September 1, 2017

UK police charge man under terror laws over Buckingham Palace incident

LONDON, Sep 1: A man arrested outside Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace residence for allegedly attacking police with a sword appeared in a London court on […]
September 1, 2017

Tropical Storm Lidia heads for Mexican resort

  MEXICO CITY, Sep 1: Tropical Storm Lidia bore down on the plush Mexican resort area of Los Cabos on Thursday (Aug 31), dumping torrential rains […]
September 1, 2017

US orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

WASHINGTON, Sep 1: The United States on Thursday (Aug 31) ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two other installations in two days, […]
September 1, 2017

Texas city loses water, thousands of Harvey survivors rescued, 38 dead

PORT ARTHUR, Texas, Sep 1: A Texas city lost its drinking water supply and soldiers and police rescued thousands still stranded on Thursday as storm Harvey […]
August 31, 2017

In call with Saudi king, Trump urges end to Qatar dispute – White House

WASHINGTON, Aug 31: U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman on Wednesday and urged “all the parties in the Qatar dispute” to find a […]
August 31, 2017

UN Security Council meets on Myanmar violence

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 31: The UN Security Council on Wednesday (Aug 30) discussed the violence in Myanmar where clashes and a security crackdown by the military […]
August 31, 2017

Macron promises ‘ambitious’ labour reforms

PARIS, Aug 31: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday (Aug 30) brushed aside criticism of a rocky start to his term in office and promised “ambitious” […]
August 31, 2017

Trump says ‘talking not the answer’ on North Korea, Mattis disagrees

WASHINGTON, Aug 31: President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Aug 31) declared “talking is not the answer” to the tense standoff with North Korea over its nuclear […]
August 30, 2017

British princes mark anniversary of Diana’s death

LONDON, Aug 30: Princes William and Harry will pay tribute to their mother Princess Diana on Wednesday (Aug 30), a day before the 20th anniversary of […]
August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey damage estimated at US$42b

WASHINGTON, Aug 30: Damages from Hurricane Harvey could put it among the top five most costly US storms ever, with failing dams and levees driving up […]
August 30, 2017

Trump praises Texans on trip to Harvey disaster zone

  CORPUS CHRISTI, Aug 30: President Donald Trump flew into the Harvey disaster zone in a show of leadership on Tuesday (Aug 29), telling the people […]
August 29, 2017

Car bomb kills eight at Baghdad market – medics

BAGHDAD, Aug 29: A car bomb killed at least eight people in a crowded vegetable market in a Shi’ite Muslim district of Baghdad on Monday, police […]
August 29, 2017

London carnival stops to remember fire victims

  LONDON, Aug 29: London’s Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, came to a standstill on Monday (Aug 28) in the shadow of the charred […]
August 29, 2017

Houston races to rescue flood victims before storm’s return

  HOUSTON, Aug 29: Rescue teams in boats, trucks and helicopters scrambled on Monday (Aug 28) to reach hundreds of Texans marooned on flooded streets in […]
August 28, 2017

After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for rape sentencing

  NEW DELHI, Aug 28: India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the […]
August 28, 2017

‘Beyond anything experienced’: Devastation as Harvey floods Houston

HOUSTON, Aug 28: Catastrophic flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Houston on Sunday, forcing residents of the fourth most populous US city to flee their […]
August 28, 2017

Deadly clashes in Yemen rebel ranks spark fears of ‘strife’

  SANAA, Aug 28: A Yemeni colonel loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebels have been killed in Sanaa, in an unprecedented […]
August 28, 2017

UN’s Guterres sees no pressure from Yemen coalition on child rights report

DUBAI, Aug 28: The United Nations faces “no pressure” from a Saudi-led coalition over a draft U.N. report on child deaths in Yemen, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres […]