List/Grid Tag Archives: World news

Rift between Iran’s ayatollah and re-elected president widens

Hassan Rouhani questions political legitimacy of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after supreme leader embarrassed president at high-profile meeting Tensions are mounting between Irans supreme ...

New Zealand paper names and shames every drink-driver at tourist ‘party town’

Queenstown paper puts names of 100 people on front page amid concern the town, which attracts 2 million tourists a year, is bucking drink-drive trend A newspaper in New Zealand has ...

How did Otto Warmbier die?

US student who had been jailed in North Korea was returned to the US in a state of unresponsive wakefulness effectively braindead It is impossible to get reliable information about ...

Indian government: pregnant women should shun meat, eggs and lustful thoughts of sex

Mother and Child Care leaflet also recommends expectant mothers detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment Indias government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs ...

Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon

Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezoss buyout of the market that changed their town The ne plus ultra of sprouted oat honey ...

Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and other factors, coroner says

Officials could not conclusively determine what caused the actors death in December Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but it was not possible ...

Japan opens the door to debate on female succession to the Chrysanthemum throne

New law includes resolution calling on government to swiftly study ways to secure a stable imperial succession including possibility of a future empress Akihito, 83, to abdicate after ...

Qatar: FBI says Russian hackers ‘planted fake news story’ that led to crisis report

Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers ...

US army veterans find peace in protecting rhinos from poaching

In northern South Africa, former soldiers are fighting both the illegal wildlife trade and the twin scourges of unemployment and PTSD The sun has set over the scrubby savannah. The ...

Philippine army battles to contain Isis attacks from spreading to second city

Curfews and heavy military presence in Iligan, a city of 350,000, amid fears Islamist militants may seek to expand conflict Police and security services have imposed a night-time curfew ...

The guidebooks and selfie-sticks arrive as Rouhanis Iran declares itself open to all

With visitor numbers rising and hotel chains circling, Iran is reinventing itself but the change is too fast for some Standing in the blue-tiled shadows of one of Irans greatest mosques, ...

The city that exploded: how China’s growth led to the Tianjin disaster

The 2015 warehouse explosion in Tianjin was one of the worst manmade disasters in Chinese history and exposed the darker side of rapid urbanisation It was almost midnight on a summer ...
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