Personal Details of 997 North Korean Defectors Stolen by Hackers

The information stolen included defectors' home addresses. The hacking attack, which occurred sometime last month, appears to be the largest theft of information about defectors to date. Hana centres are tasked with facilitating North Korean de... More..

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'We are heartbroken': Yemeni boy caught in Trump's Muslim travel ban dies
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

'We are heartbroken': Yemeni boy caught in Trump's Muslim travel ban dies

Doctors had previously told Hassan that patients like his son are usually on life support for two or three weeks, or a month at most. Hassan is a US citizen who lives in Stockton, California. "He wanted the w...More..

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

The court said it accepted this argument and ordered a retrial - it also added that Canadian diplomats were in court for the appeal. In the decision, the court noted that Canadian diplomats were in court for ...More..

Bahrain resumes work at embassy in Damascus
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Bahrain resumes work at embassy in Damascus

In fact, its flag was raised over the building on Thursday. Speaking in an address to a meeting of foreign ministers from the regional organization in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo, Ja'afari said Syria's...More..

Oldest man in USA dies aged 112
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Oldest man in USA dies aged 112

Overton began garnering fame five years ago when he was recognized as America's oldest living World War II veteran . Richard Overton , America's oldest World War II veteran - also believed to be the oldes...More..

China Jails Ex-Spymaster Ma Jian For Life Over Corruption
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

China Jails Ex-Spymaster Ma Jian For Life Over Corruption

The court on Thursday revoked Ma's political rights and ordered confiscation of all his personal assets. Ma had received more than 100 million yuan ($14.56 million) in property for his work and earned almost ...More..

Hannover Airport shut down over drug-fueled security incident
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Hannover Airport shut down over drug-fueled security incident

Takeoffs and landings were halted while police experts examined the auto. Police have said there is no indication of a terror motive. "A security incident occurred at Hannover airport around 15h40 (14H40 GM...More..

Bangladesh Election: Police have arrested more than 10500 opposition activists
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Bangladesh Election: Police have arrested more than 10500 opposition activists

An opinion poll indicated Hasina is favourite to win despite the controversy. He said if the Awami League formed another government, it would look at raising the minimum wage for workers in the garments indus...More..

Greenpeace condemns Japan's announcement to resume commercial whaling
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Greenpeace condemns Japan's announcement to resume commercial whaling

Japan's controversial decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC ) comes after decades of tension around its continued whale hunts in the Antarctic and scientific research whaling ,...More..

Demanding wall money, Trump threatens to close Mexico border
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Demanding wall money, Trump threatens to close Mexico border

Mulvaney said the Democrats rejected the White House's counteroffer of "a number less than $5 billion", which is what Trump wants for the wall. I think left to his own devices that Chuck Schumer and the Senat...More..

Trump again threatens to close southern United States border over wall funding
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Trump again threatens to close southern United States border over wall funding

On Thursday, the Senate was in session for only four minutes after lawmakers didn't show up. Spokeswoman Molly Block says the EPA will implement its shutdown plan at midnight Friday. Negotiations continue bet...More..

Three Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Three Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb

The bus was carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists and only two of them escaped unharmed, according to Egyptian officials. An explosion struck a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists in Giza , the site of the Egyptian p...More..

Suspect in California Cop's Slaying Apprehended Following Manhunt
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Suspect in California Cop's Slaying Apprehended Following Manhunt

Investigators said the suspect, Gustavo Perez Arriaga , entered the US illegally and had two prior DUI arrests . Singh had worked for the Newman Police Department since July 2011. Christianson stated the su...More..

by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Cohen dismisses report of Prague meeting with Russians

The purported meeting between Cohen and Russian government officials in Prague was first reported in a document with compromising material on Trump compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele . Howev...More..

How partial shutdown of USA government could play out
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

How partial shutdown of USA government could play out

Trump's demand for money to build the border wall and Democrats' refusal to give him what he wants has caused a partial government shutdown that is almost a week old. Congress is closing out the week withou...More..

