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West Coast longshore union braces for bankruptcy,...
Posted by Richard Read on January 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union is preparing to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy if a federal judge lets stand a $94-million jury award. […]

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 1:57 pm

Scientists are studying why the Thwaites Glacier is melting quicker than previously thought. […]

Endangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 1:46 pm

The world's fastest land animal was hunted into extinction in the country more than 70 years ago. […]

Netanyahu indicted in court on corruption charges...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 1:21 pm

The Israeli prime minister had requested parliamentary immunity after being charged in November. […]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border travel as...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:56 pm

It wants to drastically reduce visits from mainland China, where the death toll has reached 106. […]

Jeffrey Epstein accusers outraged by Prince...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:45 pm

US lawyers, representing some of the late Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, urge the duke to assist the probe. […]

Kobe Bryant: Washington Post reporter suspended...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:38 pm

The Washington Post suspended Felicia Sonmez over tweets about sexual claims against Kobe Bryant. […]

UK to allow Huawei 'limited role' in 5G network
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:09 pm

The US failed to convince the prime minister to ban the Chinese firm from any involvement. […]

Fugitive Colombian senator Aída Merlano captured...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 11:40 am

Aída Merlano, who escaped from a dental surgery using a rope last year, is caught across the border. […]

Man arrested with 30 phones in cycling shorts...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 10:46 am

Dutch police catch a suspect in a tight spot after being alerted to mobile phone thefts. […]

Coronavirus: Wuhan residents shout from windows...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 9:05 am

Residents in the quarantined city battling a virus outbreak are shouting and singing to boost morale. […]

Rare Bolivian glass frogs seen for first time in...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 8:54 am

Conservationists spot three rare "glass frogs" in a Bolivian national park. […]

Coronavirus: Tales of solidarity from China's...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 8:07 am

The number of coronavirus cases continues to climb but some in Wuhan are determined to spread cheer. […]

NPR reporter barred from Mike Pompeo trip after...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 5:41 am

The ban comes days after another NPR journalist had a tense interview with the secretary of state. […]

Bride Price: 'My husband can't afford me'
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 5:18 am

Some cultures exchange money before a marriage, but should we continue the Bride Price tradition? […]

Pakistan arrests Pashtun rights leader critical...
Posted by Zulfiqar Ali on January 28, 2020 at 2:54 am

Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen, 28, has repeatedly demanded that Pakistan's security forces be held accountable for extrajudicial killings and kidnappings. […]

CIA psychologist says he threatened to kill 9/11...
Posted by Terry McDermott on January 28, 2020 at 2:49 am

He says he told Khalid Shaikh Mohammed that if there was another attack on America, he would kill Mohammed's son. […]

The silenced YouTube stars of Indian-administered...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:16 am

Kashmiri Kalkharabs, a popular Kashmiri YouTube channel, has been forced into silence since August. […]

Letter from Africa: The 'leopard unit',...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:04 am

A plan by Nigeria's south-western states to start a new security unit divides the country. […]

Visit Nepal's yeti: How mythical creature divided...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:01 am

An idea to bring more tourists to Nepal has ended in a row over what a yeti actually looks like. […]

'You made us dream': Kobe Bryant is mourned in...
Posted by Tom Kington on January 27, 2020 at 10:31 pm

At 7, the future NBA star cried when he was taken off a team — because he was too good. He benefited from Italian-style coaching, which emphasizes tactics. […]

Arizona's ballot rules overturned on grounds they...
Posted by Maura Dolan on January 27, 2020 at 9:53 pm

A federal appeals court struck down Arizona rules that ballots cast in the wrong precinct must be discarded and a state law that made it a crime for someone to deliver another person's ballot to a precinct. […]

Can an ailing church attract new congregants...
Posted by Jenny Jarvie on January 27, 2020 at 9:12 pm

As a church in Minnesota plans an overhaul, some parishioners feel they are being left behind. Church leaders say they are looking to save the church. […]

Auschwitz was liberated 75 years ago. But...
Posted by Jaweed Kaleem on January 27, 2020 at 9:03 pm

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, more than 200 survivors and their families met at a memorial in front of the 'gate of death.' […]

Could John Bolton be an impeachment game-changer?
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 8:38 pm

Democrats hope the ex-White House aide's book could deliver a plot twist in the president's trial. […]

Efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak a...
Posted by Alice Su on January 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm

President Xi Jinping's takeover of the virus response is both a test and demonstration of how the Communist Party's system of governance works. […]

Returning to Auschwitz after 75 years
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 6:58 pm

