World

by | March 15, 2019 | 13:20

For the tenth year in a row, Austrian capital Vienna topped the ranking , followed by Zurich (Switzerland), while joint third place went to Vancouver (Canada ), Auckland (Australia) and Munich (Germany). The survey considered several factors to determine the quality of living in each city. Phnom Penh ranks lowest for personal safety, while safety continues to be an issue in the central Asian cities of Almaty, Tashkent, Ashgabat, Dushanbe and Bishkek.

by | March 15, 2019 | 10:14

Tropical Cyclone Idai is shown approaching landfall in Mozambique late Thursday. The storm packs sustained winds of 115 miles per hour and threatens a month's worth of rainfall for an already waterlogged region - the makings of a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

by | March 15, 2019 | 09:51

Brent was selling at about $67.55 a barrel on March 13. While tracking Iran's oil exports has become an increasingly hard task after the US sanctions returned, some of the key Iranian oil customers that received USA waivers resumed buying Iran's oil in 2019 or increased imports to their respective ceiling allowed under the waivers, after an initial "wait-and-see mode" for November and December purchases amid uncertainties as to who was getting waivers.

by | March 15, 2019 | 09:53

Netanyahu travels to Washington later this month to address the pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC, and Israeli media reports said he also plans to hold talks with Trump, with the Golan recognition issue on the agenda. Daqduq returned to his native Lebanon and spent several years training Hizbollah's special forces unit, according to the Israeli military. The activity of the Hezbollah operatives goes largely unnoticed in Syria due to their ability to assimilate into the local population.

by | March 15, 2019 | 09:42

As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pointed out in the wake of the attack, New Zealand has long prided itself on the public's easy access to politicians. According to Trade Minister David Parker, the man who assaulted Shaw shouted something about the United Nations before the attack. But the election of Donald Trump, who " reject [ed] the ideology of globalism " in a speech to the UN General Assembly past year, appears to have provided some added impetus to those conspiracy theorists, while ...

by | March 15, 2019 | 09:37

The lawsuit claims Remington's marketing "glorified" the AR-15 Bushmaster rifle using slogans such as "consider your man card reissued", in a direct appeal to troubled young men like Adam Lanza . "We wanted our day in court". The plaintiffs argue that the gun-maker "attract [ed] buyers by extolling the militaristic and assaultive qualities of their AR-15 rifles" by "advertising that the most elite branches of the military - including Special Forces, SEALs, Green Berets, and Army Rangers - ...

by | March 15, 2019 | 07:10

Apart from numerous witness reports of casualties, a reporter following the Bangladesh cricket team, who are now in New Zealand , tweeted that the team had "escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters". Speaking to media after police had confirmed that one man was in custody following mass shootings at two mosques in the South Island city, Ardern said those responsible "have no place in New Zealand ".

by | March 15, 2019 | 07:06

The war powers resolution seeks to end any USA military involvement in the conflict, including providing targeting support for Saudi air strikes, without authorization from Congress. "Today, we begin the process of reclaiming our constitutional power by ending USA involvement in a war that has not been authorized by Congress and is clearly unconstitutional", Senator Bernie Sanders , who is running for president in 2020 and is a sponsor of the measure, said on the Senate floor.

by | March 15, 2019 | 06:27

Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history", Belén Sisa, Sanders's national deputy press secretary, told Politico in response to posting the question in a Facebook thread. She suggested pro-Israel lawmakers have dual loyalties and that they pledged their "allegiance to a foreign country". Last week, the House of Representatives passed an anti-hate resolution sparked in large part by Omar's recent suggestions that Israel supporters want US lawmakers to ...

by | March 15, 2019 | 06:02

The injured have been rushed to the St. George Hospital and G. T. Hospital, besides Sion Hospital, said officials. In a statement, the Ministry of Railways had earlier stressed that it was not responsible for the bridge maintenance. "Even after that if such incident happened, it raises question on the audit". Mumbai police have issued directions for traffic diversions, asking commuters to avoid CSMT and Crawford Market road.

by | March 15, 2019 | 05:25

A eyewitness said it was a scary situation with people running down Deans Avenue, with armed police all around. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Arden said it was "one of New Zealand's darkest days" . According to reports, gunshots have been heard near the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand , as police warn of a "critical incident". "Police believe there may be other offenders", the New Zealand Police tweeted .

by | March 15, 2019 | 05:21

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co, the largest operator of the 737 MAX in the world with 34 jets, said it was experiencing unusually high call volumes and had canceled 39 MAX flights. Conditions at Kelowna International Airport as of Wednesday morning. If the recorders indicate a manufacturing problem or a software glitch in the anti-stall system, the planes could stay on the tarmac for a long time.

by | March 15, 2019 | 04:16

Some people have all the luck, the saying goes. Deborah Brown initially bought 20 tickets for $1 each. Brown later bought ten more tickets with the same numbers at the same location. "I almost had a heart attack", Brown said to Virginia Lottery. In fact, each of those 30 tickets was a victor, securing Brown $5,000 for each for a total of $150,000 in winnings.

by | March 15, 2019 | 02:40

The Irish News newspaper received on Monday a recognised codeword. In a statement, the Met said the caller had described how five devices had been sent, although only four have so far been found. The building was evacuated as a precaution. Specialist officers carried out a controlled explosion of the device. Flights were also unaffected, police said.

by | March 15, 2019 | 02:41

Most Republicans sided with Democrats on the resolution, though they called it a waste of time. "This resolution is critical because of the many questions and criticisms of the investigation raised by the president and his administration", said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler.

by | March 15, 2019 | 00:57

Despite the apparent activation of Israel's Iron Dome air defence system, the military said no rockets were shot down nor landed in any built-up areas. Bomb shelters were opened across the city in response to the attack. "I suggest to Hamas, don't count on it", he told his Cabinet. "The time has come to defeat Hamas once and for all", he said.

by | March 15, 2019 | 00:25

Some friends are "not into it at all", she suspects because they do not want to go out in the cold - the forecast is for hail on Friday. "It's hard to imagine", she said. "I feel it is so imperative we protect it". We have the right to live our dreams and hopes. Citing wildfires, droughts, massive storms and refugee flows as signs of what's to come, Din emphasized the urgency she and many of her classmates see in what she called a "climate crisis".

by | March 14, 2019 | 22:57

But the plan would only be temporary and would exclude a selection of sensitive imports, including some agricultural products such as beef, lamb, pork and some dairy, as well as vehicle imports and some other products. To protect human, animal and plant health, animals and animal products from outside the European Union would be required to enter Northern Ireland through a designated entry point, while regulated plant materials from outside the European Union and high-risk plants from inside ...

by | March 14, 2019 | 18:40

The PPS said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute 16 other soldiers and two official IRA men. "As prosecutors we are required to be wholly objective in our approach". The Bloody Sunday killings caused widespread anger at the time - not least in the United States, where support for the Irish Republican cause runs high - and almost 50 years later the incident remains highly emotive.

by | March 14, 2019 | 17:33

May said Monday that she had secured "legally binding changes" to her Brexit deal, which addressed concerns over the Irish backstop , an insurance policy created to avoid a hard border in Ireland. Even if they formally get on board, though, there will be a rump of super-committed Tory eurosceptics - both inside and outside the ERG - who will always vote against any version of May's deal.