Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Latest news
Home » World News

World News

S.Africa's Ramaphosa seeks review of 'flawed' graft watchdog report

perth_map

Mkhwebane ruled that president Cyril Ramaphosa violated the constitution and executive ethics code when he misled lawmakers about a campaign donation from a company implicated in paying bribes to senior government officials. The report contains numerous factual inaccuracies of a material nature. Reacting to the judgement on Monday, she noted that the court had not been unanimous, our reporter says. Read More »

India sends unmanned mission to Moon’s far side

perth_map

It is expected to make a soft landing in the moon's south pole region in early September - a feat that would make India the fourth country to make a controlled landing on the moon's surface, after the United States, Russia and China. India was also hailed by its global counterparts. "The vehicle is in good health.The rehearsal has been successfully completed", he told reporters at the Chennai airport on brief a stopover en route here. Read More »

Alcohol tainted with methanol kills at least 19

perth_map

Those brands are Guaro Montano, Guaro Gran Apache, Aguardiente Estrella, Aguardiente Barón Rojo, Aguardiente Timbuka and Molotov Aguardiente. For the full press release, check here. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that methanol consumption can cause a wide range of adverse health effects including headaches, seizures, kidney failure and death. Read More »

French submarine found after 50 years off coast of Toulon

perth_map

The French military submarine sunk in four minutes on 27 January 1968. But the discovery was ultimately made by a boat belonging to private U.S. company Ocean Infinity , which found the Minerve 45 kilometres (30 miles) from Toulon at a depth of 2,370 metres (7,800 feet), a senior French naval officer told AFP. Read More »

Thousands expected to demonstrate Monday against Puerto Rico's governor, hold general strike

perth_map

Current and former members of the New Progressive Party earlier called on Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down and avoid getting impeached over a chat message scandal that sparked protests across the USA island territory. A protester confronts a police officer part of a battalion pushing back a group blocking the gate of the Yolanda Guerrero Cultural Center in Guaynabo, where earlier Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Antonio Rossell Nevares, met with a group of Mayors from his party on ... Read More »

White man denies saying ‘Go back where you came from’

perth_map

Mainstream media outlets, Twitter , prominent presidential candidates , and even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rushed to condemn what Georgia Rep. "This woman is playing the victim for political purposes because she is a state legislator", Sparkes told WSB-TV. I feared for my life! Thomas's narrative, echoed by thousands of progressives and several Democratic lawmakers, turned out to be completely false. Read More »

Citizen journalist among 18 civilians killed in northwest Syria

perth_map

Kuwait, Germany and Belgium asked for the hastily called closed-door session, the latest of many they have sought since May in response to worsening fighting in Syria's northwest. But Moscow and Damascus accuse the group of backing rebels and militants. Rescue workers, known as Syria's Civil Defense or White Helmets, said three children and a woman were killed in Kfaruma, south of Urum al-Joz. Read More »

NZ plans firearm register, tighter licensing amid gun law reforms

perth_map

New Zealand's government has further tightened the country's gun laws to establish a firearm register and overhaul licensing systems after 51 people were gunned down as they prayed at two mosques in Christchurch four months ago. "Successive governments have known since the Thorp review of 1997 that our gun laws were too weak". In Budget 2019, $150 million was put aside for the firearms buy back scheme, and $18 million for the implementation of the scheme. Read More »

Power restored to some in NY after heat wave outage

perth_map

As of 10:38 p.m., over 30,000 customers were still without power in Brooklyn. They ask people living in the affected areas to refrain from using high energy appliances like washers, dryers, microwaves and air conditioners, unless for medical reasons. Read More »

Egypt expresses dismay at BA flight halt

perth_map

The German airline has cancelled flights on the day, the British - for a week. British Airways announced Saturday it was suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security. Youssef Chouhoud, a political scientist at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, said on Twitter that his flight to Cairo from London's Heathrow Airport had been cancelled. Read More »

Driver arrested after auto speeds into crowds at cemetery

perth_map

According to the Dundalk Democrat , at least one elderly man has been taken to hospital after a auto driving at speed through a crowd of people. One man was seriously injured and taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, while a small number of people received superficial injuries. Read More »

Korea ship crew members near Singapore Strait

perth_map

They assaulted the sailors onboard the freighter at 4:25 am today and took off with around United States dollars 13,000 in cash, along with the personal belongings of some sailors like phones, clothes and shoes, as per officials at South Korea's Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Read More »

New audio shows United Kingdom couldn’t prevent Iran seizure of tanker

perth_map

The meeting of security ministers and officials will discuss how to secure shipping in the sensitive region, which is vital to the world's oil supply. Earlier, Bob Sanguinetti, the head of the UK Chamber of Shipping, alleged that Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had "clearly violated worldwide laws" when they detained the UK-flagged Stena Impero tanker with 23 crew members on board on 19 July citing a breach of global maritime rules. Read More »

Iran claims it dismantled Central Intelligence Agency spy ring, sentencing some to death

perth_map

Intelligence Ministry was quoted by reports saying it had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects. One of the arrested had been sentenced to death, ministry official said. He said that some had been recruited by a "visa trap" scheme, set up by the Central Intelligence Agency for Iranians looking to travel to the US. A senior official at the Ministry of Intelligence told a press conference that the spies were found in "critical and crucial centers as well as the private sector" ... Read More »

Seagull steals dog from Devon garden UK News

The four-year-old pooch known as Gizmo was just chilling in Becca Hill's backyard in Devon , England when she says a seagull swooped down and grabbed the dog with its beak and flew off. I seem to recall that seagulls are a lot bigger in the United Kingdom than they are in Australia , which might explain how this kind of thing could occur, though a spokesperson for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds told Devon Live: "This must be extremely upsetting for the dog's owner". Read More »

