Category: Pacific & World News

Gun massacre Americans not talking about

Gun massacre Americans not talking about

THEY are the daily headlines that have become all too common. In their homes, in their cots or in the car — handguns and firearms reportedly kill more children in the US than the flu. Just this month, a toddler found his mother’s handgun and fatally shot his 2-year-old brother in Colorado. Days later, a […]

Son of US man comes back from the grave

Son of US man comes back from the grave

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J Kerrigan got a call from a friend. “Your son is alive,” he said. “Put my son on the phone,” Kerrigan said. “He said ‘Hi Dad.’ ” Orange County coroner’s officials had misidentified the body, the Orange County Register reported on Friday. The mix-up began on […]

China landslide possibly buries 141 people

China landslide possibly buries 141 people

More than 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said. The landslide from a mountain engulfed a cluster of more than 40 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo, the […]

Obama breaks silence to slam Republican health care bill

Obama breaks silence to slam Republican health care bill

US Senate Republicans have launched their plan for shrivelling Barack Obama’s health care law, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor. The proposal detailed that Republicans are planning to relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that […]

British face hottest day in 176 years

British face hottest day in 176 years

THE heat is on in the United Kingdom and it’s not just the people wilting like delicate English roses in the Great British Heatwave of 2017. Roads are melting, rail lines are buckling, and air is polluting. According to the Telegraph, today could be the hottest June day in 176 years. But in perhaps the […]

How Grenfell went from tragedy to shambles

How Grenfell went from tragedy to shambles

IN the days after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a harrowing video circulated in which a distraught volunteer demanded to know the real death count. “Have you seen the building?” west Londoner Nadia angrily demanded through tears in a Press TV clip. “There’s more than 17 people dead! “Where are the missing people? Where’s the list […]

London’s year from hell never ends

London’s year from hell never ends

LONDON has endured one unthinkable tragedy after another this year, including three incidents in the last month alone. The Finsbury Park Mosque attack, which has left up to 10 people injured, is the latest incident to shake Britain in what’s been the year from hell. Chilling eyewitness accounts described the incident as “something from a […]

One dead, several injured on London mosque attack

One dead, several injured on London mosque attack

One man has been confirmed dead after a van was driven into a crowd of worshippers near a London mosque, in what police are treating as a terrorist attack. The 48-year-old driver of the van was detained by members of the public and arrested by police. The Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command is leading the investigation. […]

Grenfell tower fire death toll rises to 58

Grenfell tower fire death toll rises to 58

London police have raised the number of confirmed or presumed dead to 58 following the horrific inferno that turned the city’s Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior panelling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed […]

‘Much loved’ Vanuatu president dies after heart attack

‘Much loved’ Vanuatu president dies after heart attack

THE president of Vanuatu, Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale, has died suddenly at the age of 67. Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove extended condolences to the president’s family, government and the people of Vanuatu following his death on Friday night. “Lynne and I recall fondly meeting His Excellency in July 2015 when we visited Vanuatu after the […]

Anti-Trump gunman asks chilling question before rampage

Anti-Trump gunman asks chilling question before rampage

A RIFLE-WIELDING man with an apparent deep hatred of US President Donald Trump has opened fire on Republican politicians at a baseball practice, injuring five people. The shooter, who was killed after his gun rampage in the US state of Virginia, has been identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Illinois, who had posted a number […]

Families of missing desperate for answers

Families of missing desperate for answers

BROTHER and sister Yasin and Nurhada El-Wahabi, who lived at flat 182, have been missing since the fire broke out. Family of four Farah Hamdan and Omar Belkadi and their daughters Tazmin, 6, and Malek 10, are missing. Farah’s father Rkia Hamdan said they had been searching hospitals all day but could not find them. […]

London blaze: ‘They were warned’

London blaze: ‘They were warned’

A CHILLING warning was recently issued about a potential “catastrophic” fire at the London apartment block that was engulfed in flames. The inferno is burning from the second to the top floor of the 1974 building, according to The London Fire Brigade. The block is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) […]

Residents dead in London horror tower fire

Residents dead in London horror tower fire

A NUMBER of people have died in the devastating Grenfell Tower inferno, the London Fire Brigade have confirmed. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters there had been a number of fatalities. She could not confirm numbers because of the complexity of the building. Ms Cottton said firefighters arrived within six minutes to battle the […]

Trump to be sued for alleged corruption

Trump to be sued for alleged corruption

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump faces a fresh legal battle with lawmakers from two states threatening to sue him over allegations he violated anti-corruption clauses of the Constitution. The Post reports attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland are alleging President Trump has accepted millions in payments and benefits from foreign […]