• Deadly Northern California fire destroys more than 1K homes
Deadly Northern California fire destroys more than 1K homes

Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in Northern California that has torched 1,018 homes in and around the city of Redding. Officials said the fire has destroyed 1,018 residences, 12 structures and 435 outbuildings. There are 18 wildfires now burning in California. The more serious predictions of (global) warming and fires to occur later i...

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  • Convicted Australian Catholic archbishop resigns
Convicted Australian Catholic archbishop resigns

The news of Archbishop Wilson's resignation comes just over two months since he was found guilty by a court in New South Wales for concealing the crimes of a paedophile priest who abused altar boys in the 1970s. Francis' decision to accept the resignation is significant given he has previously refrained from taking action against accused bishops th...

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  • North Korea 'working on new missiles'
North Korea 'working on new missiles'

The remains were delivered from the North to South Korea last Friday, and will make their way from Osan to Hawaii early Wednesday. "If it´s identified quickly, it would be around five to six months, but if not, it could take decades", he said.

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  • Vehicle strikes cyclists in Tajikistan, killing 4 tourists
Vehicle strikes cyclists in Tajikistan, killing 4 tourists

Two Americans, a Swiss national and a Dutch citizen were struck by a auto and attacked yesterday while on a popular cycle route in the Danghara district, about 100 kilometres south of the capital Dushanbe , officials said . Two suspects had been killed and four had been arrested, according to the official. The young men featured in an IS-linked v...

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  • Pope accepts United States cardinal's resignation after sexual abuse claim
Pope accepts United States cardinal's resignation after sexual abuse claim

It was a clear reference to recent sex abuse allegations made against Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the retired archbishop of Washington. On June 20th in an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly , Rev. The resignation of prominent 88-year-old US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick , a former archbishop of Washington has been accepted by Pope Franc...

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  • Tommy Robinson: Why was he released?
Tommy Robinson: Why was he released?

At the court of appeal on Wednesday, the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, upheld the Canterbury ruling but said the ruling in Leeds was "flawed" and there should be a retrial. Robinson, 35, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed outside Leeds Crown Court in May after using social media to broadcast his coverage of a Musli...

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  • Syrian government forces and allies close to capturing entire southwest
Syrian government forces and allies close to capturing entire southwest

IS has not claimed the kidnappings and no details on them could be found on its propaganda channels. Suwayda, which is largely under the control of the Syrian government troops, is home to the Druze minority. IS fighters from Yarmuk were transferred to the Badiya, and several local outlets alleged those relocated jihadists carried out the Sweida ...

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  • Philippines President Duterte Orders Luxury Vehicles Worth $5.5 Million Crushed
Philippines President Duterte Orders Luxury Vehicles Worth $5.5 Million Crushed

Smuggling a auto into the Philippines won't get you killed. As many as 800 contraband cars and motorcycles were seized by port authorities in Cagayan, and the vehicles destroyed in the video are part of those illegal imports. He routinely accuses journalists critical of his government of reporting "fake news", and justified the murder of journali...

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  • Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries
Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries

President Donald Trump is back in Washington Wednesday morning following a rally in Tampa on Tuesday. He was trying to tell supporters that tighter laws would stop people who aren't USA citizens from voting, and in his argument added that people need IDs for most other things.

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  • Ten dead as natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali
Ten dead as natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali

The agency said in a press statement that as of 10:45 a.m. local time, 10 people had died, while 40 were injured. "Aftershocks were observed 43 times", he wrote in his Twitter . Hundreds of people who were trapped on a volcano on an Indonesian tourist island have been rescued. More than 1,400 homes were damaged on the island after the tremors st...

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  • Ford government slashes income assistance hikes
Ford government slashes income assistance hikes

The minister announced Tuesday that the province would be "winding down" the program, which gave payments to low-income people in certain communities, but did not give a timeline for that to happen. "And our efforts to fix social assistance will go hand-in-hand with our commitments to reduce gas prices by 10% litre, lower hydro rates, and provide t...

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  • Trump tweet storm came after learning Mueller wants to ask about obstruction
Trump tweet storm came after learning Mueller wants to ask about obstruction

The tweeted diatribe amounted to what chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Norm Eisen called "the latest in a long line of obstructive acts by Trump". Some have suggested that the prosecution of Manafort is going forward because Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants him to provide evidence against the presiden...

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  • Van bomb kills at least 10 in south Philippines
Van bomb kills at least 10 in south Philippines

Bombings of vehicles are extremely rare in the Philippines despite decades of separatist and Islamist violence that has destabilized the Mindanao region and attracted foreign extremists. The bombing incident happened a few days after President Duterte offered to talk peace with the Abu Sayyaf Group, and less than a week after he signed the Bangsamo...

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  • Blueprints for 3D-printed guns could be available this week
Blueprints for 3D-printed guns could be available this week

One can buy a gun receiver, which is akin to buying a gun and requires a background check, and make it work by adding parts. He said he would begin doing so August 1. The order blocks a settlement with the government made in June to make the plans for guns available for download . Mr. Combs posted plans for eight firearms assemblies to his web...

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  • South Africa's ANC to change constitution to allow seizing land
South Africa's ANC to change constitution to allow seizing land

However, the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday that the ANC would support an amendment to a section of South Africa's Constitution to "explicitly" expropriate land without compensation has left opposition parties convinced that either the hearings were a façade or the ruling party has caved to public pressure.

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  • Trump calls on U.S. attorney general to end Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'
Trump calls on U.S. attorney general to end Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe immediately, escalating his attacks on the inquiry. Mr Trump called any talk of collusion "a Hoax ". The timing is interesting too - his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort , has just gone on trial, accused of f...

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  • Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says
Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says

Opposition supporters clogged the streets of Zimbabwe's capital Wednesday as the country awaited the results of the first leadership election since the end of Robert Mugabe's strongman rule a year ago. "The more the presidential vote is delayed, the more it calls into question the population's confidence in the election process", said former Libe...

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  • ‘CNN sucks’: Trump supporters jeer media at rally in Tampa, Florida
‘CNN sucks’: Trump supporters jeer media at rally in Tampa, Florida

They were trying to do standups at a public rally, and you had people trying to yell over them, preventing them from doing their jobs, and yelling that their network sucks on live TV. "Honestly, it felt like we weren't in America anymore", he said. Apparently, these are the kinds of things one hears (and sees) when Donald Trump has labeled you ...

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  • Thousands Evacuate due to Mendocino Fires
Thousands Evacuate due to Mendocino Fires

Lake Transit was offering free bus rides from locations near Kelseyville and Finley. Evacuations have been lifted except for road closure areas. At 6 p.m. They both started on Friday. The River and Ranch Fires are being called the Mendocino Complex Fires, since they are burning near each other. All evacuations remained in effect in Lake Count...

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  • Department of Defense Begins Identifying Remains Returned From North Korea
Department of Defense Begins Identifying Remains Returned From North Korea

Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead began their journey home following a repatriation ceremony in South Korea on Wednesday. "I mean that is one of the reasons why this thing is going to take forever, right, because the North Koreans aren't going to do it unless we do it".

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