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2019-08-19 16:53

Porsche's Type 64 Didn't Sell Because Of A Weird Screwup At The Auction (Updated) There were multiple press releases. There was a highly produced video. There was a Chris Harris Top Gear video. The hype generated for the auction of the only remaining Porsche Type 64 made it basically the Supra of the auction world. So last night, ...
2019-08-19 16:00

Watch This Hero Blindly Navigate The Entire Nürburgring Misha Charoudin has lived at the Nürburgring for four years, instructing and driving on it almost every day. With thousands of laps behind him, he could probably direct someone around this track blindfolded. In fact, he’s put out a video of him doing...
2019-08-19 16:00

A Chinese EV Startup Screwed Aston Martin Out Of Over $20 Million In October of 2018, Aston Martin reported that it had sold the tooling and intellectual property of the Vanquish to a mystery buyer for $26 million. Now, Aston Martin has reported that the mystery buyer was Detroit Electric and, well, Aston sharehold...
2019-08-19 16:00

James Bond's Gadget-Filled Aston Martin DB5 Sold For $6.4 Million James Bond’s Aston Martin in Goldfinger was arguably the most important movie car of all time. While cars like the Mustang Bullitt and the DeLorean owe their fame to big-time film appearances, Aston Martin’s entire brand is defined by the company’s ...
2019-08-19 16:00

Yellow Cars Are Back, Praise Be The world is a hellscape, politics is a nightmare, a recession is expected and car sales are slowing but, by God, yellow is back. In a world full of uncertainty, yellow cars are certainly fantastic and thankfully here....
2019-08-19 16:00

Bugatti Needs To Do A Top Speed Run For The Chiron Already I was having a really hard time caring about the Buggati Centodieci this week. Another special-edition version of an already limited car selling for an ungodly amount of money. Then, I saw that its top speed is 231 mph. And now I’m angry....
2019-08-19 16:00

The Average Challenger Buyer Is 51 Years Old, Somehow Younger Than Mustang And Camaro Buyers While some people may assume that a large percentage of muscle car buyers are Detroit-area retirees, Challenger brand manager Kevin Hellman is here to prove them wrong: in an interview with Muscle Cars & Trucks, he said that the median Challenger...
2019-08-19 16:00

What's The Weirdest Problem Your Car Has Had? I’m diagnosing something strange on my Lexus LS 400. Sometimes, when I’m on the highway, a check engine light pops on. It’s accompanied by the traction control off light. I cannot figure out what’s going on....
2019-08-19 16:00

The Original Acura CL Type-S Is A Hidden Gem When Acura announced that it was bringing back the Type S, I was annoyed. Just two weeks after selling my 3.2CL Type-S, the name is making a comeback and I’m too late to cash in. I’ve long thought that the CL Type-S is underrated and underpriced, so ...
2019-08-19 16:00

After Another Serious Crash, Driver Calls For IndyCar To Drop Pocono Raceway A serious crash stopped IndyCar’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on lap one today, a day that’s just year after another crash at the track paralyzed driver Robert Wickens from the waist down. Though no one sustained critical injuries this time, Wic...
2019-08-19 16:00

At $195,000, Could This 2015 Panther WaterCar Be Fun If By Land And Two Times As Much If By Sea? With the threat of global climate change supposedly looming, there’s a strong possibility that many of our favorite coastal roads will eventually be under water. With today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Panther Amphibious Car that won’t be a problem. Le...
2019-08-19 16:00

The New Nissan Juke Sure Looks... Jukish Last month, we got a shadowy teaser of the upcoming, apparently not-for-the-U.S. Nissan Juke. It looked like a chunky-faced crossover, which was essentially what the original Juke was. Now, with new photos of the car in camouflage wrap, it’s more app...
2019-08-19 16:00

Governor reveals dead politician's affair at his funeral The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and their lovers....
2019-08-19 15:00

Terrifying Preview Of 'The Big One', Giant Quake That May Hit California If you live in California, you may have to answer that question in your lifetime. Los Angeles has a 31% chance within the next 30 years of experiencing a magnitude-7.5 earthquake, according to the......
2019-08-19 15:00

Chinese Firm Suspends Venezuelan Oil Loading Over US Sanction Fears China National Petroleum Corp, a leading buyer of Venezuelan oil, has halted August loadings following the latest set of U.S. sanctions on the South American exporter, two Beijing-based senior sources......
2019-08-19 15:00

Iran Warns US Against Oil Tanker Seizure As Ship Leaves Gibraltar Tehran said on Monday that it has warned Washington against making another attempt to seize an Iranian tanker that has departed Gibraltar despite a US bid to have it detained....
2019-08-19 15:00

UK's Prince William, Kate Middleton May Call Off Pakistan Visit: Report The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report......
2019-08-19 15:00

Mia Khalifa Made $12,000 For Dozen Shoots. Porn Industry Kept Moolah In a Miami home rental in late 2014, a camera crewman peered through a viewfinder and brought Mia Khalifa into focus. The pornography film crew gathered at the Airbnb to shoot the scene featuring......
2019-08-19 15:00

"Cutting Back" $1.3 Billion Aid Improved Relations With Pak: Trump President Donald Trump has said the US' ties with Pakistan have improved after he cut USD 1.3 billion in security assistance to Islamabad for not doing enough to rein in terror groups operating in the......
2019-08-19 15:00

Notre Dame cleanup resumes with anti-contamination measures Workers are gradually returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination...
2019-08-19 12:34

Storms cause travel chaos, large-scale damage in Germany A series of summer storms that uprooted trees and blew over power lines has disrupted rail and road travel across parts of southern and central Germany...
2019-08-19 12:34

Wildfire on Canary Islands forces evacuation of 5,000 Authorities in Spain’s Canary Islands say a wildfire that is throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air has forced emergency services to evacuate more than 5,000 people...
2019-08-19 12:34

British government braces for economic, social chaos in event of a ‘no-deal Brexit,’ leaked memo shows Rising food and social care prices and severe delays in medical supplies are just some of the effects of a 'no-deal' Brexit predicted in the leaked documents, according to the Sunday Times....
2019-08-19 12:34

Gibraltar rejects U.S. request to seize Iranian oil tanker, ship leaves for Greece The tanker, now flying the Iranian flag, is preparing to depart the Mediterranean port, raising the question of what further action the United States may take....
2019-08-19 12:34

Lucas Dobson 'unlikely to be found alive', says Police officer leading search for missing boy A six-year-old boy who has been missing since Saturday after falling into a river is "unlikely" to be found alive, the police officer leading the search has said....
2019-08-19 12:00

Didcot power station demolition video: Dramatic footage shows cooling towers being razed to ground three years after workers killed on site This is the dramatic moment the remaining towers of disused Didcot power station came crashing down, three years after four workers were killed on the Oxfordshire site....
2019-08-19 12:00

Operation Yellowhammer: Philip Hammond denies leaking secret Whitehall dossier after Boris Johnson blamed it on 'former minister' Philip Hammond has denied being the source of a leak of the Government's secret no-deal Brexit planning details after Boris Johnson blamed it on a "former minister"....
2019-08-19 12:00

James Bulger's father warns that son's killer could be released from prison with new identity within weeks The father of murdered two-year-old James Bulger has warned that one of his son's killers could be released from prison with a new identity within weeks....
2019-08-19 12:00

Texas police officers who led black man down a street by rope will not face criminal probe Two Texas police officers who led a handcuffed black man down a street by a rope will not face a criminal probe by the state's law enforcement agency, according to officials....
2019-08-19 12:00

Heartwarming moment jogger gives 'homeless man' his trainers and walks away barefoot Heartwarming footage has captured the moment a New York City jogger took off his shoes and gave them to a man who is believed to be homeless, before walking away barefoot....
2019-08-19 12:00

County lines drug dealer from London fights deportation to Portugal A convicted "county lines" drug dealer from London is fighting deportation — claiming he should have a chance to rebuild his life in the country of his birth....
2019-08-19 12:00

Care home clinician used impersonator to speak to coroner over teen's death at Lancaster Lodge in Richmond A clinician who could face jail for refusing to co-operate with an inquest into the death of a teenage patient was exposed after using an impersonator to speak to the coroner's office, the Standard can reveal....
2019-08-19 12:00

UK's Labour says government must talk to China over Hong Kong Britain's opposition Labour Party said the government should talk directly with China over Hong Kong and urged Chinese authorities to respect the 'one country, two systems' principle in the former British province....
2019-08-19 11:34

Aden standoff delays Saudi summit intended to forge new Yemen government: sources The refusal of Yemeni southern separatists to hand back control of Aden port has delayed a summit in Saudi Arabia that is due to discuss reshuffling Yemen's ousted government to include the separatists and end the stand-off, three Yemeni sources sai...
2019-08-19 11:34

At least 10 dead after fuel truck collision in western Uganda: police At least 10 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded in flames after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police said in a statement....
2019-08-19 11:34

Turkey replaces three pro-Kurdish party mayors for suspected militant links Turkey on Monday replaced mayors from a pro-Kurdish party with state officials in three cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links, the Interior Ministry said, a move likely to fuel tensions in the mainly Kurdish southeast....
2019-08-19 11:34

Zimbabwe police ban opposition protest planned for Monday Zimbabwe police have banned an anti-government demonstration planned for Monday by the country's main opposition party in the city of Bulawayo, saying it would likely result in "public disorder"....
2019-08-19 11:34

Schools deserted in Indian Kashmir as parents fear more unrest Schools reopened in Indian Kashmir's main city on Monday but most classrooms were empty as parents kept their children home, fearing unrest over the government's decision two weeks ago to revoke the region's autonomy....
2019-08-19 11:34

Ebola spreads 200 km west to remote, militia-run Congo town Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled town of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight....
2019-08-19 11:34

Explosions in Afghanistan wound dozens on Independence Day A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence....
2019-08-19 11:34

British Conservative lawmaker says Labour's Corbyn can't lead a unity government British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is unsuitable for leading a possible government of national unity, rebel Conservative Party lawmaker Dominic Grieve said on Monday....
2019-08-19 11:34

Macron to discuss Brexit with PM Johnson on Thursday French President Emmanuel Macron will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Aug. 22 to discuss Brexit as well as the crises in Iran and Syria, an official from Macron's office said on Monday....
2019-08-19 11:34

Spain and Italy deal to disembark migrants in Mallorca: Open Arms Spain and Italy appear to have struck a deal that will see the 107 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for 18 days disembark at the Spanish port of Mallorca, Spanish rescue ship Open Arms said on Monday....
2019-08-19 11:34

Evacuees fleeing Canary Islands wildfire rise to 8,000 Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands, authorities said on Monday....
2019-08-19 11:34

Sudan's ex-president Bashir arrives at corruption trial Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir on Monday arrived amid heavy security at the courthouse in the capital Khartoum where he is facing corruption charges, a Reuters witness said....
2019-08-19 11:34

Syrian state media says Turkish convoy crossed into Idlib to help rebels A Turkish convoy crossed into northwest Syria on Monday to help insurgents in the town of Khan Sheikhoun fighting a government advance, Syrian state media said, calling it an act of aggression....
2019-08-19 11:34

Iran tanker heads to Greece after release, Iran warns U.S against seizure attempt An Iranian tanker headed through the Mediterranean toward Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have "heavy consequences"....
2019-08-19 11:34

Hong Kong readies for further protests after huge, peaceful rally Hong Kong is gearing up for further protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes....
2019-08-19 11:34

Police, soldiers deploy in Zimbabwe's Bulawayo as opposition appeals protest ban Soldiers and police deployed in large numbers in Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo on Monday to enforce a ban on an anti-government demonstration, as the country's main opposition party challenged that decision in court....
2019-08-19 11:34

