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Tears, joy as Korean families separated by war reunite briefly after 65 years

Tears, joy as Korean families separated by war reunite briefly after 65 years

SEOUL (Reuters) – Some 90 families from the two Koreas were reunited in the North on Monday, weeping and embracing each after being torn apart for more than six decades by the 1950-53 Korean War. North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, near the demilitarized zone […]

Leaders around the world react to Kofi Annan's death

Leaders around the world react to Kofi Annan's death

Kofi Annan, the first black African UN secretary-general, died Saturday after becoming ill. After his death was announced, leaders around the world remembered his impact on global politics.  Annan served two terms from Jan. 1, 1997, to Dec. 31, 2006, capped nearly mid-way when he and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize […]

India: New week to bring reduction in flooding rain in hard-hit Kerala

India: New week to bring reduction in flooding rain in hard-hit Kerala

India: New week to bring reduction in flooding rain in hard-hit Kerala  AccuWeather.com Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues  The Guardian Thousands rescued from rooftops, more await as Indian floods kill more than 300  Chicago Sun-Times People evacuated from rooftops as Kerala floods kill hundreds  Aljazeera.com Live: Kerala flood death toll rises to 357; 50000 rescued  Khaleej […]

How Jeremy Corbyn could change the course of Brexit for Britain

How Jeremy Corbyn could change the course of Brexit for Britain

It sounds like a tempest in a teapot, but it could bring down Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party — and that could end up meaning that Britain doesn’t leave the European Union after all. It started last Saturday with a photograph in the Daily Mail (a newspaper that regards Corbyn as the […]

The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and bamboo. Sometimes, he can be found standing in a line for rations at the Rohingya refugee camp where he lives in Bangladesh. Mohib Bullah, a member […]

Israel commits to Gaza reconstruction in Hamas cease-fire deal

Israel commits to Gaza reconstruction in Hamas cease-fire deal

Smoke plumes rise following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City in retaliation for Hamas rockets sent into southern Israel, July 14, 2018. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has committed to the reconstruction of Gaza and discussing the possibility of airports and seaports in the Hamas-controlled coastal territory. Details have begun to emerge regarding […]

Cutting Through The 'Fake News:' Proof That Russia Is Hacking Everyone

Cutting Through The 'Fake News:' Proof That Russia Is Hacking Everyone

Recently, the world watched as Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki, Finland. The long-term results of this historic summit have yet to be realized, and many have speculated one way or the other on its outcome. What we do know from this meeting, thus far, is that nothing has changed in terms […]

Bad air quality blanketing entire Northwest as fires burn on

Bad air quality blanketing entire Northwest as fires burn on

SEATTLE — Public-health officials on Tuesday warned of unhealthy air across many parts of the Pacific Northwest as wildfires send thick smoke across the region. Local and regional wildfires are causing smoke and haze in Washington, prompting air quality alerts from Walla Walla to Spokane to Yakima. The National Weather Service issued an air quality […]

Top Asian News 7:49 am GMT

Top Asian News 7:49 am GMT

The spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Kabul says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 19 troops. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed says the insurgents overrun the base late on Monday night in Faryab province, in the district of Ghormach, after besieging it for three days. […]

Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

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