Friday, December 6, 2019
Officials said the plane twice violated the airspace over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands, which are occupied by Seoul but also claimed by Japan. South Korea's Ministry of Defence said it scrambled fighter jets in response and fired 360 machine-gun rounds. Russia has...
Pope Francis warned ideological attempts to sow fear or division in society on Sunday as he paid tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism. His comments came on the final day of his visit too the majority-Orthodox...
Two former officials who were engaged in the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine will meet with U.S. congressional committees starting this week, as the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump gains steam. Congressional staff was also due to attend a...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...
Theresa May has been accused of betraying the legacy of the suffragists by failing to impose abortion law reform on Northern Ireland. The Prime Minister has insisted that Ulster’s strict abortion laws can only be relaxed by the power-sharing government...
A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot escaped, police said. Two of the five passengers died at the scene and three were taken to two area hospitals...

Anak Krakatau volcano

There is now some very good optical satellite imagery of the collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December. Poor weather conditions over Indonesia's Sunda Strait had frustrated spacecraft that view the Earth in the same...
A massive hunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire near a popular Christmas market in the center of the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 13 others. More than 350 police gendarmes and soldiers supported...
US President Donald Trump has dismissed Robert Mueller's investigation and ongoing talks about a proposed border wall in a New York Times interview. The president said negotiations in Congress about funding for a wall - the issue behind the recent...
Illegal violence is pushing Hong Kong to the brink of great danger, the city government said on Monday, after a weekend of clashes that included the first gun-shot and the arrest of 86 people, the youngest just 12. Police fired...

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