Air strikes hit near Turkish convoy in Idlib: Syrian Observatory Air strikes hit positions near a Turkish convoy which was stuck at a highway in northwest Syria after crossing into Idlib province on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said....
2019-08-19 11:34

Recall UK parliament to tackle Brexit crisis, opposition Labour Party says Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday, after leaked official documents forecast possible food, fuel, and medicine shortages....
2019-08-19 11:34

China's State Council calls for Shenzhen integration with Hong Kong, Macau China's State Council has called for greater development of the southern city of Shenzhen and the integration of its culture and economy with neighboring Hong Kong and Macau....
2019-08-19 11:00

Iranian tanker caught in a standoff with the West heads to Greece The Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar around 2100 GMT. Refinitiv ship tracking data showed early on Monday that the vessel was heading to Kalamata in Greece....
2019-08-19 11:00

Iranian oil tanker sets sail after Gibraltar rejects U.S. detainment order Gibraltar authorities released an Iranian oil tanker seized by Britain over 40 days ago after rejecting a request by the United States to continue detaining the vessel....
2019-08-19 10:34

Hong Kong protests show no sign of slowing as 1.7 million rally The organizers of a rally on Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong's Victoria Park claimed that at least 1.7 million protesters turned out in a massive show of force against government leaders and the police....
2019-08-19 10:34

China warns Canada to 'stop meddling' in Hong Kong China's Embassy in Ottawa told Canada to "stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs" after the North American country made a statement with the European Union in support of the right to peaceful assembly in Hong Kong....
2019-08-19 10:34

Moon urges North Korea, United States to seize dialogue opportunity President Moon Jae-in called on North Korea and the United States on Monday to seize the current opportunity to achieve denuclearization and lasting peace....
2019-08-19 10:34

Donald Trump 'Not Ready' For China Trade Deal, Dismisses Recession Fears U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global......
2019-08-19 09:00

Branded "Witch", Nepal Woman Beaten Up, Forced To Eat Human Excreta: Cops A 35-year-old woman in Nepal was allegedly beaten up and forced to eat human faeces by a group of villagers over accusations of witchcraft, the police said on Sunday....
2019-08-19 07:34

Scientists Find Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Loaded With Microplastics At first glance, it looks like hard candy laced with flecks of fake fruit, or a third grader's art project confected from recycled debris. In reality, it's a sliver of Arctic Ocean sea ice riddled......
2019-08-19 07:34

US Having "Very Good" Discussions With Taliban: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan government are going well....
2019-08-19 07:34

Crackdown Like "Tiananmen Square" In Hong Kong May Harm Trade Deal: Trump US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the two countries....
2019-08-19 07:34

Iran Oil Tanker Departs After Gibraltar Rejects US Demand The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel....
2019-08-19 07:34

"Ecofascism": Common Theme Shared By 2 Mass Murders A World Apart Before the slaughter of dozens of people in Christchurch, New Zealand and El Paso, Texas this year, the accused gunmen took pains to explain their fury, including their hatred of immigrants. The......
2019-08-19 07:34

She Wore Tuxedo For Her School Portrait. Then Yearbook Left Her Photo Out Springville High School became the latest school to come under fire for censoring portraits over dress codes that many argue are arbitrary and archaic, keep students from expressing themselves or......
2019-08-19 07:34

US President Trump Does Not Want To Do Business With China's Huawei US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China's Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company....
2019-08-19 07:34

Chernobyl Connection With Lithuania Boosts "Dark Tourism" Destination Walking along the top of Lithuania's decommissioned nuclear reactor, the set of HBO's critically acclaimed "Chernobyl" TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he's not "afraid at all"....
2019-08-19 07:34

"Hey Democracy, Get Foreign Agents Outta Town": China Media On Hong Kong "Get those foreign agents outta town", roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as violent and......
2019-08-19 07:34

'A Reset': Hong Kong Protesters Find New Momentum With Largest Rally in Weeks Pro-democracy demonstrators braved torrential rain to hold their largest rally in weeks, a show of mass support that reset the movement that opposes Beijing’s tightening grip on the city and which heaped pressure on officials to resolve its biggest p...
2019-08-19 07:00

Japan's exports down for eighth month, sales to China slump as recession fears grow Japan's exports in July fell 1.6% from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, dragged down by China-bound shipments of car parts and semiconductor production equipment....
2019-08-19 06:00

Malaysia court postpones biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak The hearing will now begin next Monday to allow time for the completion of a previous trial that revolves around former 1MDB unit SRC International, a Kuala Lumpur High Court judge said....
2019-08-19 06:00

Raif Badawi case: Efforts to free jailed blogger continue after 7 years More than seven years after Raif Badawi was thrown in prison, lawyers and allies of the Saudi blogger are increasingly lobbying foreign governments in an effort to secure his release....
2019-08-19 06:00

IN PHOTOS: Hong Kong protests around the world Pro-democracy demonstrations in support of Hong Kong sprouted in major cities across the world this weekend, ranging from Paris to Tokyo to Vancouver....
2019-08-19 06:00

Alaskan man finds 50-year-old Russian Navy message in a bottle Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 966 kilometres northwest of Anchorage....
2019-08-19 06:00

Greenlanders Baffled by Trump Interest President Trump has become entranced by the idea of the U.S. buying this vast, ice-shrouded island. But while Mr. Trump’s interest has drawn mixed reactions in Greenland’s capital, all insist that the country isn’t for sale....
2019-08-19 05:00

Gibraltar rejects US pressure; lets Iranian oil tanker set sail Gibraltar rejected a U.S. request to continue holding an Iranian supertanker detained on suspicion of attempting to breach global sanctions on Syria.        ...
2019-08-19 04:00

Hundreds of thousands march for democracy in latest Hong Kong protest against China Heavy rain failed to keep hundreds of thousands of protesters from swarming Hong Kong streets Sunday to rally against the Beijing government.        ...
2019-08-19 04:00

Argentina´s Fernandez says country will struggle to repay IMF loan, must renegotiate The Argentine opposition candidate, Alberto Fernandez, said that the country would struggle under present conditions to repay a loan to the International Monetary Fund and he would seek to renegotiate the repayment terms, according to an interview pu...
2019-08-19 03:34

Kuwait's Emir has recovered after health setback: state news agency Kuwait's elderly ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah has recovered from a health setback and is "in a good condition now", the state news agency KUNA reported on Sunday....
2019-08-19 03:34

Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of resurrecting the ruling coalition....
2019-08-19 03:34

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers call off strike to negotiate Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers voted on Sunday to call off an indefinite strike, with their union agreeing to negotiate with employers in government-brokered talks due on Tuesday....
2019-08-19 03:34

Israel fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian gunmen as they tried to cross the Gaza border, the military said on Sunday and Palestinian health officials said three of the men were killed....
2019-08-19 03:34

India reimposes some curbs in Kashmir as stone-throwing spreads Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said....
2019-08-19 03:34

U.N. pleads for more help to relieve Venezuelan refugee crisis United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed on Sunday for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighboring countries where they are overwhelming social services and sparking local tensions....
2019-08-19 03:34

Spain makes new offer to charity boat with migrants on board Spain on Sunday offered to allow a charity boat situated off the coast of Italy with more than 100 people on board to dock at the nearest Spanish port after the Open Arms charity rejected a plan to dock in Algeciras because it was too far away....
2019-08-19 03:34

Canada slams UK decision to 'off-load' Islamist fighter Canada said on Sunday that Britain's decision to strip Jack Letts - dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media - of his British citizenship was an attempt to shift responsibility for what to do with him onto Canada, where he also has citizenship....
2019-08-19 03:34

Danish PM says Trump's idea of selling Greenland to U.S. is absurd Greenland is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States is absurd, Denmark's prime minister said on Sunday after an economic adviser to President Donald Trump confirmed the U.S. interest in buying the world's largest island....
2019-08-19 03:34

Chinese embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs China's embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defense of the "fundamental right of assembly" for Hong Kong citizens....
2019-08-19 03:34

Hong Kong protesters throng streets peacefully in pouring rain Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares under torrential downpours in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub....
2019-08-19 03:34

Trump says he will likely release Mideast peace plan after Israel elections U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would likely wait until after Israel's Sept. 17 elections to release a peace plan for the region that was designed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner....
2019-08-19 03:34

Not your father's Peronists: Why Macri flopped with young Argentines For Luis Joaquin Caro, who was about 2 years old when Argentina last defaulted on its debt in 2001, casting his vote for left-leaning Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez in the country's recent primary election was a no-brainer....
2019-08-19 03:34

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees to a pact with the United States....
2019-08-19 03:34

More mass protests planned in Hong Kong after peaceful weekend of rallies Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes....
2019-08-19 03:34

Iranian tanker at center of standoff with West leaves Gibraltar, shipping data shows The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further....
2019-08-19 03:34

Iranian oil tanker in standoff between UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
2019-08-19 03:34

No-deal Brexit report leaked as government effectively ends all EU law in UK With less than 75 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union, a government report leaked to The Sunday Times newspaper reveals the disastrous effects a no-deal Brexit would unleash on the country....
2019-08-19 03:34

Huge crowds defy police in peaceful Hong Kong protest Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters of all ages returned to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, in a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support....
2019-08-19 03:34

Trump says he talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook about tariffs and Samsung Trump said Cook made a "good case" that it would be difficult for Apple to pay tariffs, when Samsung does not face the same hurdle because much of its manufacturing is in South Korea....
2019-08-19 03:00

Greenlanders Cringe at Being Trump's Fantasy Island President Trump has become entranced by the idea of the U.S. buying this vast, ice-shrouded island. But while Mr. Trump’s interest has drawn mixed reactions in Greenland’s capital, all insist that the country isn’t for sale....
2019-08-19 03:00

Russian Nuclear Monitoring Stations Went Silent After Missile Blast Two Russian monitoring stations designed to detect nuclear radiation went silent soon after the explosion at a missile test site this month, spurring concerns among observers that the Russian government is trying to restrict evidence of the accident....
2019-08-19 03:00

Spain invites stranded migrants to disembark in Algeciras Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has told the port of Algeciras to welcome migrants from a rescue boat. But a spokesperson for the Open Arms vessel declined the offer, citing an emergency situation on board....
2019-08-19 01:34

Istanbul unprepared for next big deadly earthquake, say experts The question is not if — but when — a devastating earthquake will hit Istanbul. Experts say the city of 15 million people is unprepared for the next big tremor....
2019-08-19 01:34

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Jerusalem 'violations' The move follows last week's clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces at one of the holiest sites for Muslims and Jews. A Jordanian-controlled religious authority, the Waqf, supervises holy sites in Jerusalem....
2019-08-19 01:34

Russian opposition figure detained upon release from jail No sooner had he walked out of a Moscow jail than activist Ilya Yashin was detained for a third time, accused of urging mass protests. Several opposition politicians are barred from next month's Moscow city elections....
2019-08-19 01:34

Bundesliga Bulletin: Borussia Dortmund get early edge on Bayern Munich The Bundesliga kicked off with a bang on as Borussia Dortmund took advantage of Bayern's slip-up on opening night. There was also a baptism of fire for Union Berlin as they hosted Bundesliga football for the first time....
2019-08-19 01:34

Opinion: Clash of cultures in Berlin highlights choice facing the Bundesliga RB Leipzig poured cold water all over Union Berlin's big day in the Bundesliga, routing the newcomers 4-0. The meeting of two very different clubs shined a light on the future of the Bundesliga and German football....
2019-08-19 01:34

