• Chicago girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live as 40 watched
Chicago girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live as 40 watched

Rape culture is truly infuriating. A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department recently declared that the 15-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped by several men while broadcasting live on Facebook, is now receiving death threats from unknown persons.

Read more

  • Pak min defends ex-army chief appointment as coalition head
Pak min defends ex-army chief appointment as coalition head

However, in a shift from his earlier statement on January 11, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that General (retd) Raheel Sharif did not seek government's permission before joining the alliance. The formation of the alliance, which has its headquarters in Riyadh, was announced by Saudi defense minister and deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman ...

Read more

  • Pakistan bilateral series unlikely to govt nod, says minister Hansraj Ahir
Pakistan bilateral series unlikely to govt nod, says minister Hansraj Ahir

Smith had apologised at the end of Dharamsala Test and conceded that emotions got the better of him several times in the series which Australia lost 1-2. The two teams last faced each other in March, 2016, in a World T20 match, which India won. The hard-fought series also ended with plenty of acrimony on the field with India captain Virat Kohli d...

Read more

  • Family of American killed in London terror attack tell of 'difficult experience'
Family of American killed in London terror attack tell of 'difficult experience'

Cochran's brother-in-law, Clint Payne, called him "an wonderful individual who loved everyone and tried to make the world a better place". The families of Kurt Cochran and his wife Melissa spoke from London this morning and provided an update to Melissa's recovery and how the family is coping with Kurt's death.

Read more

  • US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'
US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'

Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon, opening the conference, criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council decision previous year to create a so-called "blacklist" of companies that operate in Israel's West Bank settlements. The Trump administration has been vocal about reducing USA funding for the U.N.as part of proposed deep cuts in foreign aid. H...

Read more

  • Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory
Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

The protestors are complaining about very high rates of crime, unemployment, and the overall cost of living. The Department of State is warning USA citizens to avoid travel to the French territory of French Guiana due to widespread protests throughout the country and along the roads leading to the neighboring countries of Suriname and Brazil.

Read more

  • Delhi: Police step up security after mob attack on Nigerian students
Delhi: Police step up security after mob attack on Nigerian students

However, the Nigerian students were released owing to the lack of evidence. Earlier this week police arrested four Indian men for allegedly assaulting and stripping a female Tanzanian student after dragging her out of a auto in Bangalore , India's information technology hub.

Read more

  • Spiders could eat every human on earth in just 1 year
Spiders could eat every human on earth in just 1 year

An entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them. Larger species of spiders are also known to chow down on frogs, lizards, snakes, fish, birds and bats. Most spiders, of which there are some 45,000 species, are found in forests, grasslands and shrublands, followed by croplands, deserts, urban areas and tund...

Read more

  • Kerala minister AK Saseendran quits over indecent talk
Kerala minister AK Saseendran quits over indecent talk

Addressing a press conference here, the Chief Minister said the next Cabinet meeting will take a decision on various aspects of the issues related to the resignation and who will lead the inquiry into the incident. To another question, he said the ministerial post was not important to him, but he wanted his innocence to be proved. "The truth needs ...

Read more

  • Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained
Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained

The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday's incident. Here are six other incidents when security was penetrated at the White House . According to the Washington Post, that man, who is from northern California, was carrying a backpack and two cans of mace. He also said he could communicate telepathicall...

Read more

  • No red beacon vehicles for Punjab ministers, officials
No red beacon vehicles for Punjab ministers, officials

He was responding to a question on Sidhu's decision to continue working on TV even after becoming a minister in the state. He has nevertheless expressed willingness to continue with his show, saying he has to earn a living for himself. "Should I run a bus service like Sukbir Singh Badal?" - "The boss is always right". "Because of their love and b...

Read more

  • US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails
US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails

Speaking by telephone, the official also declined to comment on whether there were fresh signs pointing to an imminent test. In his New Year's address in January, he said that North Korea had "entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile".

Read more

  • Hong Kong escalator suddenly reverses; Otis Elevator workers arrested
Hong Kong escalator suddenly reverses; Otis Elevator workers arrested

The incident, which was caught on camera, happened on Saturday afternoon as visitors to the high-rise center were going about their shopping, according to the South China Morning Post . Also a surprise? You guessed it: The fact that only one dude made a decision to run up the stairs instead of waiting to be thrown into the pile of injured humans...

