Mosul’s morgue men endured worst of Islamic State butchery

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and MAGGIE MICHAEL,In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, senior examiner Modhar al-Omari stands outside a refrigerated container carrying dozens of bodies in a morgue in Mosul, Iraq. The morgue was the processing point for Islamic State group’s machine of butchery, taking in bodies of those killed by the militants, and later, for civilians … Read more

North Korea: New UN sanctions an act of war

North Korea: New UN sanctions an act of war Media captionNorth Korea says the latest missile is capable of reaching Washington DCNorth Korea has described the latest UN sanctions imposed on the country as an “act of war”.The foreign ministry said the measures were tantamount to a total economic blockade, the official KCNA news agency … Read more

Tropical Storm Tembin: Philippines rescuers seek victims

Tropical Storm Tembin: Philippines rescuers seek victims Media captionThe aftermath of Storm Tembin on Mindanao islandRescuers are searching for victims of a tropical storm in the southern Philippines, where nearly 200 people have died in mudslides and flash floods.Rescue teams have yet to reach some of the affected areas on Mindanao island.Many people are missing … Read more

Miss America CEO Sam Haskell quits over leaked emails

US & Canada US & Canada Miss America bosses resign over ‘inappropriate’ leaked emails Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook … Read more

Philippines mall fire in Davao leaves at least 37 dead

Asia Asia Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger … Read more

How Kim bested Trump in 2017’s defining geopolitical slugfest

One of 2017’s defining geopolitical slugfests was between heavyweight personalities President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It was an international standoff that descended into personal name-calling, with Trump labeling Kim “little rocket man” and the U.S. president being described as an “old lunatic” and a “dotard” in return. If the past … Read more

Major cases await Supreme Court in 2018

WASHINGTON — Major cases await the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court when they return to the bench in January, including a test of how states purge their databases of unqualified voters and a challenge likely to deal a serious blow to the nation’s public sector unions. In both cases, the Trump administration has switched … Read more

Vice sorry for workplace that bred sexual harassment

The founders of Vice Media admitted to having “failed as a company to create a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone, especially women, can feel respected and thrive” after a New York Times investigation published Saturday revealed allegations of sexual harassment and a toxic work environment. The report said three Vice employees received settlements after … Read more

Some Puerto Ricans forced to celebrate Christmas in the dark

Sorry, this video needs JavaScript turned on Puerto Rico’s Christmas in the dark Arlene Rivera says, “I’m never going to lose the Christmas spirit.” She and her family have been living in the mountains of Adjuntas without electricity and water since Hurricane Maria. For all sides, 2017 was a year to seek justice Chelsea bomber … Read more

Rohingya Refugees: How to help the children

Rohingya children hold objects they use as toys to play with in refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. Ed Jones / AFP – Getty Images Refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, are overflowing with more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled what the United Nations says is a campaign of ethnic cleansing by military … Read more