Britain revokes 'Jihadi Jack's' citizenship, sparking row with Canada Britain has been accused of "offloading its responsibilities" after it reportedly withdrew the former 'Islamic State' (IS) recruit's passport. Jack Letts, who was detained in Syria, has dual UK-Canadian citizenship....
2019-08-19 01:34

Chinese Police Probe Gun in FedEx Package Chinese police are investigating the presence of a gun in a package shipped by FedEx to China from the U.S., the latest scrutiny directed at the American shipping company by Chinese authorities....
2019-08-19 00:00

'A Reset:' Hong Kong Protesters Find New Momentum With Largest Rally in Weeks Pro-democracy demonstrators braved torrential rain to hold their largest rally in weeks, a show of mass support that reset the movement that opposes Beijing’s tightening grip on the city and which heaped pressure on officials to resolve its biggest p...
2019-08-19 00:00

Iranian Tanker Leaves Gibraltar Over U.S. Objections The Iranian tanker impounded by Gibraltar sailed out of the British overseas territory on Sunday over the objections of the U.S., a Gibraltar official said, raising hopes that Iran would reciprocate and release a British-flagged tanker in the Persian...
2019-08-19 00:00

Lucas Dobson: Missing boy 'unlikely to be found alive' says police officer leading search A six-year-old boy who has been missing since Saturday after falling into a river is "unlikely" to be found alive, the police officer leading the search has said....
2019-08-18 23:34

General election will provide a 'once-in-a-generation chance' for political change, Corbyn says A general election triggered by Brexit will provide a "once-in-a-generation chance" for a change of direction in politics, Jeremy Corbyn is set to say on Monday....
2019-08-18 23:34

Danish Prime Minister brands idea of US buying Greenland 'absurd' after claims Trump wanted to buy territory The Danish Prime Minister said the idea of selling Greenland to the US is "absurd" after Donald Trump reportedly talked to aides about buying the territory....
2019-08-18 23:00

Leaked Brexit documents show worst-case scenario, minister says The official documents on a project titled "Yellowhammer" show that Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a transition deal....
2019-08-18 22:00

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63 The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said....
2019-08-18 22:00

Hong Kong protesters throng streets peacefully in heavy rain Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub....
2019-08-18 22:00

"Everyone Ran Crying": 63 Killed In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Wedding A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people and wounded scores, including women and children, as they celebrated a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul......
2019-08-18 20:34

"Iguanacorn" Is Miami's Answer To Silicon Valley's $1 Billion Unicorns Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees. But now the city of "Scarface" and "Miami Vice" is vying to become a new powerhouse......
2019-08-18 20:34

Iceland Builds First Monument In Memory Of Glacier Lost To Climate Change Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate....
2019-08-18 20:34

China Looks For Uighurs In Egypt, Where It's Pouring Billions Into Infra Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody....
2019-08-18 20:34

Xi's Toughest Year As China Preps 70th Birthday Celebration, Say Analysts It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping's authority as the country's undisputed leader for years to come....
2019-08-18 20:34

"May God Ruin Trump": Grandmother Of US Congresswoman Barred By Israel Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States....
2019-08-18 20:34

Russia Says Won't Install New Missiles Unless US Deploys Them In Europe Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a......
2019-08-18 20:34

UK To Face Fuel, Food And Medicine Shortages In No-Deal Brexit: Report Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents......
2019-08-18 20:34

10,000 People Left Homeless After Fire Destroys Slum In Bangladesh At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday....
2019-08-18 20:34

ISIS Claims Deadly Suicide Attack On Kabul Wedding The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a wedding in Kabul which Afghan authorities said killed at least 63 people....
2019-08-18 20:34

UK Strips Citizenship From "Jihadi Jack" Dual National: Report Britain has revoked the citizenship of a dual national Muslim convert to the Islamic State group dubbed "Jihadi Jack" being held in northern Syria, according to reports on Sunday....
2019-08-18 20:34

1.7 Million Protesters Throng Hong Kong Streets, Largest Rally In Weeks A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and......
2019-08-18 20:34

Will Run Government For Full Term: Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday said he will continue for full five-year term and warned his detractors not to "day dream about toppling" his government....
2019-08-18 20:34

Carbon Footprint Row Over Greta Thunberg's Yacht Trip To New York The team behind teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's yacht voyage to New York on Sunday fended off claims that her trip will create carbon emissions because team members will take transatlantic......
2019-08-18 20:34

UK teen charged after 'devoted father' fatally stabbed with screwdriver, police say A 17-year-old in England has been charged with the murder of a “devoted father,” who was stabbed to death at a shopping center last week with what police believe was a screwdriver, authorities said Saturday....
2019-08-18 20:34

Russian health workers say they weren't warned patients were coming from nuclear accident site A mysterious and deadly explosion earlier this month at a naval weapons testing range in northwestern Russia has spawned numerous questions amid changing and conflicting information from authorities, including from health workers who treated those in...
2019-08-18 20:34

China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle. Beijing wants global companies to back its power over the city, even as their workers join protests calling for greater say in the fate of their home....
2019-08-18 19:34

No-Deal Brexit Risks Food, Fuel and Drugs Shortages, Leaked U.K. Files Say Britain would be likely to face jammed ports and a hard border in Ireland if it left the European Union without a transition deal, according to government documents leaked to The Sunday Times of London....
2019-08-18 18:00

India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid. Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda....
2019-08-18 18:00

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban in Show of Strength After Tumult After days of violence and warnings from the Chinese government, organizers estimated at least 1.7 million people had turned out, making it the second- largest march of the protests....
2019-08-18 18:00

At least 63 dead in explosion at Afghanistan wedding Afghanistan officials believe dozens are dead after an explosion rocked a crowded wedding hall west of the country's capital of Kabul Saturday evening....
2019-08-18 17:00

Jihadi Jack: Muslim convert who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State 'is stripped of British citizenship' The Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group has reportedly been stripped of his British citizenship....
2019-08-18 16:00

Brexit news latest: Boris Johnson urged by more than 100 cross-party MPs to recall parliament over no-deal threat Boris Johnson has been urged by more than 100 MPs from across the Commons to immediately recall parliament from the summer recess, amid claims of a "national crisis"....
2019-08-18 16:00

Didcot power station demolition: Dramatic footage of cooling towers being razed to the ground three years after workers killed on site This is the dramatic moment the remaining towers of disused Didcot power station came crashing down, three years after four workers were killed on the Oxfordshire site....
2019-08-18 16:00

Operation Yellowhammer: Government hits back over leaked dossier on no-deal Brexit as minister blasts it as 'scaremongering' Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said people were playing into 'Project Fear' following the leak Michael Gove said Yellowhammer represented a 'worst-case scenario' Number 10 says document was leaked by former minister to influence discussions with EU...
2019-08-18 16:00

Afghanistan: Dozens killed in blast at Kabul wedding hall At least 63 people have been killed and nearly 200 wounded in a suicide bombing in Kabul. An Islamic State-affiliated group in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the deadly attack....
2019-08-18 16:00

Merkel successor denies urging ex-spy chief's ejection The head of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats insists she has not called for ex-domestic intel boss Hans-Georg Maassen's exclusion from the party. The ex-spy chief has been accused of sympathizing with the far right....
2019-08-18 16:00

Yemen Houthi rebels target Saudi oil field Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels have attacked a massive oil and gas field in Saudi Arabia. This is the second such attack on the Saudi energy industry in recent days and comes amid high Middle East tensions....
2019-08-18 16:00

Boris Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel as Brexit uncertainty looms The new UK prime minister will attempt to convince the French and German leaders to restart Brexit talks, according to British media. A longtime Brexiteer, Johnson has made his career criticizing the EU....
2019-08-18 16:00

Amazon delivers Volkswagen's 'Final Edition' Beetles The iconic car rolled off the assembly line in July 2019 after more than two decades since its relaunch. There are only 65 'Final Edition' Beetles available, and they can only be bought in Mexico....
2019-08-18 16:00

Germany's Jewish council warns against AfD's 'right-wing extremism' The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany has sharply criticized the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, saying that it "incites fears and promotes a climate of exclusion of minorities."...
2019-08-18 16:00

Gun control protests across the US demand action from Congress The "Recess Rallies" are calling on Congress to end the country's hundreds of mass shootings every year. House Democrats plan to end the summer break early to begin work on gun legislation....
2019-08-18 16:00

Peru: Protesters march to denounce violence against women Hundreds of women have taken part in a demonstration in Peru's capital, Lima, to draw attention to the problem of gender violence in the country. Peru has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the region....
2019-08-18 16:00

Retaliatory Israeli strikes 'kill three Palestinians' in Gaza The violence in Gaza spiked after Palestinian militants in the Hamas-controlled area fired rockets at southern Israel late Saturday. Israel and Gaza's Islamist movement Hamas have fought three wars since 2008....
2019-08-18 16:00

Iceland holds ceremony for first glacier lost to climate change Iceland is commemorating the loss of Okjokull with the prime minister and guests from international universities and the United Nations. The ceremony is intended to provoke real emotions toward climate change....
2019-08-18 16:00

Bangladesh slum fire destroys thousands of homes The huge blaze razed around 2,000 tin shacks in a crowded Dhaka slum, making at least 3,000 people homeless. Fires are frequent — and many a time deadly — in the Bangladeshi capital due to lax safety measures....
2019-08-18 16:00

Germany's Seehofer warns refugees who take Syria vacations Refugees who return to Syria for holidays might lose their refugee status in Germany, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told the Bild newspaper. Some newcomers simultaneously claim to be fleeing persecution there....
2019-08-18 16:00

No-deal Brexit equals food, fuel and drug shortages, says leaked report Britain faces a shortfall of everyday essentials if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, a new leaked report says. Some lawmakers are demanding Parliament be recalled to discuss a no-deal Brexit....
2019-08-18 16:00

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian tanker Gibraltar authorities have rejected a US warrant to seize an Iranian tanker that was previously detained by UK troops.  The ship has since been released, but the US tried to keep it in port by claiming terrorism links....
2019-08-18 16:00

Hong Kong protesters march in peace after weeks of chaos Thousands of pro-democracy protesters march in peace in the city's center to "show the world that Hong Kong people can be totally peaceful." The day of peace marks the 11th week of demonstrations....
2019-08-18 16:00

Porsche's Type 64 Didn't Sell Because Of A Weird Screwup At The Auction There were multiple press releases. There was a highly produced video. There was a Chris Harris Top Gear video. The hype generated for the auction of the only remaining Porsche Type 64 made it basically the Supra of the auction world. So last night, ...
2019-08-18 15:00

UK minister dismisses 'scaremongering' over leaked Brexit report British energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Sunday dismissed concerns over potential food, fuel and drug shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit as scaremongering....
2019-08-18 15:00

About 3,000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on Sunday....
2019-08-18 15:00

Gibraltar says leaked Brexit warnings out of date and wrong Leaked warnings about Gibraltar's ability to cope with a no-deal Brexit are wrong and out of date, the British territory said after the Sunday Times reported official planning documents....
2019-08-18 15:00

Russian nuclear plant turns off unit after safety system error Block 4 of Russia's Beloyarsk nuclear power station in the Urals mountains was switched off on Sunday following a "false" response by the safety system, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said....
2019-08-18 15:00

Germany, Hungary to mark end of the Iron Curtain Thirty years ago on Monday Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing into history....
2019-08-18 15:00

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding suicide blast that killed 63 The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underling the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agree a pact with the United States....
2019-08-18 15:00

Yemen's war cut a father's route to work, now his toddler starves Before Yemen's war broke out four years ago Ali Muhammad used to cross the border into Saudi Arabia to work, joining thousands of other Yemenis from his poor, mountainous region....
2019-08-18 15:00

