News: World

As Thomas blaze grows, firefighters continue the battle: 'This fire is a beast and you're gonna kill it'

Thursday  05:52,   14 december 2017
Los Angeles Times

The Thomas fire, which has burned through Ventura County for more than a week, has now scorched 237,500 acres and is 25 percent contained, fire officials said.The fire, which ignited Dec. 4, grew by 1,500 acres overnight, a Ventura County Fire[...]

North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

Thursday  03:51,   14 december 2017
Reuters

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the[...]

McCain hospitalized for side effects of cancer treatment, office says

Thursday  03:51,   14 december 2017
CBS News

Earlier in the day, McCain's daughter, Meghan, tearfully interviewed former Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died from the same cancer, glioblastoma"As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends [...]

Rebel infighting leaves Yemen's capital more divided than ever

Thursday  03:50,   14 december 2017
BBC News

Nawal al-Maghafi finds the clashes between former allies in the civil war have destroyed parts of Sanaa.Three days before my arrival, the rebel Houthi movement had imposed a complete communications blackout in territory under its control - no[...]

Father dies in fiery crash after Christmas shopping for his child

Thursday  03:50,   14 december 2017
MSN

The 29-year-old's life reportedly 'revolved around his daughter'.Andrew Blum, 29, was driving with his brother Jerod Paulus, 32, in Idaho, United States when he lost control of his car while navigating a curve, KHQ[...]

US envoy Haley to present 'irrefutable evidence' on Iran

Thursday  02:05,   14 december 2017
AFP

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present "irrefutable evidence" that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in Washington on Thursday on Iran's[...]

North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

Wednesday  07:07,   13 december 2017
Reuters

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday.North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the[...]

One of Japan's few female Shinto priests was killed in a Samurai sword attack. Was it sibling rivalry?

Wednesday  02:21,   13 december 2017
The Washington Post

One of the few female Shinto priests in Japan was killed in a vicious attack last week.It was the night of Dec. 7 at the Tomioka Hachimangu, a centuries-old Shinto shrine in Tokyo famed for its annual festival and association with Japanese sumo[...]

American who defected to North Korea dies

Wednesday  01:07,   13 december 2017
BBC News

Charles Jenkins was among four US defectors in the 1960s who later became North Korean film stars.Charles Jenkins, 77, lived in Japan where he had settled with his family after his 2004[...]

This Eastern European country technically doesn't exist -- but it's home to 500,000 people

Tuesday  07:05,   12 december 2017
Business Insider Australia

Transnistria, a 125-mile-long territory on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, is home to half a million people. It has its own military, police, parliament, and postal system -- and yet, you can't find it on an international map, and it is[...]

North Korea’s prisons are as bad as Nazi camps, says judge who survived Auschwitz

Tuesday  06:21,   12 december 2017
The Washington Post

An inquiry found that North Korea’s Kim has committed 10 of the 11 defined crimes against humanity."I believe that the conditions in the [North] Korean prison camps are as terrible, or even worse, than those I saw and experienced in my youth in[...]

Bride dies hours after wedding

Tuesday  06:21,   12 december 2017
MSN

Family in shock after sudden death from meningococcal.Twenty-six year-old Jamieka McCarthy Harford woke up on Saturday ready to get married in the wedding of her dreams on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, New Zealand. She fell ill during the ceremony and [...]

Suspect in Times Square Bombing Leaves Trail of Mystery

Tuesday  04:22,   12 december 2017
The New York Times

As the authorities searched for clues, those who knew Akayed Ullah described the trappings of an ordinary immigrant life in Brooklyn.On the surface, Akayed Ullah seemed to be an ordinary member of a Bangladeshi enclave in Brooklyn. He often prayed[...]

Can Kim Jong Un control the weather? North Korea’s state-run media says so.

Tuesday  02:53,   12 december 2017
The Washington Post

The Korean Central News Agency is known for making claims about its leaders that vary from mild exaggeration to “Chronicles of Narnia.” require(["inlineoutstreamAd",[...]

What does Flynn's indictment mean for Vice President Pence?

Tuesday  02:52,   12 december 2017
USA TODAY

<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a theory on why he was replaced by Mike Pence as head of Donald Trump’s presidential transition.</p>Christie told reporters Wednesday he thinks his opposition to naming retired Army general Michael Flynn[...]