Read more

  • USA leads nations in boycott of UN talks to ban nuclear weapons
USA leads nations in boycott of UN talks to ban nuclear weapons

About 40 countries are not participating in the General Assembly session that will run until March 31. She said North Korea would be "cheering" for such a ban and Iran also supports the move because both countries have no intention of complying with it.

Read more

  • Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors
Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors

She will be interrogated by state prosecutors for her alleged involvement in the scandal, which removed her from office after the impeachment was passed in the parliament on December 9. Both he and Choi have strongly denied wrongdoing, as has the former president. In Park's questioning, expected to last until late in the evening, prosecutors were...

Read more

  • Muslim women stand with victims of Westminster attack
Muslim women stand with victims of Westminster attack

A fourth victim died later in the week, when his life support was withdrawn. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack and called Masood "a soldier of the Islamic State ". A WhatsApp spokeswoman said the company was "horrified at the attack" and was co-operating with the investigation. Adrian, 52, originally from Kent but...

Read more

  • Biggest anti-Kremlin rally in years rocks Russian Federation; opposition leader arrested
Biggest anti-Kremlin rally in years rocks Russian Federation; opposition leader arrested

The Kremlin has dismissed the opposition as Westernised urban elite disconnected from the issues faced by the poor in Russia's far-flung regions, but Sunday's protests included demonstrations in the areas which typically produce a high vote for President Vladimir Putin, from Siberia's Chita to Dagestan's Makhachkala.

Read more

  • Costacurta: 'Neymar better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi'
Costacurta: 'Neymar better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi'

I know how many goals I have but that's not the most important thing. Other players that came close but could not quite break that 70 goal threshold were Ireland's Robbie Keane on 68, Spain's David Villa with 59 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 57, who have all since retired from global football.

Read more

  • Jonathan Wilkes takes credit for Jermain Defoe's scoring return to global football
Jonathan Wilkes takes credit for Jermain Defoe's scoring return to global football

Defoe will make his first appearance for England in four years as he attempts to add to his 19 goals in 55 caps. The striker, who has 19 goals for England in 55 games, replaces Jamie Vardy , who started up-front against Germany. Two minutes later superb work from Raheem Sterling paved the way as the Manchester City forward bamboozled the vis...

Read more

  • Burglary at Bellagio Hotel and Casino prompts lockdown on Vegas strip
Burglary at Bellagio Hotel and Casino prompts lockdown on Vegas strip

A jewelry store on the grounds of the Bellagio was robbed by a gang of armed burglars, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Lt. Carlos Hank told ABC News . Terrified guests took to social media to document the robbery. They reportedly smashed the window with a sledgehammer. Portions of the Bellagio were closed Saturday as police cont...

Read more

  • Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary
Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

It went on to pledge to bring the suddenly diminished European Union - the result of Brexit - more tightly together: "Europe is our common future.We are determined to make the European Union stronger and more resilient, through even greater unity".

Read more

  • South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea
South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

They lifted it about six feet from the sea floor on Wednesday and, since that test went well, they chose to proceed with raising the ferry to the surface early Thursday morning. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off south-western South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for a year ago, had been pushed ba...

Read more

  • Keystone XL pipeline moves ahead, but what does it mean for Saskatchewan?
Keystone XL pipeline moves ahead, but what does it mean for Saskatchewan?

TransCanada's stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange barely changed Friday, closing at $61.82, up six cents or 0.1 per cent. "We greatly appreciate President Trump's administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative", he said , according to the Associated Press.

Read more

  • Israel talks end in Washington without agreement on settlements
Israel talks end in Washington without agreement on settlements

The Israeli government has agreed to weigh President Donald Trump's concerns about their continued settlement-building activities, a joint statement released after four days of bilateral consultations revealed. Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel from August 2011 to January 2017, told Reuters in an interview published Thursday that so ...

Read more

  • Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats By Opposing Health Care Bill
Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats By Opposing Health Care Bill

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said the administration is aiming for House passage Thursday to ensure the bill will be considered by the Senate prior to the Easter recess in Congress that begins April 10.

Read more

  • NCAA Tournament 2017, Baylor vs South Carolina: Highlights, score and recap
NCAA Tournament 2017, Baylor vs South Carolina: Highlights, score and recap

No. 7 SC in the Sweet 16. I could have been kicked out of school, and I could have been other places. "People that know Baylor know that we have good people, it's a good institution", Drew said. Robinson is taking his star turn, and in the past two games, he is averaging 19 points and 9.5 rebounds after averaging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per ...