Leaked Brexit documents show worst-case scenario: minister Leaked British government documents warning of the impact of a no-deal Brexit are based on a worst-case scenario, said Michael Gove, the minister in charge of coordinating preparations for leaving the European Union without a deal....
2019-08-18 15:00

No-Deal Brexit document leaked by former minister: UK government source Documents detailing the negative impact of a no-deal Brexit were leaked by a former minister in an attempt to try and influence the government's negotiations with the European Union, a government source said on Sunday....
2019-08-18 15:00

Over two dozen rescuers try to save trapped cavers in Poland More than two dozen rescue workers are battling to help save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra mountains, the mountain rescue service said on Sunday, after a narrow tunnel was flooded with water, blocking their exit....
2019-08-18 15:00

Car bomb hits security force in northeastern Syria, at least one killed A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, the security force said....
2019-08-18 15:00

India reimposes some curbs on movement, phones in Jammu and Kashmir Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said....
2019-08-18 15:00

UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times, but whose interpretation was contested by ministers....
2019-08-18 15:00

Gibraltar says unable to meet U.S. request to seize Iranian tanker Gibraltar refused a U.S. request to seize the Iranian tanker Grace 1 on Sunday, saying it was unable to comply because it was bound by European Union law....
2019-08-18 15:00

Iran ready to escort Adrian Darya-1 oil tanker in the Gulf: navy commander Iran is ready to dispatch its naval fleet to escort its Adrian Darya-1 oil tanker, which is currently in Gibraltar, Iran's navy commander said on Sunday....
2019-08-18 15:00

Grace 1 tanker raises Iranian flag, changes name to 'Adrian Darya-1' An Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West has raised an Iranian flag and has had a new name painted on its side, Reuters images of the stationary vessel filmed off Gibraltar showed on Sunday....
2019-08-18 15:00

Spain offers port to stranded migrants, Italy's Salvini claims victory Spain on Sunday offered Algeciras as a port to disembark more than a hundred migrants on a charity rescue ship stranded off the coast of Italy after the vessel had spent more than two weeks waiting for a safe port to be made available....
2019-08-18 15:00

'People who love life and music' - dance parties return to Baghdad Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs, clad in studded leather and black berets, burst out of their semi-circles to break dance, their tattoo-covered arms waving neon glowsticks....
2019-08-18 15:00

Hong Kong protesters throng streets in heat and heavy rain Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub....
2019-08-18 15:00

North Korea's Missile Tests Fail to Provoke Response From Washington North Korea has long used missile tests to coax diplomatic response from the U.S. and its allies. But Pyongyang’s recent flurry of short-range launches hasn’t prompted reaction from the White House, which is tolerating the tests because they aren’t l...
2019-08-18 14:00

Iran-Aligned Houthis Strike Major Saudi Oil Field Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil field, one of the kingdom’s largest, according to the Iran-aligned rebels and people familiar with the matter, deepening tensions between Iran and its rivals that have engulfed the region’s ener...
2019-08-18 14:00

Biggest Hong Kong Protest in Weeks Sends Peaceful Message for Change Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators braved torrential rain to hold their largest rally in weeks, in a show of strength by more moderate protest leaders who advocated peaceful resistance to Beijing’s increasing reach....
2019-08-18 14:00

Scores Killed in Afghanistan Wedding Blast The death toll from a suicide bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan’s capital is at least 63, including women and children, officials said Sunday, as Kabul reeled from its deadliest attack this year....
2019-08-18 14:00

Doctors find teen's 17-year-old 'twin' inside her belly A 17-year-old in India has become the oldest known female in the world diagnosed with a rare condition called “Fetus in fetu.”        ...
2019-08-18 12:34

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently, raising the number to 64 so far this year....
2019-08-18 10:00

Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for new rally Tens of thousands of people are marching from a park in central Hong Kong for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy following recent clashes with police...
2019-08-18 10:00

The Latest: Organizers call for peaceful Hong Kong rally People are streaming into a park in central Hong Kong for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...
2019-08-18 09:00

Dozens possibly dead after explosion at Afghanistan wedding Afghanistan officials believe dozens are dead after an explosion rocked a crowded wedding hall west of the country's capital of Kabul Saturday evening....
2019-08-18 03:00

Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations...
2019-08-18 01:34

Italy’s Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship Italy’s hard-line interior minister has buckled under pressure and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government...
2019-08-18 01:34

Mexico City assesses damage after violent feminist protest Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke have demonstrated in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers...
2019-08-18 01:34

U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian oil tanker in new escalation The newly issued warrant marks the first attempt by the United States to seize a ship since President Trump walked away from the international deal over Iran’s nuclear program and imposed tough new sanctions. It could also provoke further tensions be...
2019-08-18 01:34

7 Killed As Ferry Catches Fire In Indonesia Seven people, including two children, were killed and four others missing after a ferry carrying dozens of passengers caught fire off Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Saturday, police said....
2019-08-18 01:34

9 Killed In Ukraine Hotel Fire Nine people were killed in a hotel fire in Ukraine's port city of Odessa on Saturday, leading authorities to launch a country-wide inspection of safety regulations in holiday resorts and hotels....
2019-08-18 01:34

US Man Found Playing Pokemon Go On 8 Phones Inside Parked Car On Highway A man, who apparently wanted to "catch them all", was found by US authorities in a parked car on the side of the highway, playing online game Pokemon Go on eight smartphones....
2019-08-18 01:34

Massive Blast Hits Kabul Wedding, 20 Injured: Report At least 20 people were wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding hall late Saturday, a local hospital said, as a government official circulated images showing what appeared to be many dead bodies....
2019-08-18 01:34

French Waiter Shot Dead For Being Too Slow With Sandwich: Report A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday....
2019-08-18 01:34

Brexit news latest: Jeremy Corbyn's plan to be caretaker prime minister receives further blow as senior Tory backs out Jeremy Corbyn's proposal to be installed as caretaker prime minister to prevent a no-deal Brexit has received a further blow after another senior Tory ruled out backing the plan....
2019-08-18 01:00

Hong Kong protests: Riot police hit the streets after thousands march through city for latest demonstration Riot police took to the streets of Hong Kong today after thousands of schoolteachers marched through the Chinese territory in the latest weekend of protests....
2019-08-18 01:00

James Bond Aston Martin sells at auction for record-breaking £5.26 million An Aston Martin with retractable machine guns, tyre slashers and a revolving licence plate has sold for £5.26 million, making it the most expensive James Bond car ever sold at auction....
2019-08-18 01:00

Pc Andrew Harper latest: Newlywed died from 'multiple injuries' after being 'dragged under car' The post-mortem of a newlywed policeman who was killed while investigating a burglary has found he died of "multiple injuries," as officers were given an extra 36 hours to question suspects....
2019-08-18 01:00

Jeremy Corbyn calls for crackdown on political donors 'corrupting democracy' Jeremy Corbyn has proposed a crackdown on the "influx of big money into politics" as he accused the Conservatives of being captured by donors who are "corrupting democracy"....
2019-08-18 01:00

‘A horror’: B.C. law student still can’t reach her family due to Kashmir clampdown A Kashmiri woman who is studying in B.C. says she still can't get in contact with family back home, nearly two weeks after a security crackdown in the region....
2019-08-18 00:34

Canada supports peaceful assembly, condemns violence in Hong Kong: Freeland There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region as some residents accuse the Communist Party-ruled Chinese government of chipping away at Hong Kong's democratic rights....
2019-08-18 00:00

Funerals held for firefighter’s children who died in daycare fire A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old Jaydan Augustyniak. All are siblings....
2019-08-18 00:00

What Car Do You Have A Vendetta Against? Between Autumn 1973 and Spring 1974, 63 Citroën Meharis were burned to the ground on Paris streets. Not much more is known about the incident, but we can assume that whoever was responsible for destroying the better part of 100 little French off-road...
2019-08-17 23:34

Your Magnificently Mad BMW M2 Wallpaper Is Here The M2 is the M3 of our generation. I know it’s confusing, but it is. The naturally-aspirated straight-6, the small footprint, the comfort it feels on the track... It’s all classic M3....
2019-08-17 23:34

North Korea's leader inspects test-firing of new weapon North Korean leader Kim Jung Un inspected the country's sixth missile test of a new weapon in less than a month, Korean Central New Agency reported Saturday....
2019-08-17 23:00

Hong Kong protests turn chaotic but avoid violence Protests turned chaotic Saturday but ultimately ended without violence, as Hong Kong's long summer of discontent continued to simmer for an 11th straight weekend....
2019-08-17 23:00

Italy lets 27 minors off migrant ship after loosening ban Under political heat, Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini loosened ban Saturday to let 27 unaccompanied minors off stranded migrant rescue ship....
2019-08-17 23:00

Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war....
2019-08-17 23:00

Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterra...
2019-08-17 23:00

Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said....
2019-08-17 23:00

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in....
2019-08-17 23:00

EU's Juncker cuts holiday short for urgent surgery: statement The outgoing head of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, has cut short a holiday to undergo urgent surgery, his press team said in a statement on Saturday....
2019-08-17 23:00

Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's ousted Saudi-backed government....
2019-08-17 23:00

Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir....
2019-08-17 23:00

Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week....
2019-08-17 23:00

Hong Kongers rally against government under stormy skies Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night....
2019-08-17 23:00

Russian opposition activists picket for free elections Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped....
2019-08-17 23:00

'May God ruin Trump', Tlaib's grandmother says Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States....
2019-08-17 23:00

Trump discusses China's 'wrongful detention' of Canadian citizens in call with Trudeau U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday and discussed "the wrongful detention" of two Canadian citizens by China, a White House spokesman said....
2019-08-17 23:00

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the partial evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread....
2019-08-17 23:00

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said....
2019-08-17 23:00

Ahead of Portland far-right protest, Trump says ‘antifa’ could be named terror group As a large far-right rally is underway in Portland, Oregon, U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken out against so-called anti-fascist counter-protesters....
2019-08-17 23:00

| How a red dot symbolised Kashmiri resistance against India's move The famous red dot that marks the story of Indian-administered Kashmir on social media came much before India scrapped the Muslim-majority region of its special status....
2019-08-17 23:00

| The Iron Curtain: 5 things to know The Iron Curtain was at first an ideological and then a physical separation of communist Eastern Europe from the West from the 1940s after World War II....
2019-08-17 23:00

| Pakistan PM welcomes UN's move to discuss Kashmir Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the UN Security Council's decision to discuss tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, a day after India slammed the rare meeting....
2019-08-17 23:00

Aston Martin Is Getting Into The 'Evil Lair' Business Do you suspect that your car might be a super villain? Do you suspect that you, too, might be a super villain, perhaps by virtue of holding entire cities captive or taking so many trips in your private jet that you are, in fact, helping accelerate th...
2019-08-17 22:00

How to Conquer Greenland by Truck This week, we were talking about Greenland, for some stupid reason. Did you know it’s possible to conquer Greenland by truck? It is indeed possible to conquer Greenland by truck....
2019-08-17 22:00

Slayer Livery Too Metal For Rick Ware Racing We were amped up to hear that Rick Ware Racing was going have its #54 car driven by J.J. Yeley liveried to promote the band’s final tour to tonight’s NASCAR Cup race in Bristol, Tennessee but today it seems like that idea has been shredded....
2019-08-17 22:00

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Brought Their Sciàdipersia Cabriolet to The Quail Maseratis are good. Coachbuilt limited run sports cars are good. Together, they’re better than pretty much anything out there, and the Sciàdipersia Cabriolet debuted for North America at The Quail is no exception....
2019-08-17 22:00

