- 2018-03-12 13:09:13Z
Hillary Clinton has fractured her hand during a tour of India, reportedly slipping in a bathtub at a luxury hotel in a former palace. A doctor at the private Goyal Hospital told AFP Friday that Clinton had undergone screening after suffering pain in her right hand following a fall. Local and international media quoted unnamed sources as saying Clinton had slipped in the bath in an accident that comes just five months after she broke her toe in London.
A Turkish-led offensive to capture the Kurdish-majority enclave of Afrin in northern Syria has forced 30,000 civilians from its main city in 24 hours, a monitor said Thursday. "More than 30,000 people were displaced since yesterday (Wednesday) as a result of Turkish bombardment against the city," the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "They went to areas controlled by the Syrian regime and to the outskirts of the city" under the control of Kurdish militia, the monitoring group said.
A Russian plane loaded with precious metals lost its glittering cargo on take-off Thursday, scattering the runway with gold and silver. The cargo of bars of concentrated ore used to transport the precious metals weighed 9.3 tonnes. "As it gathered height, the cargo door became damaged due to the shifting of cargo" and "part of the cargo was scattered on the runway," Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement on Telegram.
The last of the messages from inside the besieged Eastern Ghouta neighbourhood of Hammouriyeh came in the dead of the night on Wednesday. "More than 5,000 people are at risk of annihilation," the doctor wrote in a breathless text. "Please get our voice out to the world, this might be the last message I'm able to send. "The wounded are in the streets and the planes are targeting anything that moves," he said. "The regime forces came from the east side. I tried to escape but I couldn't. I witnessed an entire family getting killed by an air strike in front of me. I'm by a basement now trying to send this to you." The internet connection in the town went down shortly after, and by Thursday...
Conservative TV business news personality Larry Kudlow is generally a booster of President Donald Trump's economic policies -- and a man who does not mince words. The White House on Wednesday confirmed media reports that Kudlow would replace Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs president who stepped down last week as Trump's top economic advisor following an internal battle over trade tariffs. Kudlow, 70, said Wednesday on live television he too initially opposed blanket tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which the White House announced last week and which have drawn rebukes from Republican lawmakers and sent global stocks reeling.
LONDON (AP) - British counterterrorism police on Tuesday took charge of the investigation into the death in London of a Russian businessman because he was connected to a prominent Kremlin foe.
By Gopal Sharma and Ruma Paul KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi airline said on Tuesday its two pilots aboard the plane that crashed in Nepal killing 49 people had both received special training to land at Kathmandu airport and had successfully handled previous flights. The airline and airport authorities in Kathmandu have blamed each other in the aftermath of Monday's disaster, the Himalayan nation's worst since the 1992 crash of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft killed 167 people. Flight operator US-Bangla Airlines said it was too early to blame anyone, after a transcript of the pilots' radio conversation with ground control in Kathmandu revealed confusion over the...
By Shu Zhang and Se Young Lee BEIJING (Reuters) - China is merging its banking and insurance regulators, giving new powers to policymaking bodies such as the central bank and creating new ministries in the biggest government shake-up in years. The revamp is a cornerstone of President Xi Jinping's agenda to put the leadership of the ruling Communist Party squarely at the heart of policy with Xi himself at the core of the party.
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is probably due to caution over organizing its stance on the meetings, the South said on Monday, as China's leader urged patience. North Korean media mentioned a visit by a delegation from the South last week, but no coverage has been seen of Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet U.S. President Donald Trump or the South Korean president to discuss the future of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. "We have not seen nor received an official response from the North Korean regime regarding the North Korea-U.S. summit," Baik Tae-hyun, the spokesman of the South's Ministry of...
NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a helicopter crash in New York City (all times local):
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed changing the name of her party to the National Union on Sunday as part of efforts to improve its image after she was re-elected for a third term as leader. The 49-year-old announced the proposed change at a party conference in northeast France, arguing that the party needed to drop its historic name of the National Front (FN) which has been used since 1972 when it was co-founded by her father Jean-Marie. The switch is meant to signal a new beginning and a decisive break from the toxic legacy of Jean-Marie, a former paratrooper who has a long history of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. ― Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) on Thursday offered his first evidence of noncitizens trying to register to vote in a trial challenging a Kansas requirement that people prove their U.S. citizenship to get on the voter rolls. The evidence was a spreadsheet of 38 instances of alleged illegal voter activity in Sedgwick County that Kobach's office had compiled over 18 years, from 1999 to 2017. As of 2016, there were more than 293,000 registered voters in Sedgwick County and over 1.8 million in Kansas.
A woman shot and killed Monday night in East Los Angeles has been identified.
NEW YORK (AP) - CBS' Norah O'Donnell traveled to Saudi Arabia to conduct an the first U.S. television interview with that country's de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to run on "60 Minutes" shortly before he visits the United States.
BEIRUT (AP) - The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
A White House lurching from crisis to crisis appeared close to complete meltdown Friday, as Donald Trump's staff struggled to limit damage from two impulsive moves with far-reaching consequences. Trump's off-the-cuff enticement of a global trade war and calls for limits on the constitutional right to bear arms cleaved a schism between the mercurial president and his Republican backers, sparked a stock market sell-off and prompted threats of retaliatory sanctions from across the globe. Angered by the announced departure of confidant Hope Hicks, financial scandals surrounding son-in-law Jared Kushner and the ongoing investigation into his campaign, Trump thumbed his nose at advisors'...
The West knows what Ankara is up to, but won't call it by its name.
By Paul Carsten ABUJA (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters. The raid in the town of Rann marks the latest high-profile assault by the jihadists in the northeast, coming less than two weeks after militants abducted 110 girls from a school in the town of Dapchi in neighboring Yobe state. The United Nations confirmed three aid workers, all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack in Rann, near the Cameroon border, and said a female nurse was missing, feared abducted.
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone on Friday, saying trade wars were good and easy to win, after his plan to put tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum triggered global criticism and a slide in stock markets. The European Union raised the possibility of taking countermeasures, France said the duties would be unacceptable and China urged Trump to show restraint. Canada, the biggest supplier of steel and aluminum to the United States, said it would retaliate if hit by U.S. tariffs.
Thousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their last respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor Wednesday following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. After a public service, Sridevi's flower-bedecked funeral cortege made its way slowly to a crematorium where her family said their final goodbyes. Bollywood stars, including actresses Aishwarya Rai and Kajol, were among the mourners at the Celebration Sports Club in the Andheri West area of Mumbai -- the home of the Hindi film industry.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine Supreme Court's chief justice - who has drawn the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte - expects to be impeached by the House next month and will go on leave to prepare for the trial she's confident of winning, her spokesman said Wednesday.
The images of students fleeing the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida are frightening.
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants can be detained indefinitely without bond hearings, in a setback for immigrant rights. The five-to-three decision was carried by the court's conservative justices, who said immigrants detained in the United States had no right to periodic bond hearings. It reversed a ruling by the San Francisco 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which had set a six-month limit for detention without a bond hearing as long as the person did not pose a flight risk or a danger to national security.
Demonstrators gathered outside the UN in Geneva Tuesday and some diplomats left in protest over an address by Iran's justice minister to the rights council, despite facing Swiss and EU sanctions over rights violations. Alireza Avaie took the podium at the Human Rights Council, slamming "appalling deficiencies" there and in other UN rights mechanisms, and accusing Washington and others of "exploiting human rights for their political ends". Standing near a large pyramid of shoes meant to represent the thousands killed in a 1988 massacre of political prisoners, demonstrator Safora Mohammadi, a 35-year-old law student, insisted Avaie was "a killer".
Turkey has sent special forces into the Syrian region of Afrin in anticipation of a "new fight" in urban areas in its operation against a Kurdish militia, Ankara said on Monday. Turkey on January 20 started an offensive supporting Syrian rebels against the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in the western enclave of Afrin.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the community on Sunday of a possible ICE raid in the next 24 hours in the Bay Area. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) - The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy compound in Montenegro's capital, and then killed himself, was an ex-soldier apparently decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO's bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999, authorities said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
An audience of some 7,000 people booed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) multiple times during his appearance at a town hall event Wednesday where he refused to say he'd stop accepting donations from the National Rifle Association.
A man was shot several times Sunday night in a drive-by shooting in southwest Houston.