Florida School Shooting: FBI Under Pressure Over Failure To Act

Florida School Shooting: FBI Under Pressure Over Failure To Act

Pressure is mounting on the FBI over the agency’s failure to act on a tip that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz might carry out an attack. Florida Governor Rick Scott said the agency’s director must resign, while Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review, lamenting FBI “failures”. Some of those close to the 17 […]

US Government Shutdown After Congress Fails To Vote

US Government Shutdown After Congress Fails To Vote

The US government has shut down after Congress failed to pass a key budgetary measure on time. Lawmakers had hoped to approve a new spending bill before federal funding expired at midnight (05:00 GMT). But Republican Senator Rand Paul ended hopes for a quick vote when he demanded a debate in the chamber on his […]

North Korea To Hold Military Parade Ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea To Hold Military Parade Ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea is set to hold its 70th anniversary military parade, a day ahead of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The annual parade, marking the founding of its army, is usually held in April but was moved to 8 February this year. Ahead of the parade, Korean Central Television is showing video archive of […]

Asia Markets Join Global Stock Plunge

Asia Markets Join Global Stock Plunge

Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as investors dumped stocks following heavy falls in the US in anticipation of higher interest rates. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index ended the morning session down 5.3% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 4.7%. It comes after the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst drop in more than six years […]

Syria war: Turkish air strikes ‘damage ancient Afrin temple’

Syria war: Turkish air strikes ‘damage ancient Afrin temple’

Turkish air strikes have seriously damaged an ancient temple in Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin region, the Syrian government and a monitoring group say. Pictures circulated online showed what appeared to be a crater in the centre of the Ain Dara site and rubble where there used to be carved basalt lions. The Neo-Hittite temple was built […]

Hospital Fire Kills At Least 39 People In South Korea

Hospital Fire Kills At Least 39 People In South Korea

At least 39 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in a fire at a hospital in South Korea. The blaze is thought to have started in the emergency room at Sejong Hospital in the south-eastern city of Miryang. About 200 patients were inside the building and an adjoining nursing home at the […]

Kabul: Afghan Forces End Intercontinental Hotel Siege

Kabul: Afghan Forces End Intercontinental Hotel Siege

Afghan security forces say they have regained control of a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by gunmen. At least five civilians were killed and six were injured in the siege, the interior ministry said on Sunday. All three of the attackers have been killed, a ministry spokesman said. More than 150 people […]

Trump’s ‘Cognitive Ability Is Normal’

Trump’s ‘Cognitive Ability Is Normal’

US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Trump underwent a three-hour examination in his first medical check-up since becoming US […]

Pope Warns World Is Close To Nuclear War

Pope Warns World Is Close To Nuclear War

Pope Francis has said he is afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”. His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the […]

Donald Trump’s ‘Racist Slur’ Provokes Outrage

Donald Trump’s ‘Racist Slur’ Provokes Outrage

US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage after he was reported to have used crude language to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide and Mr Trump later denied them. However Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said he heard […]

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