Chaya Frish was 20 years old when she was taken to Auschwitz on a train from Hungary. […]

Auschwitz survivor: Playing the cello saved my...
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch's musical talent saved her from the gas chambers at Auschwitz. […]

Trump's Middle East peace plan: High stakes and...
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Donald Trump's long-awaited peace plan holds historic opportunity, but odds are stacked against it. […]

Kobe Bryant: How his hometown is mourning
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

At Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, people gather to pay tribute to the basketball hero. […]

Liverpool venue drops Franklin Graham event over...
Posted by Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent on January 28, 2020 at 4:01 pm

US evangelist has called Islam ‘evil’ and described same-sex relationships as sinfulA Liverpool conference centre has cancelled a booking by the US evangelist Franklin Graham, saying he had made statements that were incompatible with its values.The ACC Liverpool had been due to host an event featuring Graham on 12 June, as part of an eight-city tour of the UK. Continue reading... […]

Trump impeachment: Republicans' unity at risk...
Posted by Joan E Greve in Washington on January 28, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Democrats push Republicans to support calling witnessesMitt Romney joins the Democrats’ pressure campaignSusan Collins and Lisa Murkowski likely to support requestHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 3.58pm GMTAs senators wrestle with the question of whether to allow new witness testimony in the impeachment trial, Trump is busy chastizing Fox News for interviewing Democratic lawmakers......So, what the hell has happened to @FoxNews. Only I know! Chris Wallace and others should be on Fake News CNN or MSDNC. How’s Shep Smith doing? Watch, this will be the beginning of the end for Fox, just like the other two which are dying in the ratings. […]

Raab defends green light for Huawei 5G...
Posted by Heather Stewart Political editor and Dan Sabbagh on January 28, 2020 at 3:56 pm

Foreign secretary tells MPs government will introduce strict limits on Chinese firm designated ‘high-risk vendor’ Huawei decision: political reaction – liveThe foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has defended the government’s decision to allow the Chinese tech firm Huawei to build non-core elements of the UK’s 5G network, despite designating it a “high-risk vendor”.US officials had warned against allowing any involvement by Huawei, claiming it posed a security risk. Continue reading... […]

Death toll from Brazil's flooding in mining state...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:53 pm

The death toll from last week's heavy rains in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has risen to 50, with 65 people reported injured and two more missing, according to a statement from rescue workers on Tuesday. […]

Burkina Faso farming town struggles to cope with...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:53 pm

Two years ago, Pissila was a quiet farming town in Burkina Faso, unfamiliar with the violence that was stirring further north. Now an influx of displaced people has changed life dramatically for its 15,000 inhabitants. […]

Newly discovered photos of Nazi death camp...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Historians in Germany have released previously unseen photos of the Nazi Sobibor death camp, including what they believe are images of John Demjanjuk, who was sentenced in 2011 for his role in the killing of about 28,000 people there. […]

Facebook, HSBC and others curb travel to China as...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Facebook Inc and other global companies including LG Electronics Inc and HSBC are restricting travel to China, as the death toll from a flu-like virus rose above 100 on Tuesday. […]

China sure of slaying 'devil' virus, Hong Kong to...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China was sure of defeating a "devil" coronavirus that has killed 106 people, spread across the world and rattled financial markets. […]

Jaabars the snow leopard makes new friends after...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm

Partly blinded by shotgun pellets still lodged in his head, Jaabars the snow leopard licks his paw inside a rescue shelter cage after life-saving surgery. […]

Crowded Lagos to ban motorbikes from most of...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:38 pm

Nigeria's business capital Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from nearly the entire city, citing overcrowding and safety, authorities said on Monday, a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ride-hailing startups. […]

Senator Graham backs plan to make Bolton...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Tuesday said he would support a plan making former national security adviser John Bolton's book manuscript available for senators to review as they weigh President Donald Trump's impeachment. […]

EU blacklists seven more people in...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm

The European Union added seven Russian-backed officials in Crimea to its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday for organising local elections in the peninsula last year. […]

U.S. recovers remains from Afghanistan plane...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:28 pm

The United States on Tuesday recovered the remains of individuals from a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan and was in the process of confirming their identities, U.S. and Afghan officials told Reuters on Tuesday. […]

Man in Germany contracts coronavirus in one of...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Reutera - Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus after a 33-year-old man contracted it from a colleague visiting his workplace from Shanghai, in one of the first cases of person-to-person transmission outside China. […]

China halts travel permits for Chinese tourists...
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:19 pm

China on Tuesday stopped issuing travel permits for Chinese tourists going to Hong Kong and Macau to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state television reported. […]