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News : World

Brazil presidential candidates seek to soften images ahead of run-off

Friday  19:39,   12 october 2018
msn

Two weeks before a run-off to decide Brazil's presidency, the dueling far-right and leftist candidates are trying to soften their images to appeal to polarized voters. Rejigged campaigns were launched on Friday with new TV ads from the two --... >>>

Ebola showed up in a war zone. It’s not going well.

Friday  18:42,   12 october 2018
vox

An outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that started in July shows no sign of stopping. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Scott Dowell, an... >>>

Hundreds of homes to stop sharing an address after 7 confusing decades

Friday  18:39,   12 october 2018
cbsnews

A bizarre bureaucratic mistake in cash-strapped post-war Japan left 250 homes in Gifu with but one address between themThe repercussions have been unsurprising: Cards and letters ending up at the wrong house. Pizza deliveries gone missing. Dinner... >>>

Purchaser of Banksy painting that shredded itself plans to keep it

Friday  17:42,   12 october 2018
nbcnews

Sotheby's auction house said the buyer is "proceeding with the purchase at the same price as was achieved in the room on the night" — nearly $1.4 million.The bottom half of the canvas "Girl With Balloon" — one of Banksy's most famous works —... >>>

Alleged Khashoggi, Kim Jong Nam assassinations show nations can often kill with impunity

Friday  16:36,   12 october 2018
cnn

Hands doused with nerve agent, radioactive tea, a poison dart hidden in an umbrella. The alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country's Istanbul consulate -- if found to be true -- is only the latest in a series of blatant... >>>

Pope Accepts Wuerl’s Resignation as Washington Archbishop, but Calls Him a Model Bishop

Friday  14:30,   12 october 2018
nytimes

Despite demands to oust Cardinal Wuerl over sexual abuse scandals, Pope Francis praised him as a model leader.But instead of making an example of Cardinal Wuerl, who was named in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report that accused church leaders of >>>

Saudi delegation in Turkey for talks on missing writer

Friday  13:54,   12 october 2018
msn

Turkey's state-run news agency says a delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of an investigation into missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run news agency says a delegation from Saudi... >>>

Africa's Youngest Billionaire Was Abducted in Tanzania

Friday  13:27,   12 october 2018
time

Africa’s youngest billionaire was abducted by masked gunmen outside a hotel in Tanzania’s main city of Dar Es Salaam on Thursday, BBC reports.Authorities have arrested three gunmen, including two foreign nationals, in connection with the kidnapping... >>>

Air India plane hits wall on take off

Friday  12:52,   12 october 2018
cnn

An Air India Boeing 737 aircraft was damaged after hitting an airport wall during take off on a flight from Trichy to Dubai on Friday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

Friday  12:27,   12 october 2018
msn

At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday.More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all... >>>

Pik Botha, global face of South Africa's apartheid state, dies at 86

Friday  11:27,   12 october 2018
reuters

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa's reviled apartheid government as Pretoria's minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son.By turns... >>>

'Looked like 9/11 Australia': Terrifying moment C-17 plane flies towards buildings – as the stunt is slammed as 'stupid and dangerous'

Friday  11:03,   12 october 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Office workers were left terrified after a Royal Australian Air Force plane flew just metres from high-rise buildings during a major festival.Office workers were left terrified after a Royal Australian Air Force plane flew just metres from high-rise >>>

Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

Friday  10:30,   12 october 2018
bbc

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula.The war ended in 1953 with an armistice but a peace treaty was never... >>>

UK weather: Storm Callum brings rain and 76mph winds to Britain

Friday  10:03,   12 october 2018
msn

South Korea hosts an international fleet review off the coast of Jeju with 19 naval ships from 12 countries, while Japan decides not to take part. No reporter... >>>

Exclusive: Five Eyes intelligence alliance builds coalition to counter China

Friday  09:28,   12 october 2018
reuters

The five nations in the world's leading intelligence-sharing network have been exchanging classified information on China's foreign activities with other like-minded countries since the start of the year, seven officials in four capitals... >>>