Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 8

It's been one week since the unusual asthma attack outbreak overwhelmed the city's emergency and hospital services. Up to 8,500 people have been affected by 'thunderstorm asthma'. The plan also says: "Once notified of an incident, hospital Code Brown... More..

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American Airlines will reduce flights to Cuba
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

American Airlines will reduce flights to Cuba

Moving forward, Delta , which has opened a City Ticket Office in downtown Havana, will offer 3,000 seats weekly between the US and Cuba. "Today's Newark to Havana flight will be the culmination of many month...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

New UN tally shows spike in casualties in Iraq

In recent months, Iraq, backed by a US-led air alliance, has stepped up efforts to dislodge Islamic State from territory that the extremist militia seized in a lightning attack in 2014. Some residents "will tak...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Ukraine missile tests avoid Crimea airspace and Russian showdown

Ukraine has begun two days of missile tests near Crimea - a move that has angered Russian Federation, which has put its air defence forces on high alert and deployed warships in the Black Sea. Russia's superior...More..

Trump claims millions voted illegally
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Trump claims millions voted illegally

The mogul's transition team insisted on Monday that there is evidence of election fraud. Trump has surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. Stein herself told NPR that she does not...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Michigan Panel Deadlocked on Issue of Recount

A federal judge in Madison Friday denied a request for an emergency, temporary restraining order against the recount of presidential ballots in Wisconsin . Trump defeated Clinton in Wisconsin by about 22,000...More..

Alert parents foil son's attempted school shooting in Utah
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Alert parents foil son's attempted school shooting in Utah

The parents of a Utah junior high school student disarmed their 15-year-old son after he fired the family's gun during morning classes, police said. Police say no one was injured after the boy's parents inter...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Fillon wins conservative nomination for France's presidential election

With 95% of ballots counted, Fillon had garnered almost 67% of the votes while Juppé trailed with 33.2%. Polls state the victor likely to become the next president of France , considering the divisions on th...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to be proclaimed the new king

Thailand's latest succession was originally expected to pass through parliament on the same day as King Bhumibol died, but the crown prince was reported to have asked for an indefinite postponement to allow h...More..

UK Independence Party elects new leader
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

UK Independence Party elects new leader

Speaking to IBTimes UK in 2015, Nuttall was also keen to follow in Farage's line of presenting himself as an alternative to the current Westminster leaders. In its official response to the Ukip leadership ele...More..

Fatah Movement re-elects Abbas as party leader
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Fatah Movement re-elects Abbas as party leader

Since then, he has strived to sideline opposition, especially from Mohammed Dahlan , a former security chief and Fatah official who now lives in self-imposed exile in the Gulf, from where he has become a vocal...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Festive drink and drug driving clampdown begins across UK

Officers can test for cannabis and cocaine at the roadside, as well as screening for other drugs, including ecstasy, LSD, ketamine and heroin at stations. In 2014, there were still 240 deaths due to drink drivi...More..

SC orders playing of National Anthem at theatres
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

SC orders playing of National Anthem at theatres

Time has come for people to realise that the national anthem is a symbol of Constitutional patriotism. The court directed that the National Anthem or part of it shall not be printed or displayed in a mann...More..

by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Eleven forces investigating football abuse allegations

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: "The number of high profile footballers bravely speaking out about their ordeal has rightly caught the attention of the entire country". "Chelsea Football Club has reta...More..

Burning US flag should have serious consequences: Donald Trump
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Burning US flag should have serious consequences: Donald Trump

The most recent national discussion on flag burning was prompted by protests stemming from the election results at Hampshire College in MA. The victory of Trump in the November 8 presidential election had gen...More..

Malaysian reform group office raided ahead of rally, 2 held
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Malaysian reform group office raided ahead of rally, 2 held

Members of civil-society alliance Bersih posing for pictures ahead their demonstration in the capital Kuala Lumpur to demand Najib's resignation in Malaysia, s northern town of Ipoh in this November 11, 2016....More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

On CNBC, Trump's Treasury, Commerce Picks Confirm Their Roles

Mnuchin, 53, started as a Wall Street insider working for old-line firms before running a series of businesses, including his own hedge fund and a West Coast consumer bank. His group sold OneWest to CIT Group I...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

UK government denies handwritten note on Brexit is policy

It was thought that Mr Field was at the Brexit Ministry, at No9 Downing Street, for a briefing from Brexit minister David Davis. A No 10 spokesman said: "These individual notes do not belong to a governme...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fuel reserve in Syria's rebel-held east Aleppo exhausted: civil defense

Nearly 10,000 civilians have fled battered eastern Aleppo towards government-held districts and the Kurdish-controlled neighbourhood of Sheikh Maksoud, a monitoring group said yesterday.The government forces ar...More..

