Stories about World Media

May 15 2017

Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

These assurances appear to have been made to try to placate Turkish outrage over USA plans to arm the YPG with heavy weapons for the Raqqa battle, and for the United St...

May 15 2017

Ransomware attack hit more than 100000 organizations, says Interpol

Most of the affected hospitals were in England, but several facilities in Scotland also reported being hit. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will re...

May 15 2017

Nepal Votes in Local Elections

Nepal successfully held the first round of local elections on Sunday, with about 60 per cent of voters turning out to cast their ballots, offering hope that devolution to...

May 15 2017

Australia receptive to China's Silk Road, but national interest first

The new Silk Road project is central to president Xi's ambition to place China as a champion of globalisation in contrast to the "America First" protectionist approach ...

May 15 2017

Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan killed in April raid, Pentagon say

The April 26 raid that killed Hasib resulted in the deaths of two Army Rangers , and the USA military is investigating whether they were killed by friendly fire. At the ...

May 15 2017

In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

Haley warned the USA would continue to "tighten the screws" on the isolated nation and said North Korean leader Kim-Jong UN was in a "state of paranoia". "All relevant pa...

May 15 2017

It's important to hear what Trump has to say — Twitter CEO

US President Donald Trump accidentally tweeted "We" on Twitter following which it quickly turned out into an Internet meme as users added their own ending to the single...

May 15 2017

Trump Actually Thinks Israel And Palestine 'Work Together Beautifully'

President Donald Trump's Wednesday meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appeared to go off without a hitch - but what happened hours after the visit...

May 15 2017

Former AG Yates tells Senate she warned of Flynn vulnerability

The White House says Flynn was sacked for misleading top officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States. "He wants to make sure we make room f...

May 15 2017

IOC officials begin Paris visit to study 2024 bid

A working group made up of the IOC's four vice presidents since March have been looking at possible reforms to the bid city process including awarding the 2024 and 2028...

May 15 2017

Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

His En Marche political movement was formed just a year ago and as a new party - La Republique En Marche - will be fielding candidates for nearly all of France's 577 seat...

May 15 2017

North Korean missile lands in sea near Russia

His spokesman said: "The president said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when the North shows a change ...

May 15 2017

Protesters spell out 'RESIST!' with their bodies at a Trump golf course

The protest was held at Founders Park, a public park located near the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles in Rancho Palos Verdes. The group, which als...

May 15 2017

Clapper says Trump weakening US institutions

Clapper didn't say that there was "no collusion", but rather that he had seen " no evidence " of collusion. 'I do know that it came as a great shock to, it was very dis...

May 15 2017

China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

This includes the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, China-Laos railway, Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway and Hungary-Serbia railway, and upgraded Gwadar and Piraeus ports. ...

May 15 2017

Palestinian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead

Jordan and Israel signed a peace accord in 1994. Trump's meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, now due to be held separately, will be closely watched for wheth...

May 15 2017

New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas

The event will be judged by Halima Aden, a 19-year-old model who took the fashion world by storm, Carson Kressley, Emmy Award-winning TV personality, fashion designer and...

May 15 2017

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

The Israeli government called the Jordanian reaction "outrageous". Jordan, Palestine and Egypt on Sunday reiterated their commitment to the two-state solution as the on...

May 15 2017

Cop Who Shot Texas Teen Turns Himself In

On Friday, the Dallas County Sheriff's Department issued a warrant for the arrest of 37-year-old Roy Oliver , who later turned himself in, the Dallas Morning News rep...

May 14 2017

Ian Wright states prediction for West Ham v Liverpool

The Reds are desperate for a win, knowing that Arsenal and Manchester United are nipping at their heels in the race for the top-4. But with only a point between Li...