Read more

  • Inside the numbers of Michigan Basketball's Sweet 16 run
Inside the numbers of Michigan Basketball's Sweet 16 run

The Wolverines have looked like a sharper team since their runway mishap. Once inside the locker room, coach John Beilein playfully squirted his players with a water gun. I thought we were talented enough to be an NCAA tournament team. We've got to sprint up the court. He won't be thinking about any of that when he takes the court against OR ton...

Read more

  • CFIA suspends Brazilian meat imports
CFIA suspends Brazilian meat imports

Hong Kong, the second-biggest buyer of Brazilian meat a year ago, has also issued a ban on imports , following similar steps by Japan, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. The European Union, which buys nearly $650 million in Brazilian beef and poultry, has blocked imports from the 21 businesses being investigated in Brazil .

Read more

  • Budget Cuts Potentially Impacting Meals on Wheels
Budget Cuts Potentially Impacting Meals on Wheels

For those unaware, the program mostly relies on donations from Americans across the country. Although the proposed elimination of the grant program would negatively affect housing programs more than food services, the threat to Meals on Wheels in particular has become a rallying point for opponents of the cuts.

Read more

  • French Minister Under Investigation for Hiring Daughters
French Minister Under Investigation for Hiring Daughters

Le Roux said he is stepping down so as to not distract from the work of the government, reports the Guardian. "An inquiry has been opened into the employment of Bruno Le Roux's daughters", says Mediapart. Fillon is charged with paying his wife and children around €900,000 in public money over more than a decade to do work for him. In a clear ...

Read more

  • Florida Governor Replaces Markeith Loyd Prosecutor Over Death Penalty Protest
Florida Governor Replaces Markeith Loyd Prosecutor Over Death Penalty Protest

Rick Scott is not impressed with Ayala's decision, and even though the citizens of Osceola and Orange counties elected her, Scott is using his authority to move the case to another district and put it before another prosecutor. She added that such cases are costly and drag on for years. King has been an outspoken supporter of the death penalty. T...

Read more

  • Martin McGuinness took IRA victims' secrets to his grave, say families
Martin McGuinness took IRA victims' secrets to his grave, say families

He said: "There are many in this community who still find it hard to come to terms with his past involvement in the IRA, and the pain inflicted by that organisation". As far as I was concerned he was a terrorist and a member of an organisation that had shot and wounded my father, and put my brother on a death list for eight years.

Read more

  • Conservatives upset with Tomi Lahren for admitting she's pro-choice
Conservatives upset with Tomi Lahren for admitting she's pro-choice

You know, those same defenders of controversial speech who cry foul at what they say is a growing intolerance on the left for intellectual diversity responded by throwing a massive tantrum on social media while her employer immediately suspending Lahren from her hit radio show for a week.

Read more

  • Orly airport: France launches terror investigation
Orly airport: France launches terror investigation

The attacker assaulted a patrol of three soldiers including a woman, who he wrestled to the ground as he tried to grab her weapon at the airport, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Ziyed Ben Belgacem's blood alcohol level were also found to be at almost twice the legal limit for driving in France. Budget airline easyJet said in a s...

Read more

  • Hundreds Of 9/11 Families And First Responders Have Sued Saudi Arabia
Hundreds Of 9/11 Families And First Responders Have Sued Saudi Arabia

The suit filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York, in Manhattan, is being handled by Kreindler & Kreindler in New York City, an aviation law firm that has been working with the families for the last 16 years. It was initially vetoed by President Obama, who said it could hurt United States partnerships around the world. "It is...

Read more

  • Syrian army says battling ex-al Qaeda fighters in Damascus suburb
Syrian army says battling ex-al Qaeda fighters in Damascus suburb

It appeared to be an attempt by al Qaida's affiliate to mount sophisticated attacks against high-value targets to portray itself as the main force capable of fighting the government. Lebanon's Al-Manar TV run by the militant Hezbollah group, which is fighting along Assad's forces, reported that members of the elite Republican Guards took part in a ...

Read more

  • Sturgeon ready to discuss the date of the referendum
Sturgeon ready to discuss the date of the referendum

The Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland conducted a poll among 440 of its members in May 2016 showing that more than half (57%) of small business owners felt the country should not hold a second referendum. Scotland voted against independence by 55 percent in September 2014, but the campaign left the unionist camp politically divided while...

Read more

  • German Chancellor and Japan's PM defend free trade
German Chancellor and Japan's PM defend free trade

Reflecting concerns over rising protectionist sentiment in the United States and elsewhere, Abe said Japan and France wanted to continue to be "champions of free trade " and said an agreement on a free-trade pact with the European Union would send an important message.