United Nation's humanitarian chief says 16000 displaced in Syria's Aleppo
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

United Nation's humanitarian chief says 16000 displaced in Syria's Aleppo

Numerous fleeing civilians fear revenge attacks, amid reports of arrests from people living in government-held areas, he said. It is the latest such agreement, characterized by Damascus as "reconciliations" b...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wisconsin presidential recount could begin Thursday

He made the baseless charge in response to a recount effort led by the Green Party and joined by Hillary Clinton's campaign. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 22,170 votes, or about 1 percent of the ...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Donald Trump 'furious' after Kellyanne Conway steps up Mitt Romney attacks

Romney is reportedly a leading candidate for the post, causing a divide within Trump's transition team with some who would prefer the job to go to a loyalist like Rudy Giuliani rather than someone who openly ...More..

US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science
by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science

The study is part of an global study which takes place every four years which is co-ordinated in the US. The TIMSS is based on specific content areas, and NCES Acting Commissioner Peggy Carr noted that USA st...More..

Fillon declares victory in presidential primary
by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Fillon declares victory in presidential primary

Opinion polls now predict that he would handily beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the knock-out finals of next May's presidential elections. But the shock results in the British referendum a...More..

Some gobble down turkey, then shop to start holiday season
by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Some gobble down turkey, then shop to start holiday season

Numerous nation's mall operators and the big retailers like J.C. Penney and Macy's that anchor them would like to see it established as a new Thanksgiving tradition. While there's still some concern about how t...More..

New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured
by | Monday, November 28, 2016

New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

Thousands of outsiders have poured into the French Quarter this weekend as New Orleans hosts the Bayou Classic, an annual American football game between two rival Louisiana state universities. "It was really ...More..

People Arrested in Connection With Deadly Platform Collapse at Chinese Power Plant
by | Monday, November 28, 2016

People Arrested in Connection With Deadly Platform Collapse at Chinese Power Plant

Labourers were building a circular cooling tower in the southern province of Jiangxi when the interior scaffolding collapsed on Wednesday. The construction of two 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power units at the ...More..

Saudi Arabia plans to skip OPEC's crucial meeting next week
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saudi Arabia plans to skip OPEC's crucial meeting next week

Saudi Arabia pulled out of the talks due to disagreements over sharing supply cuts, and the Monday talks collapsed before they even started. U.S. crude fell almost 4 per cent on Friday, dragged down by uncert...More..

by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Trump, Son-in-Law Kushner Aim for Peace Between Israel, Palestinians

Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem for almost 50 years, since the 1967 Middle East war, and maintains tight restrictions on the movement of Palestinians in some areas, especially checkpoints...More..

by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

North Dakota leaders urge Obama for pipeline completion

How did it happen? Both sides said that the dousing continued for hours, as water tanks were drained and hoses reconnected to full ones. Indigenous people from across the United States are living in camps on ...More..

Nigel Farage becomes UK's most powerful politician after meeting Trump
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nigel Farage becomes UK's most powerful politician after meeting Trump

In brief comments later to reporters, Kellyanne Conway , manager of Trump's election campaign, confirmed the pair met while the president-elect was upstairs in the Trump Tower, spending time with his family, r...More..

New Orleans Police Say 1 Man Dead Following Shooting
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Orleans Police Say 1 Man Dead Following Shooting

Ambulances took the victims to hospitals, where one man died. Eight of the victims are males, including the deceased victim, while two victims are females. "This is not something that should've happened", said ...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rajya Sabha debates on demonetisation, Manmohan Singh calls it 'organised loot'

Debate was resumed during the Question Hour, from 12 pm to 1 pm, after which the House went into lunch break. "Whole opposition requested the Prime Minister to sit through the debate". "We have launched a cam...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Celebration, sorrow mingle after death of Fidel Castro

Castro briefly experimented with an opening to foreign capitalists and limited private enterprise. His political path was set when he formed a guerrilla opposition to the US-backed government of Fulgencio Bat...More..

Melania Trump is set to be a long-distance first lady
by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Melania Trump is set to be a long-distance first lady

Consider the Cabinet announcements this week, dramatically at odds with those of the previous week. In another year, people might question whether Gov. The rising Republican star was among Trump's most vocal an...More..