World News

World News Italy explosion: At least two dead in highway blast
Author: 0 Italy explosion: At least two dead in highway blast

Videos posted on social media showed a giant fireball and smoke emanating towards the sky, as police deployed firefighters to the spot. Italian media said a truck carrying cars collided on a bridge with another tanker truck containing explosive materials.

World News Five Dead in California 414 Crash
Author: 0 Five Dead in California 414 Crash

The plane is registered to the San Francisco-based real estate company Category III, according to an FAA database. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna declared an emergency shortly before it crashed into an unoccupied vehicle parked in the lot.

World News Barack Obama Day celebrated for the first time in IL
Author: 0 Barack Obama Day celebrated for the first time in IL

As recalled by Business Insider earlier this year, Barack and Michelle Obama first met around 1989, when Michelle was mentoring the would-be president at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. "It's incredibly proud for IL that the president came from IL". "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration".

World News Indonesia natural disaster: Quake hits tourist island of Lombok
Author: 0 Indonesia natural disaster: Quake hits tourist island of Lombok

Two of the aftershocks measured more than 5-magnitude. Hundreds of climbers are being evacuated from the Rinjani national park and 115 have been safely escorted out, Nugroho said. As many as 820 people - a lot of them foreigners - were on Mount Rinjani when the quake struck, making two trails impassable, Sutopo said on Twitter late on Sunday.

World News New tropical storm off Mexico; Hurricane Hector a Cat 4
Author: 0 New tropical storm off Mexico; Hurricane Hector a Cat 4

The problem with that is that forecast errors are huge by the time we get into Wednesday, if that cone shifts a little bit to the north, we could be seeing some direct impacts from Hector which will still be a hurricane by then but just not as strong.

World News US Sanctions on Iran to Resume
Author: 0 US Sanctions on Iran to Resume

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States will fully enforce sanctions against Iran, scheduled to be put back in place Monday. "That's the ask. It's pretty simple". The US has told other countries they must halt imports of Iranian oil starting in early November or face financial measures.

World News Manafort Trial Day 4: Tax Fraud And Bookkeepers
Author: 0 Manafort Trial Day 4: Tax Fraud And Bookkeepers

WASHINGTON-Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors are walking the jury in the trial of Paul Manafort through records to back their claim that the former Trump campaign chairman deceived his own financial advisers to hide his foreign accounts and income from US tax authorities.

World News Father arrested for abduction; son still missing
Author: 0 Father arrested for abduction; son still missing

The three women were also briefly detained for questioning, but not criminally charged. The mom of 3-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj reported the child missing to Clayton County police on December 7, 2017, telling authorities she last saw her son when he left with his father to go to the park on December 1, 2017.

World News Salva Kiir, Riek Machar sign final power-sharing deal
Author: 0 Salva Kiir, Riek Machar sign final power-sharing deal

Almost five years of war have seen South Sudan's oil production plummet to about 120,000 barrels a day from a peak of 350,000, according to the World Bank. "Last month the White House warned that "a narrow agreement between elites" would not solve the problems plaguing South Sudan". But Sudan's Bashir said the mediators were committed to ensure that the agreement was implemented.

World News Maduro Survives Drone Assassination Attempt
Author: 0 Maduro Survives Drone Assassination Attempt

He thought it might be a pyrotechnics display in honour of the event. On social media the group said they had planned to fly the drones at Maduro but they were shot down by the military, although they have not backed up their claim with evidence.

World News Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada, expels envoy over 'interference'
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada, expels envoy over 'interference'

The Saudi foreign ministry slammed the Canadian statement, signalling its growing irritation over Western criticism of the kingdom's poor human rights record. Representatives for Canada's foreign department didn't respond to a request for comment. Ms. Freeland said via Twitter last Thursday that she was "very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi's sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia".

World News Utility Worker Killed Near Carr Fire
Author: 0 Utility Worker Killed Near Carr Fire

She says Jairus Ayeta , who was in his 20s, worked as an apprentice lineman for PG&E . Ayeta was the seventh person to die in that blaze, which has scorched more than 154,000 acres in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, including two young children and their great-grandmother whose home was overrun by flames, a resident who authorities said refused to leave his home despite evacuation orders, and two firefighters.

World News Is Iran's Rouhani a lame duck president?
Author: 0 Is Iran's Rouhani a lame duck president?

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said July 27 there was no policy that had been put in place with the goal of collapsing or changing the Iranian regime. As Tuesday, the Iran government can no longer buy US bank notes and broad sanctions will be slapped on Iranian industries, including its rug exports.

World News Jordan backs James after president questions player's intelligence
Author: 0 Jordan backs James after president questions player's intelligence

National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan reportedly lent his "support" on Saturday to LeBron James in the wake of a critical tweet from President Trump . Melania Trump isn't on her husband's side in his personal battle with LeBron James . The school, which is a joint effort of the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools, will benefit at-risk children.

World News Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working
Author: 0 Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

March 15: President Trump signed an executive order to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from China and several other countries . But they have rejected changing technology development plans they see as a path to prosperity and global influence. Morgan Stanley estimates that a full-blown escalation of the trade dispute could knock 0.81 percentage points off global gross domestic product.

World News Saudi-led airstrike at Hodeidah port kills at least 26 people
Author: 0 Saudi-led airstrike at Hodeidah port kills at least 26 people

The Saudi-led Gulf state coalition and Houthi fighters alike seek a diplomatic solution. Qassemi also noted that the daily bombardment of civilian targets and massacre of innocent and defenceless people of Yemen by Saudi and Emirati warplanes should not normalize the crimes committed by the aggressors in the eyes of public opinion at regional, global and worldwide levels and make them indifferent to the crisis and the plight of the Yemenis.

