Tokyo eerily quiet, bracing for worst typhoon in 6 decades

Associated Press 10/12/2019

  TOKYO — Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. Store shelves were bare…

Thousands of protesters in Haiti loot stores, battle police

10/12/2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  — Thousands of protesters clashed with police as they looted stores and tried to break through a barricade leading toward the residence of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Friday in one of the biggest demonstrations in…

Mysterious oil spill reaches beach in major Brazilian city

10/12/2019

RIO DE JANEIRO — A mysterious oil spill that has polluted at least 150 beaches along Brazil’s northeastern coast reached the city of Salvador on Friday as officials tried to determine the source of the crude sludge.…

First man to perform spacewalk dies

10/12/2019

MOSCOW — Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said it…

Putin says Turkish operation in Syria threatens to revive IS threat

10/11/2019

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that jailed Islamic State militants could escape as a result of Turkey’s military operation in Syria, leading to the resurgence of the IS in the region. Putin said Kurds…

Chinese dad beats kid’s dog over vet bill

Inquirer.net 10/10/2019

A Chinese father tried to kill his daughter’s puppy because of the sick animal’s mounting medical bills last Tuesday, Oct. 2. The father bought the dog for his child (names withheld in the report) at a cheap…

Nobel Prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

10/10/2019

STOCKHOLM –  If you’re reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries.   The batteries power cellphones, laptops,…

WATCH: Mexican mayor dragged through street in row over campaign promises

Associated Press 10/10/2019

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico–Angry farmers stormed a city hall in southern Mexico, seized the mayor and dragged him through town from the back of a truck for not fulfilling campaign promises, officials said Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday…

Hong Kong protesters clamor for release of detained activist

Associated Press 10/09/2019

HONG KONG — Several hundred masked protesters chanting for revolution have gathered at Hong Kong’s High Court for the appeal hearing of an activist sentenced to six years in prison for his part in a violent nightlong…

Xi and Kim hail ‘immortal’ China-North Korea relationship

10/06/2019

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to promote a “long-term, sound and stable” relationship with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday, as the two countries mark 70 years of diplomatic relations. North Korean…

UN chief urges restraint as global protests unfurl

Associated Press 10/05/2019

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General António Guterres is responding to the recent wave of street protests in many countries with a reminder that freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are fundamental rights — and an appeal to security…

Putin assures Duterte of support in counter-terrorism campaign

Christia Marie 10/04/2019

SOCHI, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin assured President Rodrigo Duterte that Russia will back the Philippines’ counter-terrorism efforts and initiatives. In a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a Russian think thank forum here on Thursday,…

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