Over 800 irregularities reported in Ukrainian parliamentary election

perth_map

The final results of the national exit polls will be announced at 10 p.m. Kiev time. The rest, in which members are directly elected in their districts, will be crucial in determining how Zelensky will try to form a government. The outgoing parliament, dominated by Zelenskiy's predecessor Petro Poroshenko, has been hostile to the actor, who called a snap election during his swearing-in as president. Read More »

Japan's Abe wins majority of seats in upper house

perth_map

Pollsters had suggested turnout could be lower than 50 percent, significantly less than usual. If he wins, Abe should be able to stay in power until November, when he would break the record of the nation's longest-serving prime minister, held by Taro Katsura, who served three times between 1901 and 1913. Read More »

Man jailed for 10 years over Scarlett Keeling's death on Goa beach

perth_map

The teenager's death caused outrage among the millions of tourists who throng Goa's beaches. Her death and her mother Fiona MacKeown's fight for justice made worldwide headlines, shining a spotlight on the seedy side of the popular resort destination as well as on India's sluggish justice system. Read More »

Kurds identify suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat

perth_map

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday urged the Filipino community in Iraq to be vigilant following a terrorist attack that killed 3 people, including a Turkish diplomat. The operation started on May 27 in northern Iraq's Hakurk region, targeting the PKK with artillery and air raids as well as ground operations by commando brigades. Read More »

Police hunt men who released 'tear gas' on a Tube train

perth_map

Oxford Circus Tube web site online is situated on the junction of Oxford Boulevard and Regent Boulevard and serves the Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines. In a statement the force said: "Know them?" "That's when everybody realised we couldn't breathe properly". There are no further concerns for their health. Read More »

David's Saturday Forecast - Excessive heat continues today, storms tonight

perth_map

Threats included damaging wind, hail and possibly an isolated tornado. Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 50% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, hot with highs in middle 80s. Temperatures will likely stay in the 80s for south Alabama, as well, thanks to an increase in rain and cloud cover. Tonight: Muggy with lows in the lower 70s. Read More »

Venezuelan jet 'aggressively shadowed' US military plane

perth_map

US authorities said their EP-3 plane was performing a multi-nationally approved mission on Friday and the Venezuelan SU-30 fighter jet closely trailed the plane, which the USA says endangered its crew. Venezuelan officials claimed the aircraft entered Venezuelan airspace without notification and was "a clear provocation" in addition to being in violation of worldwide treaties. Read More »

U.S. says China hampering energy activity in South China Sea

perth_map

In May 2014, Chinese and Vietnamese vessels engaged in a unsafe confrontation when China's national oil company moved its oil platform into waters Vietnam considers its territory. Ms. Hang also said Vietnam called on the worldwide community to join its efforts in maintaining order, peace and security in the South China Sea, which was in the common interest of all countries in the region and beyond. Read More »

Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest

perth_map

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello speaks during an interview in New York City, U.S., November 2, 2017. The announcement, made via Facebook live , follows 10 days of mass protests over a text message scandal that prompted senior members of his own party and representatives in Washington to withdraw their support. Read More »

25-yr-old Australian woman beheads mother, leaves head outside neighbour’s door

Camilleri told the court she had borderline autism, bipolar, mental health issues, depression and anxiety. She has since been referred for a medical assessment. The four-year-old relative who witnessed the incident was treated in hospital for a minor head injury before being returned to his family. "There are things police are required to do on a day-to-day basis but this is one of the most horrific and distressing scenes", he said. Read More »

Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, House Judiciary chairman says

perth_map

Desperate Democrats will try to use former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming Capitol Hill testimony to get the Russian Federation investigation back in the headlines, Rep. Nadler said, "We want the American people to hear directly from special counsel Mueller what his investigation found". Democratic aides say they believe the McGahn and Lewandowski narratives, explained in detail in the 448-page report, are clear examples of such obstruction and will be easy to understand as ... Read More »

Massive blast rocks gas plant in central China, casualties unknown: State media

perth_map

The explosion shattered windows and doors of buildings in a 3km radius, state media said. It said that all production had stopped. AFP could not immediately verify the authenticity of the footage. More than 60 people died in March in a chemical plant explosion in eastern Jiangsu province. Further investigation into the incident is on. In November, a gas leak at a plant in the northern Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, killed 24 people and injured ... Read More »

Biden raps Trump for response to 'send her back' chants

perth_map

The next day, however, President Trump said he disagreed with the chant . Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of MI, and Ms Ocasio-Cortez were born in the United States . He suggested they "go back" to "the crime-infested places from which they came". "We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us". Read More »

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights over safety, security concerns

Safaa Almaghrabi, 31, was due to fly out to Cairo on July 24 for her sisters wedding on July 26. The only indirect flights she can find are via Dubai, and Jordan which she said "will be awful for six kids". Britain advises against all but essential travel by air to or from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula. Terrorists bombed a Russian jet over Egypt's Sinai desert in 2015 killing all 224 on board. Read More »

Why FaceApp hysteria is overdone but users should still be wary

perth_map

This week the #FaceAppChallenge went viral on social media with users sharing their pictures after using its filter that adds wrinkles and grey hear to make them look old. Further, the app also seeks the permission to use the user info thus collected for any goal it deems fit, including the username and real name of its users. Read More »

Oil tanker seizure raises serious questions about shipping security, says Hunt

perth_map

Iran seized at least one British oil tanker in a vital Persian Gulf waterway Friday, an escalation of tensions with the West that revived fears of a military clash, even as voices on both sides appeared to be seeking room for negotiations. The police of Gibraltar, which is seen by Britain as its overseas territory, arrested last week the captain and chief officer of an Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1 after intercepting it on July 4 in the Strait of Gibraltar on suspicion of transporting ... Read More »