Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities

Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities

A video projection is seen on the face of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani as he arrives for a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith   LONDON, September 23 (Reuters) – Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and not seek any country’s permission, President […]

U.S. Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

U.S. Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) departs the Senate floor after the body’s first vote upon returning from their August recess at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   WASHINGTON, September 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing […]

Frida the rescue dog emerges as hero of Mexican earthquake

Frida the rescue dog emerges as hero of Mexican earthquake

People pose for a picture with rescue dog Frida after an earthquake hit Mexico City, Mexico September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril   MEXICO CITY, September 23 (Reuters) – For a country still in mourning and counting its dead from Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, Frida the Navy rescue dog has emerged as a source of inspiration and […]

Even low levels of air pollution could damage your kidneys

New York, September 22 (IANS): Besides, negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy, increased exposure to air pollution may also harm your kidneys, researchers warn.   The study suggests that there really is no “safe” level for air pollution, as even the lowest levels of particulate matter in the air can do great harm […]

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist

Soldiers hold up closed fists motioning for silence during rescue efforts at the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing more than 200 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. (AP Photo)   MEXICO CITY, September 22 (AP): Hour after excruciating […]

Spain sends more police to Catalonia to block referendum

MADRID, September 22 (Reuters): Spain’s interior ministry said on Friday it was sending more state police to Catalonia to maintain order and make sure a banned referendum on independence does not take place.   Catalonia, which wants to hold a vote on Oct. 1 to split from Spain, has its own police called Mossos d’Esquadra, […]

U.S. takes North Korea threat of H-bomb test seriously, Trump official says

U.S. takes North Korea threat of H-bomb test seriously, Trump official says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a fruit orchard in Kwail county, South Hwanghae province in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 21, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, September 22 (Reuters) – It would be a “game-changer” if North Korea conducts a hydrogen bomb […]

China bullet train…

China bullet train…

A “Fuxing” bullet train arrives at Jinan West Railway Station on September 21, 2017 in Jinan, Shandong Province of China. China’s “Fuxing” bullet trains start to run between Beijing and Shanghai with a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour since Thursday. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

U.N. estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya in Bangladesh for six months

U.N. estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya in Bangladesh for six months

Rohingya refugee children queue for aid in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton   DHAKA, September 22 (Reuters) – The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in “massive numbers” to escape a bloody […]

Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom

Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom

A Rohingya refugee man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   YANGON/HONG KONG, September 22 (Reuters) – When officials from Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon toured six European countries in June, […]