Rolls Royce Sends Off The Ghost With The Zenith Collection Ten years after the 200EX concept introduced a sub-Phantom sedan to the Rolls Royce lineup, the firm has decided to end the Ghost’s production run. Much like with the Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe before, Rolls is going to send off its smaller car...
2019-08-17 22:00

The Acura Type S Concept Is The Cab-Back FWD Sedan We Need It has been said that sedans are dying, that the masses are hankering for oval-shaped raised hatches called “crossovers” and that the three-box shape isn’t long for this world. That would be a damn shame, though, because carmakers like Acura are just...
2019-08-17 22:00

5 things you need to know about CITES 18 Wildlife trafficking is a growing threat to our planet's biodiversity. As international stakeholders convene to regulate the trade, DW fills you in on five of the biggest debates at CITES 18....
2019-08-17 21:34

Hong Kong braces for fresh protests as tensions mount Members of China's paramilitary police practiced crowd control in a stadium near Hong Kong as the city prepared for a new wave of protests. Activists hope to regain their stride after violence at Hong Kong airport....
2019-08-17 21:34

Bayern Munich agree Philippe Coutinho loan deal The Barcelona playmaker has struggled since moving to the Camp Nou 18 months ago. Bayern see him as an ideal acquisition following the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery....
2019-08-17 21:34

'Easy Rider' Peter Fonda dies US actor Peter Fonda, the star of cult classic road movie Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. Born into an established acting family, he carved his own alternative career path....
2019-08-17 21:34

Kashmir: Is the UN Security Council reluctant to get involved? Although the Security Council told India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute bilaterally, it didn't call a formal meeting or issue a statement. Some analysts dubbed the response "lukewarm."...
2019-08-17 21:34

Visiting a Berlin elementary school where German isn't always spoken Kids in Germany are trickling back to school as a debate heats up about holding back those with poor German. DW's Kate Brady visited a Berlin classroom to see the struggles and successes of German-language learners....
2019-08-17 21:34

Italy's fascist past reverberates in Rome Lovers of fascist architecture never disappeared from Italy's capital, where Mussolini sought to centralize powers. He continues to be revered in one of the Roman neighborhoods the dictator built, and elsewhere....
2019-08-17 21:34

Merkel ally AKK suggests party exclusion for ex-spy chief Germany’s ex-spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen faces possible exclusion from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives over his alleged far-right stance. The call comes CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer....
2019-08-17 21:34

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic test swim canceled over E. coli levels High E. coli levels have forced organizers to scrap the swimming portion of a test paratriathlon event for the Tokyo Paralympics. Concerns are mounting that high temperatures could threaten events at next year's Games....
2019-08-17 21:34

Ukraine: Fire in Odessa hotel kills 8 A fire broke out at the Tokyo Star hotel in Odessa overnight, killing eight people. Ukrainian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into whether fire safety requirements were breached....
2019-08-17 21:34

Sudan: Military, protest leaders sign historic transition deal Eight months after mass protests erupted, the main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have signed off on plans for a transitional government. If it works, Sudan could return to civilian rule in 3 years....
2019-08-17 21:34

Hong Kong protests call for democracy, rally for China Pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrators have rallied in Hong Kong, highlighting the political divide in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Protesters are demanding the resignation of leader Carrie Lam....
2019-08-17 21:34

Opinion: The EU must respect the nation-state The EU needs unity where such things as the single currency require it. But it also needs to have respect for the diversity of nation-states and their importance for democracy, says Boris Kalnoky....
2019-08-17 21:34

Beloved baby dugong Marium dies in Thailand after eating plastic The baby dugong, which washed up in waters off southern Thailand months ago, has died from a stomach infection caused by swallowing bits of plastic. Marium's death once again casts a spotlight on plastics in the ocean....
2019-08-17 21:34

Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 Europe-bound migrants The Libyan coast guard says it has rescued 278 migrants on four different boats in recent days. The migrants, including 18 women and two children, had been trying to make their way to Europe....
2019-08-17 21:34

Wildlife conference mulls loosening restrictions on ivory trade Nations are set to discuss more than 50 proposals regarding the protection of endangered species. Topics on the table include loosening restrictions on ivory trade and regulating mammoth ivory....
2019-08-17 21:34

Germany: Merkel thanks Hungary for its role in fall of Berlin Wall Ahead of her trip to Hungary, German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the eastern European nation for opening its border to East Germans three decades ago. The move was a precursor to the fall of the Berlin Wall....
2019-08-17 21:34

Italy's Salvini allows unaccompanied minors off migrant ship After more than two weeks, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has allowed 27 minors off a migrant rescue vessel. Others on board have not been authorized to leave the boat....
2019-08-17 21:34

'Top of the league by six o'clock,' but will Borussia Dortmund still be there in May? The confidence surrounding Borussia Dortmund proved well-placed as the Black and Yellows blew Augsburg away. But, on a day of novelties in Dortmund, more changes are necessary....
2019-08-17 21:34

Vegans march in Germany to 'give animals a voice' Vegans are aiming to better organize and advance their message through animal rights activism. Tens of thousands are joining the Animal Rights March wordwide, including in the German cities of Cologne and Berlin....
2019-08-17 21:34

Northern Ireland: Veterans mark 50th anniversary of 'Troubles' deployment Former soldiers have marched to remember the British military's 38-year operation in the once-troubled province. Hundreds of troops were killed trying to maintain order in one of the army's darkest chapters....
2019-08-17 21:34

Silent 'free election' vigils held across Moscow amid protest ban After authorities rebuffed their rally plans, Russian activists stood in solitary silence at some of the city's monuments. Previous protests have sparked police action that saw 3,000 people arrested....
2019-08-17 21:34

Problems and progress: Life for disabled people in Belarus In Belarus, neither state nor society are good at dealing with people with disabilities. A new law aims to change that — but will it make enough of a difference?...
2019-08-17 21:34

Yemeni Separatists Relinquish Control of Buildings in Aden The separatists’ takeover of Aden has strained a Saudi-led military coalition formed to confront the Iranian-aligned Houthis, who bombed a Saudi oil facility on Saturday....
2019-08-17 21:34

With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum Looming over the demonstrations were questions about whether the movement could be sustained past the Sept. 8 elections, and what comes after President Vladimir Putin’s term....
2019-08-17 21:34

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iran oil tanker 'Grace 1' after Gibraltar judge orders its release The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant to seize an Iran oil tanker detained in Gibraltar, a day after a judge ordered the release of 'Grace 1.'        ...
2019-08-17 20:34

Trump is interested in buying Greenland, but why? President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in buying Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory. But is it even for sale and would the United States want it?...
2019-08-17 19:00

US makes last-ditch attempt to stop Iranian supertanker setting sail The United States has unsealed a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker anchored off the coast of Gibraltar. It is the latest twist involving the vessel at the center of a standoff between Tehran and the West....
2019-08-17 19:00

UK climate agency officials doubled air travel over previous year, report says Members of the United Kingdom agency tasked with addressing climate change issues took nearly twice as many flights in the most recent fiscal year as they did during the previous one, according to a recent report....
2019-08-17 18:34

North Korea's Kim Jong Un expresses 'great satisfaction' over latest weapons tests North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises....
2019-08-17 18:34

Iranian tanker set to leave Gibraltar despite US warrant to seize vessel The United States faced an against-the-clock legal battle to re-seize an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff before the vessel's shipping agent said Saturday he would go ahead with the ship's planned departure from Gibraltar on Sunday...
2019-08-17 18:34

Allyson Felix: Nike changes policy for pregnant athletes Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says female athletes will "no longer be financially penalised for having a child" after Nike changed its sponsorship contracts....
2019-08-17 18:00

Yemen Rebels Claim Responsibility for Saudi Oil Field Fire Attack DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Drones claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside of Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire.̶...
2019-08-17 17:34

Kim Jong Un Expresses ‘Great Satisfaction’ Over Multiple North Korean Weapons Tests SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exer...
2019-08-17 17:34

Beloved Baby Dugong "Mariam" Dies In Thailand With Plastic In Stomach A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials......
2019-08-17 16:34

Kim's 'great satisfaction' over sixth missile test in three weeks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed "great satisfaction" over the "amazing success" of his country's missile programme after another test on Friday, according to state run media....
2019-08-17 16:34

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un approves of recent weapons tests The launches were North Korea's sixth round of tests since late July that experts say would expand its ability to strike targets throughout South Korea, including U.S. bases there....
2019-08-17 16:00

Head of America’s largest organic food fraud scheme sentenced to 10 years Between 2010 and 2017, consumers nationwide were fooled into paying extra to buy products ranging from eggs to steak that they believed were better for the environment and their own health...
2019-08-17 16:00

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: August 17-18 It’s true that most of the car news this weekend is coming out of Monterrey, California (and we’ll have plenty more of that later today), but there’s also racing to watch. With the gentry gathered around pre-war brass on golf course lawns, the racing...
2019-08-17 15:00

Hong Kongers stage more anti-government protests, braving storms Thousands of Hong Kongers including many teachers took part in more anti-government rallies on Saturday, braving thunderstorms to march past shops shuttered due to growing concern that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive activists from the st...
2019-08-17 15:00

Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday....
2019-08-17 15:00

India eases some curbs in Kashmir, including fixed line phone use Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Kashmir on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi announced it was removing the region's special status on Aug....
2019-08-17 15:00

Houthi drone attack causes "minor" gas fire, oil production unaffected: Saudi source A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia caused a "minor" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, a Saudi industry source said....
2019-08-17 15:00

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar - army One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday....
2019-08-17 15:00

Refinitiv data shows detained Grace 1 still at anchor Refinitiv tracking data briefly showed the Iranian tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and the West had changed its position status off Gibraltar on Saturday....
2019-08-17 15:00

Saudi oil operations unaffected by Houthi drone attack, Saudi Aramco says A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said in a statement....
2019-08-17 15:00

Houthi attack on Saudi oil field aims to disrupt global oil supply: Saudi minister A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih....
2019-08-17 15:00

Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes "limited" gas fire, output unaffected A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said....
2019-08-17 15:00

Sudanese factions sign accord on transitional government Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing agreement, paving the way for a transitional government following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir....
2019-08-17 15:00

Living With Hong Kong Protests: Tips on Tear Gas, Tracking Children More than two months of marches, demonstrations and sit-ins in one of Asia’s most densely populated cities are forcing everyday people to change their routines and develop contingency plans....
2019-08-17 14:34

Trump Administration Prepares Sale of F-16s to Taiwan The Trump administration has decided to sell billions of dollars’ worth of F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move likely to anger Beijing at a sensitive point in U.S.-China relations....
2019-08-17 14:34

China's Central Bank Reforms Rates to Boost Cheap Funding for Businesses The People’s Bank of China unveiled a long-awaited reform to its interest-rate mechanism, a move aimed at reducing financing costs for businesses struggling with a cooling economy....
2019-08-17 14:34

U.S. Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker in Gibraltar The U.S. launched new legal action to detain an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar that has become a symbol of tensions between Tehran and the West, unveiling a warrant to seize the ship for alleged violations of American sanctions....
2019-08-17 14:34

Argentina detains businessman at center of Mexican corruption scandal Argentine authorities and Interpol detained on Friday a businessman who was at the center of a Mexican corruption scandal in 2004 that hurt the reputation of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who at the time was Mexico City's mayor and is now the nation's...
2019-08-17 13:00

Fiji PM accuses Australia's Morrison of 'insulting' Pacific island nations Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of insulting leaders of Pacific island nations during a regional summit earlier this week, and said Chinese officials were far more tactful and better mannered....
2019-08-17 13:00

Eight die in fire at hotel in Ukraine Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine's emergencies service said....
2019-08-17 13:00

Australian police tell Chinese to keep peace after scuffles at rally over Hong Kong Police in Melbourne issued a warning on Saturday after small scuffles erupted between supporters and opponents of the Hong Kong protest movement during a rally attended by several hundred people from the city's Chinese community on Friday evening....
2019-08-17 13:00

Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand's largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out demands as a condition for any formal peace talks....
2019-08-17 13:00

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar The United States has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West in a last ditch effort to prevent the vessel from leaving Gibraltar....
2019-08-17 13:00

Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea bargain A Kazakh rights activist who campaigned against the detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in special camps in China has pleaded guilty to a hate speech charge in exchange for securing his freedom, his lawyer said on Saturday....
2019-08-17 13:00

Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government protests, despite fears that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive activists off the streets....
2019-08-17 13:00

Senior UK Conservative lawmaker says he could not back Corbyn-led government A Conservative lawmaker at the center of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker government led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn....
2019-08-17 13:00

Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it was transporting oil to Syria in violation of U.S...
2019-08-17 13:00

Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi oilfield; no Saudi confirmation Yemen's Houthi movement launched drone attacks on oil facilities in a remote area of Saudi Arabia, the group's Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities or state oil giant Aramco....
2019-08-17 13:00

Saudi-led coalition fires flares over Yemen's Aden, separatists quit some posts Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen's Aden at dawn on Saturday near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control of the port city which had been the interim seat of the government....
2019-08-17 13:00

Mixing Shitty And Good Tires Is A Bad Idea Which We Knew But Sure Is Fun To Watch I suspect that most of you reading this are already aware, putting tires of dramatically differing qualities and grip on the same car is not a recipe for good handling. Just in case you’d like to see this demonstrated visually and dramatically, becau...
2019-08-17 12:34

How To Securely Contact Jalopnik Jalopnik regularly hears from sterling readers and, on occasion, tipsters by way of tips@jalopnik.com. But perhaps you know something that you want to share with us, but don’t feel comfortable contacting us by way of traditional email. Here’s a few w...
2019-08-17 12:34

Why Buy A Bugatti Centodieci When You Can Have This F-16 Fighter Jet For Less? The $8,878,800 (plus tax!) list price of the Bugatti Centodieci really makes you think. The fact that there’s a market for such a preposterous toy is a pretty clear indicator that some people are too rich. Then again–why would you park among peasants...
2019-08-17 12:34

Aston Martin Valhalla: Now We're Talking Aston Martin has been promising us three new mid-engine cars, which is exciting. We’ve seen the highest performance model, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, in action already, but now the new Aston Martin Valhalla has also moved beyond the show floor stage ...
2019-08-17 12:34

This Hot Rod Hudson Hides A Lot Of Cool Details There are few people in the world with quite the patience for detail like Jonathan Ward and his Icon crew. It’s no secret that this little shop in California has been turning out some of the coolest resto-mod four-wheel drives of the last decade or m...
2019-08-17 12:34

The Incredible Mystery Of Why Gas Pump Interface Design Sucks So Badly This may seem like a trivial thing—and, really, it is—but it’s something that’s bothered me for a while, and I really want to try and understand it. It’s something that I suspect some of you have noticed before, but likely gave it no thought. But did...
2019-08-17 12:34

Sudanese protesters to sign transition deal with army Sudan’s pro-democracy movement is set to formally sign a deal with the ruling military council, paving the way for a transition to civilian-led government following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April...
2019-08-17 12:00

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that is decimating shark populations...
2019-08-17 12:00

Kim expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over NKorea weapons tests North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises...
2019-08-17 12:00

Stunning photos show best street art in London through the years From bold political statements to touching tributes, stunning photos taken in London within the last decade show that street art is thriving across the capital....
2019-08-17 11:00

Meet the man wowing commuters with 'boxing-style' train announcements A Transport for London announcer who has become an online sensation with his energetic boxing-style train introductions says he loves being able to brighten up people's journeys to work....
2019-08-17 11:00

Jeremy Corbyn's plan to be caretaker prime minister receives further blow as senior Tory backs out Jeremy Corbyn's proposal to be installed as caretaker prime minister to prevent a no-deal Brexit has received a further blow after another senior Tory ruled out backing the plan....
2019-08-17 11:00

Dugong rescued in Thailand dies after ingesting plastic waste An eight-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found near a beach in Thailand has died after ingesting plastic waste, experts say....
2019-08-17 11:00

Some Israelis Worry U.S. Bipartisan Political Support Is Eroding Concerns in Israel grow that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen who are critical of Israeli policy will undermine longstanding bipartisan support for the country in the U.S....
2019-08-17 10:00

Trump Meets With Advisers to Consider Deal With Taliban President Trump met with his top national-security advisers Friday to consider a deal with the Taliban that could lead to a significant U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan....
2019-08-17 10:00

Scorched Portugal Turns to the Goat as a Low-Cost Firefighter Portugal is using goats to clear the underbrush that fuels wildfires in hard to reach places and abandoned lands. If only it can find shepherds to tend them....
2019-08-17 09:34

New Zealand police make arrest after tourist killed in van New Zealand police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder, bringing relief to a community that was on edge after an Australian tourist was killed in a seemingly random attack...
2019-08-17 09:34

Thailand’s lost baby dugong dies of shock, ingesting plastic An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste...
2019-08-17 09:34

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have begun restoring landline phone services after a nearly two-week unprecedented security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region’s autonomy...
2019-08-17 09:34

During secret Venezuela talks, Maduro offered new elections. Is it a real breakthrough or a stall? Skepticism around the talks in Oslo remains high among opposition leaders and U.S. officials, some of whom say Maduro may be trying to prevent further international isolation....
2019-08-17 09:34

Saudi judge denies mom custody for exposing child to Western culture American Bethany Vierra lives in Saudi Arabia where she was denied custody of her Saudi Arabian daughter Zaina by a judge for fear of exposing the child to Western culture....
2019-08-17 09:00

Hong Kong Protests: Another Weekend of Demonstrations Begins A peaceful rally led by teachers began a weekend of planned protests, days after demonstrators and the police were both criticized for escalating violence....
2019-08-17 08:34

Germany bars ex-foreign minister from job with Polish firm Berlin has reportedly banned Sigmar Gabriel from taking a position on the supervisory board at a Polish investment firm. But an alleged attempt by the US ambassador to keep him from another job seems to have failed....
2019-08-17 06:34

Bayern Munich haunted by Guardiola's ghost in Bundesliga opener Bayern Munich's title defense wasn't meant to begin with a score draw at home to Hertha Berlin. The performance of Niko Kovac's side might leave Borussia Dortmund feeling very optimistic about their chances this season....
2019-08-17 06:34

US: Technical outage causes major delays for travelers US airports have confirmed lengthy delays for passengers due to a problem with their processing systems. The issue appears to have been dealt with and normal service is slowly being resumed....
2019-08-17 06:34

Jeffrey Epstein's death ruled a suicide An autopsy carried out on disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's body has determined that the cause of death was suicide. He was found dead in his New York jail cell while awaiting numerous sex trafficking charges....
2019-08-17 06:34

US issues warrant for Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar The US Justice Department has issued a federal warrant for the seizure of Grace 1, the Iranian oil tanker that was detained in Gibraltar. The US has said the vessel and the oil aboard are subject to forfeiture....
2019-08-17 06:34

US: Two sentenced to prison for foiled terrorist plot on Muslims The defendants showed remorse as the judge declared them a "threat to everyone in our democratic society." The two men planned to use homemade explosives in a terrorist plot on a Muslim community in upstate New York....
2019-08-17 06:34

Fitch, S&P downgrade Argentina debt as default risk grows Ratings agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor's downgraded Argentina's sovereign debt rating on Friday, flagging higher chances of a default in the wake of a shock primary election result that plunged the country into its latest economic crisis....
2019-08-17 05:34

Argentina central bank faces peso test ahead of October election Argentina's central bank must toe a politically fraught line between supporting the peso without blasting through the bank's reserves, as policymakers seek to salvage the currency ahead of October's presidential election, analysts said on Friday....
2019-08-17 05:34

France calls for immediate end to fighting in Syrian city of Idlib France called on Friday for an immediate end to fighting in the Syrian city of Idlib, and the French foreign ministry added that it condemned in particular air strikes on refugee camps....
2019-08-17 05:34

Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the Hong Kong protests and the ongoing detention of two Canadians by the Chinese government, a statement from Trudeau's office said on Friday....
2019-08-17 05:34

Where's Cristina? Argentina's fiery ex-president stands back as left scents victory When opposition presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez addressed a crowd of supporters after his landslide victory in Argentina's primary election, there was one notable absence from the stage: former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner....
2019-08-17 05:34

U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next week The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said on Friday....
2019-08-17 05:34

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday....
2019-08-17 05:34

New Zealand police charge 23-year-old man with murder of Australian tourist A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand's coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said....
2019-08-17 05:34

Building set on fire in protest against China's CNPC in Peru A building in a northern Peruvian town was set on fire on Friday in a protest against China National Petroleum Corp that devolved into clashes between police and demonstrators who want the company to make pledges to help the local community, an indus...
2019-08-17 05:34

U.S. warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar A U.S. court has issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, a court document showed on Friday....
2019-08-17 05:34

U.S. appeals court deals partial setback to Trump rule to curtail asylum A U.S. appeals court on Friday dealt a setback to the Trump administration attempt to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border, but stopped short of applying its decision nationwide....
2019-08-17 05:34

Sydney stabbing suspect suffers from mental illness: lawyer A man accused of killing a young Australian woman and wounding another in a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney this week suffers from mental illness, providing grounds for defense against murder charges, his lawyer said on Saturday....
2019-08-17 05:34

Gibraltar Orders Iranian Tanker Release Despite US Detention Bid Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions, in a blow to the......
2019-08-17 05:00

US Advances $8 Billion Sale Of F-16 Fighters To Taiwan The White House has advanced a proposal to sell $8 billion worth of advanced F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, a move that would likely anger strategic rival Beijing, a senior US senator confirmed Friday....
2019-08-17 05:00

US Man Insulted At Rally By Trump Because Of Weight Says "I Love The Guy" President Donald Trump called a man overweight who he thought was a protester at his rally in New Hampshire, only to learn later he had ridiculed a supporter....
2019-08-17 05:00

China-Owned Tanker Changes Name Apparently To Evade US Sanctions: Report While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and......
2019-08-17 05:00

Two Women File New $100 Million Lawsuit Against Jeffrey Epstein Estate Two more women have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, accusing the tycoon of having sexually abused them 15 years ago....
2019-08-17 05:00

Taliban Chief's Brother Killed In Pakistan Blast: Report The Afghan Taliban leader's brother was among four people killed in a blast at a mosque in southwestern Pakistan Friday, insurgent sources and a Pakistani official told AFP....
2019-08-17 05:00

Jeffrey Epstein's Death Ruled As Suicide By Hanging: Reports An autopsy on disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell, has concluded that he committed suicide by hanging, US media reported Friday....
2019-08-17 05:00

Thousands Of Travellers Delayed At US Airports By Computer Outage Thousands of travellers at US airports faced delays late on Friday because of an nationwide outage of US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems, officials said....
2019-08-17 05:00

Discussions On Afghan Peace Deal Go "Very Well", Says Trump's Spokesman The White House signaled progress Friday on preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisors went "very well."...
2019-08-17 05:00

US Issues Warrant To Seize Iranian Supertanker Grace 1 The US Justice Department unveiled a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel....
2019-08-17 05:00

