Saudi sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing23 Dec, 2019
audi Arabia’s state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported that three others were sentenced to prison. All can appeal the verdicts.
Yearender: Americans facing mass shooting milestone in 2019 with no progress in gun control23 Dec, 2019
As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Sunday, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a nonprofit corporation that tracks gun violence across the country.
Australian PM apologizes for family vacation amid wildfires22 Dec, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday apologized for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across several states, destroying homes and claiming the lives of two volunteer firefighters.
India prime minister addresses rally as protest deaths climb22 Dec, 2019
Clashes continued Sunday between Indian police and protesters angered by a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend the legislation, accusing the opposition of pushing the country into a “fear psychosis.”
2 firefighters die, 3 hurt as wildfires ravage Australia20 Dec, 2019
Two volunteer firefighters died Thursday while battling wildfires ravaging Australia’s most populous state, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short his family holiday as authorities braced for temperatures to soar in New South Wales at the weekend.
Amid citizenship law outcry, Indian authorities ban protest20 Dec, 2019
Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained.
Australia’s most populous state declares wildfire emergency19 Dec, 2019
Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Around 2,000 firefighters were battling the blazes, half of which remain uncontrolled, with the support of U.S. and Canadian backup teams and personnel from the Australian Defence Force.
Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction19 Dec, 2019
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Indian police ban protests amid citizenship law outrage19 Dec, 2019
Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India’s biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country’s secular democracy.
India’s Supreme Court delays hearing citizenship law pleas18 Dec, 2019
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed hearing pleas challenging the constitutionality of a new citizenship law that has sparked opposition and massive protests across the country. The court said it would consider the pleas on Jan. 22.
Cricket legend Tendulkar finds hotel worker who gave him batting advice16 Dec, 2019
A hotel worker whose unsolicited advice helped the batting of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been located after the Indian superstar launched an appeal.
7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continue16 Dec, 2019
The latest incidents come around the seventh anniversary of a gang rape on a moving bus in New Delhi that galvanized massive protests and inspired lawmakers to order the creation of fast-track courts dedicated to rape cases and stiffen penalties for those convicted of the crime.
China suspends planned tariffs on US goodsBy RSS
Beijing suspended additional tariffs on US products that had been due to kick in on Sunday, after Washington and Beijing announced a major thaw in their trade war Friday.
Thunberg tells governments: ‘You are misleading’ on climate11 Dec, 2019
“The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like real action is happening, when in fact almost nothing is being done, apart from clever accounting and creative PR,” the Swedish 16-year-old said Wednesday in a speech at the plenary of the ongoing U.N. climate talks in Madrid, or COP25.
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases11 Dec, 2019
Mevlut Cavusoglu comments came amid reports that U.S. lawmakers had agreed on a defense bill that also includes calls to sanction Turkey over its decision to proceed with the purchase and deployment of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems.
Two impeachment articles expected against Trump: reports10 Dec, 2019
It added that the full House of Representatives will vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.
Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia10 Dec, 2019
A regional fire headquarters miles from the nearest blazes was reportedly evacuated, while mask-wearing commuters choked their way through thick acrid air and the organisers of a harbour yacht race said it was too dangerous to proceed.
5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano09 Dec, 2019
He said both New Zealanders and overseas tourists were among those who were dead, missing or injured. He said most of the 18 who survived were injured and some had suffered severe burns.
Sri Lankan gov't ready to cement friendship with China, says Rajapaksa09 Dec, 2019
The two countries enjoy a strong, long-standing friendship, which has laid the foundation for practical cooperation, Rajapaksa, who assumed office on Nov. 21, told Xinhua in an interview during his visit to the Colombo Port City, a project jointly developed by the Sri Lankan government and China's CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd.