Tears and panic as false missile alert unnerves Hawaii

Panic and confusion swept Hawaii on Saturday as a mistaken alert about a ballistic missile attack spread across the Pacific U.S. state, sending residents and tourists scrambling for shelter and questioning why an all-clear was not issued faster Rhonda Ramirez and Michael Sterling, both 56 and from Los Angeles, were staying at a hotel in […]

Africans calls Trump racist after ‘shithole’ remark

(Note language that may offend some readers) African politicians and diplomats labeled U.S. President Donald Trump a racist on Friday after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from “shithole” countries. Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday and a U.S. […]

‘Homemade explosive’ injures at least 10 at Saint Petersburg market

A homemade bomb blast at a supermarket in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg injured 10 people Wednesday, officials said, sparking a probe into attempted murder. “According to preliminary information, an explosion of an unidentified object occurred in a store,” a spokeswoman for Russia’s Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, said in a statement. The blast was […]

Synagogues across Canada get hate mail saying ‘Jewry Must Perish’, report

At least three synagogues in Canada received hate mail warning that “Jewry must perish, ” several Israeli dailies reported on Tuesday Police are  reportedly investigating the envelopes delivered Monday to two synagogues in Montreal and one in Toronto. Each featured a drawing of a bleeding Star of David enclosing a Nazi swastika with the slogan “Jewry […]

Oldest fossils ever found show life on Earth began before 3.5 billion years ago

Summary: Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison The full story Researchers at UCLA and the University […]

Venezuela’s Maduro says government wins 90 percent of mayorships

Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party won at least 90 percent of the 335 mayorships contested in Sunday’s local elections, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday. According to the national election board’s latest official count, the socialists won 41 of 42 mayorships counted by late evening. But Maduro said results overnight would show his government had won […]

Trump may replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo

President Trump is reportedly planning to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with CIA Director Mike Pompeo potentially replacing him. The will come in the next several weeks, The New York Times reported, citing senior administration officials. Still, The Times added that it is not clear whether Trump has approved the plan, which was devised […]