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 […]

Saudi prosecutor to visit Istanbul over Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia’s chief prosecutor will visit Istanbul to speak with Turkish authorities as part of the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey’s president said Friday, adding that Ankara still has more evidence in the case. The announcement by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came a day […]

‘Ongoing genocide’ against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: UN

A genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is still continuing, UN investigators said Wednesday as they presented a report to the Security Council, calling for the issue to be referred to an international tribunal. Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said that beyond mass killings, […]

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, […]

Daddy cool: Same-sex penguin couple become parents

Two male penguins who paired up as a “same-sex couple” have successfully incubated a baby chick and are “doting” on their tiny offspring, an Australian aquarium announced Friday. Gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic are happily “taking turns caring for their baby chick,” born on October 19 weighing 91 […]

Democratic lawmaker Cory Booker target of 11th suspect package: FBI

Democratic US Senator Cory Booker is the latest target in a spree of 11 suspicious packages sent to opponents of Donald Trump, the FBI said Friday. “The #FBI has confirmed an 11th package has been recovered in Florida, similar in appearance to the others, addressed to Sen. Cory […]

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 […]

US arrests suspect over 12 bombs, suspicious packages

The US government on Friday announced a suspect had been arrested in connection with 12 suspicious packages and pipe bombs sent to critics of Donald Trump in a days-long spree that has inflamed the United States ahead of key midterm elections. A Department of Justice spokeswoman announced the […]

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