[Newsmaker] Troops deployed as Britain goes on top terror alert

Britain ordered soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man of Libyan origin who may have been radicalized in Syria.Security services believe t...

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON -- British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising super-spy, and for his charity work.“It is with a h...

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions. Activists are optimistic the decision will go in their favo...

Salman Abedi: Student dropout turned suicide bomber

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom -- Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a pop concert in Manchester, was a business student who dropped out of university.Born to a devoutly Islamic Libyan family in Brit...

Chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack: UN

A team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure “to sarin or a sarin-like substance” in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wants to visit the opposition-hel...

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

NEW YORK -- Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years.“We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed -- plus interest -- as quickl...

Manchester terror attack: What we know

At least 22 people, including children, died in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday.Here is what we know so far about the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since...

IS claims Manchester concert bombing

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a bombing in the British city of Manchester that killed 22 people, including children, at a concert.The group said in a statement published on its social media channels...

[Graphic News] S. Koreans among world’s skinniest

South Koreans are the second thinnest people among those from other developed countries, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.The OECD’s annual Obesity Update 2017 report looked at the obesity ra...

UK police treating Ariana Grande concert blast as terrorism

An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday they suspected was a terrorist attack.Greater M...

22 people killed in suspected terror attack in Manchester: police

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom -- Nineteen people have been killed and around 50 others injured following a suspected explosion in Manchester Arena that is being treated as a terrorist incident, police in the northern English city sa...

WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure

Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China.   Self-governing Taiwan, which China se...

Indonesian police make mass arrests over 'gay sex party'

Indonesian police have detained 141 men including several foreigners for allegedly taking part in a gay sex party at a sauna, an official said Monday, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority countr...

Students sexually abused by peers face struggles in court

When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts.      The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states en...

[Graphic News] Which countries have the best health care?

Neither Canada nor Japan cracked the top 10 and the United States finished a dismal 35th, according to a much anticipated ranking of health care quality in 195 countries, released Friday.Among nations with more than a million peop...