Violent deaths of Venezuelans in Colombia on the rise – report

25 August 2019, 7:21 PM
An average of one Venezuelan died violently in Colombia each day in the first seven months of 2019, Colombia's forensic science institute said in a report, a trend that may worsen as immigration increases.
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Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault.
White House defends Trump over ‘dog’ comments 15 August 2018, 8:28 AM

The White House has defended U.S. President Donald Trump calling a former aide a “dog” after the said person confirmed she’d heard a recording where the President used the N-word multiple times.

The collapse came as the bridge was undergoing maintenance work.
Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse 15 August 2018, 6:00 AM

Italian rescuers searched through the night Wednesday for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators probed what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse.

High-ranking military officers were arrested for their alleged involvement in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela says two military officials arrested over drone blasts 14 August 2018, 7:25 PM

Venezuela chief prosecutor, Tarek Saab, said on Tuesday two high-ranking military officers were arrested for their alleged involvement in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro earlier in August.

Donald Trump (left) and Omarosa Manigault (right)
Trump calls former ‘Apprentice’ star turned White House aide a ‘dog’ 14 August 2018, 7:15 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump has on Tuesday lashed out at former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog" as his fellow former reality TV star continued to publicly release recordings from her time in Trump's orbit.

Italy Bridge
Italy Motorway Bridge collapses over Genoa, “dozens” feared dead 14 August 2018, 1:59 PM

A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".

The city Vienna
Vienna topples Melbourne in ‘most liveable city’ ranking 14 August 2018, 10:01 AM

Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.

A picture of Richard Russell
Suspected Seattle airplane thief was adventurer, bakery owner 14 August 2018, 6:31 AM

The airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with his wife and enjoyed the benefits that came with his job to travel the world, social media posts showed.

Omarosa Manigault Newman
Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes 14 August 2018, 5:52 AM

President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman -- a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of chaos in his White House and cast doubt on his pledge to hire "only the best people."

Members of IS
20,000-30,000 IS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: UN report 13 August 2018, 8:57 PM

Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released Monday.

President Joseph Kabila smiling
UN welcomes steps taken in DRC electoral process 13 August 2018, 8:25 PM

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed steps taken recently in the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly President Joseph Kabila's decision not to seek an additional term in office.

The low-key meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will focus on "the Syrian conflict.
Merkel to host Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine, energy 13 August 2018, 2:08 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday to discuss the Syrian and Ukraine conflicts, energy issues and other foreign policy issues, Berlin announced.

Iran unveils next generation missile: media 13 August 2018, 12:19 PM

Iran unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile on Monday and vowed to further boost its capabilities, Iranian media said, at a time of rising tensions with the United States.

More than 350 000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's civil war started in 2011.
Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot blast 13 August 2018, 7:40 AM

An explosion at a weapons depot that toppled buildings in a rebel-held town of northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children Sunday, a monitor said.

A biker riding his Harley
Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute 12 August 2018, 5:29 PM

US President Donald Trump backed boycotting American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson Inc on Sunday, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Trump over tariffs on steel.

Cars passing through a checkpoint
Intense fighting in Afghan city Ghazni as Taliban presses 12 August 2018, 3:43 PM

Taliban insurgents attacked police headquarters and other government buildings in Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Sunday and were threatening to seize control of the city, with the main highway now heavily mined, local lawmakers and residents said

Maduro accepts FBI help over alleged murder plot 12 August 2018, 8:59 AM

President Nicolas Maduro has said that he would let United States FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate the alleged recent plot to kill him with explosive drones but with conditions.

Trump condemns ‘all types of racism’ a year after Charlottesville 12 August 2018, 6:47 AM

United States President Donald Trump, often accused of denigrating non-white people, condemned racism Saturday as the nation marked the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Adults lifting a child out of the rubble
‘Fierce Syria bombardment kills more than 50 civilians’ 11 August 2018, 8:12 PM

At least 53 civilians including 28 children, have been killed in fierce bombardment Friday that targeted rebel-held areas of northern Syria, a war monitor said updating an earlier toll.

Plane in the sky
Airline worker steals empty plane in Seattle 11 August 2018, 4:25 PM

A Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, reported to be hijacked, flies over University Place, Washington, the U.S., before crashing in the South Puget Sound, August 10, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

A woman on a makeshift bridge over flood waters
India on high alert after floods kill 34 11 August 2018, 2:36 PM

More than half of the 14 districts in India's Kerala state have been put on high alert, officials said on Saturday, as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34.

Two police officers among four fatally shot in Canada 11 August 2018, 8:43 AM

Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities.

Half million Venezuelans fleeing crisis enter Ecuador 10 August 2018, 5:31 PM

More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year, the UN said on Friday, after Quito declared a state of migration emergency triggered by the crisis engulfing Venezuela.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in a meeting
Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic war 10 August 2018, 3:30 PM

Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against, stepping up a war of words with Washington over spiralling sanctions.

Iraq elections
Iraqi cleric Sadr wins vote recount: electoral commission 10 August 2018, 6:38 AM

Nationalist Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's alliance won Iraq's legislative election in May according to a manual recount, the electoral commission said Friday, paving the way for a government to be formed nearly three months after the polls.

Michelle Bachelet to be named High Commissioner for Human Rights 9 August 2018, 9:14 PM

The UN General Assembly will convene Friday to consider the Secretary General’s nomination of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the next High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Yemen: more than three years of war 9 August 2018, 7:22 PM

A Saudi-led coalition launched military operations in Yemen in 2015, helping the government to push back against rebels who had taken control of the capital and seized several provinces.

Argentina Senate votes against legalising abortion 9 August 2018, 4:36 PM

Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier.

Monsoon, landslides kill 20 in southern India 9 August 2018, 12:55 PM

At least 20 people were killed Thursday in landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern India, an official said, pushing the nationwide monsoon death toll for this year to over 700.

Wave of Israeli strikes hit Gaza after rocket barrage, toddler killed 9 August 2018, 7:31 AM

Israel carried out a major wave of strikes across the Gaza Strip overnight in response to some 150 rockets fired at its territory...

Israeli soldiers walking around
Hamas says indirect Gaza truce talks with Israel ‘advanced’ 8 August 2018, 7:58 PM

U.N. and Egyptian-mediated talks on a deal to tamp down tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip are in “advanced stages”, a senior member of the Palestinian enclave’s dominant Islamist Hamas group said on Wednesday.