Australian wildfires turned the sky deep red

The wildfires have so far scorched an area 60,000 sq.km stretching across Australia's southeast quadrant, bigger than the area of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island together. "It certainly is a welcome reprieve, it is psychological relief if noth... More..

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Reynhard Sinaga: Britain's 'most prolific rapist' jailed for life
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Reynhard Sinaga: Britain's 'most prolific rapist' jailed for life

His victims - who were mainly heterosexual - had little or no memory of the hours that followed as Sinaga filmed the assaults on his mobile phone, and they later left the apartment unaware they had been violate...More..

Trump Reiterates Threat To Strike Back 'Quickly And Fully' If Iran Attacks
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Trump Reiterates Threat To Strike Back 'Quickly And Fully' If Iran Attacks

Unlike the previous USA deployment, which was governed by the Status of Forces agreement that clearly spelled out the rules of termination, American troops in Iraq are now in the country based on a less-formal ...More..

Magnitude-5.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Puerto Rico
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Magnitude-5.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Puerto Rico

Residents survey damage where a home partially collapsed after an quake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. "More earthquakes than usual (called aftershocks) will continue to occur near the mainshock", the USGS sa...More..

Sen. King: Impeachment Trial Should Focus On Collecting Facts
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Sen. King: Impeachment Trial Should Focus On Collecting Facts

For Republicans, the killing of Maj. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer blasted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday for refusing to follow precedent in the way the Senate's impeachm...More..

Hong Kong protests: China sacks top envoy after months of unrest
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Hong Kong protests: China sacks top envoy after months of unrest

China has dismissed the head of its Hong Kong liaison office, Wang Zhimin, according to a Saturday post on the official website of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Hong Kong is a former Brit...More..

India's Home Minister Blames Opposition Leaders for Misleading Minorities on Citizenship Law
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

India's Home Minister Blames Opposition Leaders for Misleading Minorities on Citizenship Law

On Sunday afternoon, several artists including a crowd of around 100-odd men and women assembled at central Connaught Place to fill the pavements with chalk writings. Gaikwad was speaking at the Chatra Parish...More..

British Navy to escort UK-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

British Navy to escort UK-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz

On Friday, a US drone attack ordered by President Donald Trump killed Qassem Soleimani , commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, instantly inflaming the already strained Washingt...More..

United Kingdom would not back U.S. bombing of Iran cultural sites - No 10
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

United Kingdom would not back U.S. bombing of Iran cultural sites - No 10

The parliament session came two days after a USA drone strike on a convoy at Baghdad airport which killed Qassem Soleimani , commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mah...More..

Rocket lands close to US Embassy in Baghdad, no known casualties
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Rocket lands close to US Embassy in Baghdad, no known casualties

Taking to Twitter, a BBC journalist informed that the rocket attack near US Embassy in Baghdad took place in two rounds. State television said the attack was American. An Iraqi woman holds a placard vow...More..

Iranian hackers claim breach of US govt website
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Iranian hackers claim breach of US govt website

Bigways, a British company, was also struck in the attacks. "The website of Federal Depository Library Programme was replaced with a page titled 'Iranian Hackers" and displayed images of Iran's supreme lead...More..

U.S. Issues Alert Warning Of Potential Iranian Cyberattacks
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

U.S. Issues Alert Warning Of Potential Iranian Cyberattacks

At the very least 200 individuals held up indicators comparable to "No Struggle or sanctions on Iran..." and "U.S. out of Iraq". "A much more organized threat". Los Angeles Police Department officers monitored ...More..

Iraqi Parliament votes to expel US troops from Iraq
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Iraqi Parliament votes to expel US troops from Iraq

Like yesterday, mourners once again chanted " Death to America" at a mass gathering in the country's southwestern city. "Khamenei is unlikely to go to war during the coming days, as he's scheduled to pray ov...More..

by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Soleimani: General's daughter warns U.S. of 'dark day'

Lawmakers at the Sunday parliament session approved a resolution asking the Iraqi government to end the agreement under which Washington sent forces more than four years ago to help in the fight against the Isl...More..

France promises immediate aid for Australian bushfires
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

France promises immediate aid for Australian bushfires

We have to accept that". Australia's capital, Canberra, had the worst air quality of any major city in the world on Monday morning owing to smoke from nearby wildfires . "ADF planners are engaging with their...More..

Venezuela's ruling Socialists seize congress, defiant opposition re-elects Guaido
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Venezuela's ruling Socialists seize congress, defiant opposition re-elects Guaido

Police forces prevent Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido , who was barred from entering the National Assembly, from vaulting over a security fence to get inside parliamentary grounds, Sunday, January 5....More..

JNU violence: What triggered the latest clashes?
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

JNU violence: What triggered the latest clashes?

More than 20 people have been injured at a prestigious Indian university after masked attackers entered the campus in New Delhi and lashed out at students with batons. "How will the country progress if our stud...More..

Graham says he wants to start impeachment trial in 'coming days'
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Graham says he wants to start impeachment trial in 'coming days'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far declined to pass on the articles of impeachment, as she seeks assurances that a trial would meet Democratic calls for fairness, including commitments to allow witnesses t...More..