Read more

  • Death toll rises as ISIS uses Mosul residents as shields
Death toll rises as ISIS uses Mosul residents as shields

Majority were women and children. Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, said that the use of explosives in the densely populated Old City is likely to cause extensive damage. Federal police troops have advanced past the train station in western Mosul closer to the mosque. Their resistance is weakening. Iraqi forces backed by an glo...

Read more

  • Intel documents offer no evidence of spying on Trump Tower
Intel documents offer no evidence of spying on Trump Tower

The top lawmakers on the House and Senate Intelligence committees last week said there was no proof thus far that Trump Tower had been wiretapped by Obama, which Trump alleged earlier this month in a series of tweets and has continued to allege.

Read more

  • Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israeli Strike in Syria Aimed At Hezbollah
Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israeli Strike in Syria Aimed At Hezbollah

Ambassador Gary Koren was called in by Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday after news about the strike emerged, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the media on Monday, confirming earlier media reports. Syria's air defence forces fired anti-aircraft missiles at the Israeli jets as they returned from the mission. Israel and Syria...

Read more

  • Jewelry Evidence Helps Police ID North Korean's Body
Jewelry Evidence Helps Police ID North Korean's Body

Two women smeared what Malaysian authorities say was VX nerve agent on his face. Zahid also said 50 North Korean workers in Sarawak would be deported because their work visas have expired, explaining that they are among more than 170 North Koreans working in mines in the Borneo state, in a government-to-government arrangement.

Read more

  • MA gas prices rise slightly
MA gas prices rise slightly

The Houston-area average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline still rose almost half a cent in the last week up to $2.08, while the national average remains at $2.29, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices and refining activity.

Read more

  • Daesh commander of Mosul's Old City killed
Daesh commander of Mosul's Old City killed

Iraqi government forces say they have killed the Isis commander of Mosul's Old City as they attempt to regain a key bridge crossing the Tigris River. Deepening the disenchantment of Iraq's Sunnis would only further alienate them and risk worsening the country's security problems and even bring the emergence of even more hardline Sunni groups once...

Read more

  • 130-Day Manipur Blockade Lifted After Government Meets Naga Leaders
130-Day Manipur Blockade Lifted After Government Meets Naga Leaders

The blockade was imposed by the UNC on November 1 to protest against the creation of seven new districts by erstwhile O Ibobi Singh-led Congress government in the state. While Trivendra Singh Rawat took charge as Uttarakhand Chief Minister, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikart also won a vote of trust in Goa and now in what could be the final ...

Read more

  • Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses if attacked again
Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses if attacked again

Syrian state television later said an Israeli jet was hit, a claim Israel denied. "Netanyahu crawled to Moscow to pleaded with Putin because he fears ISIS's defeat, which is a failure for him and a victory for the Axis of Resistance", Nasrallah said, in reference to a group of Shia/Shiite powers that includes Hezbollah , Hamas, Syria , Iran and I...

Read more

  • Celebs, social media stars raise $1 million for Somalis facing starvation
Celebs, social media stars raise $1 million for Somalis facing starvation

Stiller and the rest of his teammates on this inspiring escapade - including social justice advocate Chakabars Clarke, YouTuber Casey Neistat , Vine star Jérôme Jarre , YouTube's Juanpa Zurita , football player Colin Kaepernick , and more - shared videos on social media asking Turkish Airlines to help with this shipment that could provide "imme...

Read more

  • Evening Standard names Osborne editor
Evening Standard names Osborne editor

The announcement of George Osborne as editor has been met with widespread incredulity and a barrage of accusations that his position as an MP would prevent him from carrying out the role with impartiality. If it is, we'll support them. Osborne famously failed to get on The Times trainee scheme back in 1993. "Osborne has shown total contempt for...

Read more

  • Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt
Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt

Green government buses ferried the fighters, who were carrying assault rifles, and their families from the northern al-Waer neighborhood to Homs' western entrance, where they disembarked and had some of their bags searched under the supervision of Syrian and Russian military police.

Read more

  • Somali Force, Pirates Exchange Gunfire
Somali Force, Pirates Exchange Gunfire

In their heyday in 2011, Somali pirates launched 237 attacks off the coast of Somalia, according to data from the International Maritime Bureau, and held hundreds of hostages. Nur, the local elder, said that young fishermen including former pirates have hijacked the ship. They don't normally kill hostages unless they come under attack.

Read more