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Wildfire-scorched regions in S. California evacuated for mudslide fear
World2019-01-16 08:53January 16 2019 11:58:16

Wildfire-scorched regions in S. California evacuated for mudslide fear

Evacuation orders to residents living in areas scorched by the wildfire last year in Southern California, such as Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Riverside, were issued on Tuesday to avoid casualties from potential mudslide.

Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event
World2019-01-15 14:10January 16 2019 11:58:16

Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event

The largest religious gathering anywhere on earth gets under way Tuesday, with tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims congregating in India to bathe in sacred rivers for the Kumbh Mela.

The world's first plastic ship is about to sail
World2019-01-15 14:06January 16 2019 11:58:16

The world's first plastic ship is about to sail

"Flip-Flopi", the world's first ship made of plastic, will usher in its maiden sail by the end of January. It will depart from Lamu Island in Kenya and arrive at Zanzibar Island in Tanzania after sailing for 500 kilometers.

Antarctica ice melts 6 times faster than 40 years ago: study
World2019-01-15 09:16January 16 2019 11:58:16

Antarctica ice melts 6 times faster than 40 years ago: study

American and Dutch scientists found that yearly ice mass loss in Antarctica increased sixfold in the past 40 years.

Polish city mayor stabbed on stage during charity event
World2019-01-14 09:50January 16 2019 11:58:16

Polish city mayor stabbed on stage during charity event

The mayor of northern Polish city of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, was stabbed by a man while he was on stage of a charity event held in the Baltic city of Gdansk on Sunday evening, local media reported.

Traditional Chinese medicine adopted for depression treatment in San Francisco
World2019-01-13 15:26January 16 2019 11:58:16

Traditional Chinese medicine adopted for depression treatment in San Francisco

A new approach combing Western psychiatric care with traditional Chinese medicine is expected to treat depression in U.S. San Francisco Bay Area.

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record
World2019-01-13 15:24January 16 2019 11:58:16

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void.

U.S. top diplomat seeks Arab coalition force to face threats
World2019-01-13 08:38January 16 2019 11:58:16

U.S. top diplomat seeks Arab coalition force to face threats

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Saturday the formation of an Arab force and alliance capable of encountering regional challenges, Al Arabiya TV reported.

Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history
World2019-01-12 19:56January 16 2019 11:58:16

Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.

Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive
World2019-01-11 19:33January 16 2019 11:58:16

Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive

A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away.

Opposition candidate Tshisekedi wins DR Congo's presidential election
World2019-01-10 13:32January 16 2019 11:58:16

Opposition candidate Tshisekedi wins DR Congo's presidential election

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to interim results proclaimed early Thursday morning by the electoral commission.

China-U.S. Relationship a Share Success Story: Chinese Ambassador
World2019-01-10 09:12January 16 2019 11:58:16

China-U.S. Relationship a Share Success Story: Chinese Ambassador

The Chinese Ambassador to the United States says the China-U.S. relationship has been a shared success story over the past four decades, while cooperation is the only right option for future development of bilateral ties.

Iranian painter pursuing dream in China
World2019-01-09 15:47January 16 2019 11:58:16

Iranian painter pursuing dream in China

Iranian painter pursuing dream in China

Australia police examining suspicious packages at consulates
World2019-01-09 15:45January 16 2019 11:58:16

Australia police examining suspicious packages at consulates

Several foreign consulates in Melbourne were evacuated Wednesday as Australian officials noted they were responding to multiple "hazardous material" events in the city.

Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage
World2019-01-09 08:58January 16 2019 11:58:16

Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage

Washington's governor and New York City's mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need.

Philadelphia New Year celebration highlights traditional Chinese culture
World2019-01-08 13:38January 16 2019 11:58:16

Philadelphia New Year celebration highlights traditional Chinese culture

More than 100 young Chinese Americans have charmed fans of traditional Chinese folk dances and costumes in a grand New Year celebration performance.

Trump prepares border visit as wall funding still hangs in air
World2019-01-08 09:14January 16 2019 11:58:16

Trump prepares border visit as wall funding still hangs in air

The White House said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, as the partisan fight over his demand for funding a border wall has left the federal government partially shut down for more than two weeks.

Mamma Mia! 'Rhapsody' upsets 'Star Is Born' at Globes
World2019-01-07 13:28January 16 2019 11:58:16

Mamma Mia! 'Rhapsody' upsets 'Star Is Born' at Globes

Thunder bolt and lighting rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" winning best picture, drama, over another movie about musicians: Bradley Coopler's much more heavily favored "A Star Is Born."

Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky
World2019-01-07 10:35January 16 2019 11:58:16

Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said.

Egyptian police officer killed defusing church bomb in Cairo
World2019-01-06 08:06January 16 2019 11:58:16

Egyptian police officer killed defusing church bomb in Cairo

An Egyptian police officer was killed and another injured on Saturday while trying to defuse a bomb in a church in Cairo, state-run MENA news agency reported.

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