Day: October 26, 2018

6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Greece coast

Oct. 26 (UPI) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off Greece’s west coast early Friday near the island of Zakynthos. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was located 20 miles south of the island’s southern tip of Mouzaki. The USGS said the quake occurred “as the […]


14 injured in China kindergarten stabbing

 A Chinese kindergarten in southwest China was thrown into chaos on Friday when an unidentified woman launched a knife attack, injuring at least 14 children. The suspect, a 39-year-old whose motives were unknown, entered the New Century Kindergarten around 9:30 a.m. with a weapon, Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV […]

Man detained in Florida in mail-bomb case

WASHINGTON— Federal authorities took a man into custody Friday in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages, the FBI and Justice Department said. The man was identified by law enforcement officials as Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida. He was arrested […]

Who is to blame for America’s toxic environment?

Gun violence against members of Congress, relentless personal invective from the US president, harassment of public officials. And now, multiple suspicious packages, some with explosives, targeting high-profile Democrats.  With 12 days before hugely consequential midterm elections, US authorities have foiled mail bomb attacks against former president Barack Obama, […]

Israel PM makes secret Oman visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made an unannounced visit to Oman, an Arab state with which Israel has no diplomatic ties, and met with Sultan Qaboos, the premier’s office said Friday. The two leaders discussed the Middle East peace process “and other issues of shared interest”, it said […]