News: World

Train derails in northern India, killing at least 23

Saturday  19:36,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

Six coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Saturday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81, officials said. Two of the coaches telescoped into each other, while four others toppled over after going off the track, said Arvind [...]

Landslide in DR Congo kills at least 200 people, destroys homes

Saturday  19:21,   19 august 2017
France 24

Authorities in northeastern Congo say a landslide earlier this week in Ituri province likely has killed at least 200 people. Gov. Abdallah Pene Mbaka said Saturday the estimate is based on missing people and homes affected. He says 50[...]

How the terror unfolded in and around Barcelona

Saturday  18:36,   19 august 2017
CBS News

<p>Authorities say terrorists who attacked two cities in Spain on Thursday were apparently planning a larger, more sophisticated assault. At least 14 people, including one American, were killed, and more than 130 injured.</p>Investigators are[...]

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

Saturday  11:11,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words.</p>She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out to her on Wednesday, the day of[...]

Why is this Jan. 28 Trump photo lighting up Twitter?

Saturday  08:11,   19 august 2017
USA TODAY

A photo from almost seven months ago is all of a sudden making the rounds on social media. Why? Because of the men present in the Oval Office while President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, only Vice President[...]

Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides

Saturday  07:50,   19 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week's mudslides "are getting smaller every day," as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have[...]

Donald Trump: Stop terror by 'whatever means'

Friday  22:41,   18 august 2017
BBC News

The president blames Democrats for blocking his security plans a day after the Barcelona attacks.The president also called on US courts to "give us back our protective rights" in order to be tough on[...]

Attacks on German Muslims 'becoming more violent'

Friday  20:37,   18 august 2017
dw.com

The number of people being injured in Islamophobic attacks in Germany has increased this year, new government figures have shown. But very few anti-Muslim hate crimes are successfully prosecuted. Some 16 German Muslims were injured in Islamophobic[...]

What comes after Abbas and Netanyahu?

Friday  17:21,   18 august 2017
Al Jazeera

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing corruption charges and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat dealing with health issues, analysts say that a political upheaval is on the docket in the coming few[...]

PM: Urgent work to find 'missing' British child

Friday  16:47,   18 august 2017
Sky News

A British child caught up in the Barcelona terror attack is missing, Theresa May has announced.  Speaking after twin vehicle attacks in Spain, the Prime Minister said in a statement on Friday afternoon: "Sadly, I must tell you that we do[...]

Erdogan tells German Turks not to vote for Angela Merkel

Friday  16:47,   18 august 2017
dw.com

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has urged Turkish voters living in Germany not to back the country's three main political parties in next month's general elections. He said they were "enemies of Turkey."Turkish[...]

Libya: Khalifa Haftar ally Mahmoud al-Werfalli arrested

Friday  14:06,   18 august 2017
Al Jazeera

A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in eastern Benghazi has been arrested.&nbsp;A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of[...]

'Guardian angel' need for advisers in Afghanistan drives call for more troops

Friday  13:07,   18 august 2017
Reuters

Providing security and support for the advising mission can be a deceptively dangerous job, with hours of quiet routine that can be broken by deadly violence at any moment. On Aug. 2, two American soldiers were killed by a suicide car bomb as they[...]

How Hitler's birthplace in Austria handles its unwanted landmark

Friday  13:07,   18 august 2017
PRI

<p>Braunau am Inn would like to be an ordinary town, like its neighbors in this river valley on Austria's border with Germany. But it's not, thanks to an unwanted native son — Adolf Hitler. &nbsp;</p>“If you say you're from[...]

Comment: The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

Friday  12:20,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

But like nuclear weapons, a more consumer-friendly economy is a risky business. Facing even more international sanctions and a flood of Chinese imports that has generated a huge trade imbalance, the North Korean economy may be in a bubble that could [...]