World News Tens of thousands protest Israel's 'racist' Jewish nation law in Tel Aviv
Author: 0 Tens of thousands protest Israel's 'racist' Jewish nation law in Tel Aviv

Holding colourful Druze flags alongside Israeli ones, protesters at Saturday's demonstration, estimated by local media at over 50,000, chanted " equality ", AFP reported. "We are all Israelis", he said. "Despite our unlimited loyalty to the state, the state doesn't consider us equals", the community's top spiritual leader in Israel, Sheikh Muafak Tarif, said in his speech at Saturday night's rally.

World News President Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Tenn. Gov.
Author: 0 President Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Tenn. Gov.

Phil Bredesen for U.S. Senate race, and Franklin-based businessman Bill Lee, who will take on Karl Dean in the governor's race. 66-year-old Blackburn has served in Congress since 2003, and is the first woman in the state to win a congressional seat without following a husband in the post.

World News Ravenous herd of goats invade ID neighborhood
Author: 0 Ravenous herd of goats invade ID neighborhood

As it turns out, the goats were owned by a company called " We Rent Goats ", which, as you might have guessed, rents goats . The odd spectacle seemed to be mostly enjoyed by the residents of the neighborhood, as many stood outside and watched as the dozens of goats accumulated in the lawns.

World News Chinese tourist, 12, found safe after airport disappearance
Author: 0 Chinese tourist, 12, found safe after airport disappearance

An Amber Alert has been issued for JinJing Ma. Her suspected abductor is described as a 40-year-old Asian woman with black hair and wearing a black dress. She has medium black hair and brown eyes. "It wasn't until they were starting to check through security that another student within the group notified chaperones she was missing", he said.

World News Police say suspect in Houston doctor's murder found dead
Author: 0 Police say suspect in Houston doctor's murder found dead

The 65-year-old cardiologist at Houston's Methodist Hospital treated former president Bush in 2000. He "knew everything" on the doctor, Acevedo said. "The suspect said something about suicide, and the officer said, "Let me see some hands" or something of that nature", Acevedo recalled. Police had descended on the area after the suspect was spotted earlier Friday by a parks department who was in the area looking for graffiti vandals.

World News Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash
Author: 0 Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash

Daniel Knecht of the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board told Blick in a news conference that the vintage aircraft may have hit the ground near-vertically at a high rate of speed. The plane, which was built in Germany in 1939, crashed into the Piz Segnas mountain around 2,450 metres (8,000ft) above sea level. Ju-52 planes were manufactured between 1932 and 1952 and can carry 17 passengers and three crew members.

World News Woman fined $156 for wearing face veil in Denmark
Author: 0 Woman fined $156 for wearing face veil in Denmark

The woman was charged by the police in Hørsholm, north of Copenhagen, for wearing a niqab and subsequently fined 1,000 kroner - as well as being charged with disturbing the peace following an altercation with another woman on an escalator in a local shopping centre.

World News
Author: 0 "Lucky To Be Alive": Climber Found Just In Time On Deadly Mountain

He said he was standing and waving when a helicopter spotted him in the evening. There were another two Alpine Rescue Crew to collect from the nearby French Ridge hut. The Australian edition of the Daily Mail has named the climber as Lieutenant Terry Harch , who has spent a week on the mountain in freezing conditions.

World News Venezuela official: Explosion was attempted attack on Maduro
Author: 0 Venezuela official: Explosion was attempted attack on Maduro

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez confirmed the attack - involving several drones packed with explosives - at a press conference late Saturday, shortly after video of the incident began surfacing on social media. Mr. Maduro, who has governed a country suffering from hyperinflation, hunger and rampant violence, is deeply unpopular, polls show. Smoke was later seen rising above the area where the explosion took place, as well as fire at a nearby building.

World News Eighteen killed after two helicopters collide in Siberia
Author: 0 Eighteen killed after two helicopters collide in Siberia

There were 15 passengers and three crew aboard, the airline said. Soon after take-off, the helicopter collided with the outside cargo that another helicopter was carrying, officials said, adding that the second helicopter landed safely after ditching its cargo.

World News RNC Warns Donors to Stay Away From Kochs
Author: 0 RNC Warns Donors to Stay Away From Kochs

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday took to Twitter to fire back at Republican mega donors the Koch Brothers after they said they would stop supporting a Republican candidate ahead of the midterm elections. In another tweet Trump called them: "Two nice guys with bad ideas". The Kochs' influence has been powered by their fortunes from Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held US company with operations in a range of sectors from refining and chemicals to ranching and forest ...

World News Ohio judge orders defendant's mouth taped shut for sentencing
Author: 0 Ohio judge orders defendant's mouth taped shut for sentencing

Williams, 32, was accused of three armed robberies in Richmond Heights and Euclid. During his retrial in December, he cut off his ankle monitor and fled to Nebraska. "My intent was never to silence Mr Williams, I gave him an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time". Russo ordered six deputies to tape Williams' mouth shut - but even then Williams continued chiming in.

World News Growing California fires prompt new evacuations
Author: 0 Growing California fires prompt new evacuations

Following years of drought and a summer of record-breaking heat, huge tracts of forests, chaparral and grasslands have become tinder that allows even a small spark to explode into a devouring blaze, authorities said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which uses acres to describe fire size, said the blaze had blackened almost 206 square miles (533 square kilometers).

World News Pope changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases
Author: 0 Pope changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

Based on the Vatican's announcement Thursday, those changes now affect church teachings that previously allowed for the death penalty in rare instances of self-defense and public safety. Pope Francis has become a controversial figure due to his many changes to Catholic Church doctrine. This passage clearly demonstrates that we are dealing with a true dogmatic advancement with which a matter of the faith is clarified, one that has steadily matured to the point of making understood the ...