Japan calls Ghosn's escape inexcusable and vows tighter immigration checks
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Japan calls Ghosn's escape inexcusable and vows tighter immigration checks

Such requests typically instruct authorities to detain a wanted person. Three wireless security cameras installed above the entrance of the Tokyo residence of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn are pic...More..

Donald Trump reiterates threat to target Iranian cultural sites
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Donald Trump reiterates threat to target Iranian cultural sites

US President Donald Trump has warned Iran of "major retaliation" if Tehran were to respond to the killing of a top Iranian commander. He said the U.S. "If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, w...More..

Solidarity march over Brooklyn Bridge shows support for Jewish community
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Solidarity march over Brooklyn Bridge shows support for Jewish community

The attacker was detained and was later identified as 37-year-old Thomas Grafton. Authorities are searching for a man accused of spitting on a woman outside a New York City yeshiva in an alleged antisemitic...More..

Pompeo: Europe not 'helpful' as could be over Soleimani killing
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Pompeo: Europe not 'helpful' as could be over Soleimani killing

The US military killed Soleimani on Friday in an air strike outside Baghdad worldwide airport that shocked the Islamic republic and sparked fears of a new war in the Middle East. The bodies of the Iranians wi...More..

by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Iran attacks? Group claiming to represent Tehran hacks obscure federal website

A message from the alleged hackers on the website also said, "This is only small part of Iran's cyber ability!" The website of the Federal Depository Library Programme was replaced with a page titled " Iran...More..

Australian bushfires seen from space
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Australian bushfires seen from space

Dozens of communities, from small towns on the south coast of New South Wales, to alpine villages in the neighboring Victoria state, were razed as fires grew so large they generated dry thunderstorms. The gover...More..

Masked Mob Attacks Students, Teachers At JNU; Flag March By Cops
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Masked Mob Attacks Students, Teachers At JNU; Flag March By Cops

JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh suffered a head injury. Videos on social media appeared to show a group of several masked attackers roaming the campus wielding batons as students screamed. The ABVP...More..

5 dead, dozens hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

5 dead, dozens hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

He added that a portion of the turnpike will likely be closed for the rest of the day, DeFebo said. FedEx did not confirm details about its truck driver Sunday, but FedEx Spokeswoman Allie Addoms said in a st...More..

Missing After Crab Boat Sinks in Gulf of Alaska
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Missing After Crab Boat Sinks in Gulf of Alaska

We were in the raft for about five hours". The survivors were Dean Gribble Jr. and John Lawler. "Everyone was trying, everyone was trying to get out", Gribble Jr. They are in stable condition, radio station KUC...More..

French police shoot man dead near Paris after fatal stabbing
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

French police shoot man dead near Paris after fatal stabbing

Religious texts including a copy of the Quran were found among his belongings, but there was no evidence that he had been influenced by radical Islamists, a department spokesman said. President Emmanuel Macro...More..

Russia Warns US of ‘Grave Consequences’ of Soleimani Assassination
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Russia Warns US of ‘Grave Consequences’ of Soleimani Assassination

The United States should stop abusing the use of force and seek solutions via dialogue, China's foreign minister said , after a US air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Iran's most prominent military comman...More..

Search for survivors as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 7
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Search for survivors as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 7

The website of the National Police reported that the Cambodian couple who owned the property and hired the construction workers were detained by provincial police for questioning on Saturday. The tough - and ...More..

6 dead as alleged drunk driver plows into tourists in Italy
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

6 dead as alleged drunk driver plows into tourists in Italy

The horror crash took place in Lutago, also known as Luttach, near Bolzano, shortly after 1am as the group were gathering to board their bus. The 27-year-old driver of the vehicle, who failed a breath test fo...More..

'Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch Arrested in Texas After Allegedly Violating Probation Again
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

'Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch Arrested in Texas After Allegedly Violating Probation Again

Ethan Couch , who infamously made headlines for his "affluenza" defense in his 2013 drunk driving case , has been arrested in Texas for allegedly violating his probation. He was released from prison in 2018. ...More..

Killing Soleimani a Message of Support to Iranian People — Blue State Blues
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Killing Soleimani a Message of Support to Iranian People — Blue State Blues

However, the United Kingdom is seen as a key ally of the USA at a time when tensions - and talk of war - have skyrocketed. The department additionally said , "General Soleimani was actively developing plans ...More..

Last decade second hottest in 100 years in UK: Met Office
by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Last decade second hottest in 100 years in UK: Met Office

Record highest daily minimums were reached on 25 January 2016 in County Londonderry (13.1C) and 19 April 2018 (15.9C) in Greater London. British people are facing plunging temperatures after a unusually warm ...More..

by | Sunday, January 05, 2020

Iran tensions: Trump says 52 targets already lined up if Tehran retaliates

Officials brought Soleimani's body to Ahvaz, a city that was a focus of fighting during the bloody, 1980-88 war between Iraq and Iran in which the general slowly grew to prominence. Of concern is that Iranian...More..