News : World

Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

Monday  11:21,   16 october 2017
AFP

Australia and France kick off a fresh push Monday to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit. The fate of the plan to shield[...]

Iraqi forces launch operation for Kurdish-held oil fields, military base

Monday  11:11,   16 october 2017
MSN

Iraq’s U.S. trained special forces were part of the advance on Kurdish positions.Iraqi forces said they were under instructions to avoid violence, but Kirkuk residents said that gunfire and explosions could be heard in the city in the early morning. [...]

Man-eating Indian tigress electrocuted

Monday  10:51,   16 october 2017
BBC News

Sharpshooters were looking for the tigress after a court order to kill the man-eater.The animal was electrocuted by a fence erected by a farmer to keep out wild boar, wildlife officials[...]

Iran's hardliners say Trump has done them 'great favors'

Monday  10:15,   16 october 2017
CNN

US President Donald Trump's recent remarks on Iran have infuriated Iranians across the political spectrum, and forced the heavily politicized society to close ranks . The country's conservatives are saying "I told you so," while moderates[...]

Philippine survey shows big support for Duterte's drugs war

Monday  09:11,   16 october 2017
Reuters

Nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, and almost three quarters believe extrajudicial killings are taking place in the bloody crackdown, an opinion poll showed on Monday. Duterte's signature [...]

Ophelia post-tropical but has hurricane strength

Monday  07:06,   16 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>Ophelia is now a post-tropical cyclone but is still forecast to bring hurricane-force winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom on Monday.</p>The U.S. National Hurricane Center says late Sunday that Ophelia's maximum sustained winds are near[...]

Somalia’s decade-long battle against extremists hits grim milestone in huge blasts

Monday  07:06,   16 october 2017
MSN

The deadliest attacks in a war with al-Qaeda-linked forces come as the White House expands counterterrorism there.Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday outside a popular hotel near a busy intersection in[...]

Philippine army says unconfirmed reports two key rebel leaders dead

Monday  06:10,   16 october 2017
Reuters

The Philippine armed forces said on Monday that unconfirmed battlefield reports indicate the military had killed two leaders of the pro-Islamic State alliance holed up in a southern city for nearly five months. Isnilon Hapilon, the anointed "emir"[...]

If Iran deal blows up, "nobody else will trust" U.S., foreign minister warns

Monday  06:10,   16 october 2017
CBS News

"People cannot trust anymore the word of the United States," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with CBS News' Elizabeth PalmerZarif, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Iran, made the remarks in an[...]

How Trump is about to make the ‘worst deal ever’ even worse

Monday  05:36,   16 october 2017
MSN

The collapse of NAFTA could hurt U.S. businesses more than those in Canada and Mexico.The fourth round of negotiations to revise the agreement wraps up Oct. 17, but many people close to the talks have expressed doubts that they will[...]

How Trump is about to make the ‘worst deal ever’ even worse

Monday  05:36,   16 october 2017
MSN

The collapse of NAFTA could hurt U.S. businesses more than those in Canada and Mexico.The fourth round of negotiations to revise the agreement wraps up Oct. 17, but many people close to the talks have expressed doubts that they will[...]

Family freed from terrorist captivity begins journey of recovery

Monday  05:20,   16 october 2017
CNN

Joshua Boyle said the gravity of the situation his family survived is starting to sink in. Now that he, his wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three children are safe, he's beginning to realize the impact five years in captivity had on his family.[...]

Who is Austria's 31-year-old chancellor-in-waiting?

Monday  05:11,   16 october 2017
USA TODAY

Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s telegenic 31-year-old foreign minister, is set to become the nation’s next chancellor and the youngest leader in the European Union. Returns from Sunday’s parliamentary election show that Kurz’s right-leaning People’s Party [...]

The Latest: Iraq media say troops enter area held by Kurds

Monday  03:30,   16 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>Iraqi state media say federal troops have entered disputed territories occupied by the nation's Kurds.</p>2:50[...]

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

Monday  01:50,   16 october 2017
The New York Times

While the world is fixated on its nuclear missiles, North Korea has also developed a cyberattack program that is stealing millions and unleashing havoc.When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year,[...]