A United Nations humanitarian flight to the Ethiopian region of Tigray, epicenter of a year-old war that threatens to cause deepening famine, was ordered to abort a landing Friday as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day. The flight by the U.N ... anti-hunger agency that manages the air service. It was the first time a U.N ... Read .Ethiopia... .
BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombia's most-wanted drug trafficker, DairoAntonio Usuga, also known as "Otoniel," was arrested by the country's authorities, the government said on Saturday (Oct 23). Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised "the capture in Necocli of Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias 'Otoniel', head of the Gulf Clan," in a message on Twitter ... ....
Oct 23 (Reuters) - Sprinter Alex Quinonez, Ecuador's World Championship bronze medallist, has been killed in his home city of Guayanquil on Friday, the country's sports ministry said on Saturday. Guayaquil-based newspaper El Universo said Quinonez, who was 32, and another individual were fatally shot at around 9.20 p.m ... ....
Taiwanese and US officials have discussed how Taiwan can “meaningfully” participate at the United Nations just days before Chinese president Xi Jinping will give a speech to mark his country’s half century since accession to the global body ... Fearful but defiant. life goes on in Taiwan despite China’s threats. Read more ... Read more ... Reuse this content. .
Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan moved to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western countries who appealed for the release of a jailed civil society leader ... He did not set a firm date. Kavala has been in prison since late 2017, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and with involvement in a 2016 failed coup. He denies the charges ... .
In 1953, a Harvard psychologist thought he discovered pleasure – accidentally – within the cranium of a rat ... It kept returning for more. insatiably, incessantly, lever-pulling ... Seemingly, the reward centre of the brain had been located ... .
The Facebook whistleblower whose revelations have tipped the social media giant into crisis has launched a stinging new criticism of Mark Zuckerberg, saying he has not shown any readiness to protect the public from the harm his company is causing ...FrancesHaugen. ‘I never wanted to be a whistleblower. But lives were in danger’. Read more ... Photograph ... .
Air pollution is a global health crisis and tackling it is a crucial part of our response to the climate emergency. Toxic air is leading to premature deaths, making people sick, harming the health of our children and inflicting profound and lasting damage on our precious natural environment ...Sadiq Khan is mayor of London ... Reuse this content. .
Michael Gove has signalled he will explore “retention” options to preserve Grenfell Tower as a memorial to the 72 people killed in the 2017 fire, a move that has been welcomed by relatives of the dead ... Choucair said. “We wanted the minister to visit us here where our catastrophe took place – not in an office – so he could feel our pain.” ... .
PALERMO. Italy’s former interior minister and far-right leader Matteo Salvini went on trial on Saturday for allegedly illegally blocking over 100 migrants in dire sanitary conditions from disembarking from a rescue ship ... The hearing was largely procedural and lasted less than three hours before Murgia set the next hearing for December 17 ... .
By the time photographers captured the long embrace shared by Michael Kovrig and his wife, Vina Nadjibulla, on the tarmac of Toronto's Pearson airport one month ago, he had spent over 1,000 days in a concrete cell in China. It was an emotional reunion because, as Canadians knew, it was no normal homecoming ... A tale of two detentions ... But he says ... .
The ancient Egyptians were carrying out sophisticated mummifications of their dead 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence which could lead to a rewriting of the history books ... It has been dated to the Old Kingdom, proving that mummification techniques some 4,000 years ago were highly advanced ... She added ... Photograph ... .