08012021

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people protested France’s special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. Some [...]

US Marine quick reaction force deployed twice in last 30 days to defend embassies

The U.S. Marine Security Augmentation Unit has deployed twice in the past 30 days to support and protect embassies in Africa and the Caribbean.  The quick reaction force consists of 145 Marines who can deploy in small teams at a moment’s [...]

Osama bin Laden was found because his family hung their clothes out to dry

“I don’t understand why people take only one wife,” Osama bin Laden would often say, in what was the nearest he ever came to a lighthearted quip. “If you take four wives, you live like a groom.” But Osama disapproved [...]

Brazil cold snap gives rare chance for snowmen and snowballs

A fierce cold snap prompted snowfall in southern Brazil, with snow accumulating on streets of cities where the wintry phenomenon is rarely seen. At least 43 cities registered either snow or freezing rain late Wednesday, according to information [...]

Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in prison for violating China-imposed national security law

A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit, 24, [...]

Woman's burnt corpse mistaken for mannequin, tossed by Canadian authorities

Cops at the scene of a suspicious brush fire in Quebec last week mistook a woman’s burnt body for a mannequin and placed it in a police station dumpster. Officials in the town of Sherbrooke, just north of Vermont, apologized for the embarrassing [...]

Evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to US

The first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, to resettlement in the United States on Friday, and President Biden welcomed [...]

China expects Taliban to play 'important' role in Afghan peace

China has started talks with the Taliban as tensions mount about the future of Afghanistan following the U.S. military’s withdrawal from the country.  A Taliban delegation visited China this week, holding talks on Wednesday to discuss [...]

13.4M Americans behind on housing payment, survey says: Here's how to get back on track

Housing payments can comprise a large portion of your monthly budget, making it difficult to stay on track during times of financial hardship. Here’s how you can save money on your monthly loan payments to get your finances [...]

Russian police raid home of investigative journalist

Police in Russia raided the home of the chief editor of an investigative news site that was recently designated as a “foreign agent,” the latest move by authorities to raise the pressure on independent media before the country’s [...]