Japan has the world's 'strongest' passport, according to this index

Singapore featured at No.2 with 189 visa waivers, while Germany lost the top spot to end up at No.3 together with France and South Korea at 188 visa waivers. The ranking determines how many countries the holder can enter either without a visa or be i... More..

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Next Summit With N. Korea's Kim to Be After Nov. US Elections
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Next Summit With N. Korea's Kim to Be After Nov. US Elections

Despite smiles and handshakes, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo differed on steps to take toward denuclearization at their meeting on Sunday in Pyongyang, a Japanese n...More..

At least 50 killed in Kenya bus crash
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

At least 50 killed in Kenya bus crash

Twelve women and seven children were among those killed in the crash on Wednesday morning. The extra passengers were seated on the bus floor since all seats were occupied. "PSV companies must adhere to road s...More..

British pair feared dead as Majorca flash floods kill five
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

British pair feared dead as Majorca flash floods kill five

The rain was so heavy a river burst its banks. The Foreign Office said in a statement: "We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to flooding in Majorca, and urgently seeking updates from th...More..

Border checks could even include lasagne, says Dodds
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Border checks could even include lasagne, says Dodds

If 40 of her lawmakers voted against a possible deal, the fate of the government and exit process would depend on the opposition Labour Party, which has indicated it will vote against nearly any deal May might ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Florida Governor to Declare State of Emergency Ahead of Potential Hurricane Threat

The National Hurricane Center announced a tropical depression had strengthened. Michael is expected to move north through the Gulf early this week before turning northeast toward the Florida Panhandle. Si...More..

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

The Arctic, which would be ice-free about once per century at 1.5 degrees of temperature rise, would be ice-free once per decade at 2 degrees. And if we hold warming to 1.5 degrees instead of 2 degrees, the ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jeremy Hunt warns Saudis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A veteran journalist, Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to arrange paperwork for his wedding to Cengiz, a Turk. Saudi officials insisted he left the buil...More..

South African finance minister quits cabinet over Gupta links
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

South African finance minister quits cabinet over Gupta links

Ramaphosa "must apply the same consistency with other ministers who continue to serve in his cabinet like Malusi Gigaba, Nomvula Mokonyane, and Bathabile Dlamini", it said. At the graft inquiry, Nene accused Zu...More..

United Nations warns world must take
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

United Nations warns world must take "unprecedented" steps on global warming

He says preventing the world temperature from rising by one-half degree Celsius would make a huge difference in the well-being of the planet. President Macron's One Planet Summit followed in NY during Climate W...More..

Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax'
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax'

Justice Kavanaugh - who vehemently denies the sexual assault allegations against - is due to take his seat in the Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear arguments about longer prison terms for repeat offenders. That ...More..

Nikki Haley resigns as Trump's United Nations ambassador
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nikki Haley resigns as Trump's United Nations ambassador

The people that know, it's nothing to do with nepotism". She gave no reason for her departure after two years, though there has been speculation she will return to government or politics at some point. Haley ...More..

Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice

After Judge Kavanaugh had placed his hand on a bible and sworn to perform his duties to the best of his ability, President Trump said: " On behalf of our nation I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kava...More..

Turkish police focus on 7 suspects in Khashoggi case
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Turkish police focus on 7 suspects in Khashoggi case

Right now, nobody knows anything about it, but there's some pretty bad stories going around. Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, who has gone missing in the Turkish city of Is...More..

Israeli firm pitched social media manipulation to Trump campaign
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Israeli firm pitched social media manipulation to Trump campaign

Zamel has been questioned by investigators for the special counsel, according to the reports, and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have traveled to Israel to interview employees about the proposal and hav...More..

Meeting shows 'fundamental' differences with China
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Meeting shows 'fundamental' differences with China

Pompeo held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, before landing in Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister...More..

Israeli prime minister's wife goes on trial for fraud
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Israeli prime minister's wife goes on trial for fraud

The trial is expected to run for months. Sara's trial has renewed the focus on Israel's controversial first family. The indictment is one of a series of scandals swirling around the prime minister and his...More..

Zoo HORROR: Zookeeper MAULED to DEATH after rare white tiger attacks
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Zoo HORROR: Zookeeper MAULED to DEATH after rare white tiger attacks

While the zoo was open as normal on Tuesday, the white tiger observation zone was restricted "as police continued to investigate the case", Nagasako told AFP . Tiger attacks are extremely rare in Japan, with t...More..

5000 feared missing as search for Indonesia quake victims continues
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

5000 feared missing as search for Indonesia quake victims continues

Survivors of the quake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi last month have started to return to their homes, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said on Sunday. Hopes of finding anyone alive a full eight ...More..

Israel pounds Gaza in 'retaliation' as 3 Palestinians killed, 370
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Israel pounds Gaza in 'retaliation' as 3 Palestinians killed, 370

The interview ran as Egyptian-mediated efforts to strike a ceasefire in Gaza have stalled. Grenades, explosives and stones were launched at Israeli soldiers posted behind the barrier which separates Gaza from...More..

NY Gov. Cuomo: Limo Involved in Fatal Crash Failed Inspection
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

NY Gov. Cuomo: Limo Involved in Fatal Crash Failed Inspection

The birthday party guests were riding in a 2001 Ford Expedition that had been converted into a limousine. "The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road", the governor said. An...More..

Explosion and fire shuts Canada's largest oil refinery
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Explosion and fire shuts Canada's largest oil refinery

Health and environmental authorities, along with the refinery itself, were opposed, but city council approved the development in 2016. Saint John Mayor Don Darling said on Twitter: "This is obviously a live e...More..

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2018
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Murad was 21-years-old in 2014 when the militants attacked the village where she had grown up in northern Iraq, killing those who refused to convert to Islam, including six of her brothers and her mother. The y...More..

Second Skripal poisoning suspect revealed as 'Russian doctor'
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Second Skripal poisoning suspect revealed as 'Russian doctor'

Amy Kellogg has the story. Mishkin was recruited by the secretive GRU and stationed in Moscow, where he was given the undercover identity of Alexander Petrov, the investigative group said. Until September 2...More..

Death toll from Indonesian quake and tsunami revised to 1763
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Death toll from Indonesian quake and tsunami revised to 1763

As many as 5,000 people are believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city, an official said, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the cur...More..

Washington Post pushes United States govt to demand answers on Saudi journalist
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Washington Post pushes United States govt to demand answers on Saudi journalist

Turkish officials have alleged Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate but Riyadh denies those claims and says he left the compound on his own. The request was made after the foreign ministry summoned t...More..

Dire warnings and urgent calls in climate change report
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Dire warnings and urgent calls in climate change report

A 2-degree-Celsius rise in temperatures would spell widespread disaster. Increasing clean energy adoption at the rate the report calls for will require $2.4 trillion in investment every year. While 1.5°C ...More..

Susan Rice says she may run against Susan Collins for Maine Senator
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Susan Rice says she may run against Susan Collins for Maine Senator

She didn't stop", Trump said. Kavanaugh's nomination, one of the most contentious in USA history, had roiled Washington and the US political scene for weeks, with Kavanaugh accused by a woman of sexually as...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Even if warming is kept at or just below 1.5 degrees C, the impacts will be widespread and significant. Four scenarios are modeled in the report that reflect different strategies governments could take to d...More..

Limo in deadly NY crash recently failed inspection, governor says
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Limo in deadly NY crash recently failed inspection, governor says

Axel's brother Rich Steenburg, was also killed in the crash. The Ford Excursion struck an unoccupied sport-utility vehicle after it went past a stop sign at an intersection in Schoharie on Saturday . T...More..