DR Congo election: European Union condemns expulsion of envoy Bart Ouvry
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

DR Congo election: European Union condemns expulsion of envoy Bart Ouvry

That included Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a hardline former interior minister chosen by Kabila to be the candidate for his succession in Sunday's presidential election. Fayulu, who was appointed by the Democrati...More..

Feinstein requests hearing after 2 migrant children die in custody
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Feinstein requests hearing after 2 migrant children die in custody

The agency "is considering options for surge medical assistance" from the U.S. Coast Guard and may request help from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defence and the Federa...More..

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to retire at end of February
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to retire at end of February

Mattis resigned in protest of Trump's decision to pull all USA troops out of Syria. Retiring Secretary of Defense James Mattis may be on his way out the door , but that didn't stop him from keeping up a fa...More..

‘Most Meghalaya miners have died’: Congress’ Shillong MP Vincent H Pala
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

‘Most Meghalaya miners have died’: Congress’ Shillong MP Vincent H Pala

Rescuers were hoping for a miracle Wednesday as they tried to reach more than a dozen coal miners trapped for weeks in one of India's notoriously risky "rat hole" mines, according to reports. Pumping of water ...More..

Indonesia issues alarm over active volcano
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Indonesia issues alarm over active volcano

Yesterday's giant wave, triggered by an underwater landslide, slammed the coast with little warning. "I'm here because people said there could another tsunami", Etin Supriatin said from an evacuation center i...More..

S. Korean train leaves for N. Korea for rail, road link ceremony
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

S. Korean train leaves for N. Korea for rail, road link ceremony

They were in turn greeted by a 100-strong North Korean delegation, as well as officials from the United Nations, China , Russia and Mongolia - amid wider plans to link North Korea with the trans-Siberia and ...More..

Trump Calls Out CNN For Accusing US Troops Of Misconduct
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Trump Calls Out CNN For Accusing US Troops Of Misconduct

We are always going to protect you". I got you a big one. "We'll be watching ISIS very closely", said Trump, who was joined by first lady Melania Trump , but no members of his Cabinet or lawmakers. Durin...More..

by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Power plant explosion illuminates NY sky in eerie blue light

Despite the many comparisons to aliens and UFOs, officials had a perfectly normal explanation for the light: A transformer fire at the Con Edison utility site in Queens. NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monaha...More..

Obamas named America's most admired people, ahead of Donald Trump
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Obamas named America's most admired people, ahead of Donald Trump

Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton have always been finishers in the top 10 of most admired women; the former made her 31st appearance on the list this year while the latter made her 27th. First lady Michell...More..

Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Saudi king demotes FM in revamp seen as whitewash

The crown prince has faced intense global outrage over the October 2 murder of journalist Khashoggi , which tipped the kingdom into one of its worst crises. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Ri...More..

After criticism, Trump pushes out Mattis sooner than planned
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

After criticism, Trump pushes out Mattis sooner than planned

Please refresh the page for the fullest version. In a shock announcement on Wednesday, Trump said he was withdrawing USA troops from Syria , citing its cost both in terms of lives of US military and financia...More..

Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

Trump . The White House presented a counteroffer over the weekend that is between Trump's $5.7 billion price tag and the $1.3 billion Democrats have offered, according to budget director Mick Mulvaney. "These f...More..

7-year-old girl finds Santa gifts after Trump's 'marginal' comment
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

7-year-old girl finds Santa gifts after Trump's 'marginal' comment

Previously, in a video which circulated online, Trump was heard asking a child over the phone, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" While many social media users weren't amused with the way Trump spoke to...More..

Thailand approves medicinal cannabis
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Thailand approves medicinal cannabis

This could block Thai patients from accessing the medicine while also limiting Thai researchers keen on studying the drug. However, recreational use of the drug is still prohibited and invites strict legal ac...More..

Children's Remains Found Buried In Yard Of Walmart Santa Claus
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Children's Remains Found Buried In Yard Of Walmart Santa Claus

McDuffie said his office received a 911 tip from a caller that Mary Crocker hadn't been seen since October and that the tipster feared she was dead . Prater also faces a charge of possession of a controlled ...More..