Starvation Likely Killed Irish Teen In Malaysia, No Foul Play Found: Cops A Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort likely starved and died of internal bleeding after about a week in the jungle, with no immediate sign of foul play, police said Thursday....
2019-08-17 05:00

Children Of Asia's Elite Leaving Home Earlier Than Ever To Study Abroad Wealthy Asian families have long viewed US universities as a golden ticket to help ensure their children's futures, but a growing number are looking to get an early edge on the competition....
2019-08-17 05:00

Under Fire For Its Treatment Of Pregnant Athletes, Nike Changes Policy Having faced increased scrutiny regarding its treatment of pregnant athletes, Nike is changing its policy to guarantee a pregnant athlete's pay and bonuses cannot be cut over the 18-month period......
2019-08-17 05:00

Empty Rice Cookers Create Bomb Scare In New York New York went on alert for two hours Friday during the morning rush hour because of three suspicious objects that turned out to be empty rice cookers....
2019-08-17 05:00

US Congresswoman Rejects Israel's Offer To Visit West Bank US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against US......
2019-08-17 05:00

Mystery Lung Illness Linked To Vaping. Nearly 100 Cases Suspected In US State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states, many of them involving teens and young adults. A......
2019-08-17 05:00

Pirates Kidnap Eight Crew Members In Raid On German Ship Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members of a German-owned ship in a raid on the vessel off the coast of Cameroon, the Hamburg-based company that owns the ship said on Friday....
2019-08-17 05:00

Former Lobbyist Mark Esper Sworn In As Pentagon Chief Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defence on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon......
2019-08-17 05:00

Al Qaeda mocks terror rival ISIS by leaking 'blooper' reel Al Qaeda has leaked a video of outtakes featuring an Islamic State fighter in Yemen trying to renew his allegiance, only to be interrupted by a loud bird that causes him to forget what he is saying....
2019-08-17 03:34

Chinese military buildup near Hong Kong stokes fears of intrusion U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to find a solution to ongoing unrest in Hong Kong, amid fears Beijing is preparing for a possible military intervention....
2019-08-17 02:00

Gibraltar releases Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker over U.S. objections Officials in Gibraltar have released a captive oil tanker that was seized by British authorities last month -- over objections from the United States, which lobbied to block the vessel from returning to Iranian control....
2019-08-17 02:00

China vows countermeasures after new U.S. tariffs The government in Beijing said Thursday it will retaliate for a new round of U.S. tariffs for Chinese exports to the United States, even though President Donald Trump withdrew some and delayed others....
2019-08-17 02:00

Emperor Naruhito voices 'deep remorse' 74 years after Japan's WWII surrender Japanese Emperor Naruhito apologized and expressed deep sorrow to the world Thursday on the 74th anniversary of Tokyo's surrender to Allied forces during World War II....
2019-08-17 02:00

Israel bars entry for Muslim U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib; draws backlash The Israeli government stirred significant controversy Thursday with a decision to bar entry for two Muslim U.S. lawmakers -- a move hailed by President Donald Trump and reviled by top Democrats and advocacy groups....
2019-08-17 02:00

Pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers: Lam, not Xi, to blame for unrest Hong Kong's progressive lawmakers say they are seeking reform within the policy of "one country, two systems" that binds their city-state to mainland China....
2019-08-17 02:00

JSC: N. Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea North Korea fired two short-range projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Friday, South Korea's military said, the sixth such round of launches in about three weeks....
2019-08-17 02:00

China: Prohibiting CGN from U.S. businesses is abuse of 'export control' China's Foreign Ministry condemned the United States' decision to bar China Nuclear Power Corp and three of its subsidies from doing business with U.S. companies as an abuse of export control....
2019-08-17 02:00

Rep. Rashida Tlaib won't visit Israel, West Bank under restrictions Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not travel to Israel to visit relatives on the West Bank after Israeli officials banned her, then gave her restricted permission....
2019-08-17 02:00

British authorities arrest 10 after officer killed British authorities arrested 10 people, including a 13-year-old boy, in Berkshire after a police officer was killed while investigating a burglary late Thursday....
2019-08-17 02:00

Attacker 'neutralized' by off-duty officer after ramming 2 in West Bank Israeli police shot and killed a man they labeled a terrorist after he rammed his vehicle into a bus stop in the West Bank Friday, injuring two people....
2019-08-17 02:00

IOM study: More than 500 migrants dead in Americas so far More than 500 migrants have died so far this year in the Americas -- nearly half of whom in their attempt to enter the United States, the United Nations migration agency said Friday....
2019-08-17 02:00

Rashida Tlaib's West Bank family: Ban shows reality of 'occupation' U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib's family in a West Bank village told UPI on Friday they can't bear to tell her 90-year-old grandmother that the congresswoman is not coming to visit....
2019-08-17 02:00

U.S. has order to seize Iranian oil tanker at Gibraltar based on new violations The United States revealed a seizure warrant and forfeiture complaint Friday against the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 for allegedly trying to "unlawfully access the U.S. financial system" and ship oil to Syria....
2019-08-17 02:00

Rep. Tlaib Says She Won’t Visit Grandmother in West Bank After Israel Granted Her Entry on ‘Humanitarian Grounds’ (JERUSALEM) — Israel said Friday it has granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the West Bank on humanitarian grounds to visit her relatives, a day after Israel barred her and another congresswoman following an unprecedented...
2019-08-17 00:34

Myanmar Announces Plan to Repatriate 3,450 of the 700,000 Rohingya Who Fled to Bangladesh (BANGKOK) — Myanmar and Bangladesh will soon make a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago, officials from the two countries and the United Nations said F...
2019-08-17 00:34

Hundreds Protest in Indian-Controlled Kashmir After Crackdown (NEW DELHI) — Hundreds of people have held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir as India’s government assured the Supreme Court that the situation in the disputed region is being reviewed daily and unprecedented security restrict...
2019-08-17 00:34

Here’s What to Know About the Mulan Boycott The current political turmoil in Hong Kong has extended to an unlikely battleground: Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. On Thursday, an online protest emerged against the film after its star, Liu Yifei, expressed support for the Hong Kong po...
2019-08-17 00:34

The Trump Administration Just Backed the Sale of F-16 Fighters to Taiwan. China Won’t Be Happy (Bloomberg) –– The Trump administration has informally told Congress that it supports a potential sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, a move that will likely anger China at a key moment in trade talks with the U.S. The State Department h...
2019-08-17 00:34

A Russian ‘Spy Plane’ Was Spotted Over the Midwest. But It’s Totally Normal (Yes, Really) It reads like something out of a conspiracy theory. On Tuesday, Russia sent a surveillance plane over the Midwest, and the U.S. military didn’t do anything to stop it. Keen observers spotted the plane, a Tupolev Tu-154M, on commercial flight tr...
2019-08-17 00:34

Greenland to Trump: Thanks, But We’re Not For Sale (TASIILAQ, Greenland) — Greenlanders are giving Donald Trump the cold shoulder. Although amused, they’re definitely not warming up to the U.S. president’s talk of buying the semiautonomous Danish territory. “We see it as an ex...
2019-08-17 00:34

Huawei boss: Britain won't say no to us over 5G roll out Huawei's founder and chief executive has said Britain "won't say no to us" over the firm's involvement in the rollout of 5G mobile internet infrastructure....
2019-08-17 00:00

Whaley Bridge latest: Dam explorers risk injury and becoming trapped, warn firefighters After more than 1,500 people were evacuated from the town since August 1, Derbyshire Police said stability of the dam wall at Toddbrook Reservoir had been achieved at 1pm on August 7 and people could return to their homes....
2019-08-17 00:00

Cyclist blames driver for crash while he was performing wheelie on London street A reckless cyclist blamed a driver for a crash after he tried to undertake him through a narrow gap between his car and a lorry while performing a wheelie....
2019-08-17 00:00

'Hollywood Ripper' case: Michael Gargiulo guilty of two murders, including woman due to go on date with Ashton Kutcher A man dubbed the "Hollywood Ripper" has been found guilty of murdering two young women, including a woman who arranged to go on date with actor Ashton Kutcher on the night she was killed....
2019-08-17 00:00

'Nightmare of being stalked has stalled my career', says BBC soap actress Jennifer Etherington An actress whose ex-boyfriend bombarded her with declarations of undying love in a campaign of harassment today said the "constant nightmare" had stalled her fledgling career....
2019-08-17 00:00

Brixton stabbing: Teenager knifed to death 'after fist bump with killer who he fell out with over £10 debt' Solomon Small, 18, was knifed in Brixton yesterday afternoon The killing marks the 91st murder investigation launched in the capital so far this year Witnesses said the killer gave him a 'fist bump' before slashing him in neck and chest...
2019-08-17 00:00

Ex-fiancée of Prince Charles' godson 'attacked her mother in cash row' The former fiancée of Prince Charles's godson is accused of attacking her own mother in a row over money at their £4.6 million family home in Chelsea, a court has heard....
2019-08-17 00:00

Nora Quoirin latest: Villa window mechanism 'broken and it could have been opened from outside' says ex-policeman A former police officer advising Nora Quoirin's family said the window mechanism of their holiday villa in Malaysia was broken and it "could have been opened from outside."...
2019-08-17 00:00

The Londoner:Hedgehogs lose spikiest saviour Stanley Johnson stops HS2 fight | Replacement news on John Humphrys | No Balliol portrait for Bojo | CCHQ hires suggest election fever | Barack Obama's holiday reading list...
2019-08-17 00:00

Suggesting you might be gay or bisexual could help your career — but get ready to be called out over it "First come the gays, then the girls, then the industry," claimed Sex and the City's Samantha Jones in all her cynical PR wisdom. It's no secret that the pink pound can be a useful market to tap, and I'm all for appealing to a gay audience. There is ...
2019-08-17 00:00

Donald Trump body shames protester seconds before telling rally his campaign is 'built on love' Donald Trump insulted a protester who disrupted his rally by telling him he had a "serious weight problem," seconds before saying his campaign is "built on love"....
2019-08-17 00:00

French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert travels to Hong Kong and climbs tower to unfurl banner pleading for peace French "Spiderman" freeclimber Alain Robert, who stunned London by scaling the Heron Tower bare-handed, has climbed a 68-storey Hong Kong skyscraper to plead for peace in the region....
2019-08-17 00:00

Samantha Ford: Depressed mother who drowned twins 'to punish husband' jailed for 10 years A mother suffering from acute depression, who drowned her 23-month-old twins in the bath following the breakdown of her marriage, has been jailed for 10 years....
2019-08-17 00:00

Carrie Symonds says politicians have 'gigantic responsibility' to the environment in first public speech since No10 move Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds has said he and other politicians have a "gigantic responsibility to make the right decisions" over the environmental crisis, in her first public speech since moving into 10 Downing Street....
2019-08-17 00:00

PC Andrew Harper latest: Tragic policeman killed near Reading was only married four weeks before his death Tributes have poured in for the policeman killed after he was struck by a car while trying to stop burglary suspects near Reading just four weeks after his wedding....
2019-08-17 00:00

Is Hong Kong still safe to visit? Over the past 10 weeks, shocking images have emerged from Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests: tear gas has been fired outside shops, protesters and police have clashed in dramatic face-offs, and thousands of demonstrators occupied the city's airport....
2019-08-17 00:00

Countries with hardly any tourists Parisian bridges are weighted down with copycat "love locks," while visitors crowd cheek-to-jowl into Barcelona churches and Dubrovnik's historic center. In Italy, attempts to manage the impact of tourism range from segregating visitors to fines for ...
2019-08-17 00:00

Evidence found of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem Archaeologists excavating on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have uncovered evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city, appearing to confirm a Biblical account of its destruction....
2019-08-17 00:00

