Stories about World Media

Feb 06 2019

Australia scraps game in Thailand over Hakeem al-Araibi detention

Australia 's football officials have scrapped a scheduled match in Thailand to protest against the continued detention of Hakeem al-Araibi, a refugee player who is fig...

Feb 06 2019

Pope says he is committed to stopping sexual abuse of nuns

Talking to reporters, Francis said his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI , shut down a French order after some of its nuns had been subjected to "sexual slavery" at the han...

Feb 06 2019

US Man Dies After Vape Pen Explodes, Severing Major Artery

Brown, who wasn't a regular smoker, purchased the device on January 27 while on the way to the bank, the grandmother told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A similar incide...

Feb 06 2019

CentCom Commander: 'I Was Not Aware' of Syria Withdrawal Announcement

In an interview with CBS television, Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull the USA out of "endless wars" in Syria and Afghanistan, but said United States troops ...

Feb 06 2019

Google launches new tools to help protect your accounts

Google says this is generally the best way to secure an unsafe account, and while other data, such as addresses and phone numbers, could be compromised in a breach, it fo...

Feb 06 2019

USB stick found in New Zealand seal poop somehow still works

The research centre added that the return of the USB stick would come with a price - a new sample of scat with which to continue their research. Now, two volunteers def...

Feb 06 2019

Iran unveils new ground-launched cruise missile

Reuter's news agency quoted Amirali Hajizadeh, head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, as saying that Iranian engineers had surmounted initial obstacles ...

Feb 06 2019

Trump reportedly spends 60 percent of schedule in unstructured "executive time"

Newly-leaked private White House schedules published by Axios , however, put that time to around 60 percent. But Trump also spends a considerable amount of his free ti...

Feb 06 2019

College student finds man in her closet

A "ghost" in a student's closet turned out to be a man trying on all of her clothes. A UNC Greensboro student made that very discovery last Saturday after weeks of su...

Feb 05 2019

Seven people killed, dozens injured in India train derailment

The Press Trust of India news agency said a rail fracture appeared to have caused the derailment about 20 miles north of Patna, the Bihar state capital. Union Minister ...

Feb 05 2019

Taliban to take part in 'intra-Afghan' talks in Moscow

The violence was on the same day as a Taliban meeting with a group of Afghan politicians in Moscow, discussions that followed last month's optimistic talks between US and...

Feb 05 2019

Nissan pulls plug on new model amid Brexit concern

As well as the X-Trail, Nissan said in 2016 that it would build the next generation Qashqai SUV in Britain after receiving government assurances over Brexit , in what wa...

Feb 05 2019

Iraqi president takes aim at Trump over using country to watch Iran

The report comes just one day after President Donald Trump said in an interview with CBS News' " Face the Nation ", that the USA would send troops back to Syria ...

Feb 05 2019

Democrats and White House Remain Deeply Divided Over Border Wall

Among Republicans, it has also provoked worries about setting a precedent regarding the use of executive power that future Democratic presidents might follow when pursuin...

Feb 05 2019

Korean Diplomats Meet ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Trump, however, said that Kim Jong-un is "tired" and there's a "good chance" of cementing a deal that could boost the North Korean economy. The US envoy for North Kore...

Feb 05 2019

Muslims In The Middle East Urged To 'Embrace' Christians

The Argentine pontiff is among 700 leaders from different religions taking part, including Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, who is widely considered to the hig...

Feb 05 2019

Virginia governor meets with cabinet amid outcry over racist photo

Two days later, news outlets reported that a racist photo appears on Northam's medical school yearbook page. While he may not have appeared in that picture, Northam...

Feb 05 2019

Ocasio-Cortez's SOTU Guest: Jeff Flake's Elevator Protester

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY has invited Ana Maria Archila to be her guest at President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. "You could tell...

Feb 05 2019

Seven dead, many injured in Paris building fire

As many as 50 people were rescued by firefighters, he later said. Neighbouring buildings were also evacuated. The blaze broke out in an eight-storey block in the 16 arr...

Feb 05 2019

Environment Canada issues freezing drizzle and freezing rain warnings for Sudbury

While there's some uncertainty in the forecast and changes are possible, drivers should prepare for slick commutes on those days, according to the National Weather Servi...