01262020

Las Vegas mass murderer’s ex-mistress has fake gun seized from her in New Zealand: report

A former mistress of Stephen Paddock – the gunman who authorities say killed 58 people in Las Vegas in October 2017 – had a fake weapon seized from her by police on Thursday, according to a report. The unidentified woman was reported [...]

China leader calls coronavirus outbreak a grave situation as officials scramble to contain disease

China’s leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak’s epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to stop the spread of an illness that has infected more [...]

Turkey earthquake death toll rises to 22, more than 1000 injured

ANKARA, Turkey – The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 22 Saturday, with more than 1,000 people injured, officials said. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, speaking at a televised news conference [...]

World leaders attend anti-Semitism, Holocaust forum in Jerusalem

More than 40 world leaders and dignitaries, including Vice President Mike Pence, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prince Charles and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, descended on Jerusalem Thursday to rally against anti-Semitism at [...]

Sea foam floods streets of Spanish town during deadly storm

A powerful winter storm that battered Spain for days caused the streets of a seaside town near Barcelona to be flooded with sea foam. The storm arrived on Sunday, bringing heavy snow, rain, and gale-force winds to Spain before moving [...]

Britain's Brexit bill becomes law

Britain’s long-delayed and contentious Brexit bill, with royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II, became law Thursday after more than three and a half years of bitter dispute. The Withdrawal Agreement Act removes the last U.K. obstacle [...]

Albert Einstein coin is the smallest of its kind

Switzerland has minted what it calls the smallest gold coin in the world, and it features famed physicist Albert Einstein with his tongue sticking out. The coin made by state-owned Swissmint is about 0.12 inches in diameter and weighs [...]

The week in pictures, Jan. 18 – Jan. 24

Here’s a selection of the most amazing images captured around the world in the past seven days. Enjoy! Source link

Iran athlete who fled country wants to compete for Germany

Iran‘s lone female Olympic medalist said she wants to compete for Germany after defecting from her country earlier this month and blasting the “hypocrisy” of Iranian lawmakers. Kimia Alizadeh said she hopes to continue [...]

European police bust human trafficking ring worth $77M, accused of smuggling 10,000 migrants

European police busted a human trafficking ring worth more than $77 million, accused of moving as many as 10,000 migrants from France into Britain. The European police agency Europol announced Thursday that 23 suspected members of a criminal [...]