Rescuers dig for survivors as anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse

AFP 08/17/2018

Rescuers used diggers to claw through mountains of rubble, calling out in the hope of finding survivors as a desperate search for victims of the viaduct collapse entered its fourth day Friday with up to 20 people…

China, US set to resume trade talks

AFP 08/16/2018

China will send a senior negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, its commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the dispute in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies. Beijing…

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

AFP 08/15/2018

Genoa, Italy — Italian rescuers have searched through the night for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators determine what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. Some 30 people…

Tech giants face hefty fines under Australia cyber laws

AFP 08/14/2018

TECH companies could face fines of up to Aus$10 million (US$7.3 million) if they fail to hand over customer information or data to Australian police under tough cyber laws unveiled Tuesday. The government is updating its communication…

For wetter or worse: Bride defies storm

AFP 08/12/2018

A BEAMING bride defiantly marching up a flooded church aisle in the Philippines has won hearts as the country suffers a fresh bout of monsoonal rains. Jobel Delos Angeles, 24, married the father of her two children…

Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs

AFP 08/12/2018

PARIS, France – Men trying to become a father the old-fashioned way are better off wearing loose underwear, according to a study published Thursday. Compared to men who favor snug-fitting briefs, devotees of boxer shorts had a…

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

AFP 08/12/2018

NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. “Three, two, one, zero, and liftoff! Of the mighty Delta…

‘Suicidal’ man steals, crashes empty plane

AFP 08/11/2018

Two military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday after a “suicidal” airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said. Local authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive…

Death toll rises to 31, scores still missing

AFP 08/06/2018

The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southern Laos has jumped to 31, officials said, with scores still missing weeks after the unprecedented disaster that swept entire villages and farmland away. Information about the number…

5 killed, 44 others shot in wave of violence in Chicago

AFP 08/06/2018

FORTY-FOUR people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence police branded “totally unacceptable.” Chicago Police chief of patrol Fred Waller told a press…

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