

staffJune 18, 2018

Granqvist penalty earns Sweden win

Sweden marked their first appearance in the World Cup for 12 years by beating South Korea thanks to a penalty ...

staffJune 18, 2018

Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by ...

staffJune 17, 2018
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In pictures


Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! These soaps might make you think twice before biting into a sushi roll!


Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!