• Canada Oct 14, 2019

    Typhoon Leaves as Many as 33 Dead as Japan Continues Rescue

    Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening and battered central...

  • social media Oct 11, 2019

    Stalking Suspect Allegedly Studied Pop Idol's Pupil Images Online to Find Her Location

    A man arrested on suspicion of stalking a female pop idol used the reflections of her pupils in photos she shared on social media and Google Street View to find where she lived. Tokyo police declined comment on the specifics of the investigation but confirmed Friday that 26-year-old Hibiki Sato was arrested Sept. 17 on suspicion of indecent behavior in...

  • manager Sep 11, 2019

    Spanish Singer-Songwriter Camilo Sesto Dies at 72

    Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure. He was 72. Sesto’s manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death to Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that he had died early Sunday in a hospital in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks. Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortés, sold...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2019

    A$AP Rocky Trial Underway in Sweden

    American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage went on trial Tuesday in Sweden in a high-profile legal case that has caught the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump and celebrities. Swedish prosecutors allege that the Grammy-nominated rapper and the two other suspects “deliberately, together and in agreement” attacked 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari in...

  • Donald Trump Jul 4, 2019

    Rapper A$AP Rocky Arrested in Stockholm

    Swedish officials accuse the two-time Grammy nominee of assault and say his case will be heard by a judge in three days.

  • JUDGE Mar 1, 2019

    Dozens of Journalists Accused of Breaching Gag Order on Pell

    An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said Thursday. Reporting in any format accessible from Australia of details of the former Vatican economy chief’s convictions in a Melbourne court in...

  • Attorney Jan 11, 2019

    Michael Jackson Allegations and Controversy Return With New Film

    An attorney representing two Michael Jackson accusers who appear in an upcoming documentary says their sexual-abuse allegations have not been discredited as the Jackson estate says, and deserve to be heard. Vince Finaldi, who represents Wade Robson and James Safechuck in lawsuits alleging Jackson molested them, said the suits were dismissed on technical grounds, not the credibility of the men’s...

  • The Associated Press Sep 10, 2018

    Sweden's Ruling Party Hits Election Low as Far Right Grows

    Voters handed Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country’s next government uncertain. After a campaign dominated by debates over immigration, the center-left Social Democratic Party emerged with the greatest share of the vote — 28.4 percent as the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2018

    South Africa Blasts Trump Over Racially Divisive Tweet

    South Africa’s government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into alleged seizures of white-owned farms and the “large scale killing of farmers” in the country, an assertion it said was false and “only seeks to divide our nation and remind us of our colonial past.” South Africa is in...

  • Japan Jul 29, 2018

    Tropical Storm Hits Japan, Heads for Hard-Hit Western Region

    A tropical storm in Japan disrupted transportation and knocked out power to thousands of homes in its path as it headed west toward a region still recovering from devastating rains earlier this month. At least 16 people have been injured, according to a tally by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK. Tropical Storm Jongdari made landfall about 1 a.m. Sunday in central...

  • NBC NEWS Jul 7, 2018

    Heavy Rain Floods Southwestern Japan; 38 Dead and Dozens Reported Missing

    Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously and 47 were missing. Television footage showed a residential area in Okayama prefecture seeped in brown water spreading like a huge lake. Some people fled to rooftops...

  • Russia Jul 6, 2018

    Japan Cult Leader, Followers Executed for 1995 Gas Attack on Tokyo Subway, Other Crimes

    Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and six of his followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, closing a chapter on one of Japan’s most shocking crimes in recent memory. During the morning rush hour of March 20, 1995, members of the Asahara’s Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic...

  • Mayor Jun 19, 2017

    Portugal Forest Fire Kills 62; Police Search for More Bodies

    A raging forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 62 people as they desperately tried to flee, charring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The disaster — the worst tragedy Portugal has experienced in decades — shook the nation, with the president declaring that the country’s pain “knows no end.”...
    Almost 24 hours after the deaths Saturday night,...

  • Japan Mar 27, 2017

    8 Students Feared Dead in Japan Avalanche

    Eight Japanese high school students were feared dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday while being trained in mountain climbing at a ski resort, authorities and media said. The avalanche occurred in the town of Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of Tokyo. Forty other people were injured, including two who were in serious condition,...

  • Europe Jan 18, 2016

    Germany's Anti-Refugee Movement Gains Momentum

    For the first time, a majority of Germans now doubt the country’s open policy on Europe’s refugee crisis. A poll published Friday by public broadcaster ZDF found 60 percent of Germans now believe that the country cannot cope — up from 46 percent in December. The policy, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, allowed around 1.1 million people to settle in...

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