08222019

American-born Israeli woman, 25, detained in Russia for 4 months over 9 grams of cannabis

A 25-year-old woman with dual American and Israeli citizenship has been behind bars in Russia since April after authorities allegedly found nine grams of cannabis in her luggage while she was traveling — and her family has been fighting [...]

Putin says Russia ‘will react accordingly’ after US missile tests

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the United States’ testing of a new missile – which had been banned under a now-defunct arms treaty – raises new threats for Russia and will warrant a response. The Pentagon announced [...]

Musician killed by grizzly bear in Canada during sound gathering project: reports

A French-Canadian musician was dragged from his tent and mauled to death by a grizzly bear last week in a remote area of Canada where he had gone to record nature sounds for a musical project, according to multiple reports. Julien Gauthier, [...]

Venice bridge architect fined nearly $90G because design can't handle tourist crowds

A Spanish architect has been fined nearly $90,000 because a Venetian canal bridge he built cannot support the number of tourists who flood the historic city each year, according to a report. Santiago Calatrava, 61, was hit with the $86,000 [...]

Venice bridge architect fined nearly $90G because design can't handle tourist crowds

A Spanish architect has been fined nearly $90,000 because a Venetian canal bridge he built cannot support the number of tourists who flood the historic city each year, according to a report. Santiago Calatrava, 61, was hit with the $86,000 [...]

Study finds ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin

BERLIN –  Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago. Researchers in Italy used genetic analysis to determine that the two materials [...]

Suicide bombers hit Libyan troops in Sirte, kill at least 8

BENGHAZI, Libya –  Libya’s pro-government forces say suicide bombers detonated two cars near their forces in the Islamic State group’s former stronghold city of Sirte, killing at least eight. Ahmed Hadia, [...]

At least 11 dead, more than 200 wounded in bombings targeting Turkish police

ANKARA, Turkey –  Three car bombings targeted a pair of police stations and a military vehicle in Turkey, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 219 others, while a village guard was also killed in a separate clash, officials [...]

Rwandan police kill suspected extremist in firefight

KIGALI, Rwanda –  Rwandan police say they killed a suspected extremist following a three-hour firefight in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday. Police identified the suspect as Channy Mbonigaba of the western district [...]

Glass-coated kite string kills 3 people in India’s capital

NEW DELHI –  Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring down the kites of rivals. A 3-year-old girl [...]