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September 23, 2017 7:42 PM North Korea says rockets to US 'inevitable' after Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'rocket man'

UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - North Korea said on Saturday targeting the US mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr Evil President” Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, further escalating rhetoric over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks to the United Nations General 3

September 23, 2017 4:44 AM Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues

The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a two-year transition period after Brexit, and that the UK pay the EU for "commitments" 3

September 22, 2017 9:29 PM Brazil army deploys in Rio slum as drug-related violence worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO: Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers poured into Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum on Friday in a bid to help the cash-strapped state government quell the drug-related violence that authorities blamed for at least four deaths and several injuries there this week. The army deployed 950 troops in the sprawling favela, responding to a request from the Rio state 3

September 22, 2017 6:18 PM U.S. and Russia Battle Last of ISIS Amid Reports of Fires and Floods in Syria

The U.S. and Russia are backing separate campaigns to wipe out the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in its final stronghold of Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria. As the rival powers and their allies close in on jihadists, however, an international rivalry escalates, and seemingly natural obstacles grow increasingly suspect. With support from Russia and Iran, the Syrian 3

September 22, 2017 1:35 PM Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as part of 'Russia hoax'

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday questioned Facebook Inc's decision to overhaul how it handles paid political advertisements amid investigations into alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections. "The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook," Trump wrote on Twitter. "What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage 3

September 22, 2017 10:44 AM Cool and calm, paddler Jason Chee strikes historic APG gold for S’pore

SINGAPORE – With the match poised on a knife’s edge at 2-2, it would only have been natural for Jason Chee to feel the nerves against his strongest rival in the competition. The Singaporean para-table tennis player had lost to the same opponent, Natthawut Thinathet, during the gold-medal match for the men’s Class 2 singles event at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games 3

September 21, 2017 5:26 PM US-backed force ‘mopping up’ last ISIS holdouts in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syrian fighters backed by US special forces battled on Thursday (Sept 21) to clear the last remaining Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group militants holed up in their crumbling stronghold of Raqqa. Across the border in Iraq, security forces were attacking all remaining territory held by the extremists, who are fighting to prevent 3

September 21, 2017 3:15 PM Mexico Schoolgirl Buried Beneath Earthquake Rubble Has Nation Holding its Breath

Thousands of Mexicans followed rescuers working through the night at the site of a collapsed school the country's capital to rescue a girl who is thought to be alive under the rubble. Frantic search and rescue operations are under way in Mexico City and surrounding states to find survivors of the powerful 7.1 earthquake that killed more than 200 people 2

September 20, 2017 9:49 PM Emir meets state leaders, top officials at UN

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met yesterday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his accompanying delegation at the headquarters of Qatar’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. The two sides also exchanged views on the most important 3

September 20, 2017 5:01 PM At Least 12 People Arrested in Spain Amid Catalan Independence Demonstrations

(MADRID) — Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have detained Catalan officials since the campaign to hold a vote on Catalonia's 4