Category: World
World 16:07

Scientist eaten alive by crocodile at Indonesian laboratory

A scientist has been eaten by a 16-foot crocodile after she reportedly slipped and fell into the giant predator’s enclosure. Deasy Tuwo, 44, is thought to have died on Friday while attempting to feed the animal at the CV Yosiki Laboratory in the village of Ranowangko on Indonesia’s North Sulawesi...

World 13:43

Donald Trump orders fast food feast for White House event

Donald Trump ordered a feast of fast food for a White House reception as many catering staff were absent because of the ongoing government shutdown. The US president ordered more than 300 burgers from McDonald’s and Wendy’s, as well as pizzas and fries, for a college American football team. The government...

World 12:47

UK readies for historic Brexit deal vote

MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union, BBC reports. The so-called “meaningful vote” will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit come to an end. Mrs May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British...

World 12:13

Two tonnes of cocaine seized in Latvia’s biggest-ever drug bust

Authorities in Latvia have confiscated two tons of cocaine with a street value of a billion euros ($1.15 billion), the largest seizure ever in the Baltic country. Criminal Police Chief Andrejs Grisins told the Baltic News Agency that the drug, which originated from Ecuador, was hidden in 42 cardboard...

World 11:08

Kneissl: Britons still welcome in Austria after Brexit

Austria’s foreign minister assured Britons living in her country that their rights would be protected even if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without an agreement, Reuters reports. “An orderly #Brexit is essential,” Karin Kneissl said on Monday on Twitter. “But whatever the outcome...

World 09:53

California utility tied to wildfires will file for bankruptcy

Pacific Gas and Electric, facing billions of dollars in claims over the deadly 2018 Camp Fire, is headed to bankruptcy court, CNN reports. PG&E, the state’s largest utility, said Monday it will file for bankruptcy on January 29, after a 15-day waiting period required by California law. It needs...

World 16:02

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on Sunday. He was hospitalised for serious abdominal injuries and underwent five hours of surgery. A 27-year-old with a criminal...

World 16:00

Indonesian divers find crashed Lion Air jet’s second black box

Indonesian authorities on Monday said they will immediately begin to download contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea near Jakarta more than two months ago, killing all 189 people on board, Reuters reports. The crash was the world’s first of a Boeing...

World 13:53

Doctors fight to save Polish mayor stabbed in heart on stage

A convicted criminal with a knife rushed on to the stage during the finale of a charity event Sunday night and stabbed a Polish mayor in the heart and abdomen before shouting that he did it for political revenge, in an attack that left doctors fighting to save the politician’s life, AP reports. Gdansk...

World 09:54

Polish mayor ‘stabbed on stage’ during major charity event

A mayor in Poland has been stabbed while on stage at a charity event in what has been described as an act of “inexcusable barbarity”. Pawel Adamowicz, who is the mayor of Gdansk, was attacked in front of hundreds of onlookers during the finale event in the city in aid of the Great Orchestra...

World 09:41

Trump denies hiding detail of Putin summit talks from staff

US President Donald Trump has denied hiding details of conversations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, saying he is “not keeping anything under wraps”. The Washington Post alleges that on at least one occasion in 2017 he took away his interpreter’s notes after talks. And there is reportedly no record...

World 09:33

Brexit failure a catastrophic breach of trust, says PM May

A failure to deliver Brexit would be “a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned. Writing in the Sunday Express, May pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday’s crunch Commons vote, the BBC reports. Not doing so risks the UK...

World 10:09

Yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms, Reuters reported. Thousands of protesters in Paris marched...

World 09:42

Australian navy seizes 3.1 tons of hashish in Arabian Sea

An Australian navy ship has seized over three tons of hashish worth about 155 million Australian dollars (112 million US dollars) during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea, the Defence Department said Sunday. The frigate HMAS Ballarat discovered 3.1 tons of the illegal drug after boarding a fishing...

World 13:55

Vatican launches track team of Swiss Guards, nuns

The Vatican launched an official track team Thursday with the aim of competing in international competitions as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee, AP reports. About 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, nuns, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor who works...

World 11:53

Backstage drama accompanies Romania’s debut in EU presidency

Backstage drama came to the fore Thursday as Romania assumed the presidency of the European Union for the first time, an international debut that was preceded by questions about the country’s readiness for the role. The formerly communist country’s turn in the rotating office brought EU officials...

World 10:02

Avalanche forces its way into Swiss hotel, people injured

An avalanche in northeastern Switzerland had entered a hotel restaurant on Thursday injuring three people. Rescuers intend to continue searching for people who might be buried if the weather allows. On Thursday evening a 300 metre-wide avalanche crashed down the Schwägalp in canton Appenzell Outer Rhodes,...

World 09:24

Italy’s Salvini refuses to back EU deal on rescue ship migrants

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has said he will refuse to authorise an EU deal that would result in his country taking in some of the 49 people who spent more than two weeks stranded onboard two private rescue ships in the Mediterranean, The Guardian reports. The Maltese prime...

World 14:44

Hungary’s Orban wants anti-immigration majority in EU institutions

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he would like to see anti-immigration parties gaining a majority in the European Parliament elections later this year, which he said could lead to similar changes in the EU executive. “Hungary’s goal is first to secure an anti-immigrant...

World 14:08

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to last at least another day. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Austrian police said that a 16-year-old...

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