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Sturgeon: Alex Salmond sexual harassment claims 'could not be ignored'

Sturgeon: Alex Salmond sexual harassment claims 'could not be ignored'

Image copyright Getty Images Two people have made sexual harassment complaints against Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond, his successor Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. Ms Sturgeon said the complaints were made in January and were investigated through a process she had agreed to. She said the situation was “difficult for me to come to terms […]

Turnbull Loses Support of Key Ministers in Blow to Leadership

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Mumbai: 2 charred to death as fire breaks out at Crystal Tower building

Mumbai: 2 charred to death as fire breaks out at Crystal Tower building

MUMBAI: Two persons were charred to death when a fire broke out on the 12th storey of the Crystal Tower building at Hindmata in Parel on Wednesday morning. Two dead bodies were recovered from the fire accident site. Rescue operations were on to bring out safely a few people, who were stranded in the staircase […]

Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha arrives with focus on sacrifice

Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha arrives with focus on sacrifice

This week, Muslims around the world will pause to observe their religion’s holiest day, and an opportunity to highlight similarities among the world’s three largest monotheistic religions. Eid al-Adha, the “Day of the Great Sacrifice,” is set aside to commemorate the willingness of Abraham — known in Islam as Ibrahim — to sacrifice his son as […]

One US service member killed in aircraft crash in Iraq

One US service member killed in aircraft crash in Iraq

This latest crash comes as the U.S.-led coalition reports that it is close to defeating the last remnants of the Islamic State militant group. Inherent Resolve forces have been focused on clearing ISIS fighters from the Middle Euphrates River Valley, one of the group’s last major holdouts, since May. Source link

"I will die here": Death toll rises in southern India's worst flooding in a century

"I will die here": Death toll rises in southern India's worst flooding in a century

CHENGANNUR, India — About 800,000 people have been displaced and more than 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers are continuing to search for residents who are stranded in the worst-affected areas. The downpours that started Aug. 8 have triggered floods and landslides and […]

Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific, no damage reported on Fiji

Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in the Pacific, no damage reported on Fiji

(Reuters) – A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it did not cause any damage, authorities in Fiji said. The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. The quake’s depth […]

More Heavy Rains Likely in India's Kerala as Flood Death Toll Jumps

More Heavy Rains Likely in India's Kerala as Flood Death Toll Jumps

More Heavy Rains Likely in India’s Kerala as Flood Death Toll Jumps  U.S. News & World Report India’s Modi sees Kerala’s plight as flood death toll climbs  Reuters Kerala floods: Images after worse deluge in a century  BBC News Kerala floods: Thousands await rescue as death toll crosses 200  Aljazeera.com Full coverage Source link

Trump: I 'never respected' Brennan

Trump: I 'never respected' Brennan

The president’s comments come after more than a dozen former top intelligence officials, including former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, released a letter describing Trump’s decision as a political one that has “everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech.” | Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images By REBECCA MORIN 08/17/2018 10:30 AM EDT Updated 08/17/2018 […]

Xiamen Air passenger jet overshoots runway in Manila, no casualties

Xiamen Air passenger jet overshoots runway in Manila, no casualties

MANILA (Reuters) – A Xiamen Air aircraft with 165 people on board veered off an airport runway in the Philippines capital of Manila shortly before midnight (1555 GMT) on Thursday, but there were no casualties. A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 is pictured next to airport perimeter fence after overshooting the runway at Ninoy Aquino International […]