Anna Wintour on fur and the climate crisis Anna Wintour's omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivaled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image -- immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses -- ...
2019-08-17 00:00

Truth behind the world's earliest photographs As early cameras began spreading out from Europe in the middle of the 19th century, photography became an increasingly powerful medium for obtaining and disseminating information about the wider world....
2019-08-17 00:00

Inside WeWork, one couple wields control In the early days of WeWork, the two people most associated with the company were cofounders Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. As they grew the brand, the pair was interviewed and photographed, together and separately, by numerous publications....
2019-08-17 00:00

North Korea: No wish to talk with South Korea North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the waters off its east coast Friday morning, just minutes before Pyongyang vowed to cut off dialogue with Seoul and referred to South Korean President Moon Jae-in as an "impudent guy."...
2019-08-17 00:00

NASCAR Looking Into Homophobic Comments Allegedly Made Over Truck Series Team Radio A NASCAR official confirmed to Jalopnik Friday that it’s looking into claims of homophobic comments communicated over a team radio during the Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday night, in response to on-track disputes between play...
2019-08-16 23:00

The Lada Niva Refuses To Die, 42 Years And Counting If there was even a shred of hope for my objectivity, it was gone as soon as I climbed inside the 2019 Lada Niva, slammed its startlingly thin door shut, and felt the 84 horsepower engine rumble to life. Releasing the clutch, I heard the familiar gho...
2019-08-16 23:00

How Electric Vehicle Makers Are Figuring Out ‘Engine’ Noise Sound is a huge part of a vehicle’s personality, especially when it comes to motorcycles. As electric bikes and cars become bigger parts of the transportation ecosystem, figuring out what they’ll sound like is a big deal. Not only do electric vehicle...
2019-08-16 23:00

VW's Electric Dune Buggy Finally Made It To The Beach Volkswagen has been coyly teasing its electric dune buggy concept as “feasible for production” but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. That said, there is a working model playing around in the California sand right now, and a few notes from folks who got t...
2019-08-16 23:00

Detroit-Area Jalops: Join Us For The Woodward Dream Cruise Tomorrow Morning Lots of cars have been cruising metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue all week, but on Saturday the Woodward Dream Cruise will turn the fabled Michigan M-1 into a genuine traffic jam of classic iron from all around the world. Erin Marquis and I are going t...
2019-08-16 23:00

| WATCH | Tears as Italy marks bridge disaster in shadow of political crisis Relatives and emergency workers wept at a ceremony marking a year since the Genoa motorway bridge collapse that killed 43 people, as Italy grapples with a political crisis sparked by far-right leader Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-16 23:00

| 500 firefighters to battle blaze in French forest More than 500 firefighters have been deployed to battle a blaze that has already destroyed 900 hectares of pine forest in southern France, the fire service said....
2019-08-16 23:00

| WATCH | Reporters given tour of Texas immigration facility Reporters have been given a tour of an immigration facility in Texas that's still housing more than 1 000 migrants despite a decrease in arrests in recent months. WATCH NOW....
2019-08-16 23:00

| WATCH | El Paso shooting victims remembered at vigil The grieving US community of El Paso came together, standing up to the hatred that took the lives of 22 people, many of them Hispanic, in a mass shooting....
2019-08-16 23:00

| Israel to bar visit by two US congresswomen: ministry Israel said Thursday it will bar a planned visit by two US congresswomen who have supported a boycott of the country over its treatment of Palestinians, a decision in line with President Donald Trump's urgings....
2019-08-16 23:00

| US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil despite a US detention request....
2019-08-16 23:00

| Hong Kong protests | US guns: WATCH the top world news videos for today Gas masks and hard hats at Hong Kong's protest pop-up store | Representative Schultz pushes for background checks for guns; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
2019-08-16 23:00

| WATCH | 'French Spiderman' scales Hong Kong skyscraper with 'peace banner' Daredevil Alain Robert - dubbed the 'French Spiderman' - climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper and unfurled a "peace banner" as the financial hub is rocked by historic political unrest....
2019-08-16 23:00

| Trump proposes mental asylums, but silent on gun laws More mental hospitals are needed to take potential mass killers off the streets, President Donald Trump has said in response to recent mass shootings, while staying quiet on a pledge to toughen gun laws....
2019-08-16 23:00

| Does North Korea's Kim get Trump tweet alerts? How people stay informed in the Hermit State of North Korea is always a question, and US President Donald Trump may have answered it Thursday: by Twitter alerts....
2019-08-16 23:00

| North Korea fires two 'unidentified projectiles' - Seoul North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean leader Moon Jae-in....
2019-08-16 23:00

| Parents claim body of Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia The grief-stricken parents of a Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia after she disappeared from a rainforest resort claimed her body, police say....
2019-08-16 23:00

| WATCH | Epstein autopsy shows broken neck bones: US media An autopsy of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein found broken bones in his neck, US media reports, as New York's medical examiner said the cause of death required further study....
2019-08-16 23:00

| Greenland cold-shoulders Trump's buyer's interest Greenland is not for sale, local authorities said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump is looking into whether it might be possible for the United States to buy the mineral-rich Arctic island....
2019-08-16 23:00

Trump Meeting With Top Advisers to Consider Deal With Taliban President Trump was meeting with his top national-security advisers Friday afternoon to consider a deal with the Taliban that could lead to a significant U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan....
2019-08-16 22:34

Hero Russian pilot bestowed nation's highest medal for 'miracle' cornfield landing: 'It feels odd and I'm shy' Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a cornfield after a flock of birds hit both engines and knocked them out....
2019-08-16 21:34

Ontario neighborhood rocked by gas explosion after drunk driver crashed into home A woman driving drunk lost control and drove into a house, igniting a massive gas explosion and fire that devastated a neighborhood in Ontario, Canada, authorities said....
2019-08-16 21:34

Captain of Iranian supertanker that's trying to leave Gibraltar 'doesn't want to stay in command,' lawyer says The captain of an Iranian supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could impede its immediate departure from Gibraltar, the sailor's lawyer said Friday....
2019-08-16 21:34

'Freak' lizard attack in Australia injures elderly couple and their dog An elderly couple was hospitalized and their dog injured after a goanna attacked them Thursday in Flametree, Queensland, rescuers say.        ...
2019-08-16 21:34

Brother of Afghan Taliban leader killed in Pakistan mosque blast The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters, an attack that could affect efforts to end the Afghan war....
2019-08-16 21:34

UK judge to allow firm to try to seize $9 billion in Nigerian assets in gas dispute A judge in London said on Friday he would grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to seek to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project....
2019-08-16 21:34

Zimbabwe opposition backs down from protest to avoid 'blood in the streets' Zimbabwe's main opposition party called off planned anti-government demonstrations on Friday, saying it aimed to avert bloodshed after police rounded up its followers and dispersed them with batons and water cannon....
2019-08-16 21:34

Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact Brazil's backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate....
2019-08-16 21:34

Veteran UK politicians asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Friday....
2019-08-16 21:34

Iran tanker shifts position but still at anchor off Gibraltar An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West shifted position on Friday, but its anchor was still down off Gibraltar and it was unclear if it was ready to set sail soon....
2019-08-16 21:34

Democratic, Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as China "seeks to extend its authoritarian reach" over the region, leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday....
2019-08-16 21:34

UK's Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel next week: Guardian British leader Boris Johnson will travel to meet his French and German counterparts on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, in his first foreign engagements since becoming prime minister last month, a Guardian reporter said on Friday....
2019-08-16 21:34

Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of those on board were disputed....
2019-08-16 21:34

Argentina central bank faces peso test ahead of fraught election Argentina's central bank must toe a politically fraught line between providing support for the peso without blasting through the bank's reserves, as policymakers seek to salvage the currency ahead of the October presidential election, analysts said o...
2019-08-16 21:34

Leader of Kenyan drug organization sentenced to 25 years in U.S. A U.S. judge sentenced a leading Kenyan drug trafficker, Baktash Akasha, to 25 years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to import heroin and methamphetamine and other crimes....
2019-08-16 21:34

Houthis say they launched drone attacks on a Saudi airport; Saudi TV says drone intercepted Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, halting air traffic there, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said....
2019-08-16 21:34

U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions' U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries....
2019-08-16 21:34

China says U.N. council members think India, Pakistan should refrain from unilateral action in Kashmir U.N. Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China's U.N. envoy said on Friday after the council met on the issue for the first time in decades....
2019-08-16 21:34

Mexico to deport U.S. citizen suspected of supporting 'violent jihad' Mexican authorities arrested a U.S. citizen suspected of supporting militant Islamists in an example of Mexico's security cooperation with the United States even as the two neighbors grapple with sharp disagreements over trade and migration....
2019-08-16 21:34

Schools, telephone lines to reopen in Kashmir after lockdown Authorities began restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir on Friday night, the top state official said, as heavy security prevented some protests in the region's main city of Srinagar from getting out of control....
2019-08-16 21:34

Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan The $8 billion arms package, the single largest from the United States to Taiwan in many years, is certain to anger China and could complicate the trade war....
2019-08-16 21:00

Bomb Strikes Pakistan Mosque Frequented by Afghan Taliban Chief The bombing came as the United States and the Taliban near a deal. It was unclear whether the Taliban’s top leader Mawlawi Haibatullah was at the mosque....
2019-08-16 21:00

India Says It Will Ease Restrictions in Kashmir After putting the region on lockdown for two weeks, the government said schools would reopen on Monday and phone service would be gradually restored....
2019-08-16 21:00

In Tlaib’s Ancestral Village, Grandmother Weathers a Global Political Storm Suddenly pulled into an international uproar, the 90-year-old grandmother of Representative Rashida Tlaib has barely kept up with the dizzying drama....
2019-08-16 21:00

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib declines Israel visit over 'oppressive conditions' Israel said that Tlaib, who is of Palestinian origin, can now visit her family in the West Bank despite her criticism of the government. She has rejected the offer, however, over restrictive conditions around the trip....
2019-08-16 20:34

Germany: Girl loses gender bias case against boys choir The choir's right to artistic freedom is decisive, a Berlin court has ruled after the parents of a 9-year-old girl sued when she was rejected by the prestigious State and Cathedral Choir....
2019-08-16 20:34

Germany's Merkel to meet Boris Johnson 'very, very soon' A no-deal Brexit would be in "nobody's interest," according to Angela Merkel's spokesman. But the German government is still preparing for that very possibility, and believes it "highly likely," leaked documents suggest....
2019-08-16 20:34

What's behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan? It is not unusual for Equatorial Guinea to seal its border with Cameroon. But a plan to build a solid border wall has Cameroonians fuming and questions swirling over whether curbing illegal migration is the real motive....
2019-08-16 20:34

Germany cannot shut down North Korean Embassy youth hostel The German government wants to stop a hostel manager from paying rent to the North Korean Embassy. But despite a UN resolution forbidding rent payments, the City Hostel Berlin is still open for business....
2019-08-16 20:34

Zimbabwe: Police beat protesters as economy tanks Zimbabwe has gone from bad to worse since longtime autocrat Robert Mugabe was toppled. The opposition is planning weeks of protests against the government over a severe economic crisis and political repression....
2019-08-16 20:34

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. Hertha Berlin — live updates The 2019-20 Bundesliga season starts here! Champions Bayern Munich give a debut to new signing Benjamin Pavard, but can't yet use the suspended Ivan Perisic. Bookies see them as clear favorites....
2019-08-16 20:34

'French Spiderman' climbs Hong Kong building A Frenchman known for carrying out several unauthorized climbs of skyscrapers around the globe, has scaled a 62-story building in Hong Kong as a protest.        ...
2019-08-16 20:00