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  • South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump ‘s******e’ remark (VIDEO)

    January 15, 2018 4:13 AM 8

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 — South Africa has protested to the US embassy in Pretoria about reported remarks by US President Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “s******e” countries. South Africa’s foreign ministry called the remarks, which sources said Trump made earlier this week during a meeting on immigration legislation, “crude

  • Nine dismembered bodies found in Mexico

    January 15, 2018 1:39 AM 8

    People look at forensic technicians working at a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants in the municipality of Tlaquepaque, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico January 10, 2018. — Reuters picCOATZACOALCOS, Jan 15 — Mexican authorities found the dismembered bodies of nine people in an abandoned pickup truck in the state

  • Trump pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

    January 14, 2018 2:01 PM 10

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump pushed back at a report that he had suggested he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, saying he had been misquoted. The Wall Street Journal quoted Trump as saying in an interview Thursday: "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un". But the White House insisted he said "I'd," not "I", and Trump

  • 16 injured from a tourist boat explosion in southern Thailand

    January 14, 2018 11:02 AM 10

    A tourist speedboat carrying 31 passengers exploded in front of Phi Phi Le island in the southern Thailand province of Krabi today. ― Picture by Opalyn MokBANGKOK, Jan 14 — A tourist speedboat carrying 31 passengers exploded in front of Phi Phi Le island in the southern Thailand province of Krabi today, injuring 16, mostly tourists from China, the Phi Phi police

  • Fire kills eight, wounds 50 in northern Portugal

    January 14, 2018 9:10 AM 9

    LISBON: Fire ripped through a local community centre in northern Portugal late Saturday, killing eight people and injuring another 50, police said. "Around 70 people were having dinner in the building when the fire broke out and we have a number of dead people as well as between 50 and 60 people injured," civil protection chief Paulo Santos told AFP. The fire broke

  • ‘No hope of survivors’ in Iranian tanker fire, says official

    January 14, 2018 8:56 AM 11

    Smoke is seen from Panama-registered Sanchi tanker carrying Iranian oil that caught ablaze after it collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea, in this January 9, 2018 handout picture released by China's Ministry of Transport. — Reuters TEHRAN, Jan 14 — An Iranian official said today there was no chance any crew members had survived among

  • Double murder at luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong

    January 14, 2018 5:29 AM 10

    Hong Kong's tallest building the ICC where the Ritz-Carlton is located on the top floors. — AFP picHONG KONG, Jan 14 — A foreign man has been arrested for the suspected murder of a woman and a boy today at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel on Hong Kong's harbourfront, police said. Officers rushed to the hotel after receiving a report this morning that a man and a woman

  • Netanyahu trip highlights India's tiny Jewish community

    January 14, 2018 4:00 AM 9

    MUMBAI: Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu makes an emotional visit this week to a Jewish centre targeted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in a trip that India's tiny and shrinking Jewish community hopes will boost its profile. Netanyahu will talk trade in New Delhi and marvel at the Taj Mahal before rounding off his visit in Mumbai, where the majority of India's

  • Anti-Trump protest in Swiss capital ahead of Davos visit

    January 14, 2018 2:12 AM 8

    GENEVA: Several hundred anti-capitalist demonstrators marched in Switzerland's capital Bern on Saturday to protest against US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos. With placards reading "Eat the rich" and "Fight WEF, Trump, capitalism", the protesters also targeted the annual meeting of the world's political and business

  • US probes video apparently showing shooting of Afghan civilian

    January 14, 2018 1:08 AM 9

    US troops with the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, February 27, 2013. – Reuters picKABUL, Jan 14 — US military authorities are investigating a video widely circulated on Afghan social media that apparently shows a US service member firing into a civilian truck driving along a road in Afghanistan, a spokesman said. “The video in question