Portugal fire leaves 57 people dead, dozens injured

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A raging wildfire killed 57 people and injured dozens more in Portugal, with some victims burned to death in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said. Some victims got stuck in their cars and on the side of the road in what officials described as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years.” The blaze spread Saturday onto Pedrogao Grande town, forcing residents to try and leave the town to escape towering flames. …


Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… Istanbul nightclub attack. Unwanted consequences President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plans to transform the world economy with its Belt and road Initiative to link Asia, Europe. the Middle East and Africa with physical and financial infrastructure, makes the threats to China’s foreign policy interests global in scope The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a case in point. A 3,000 kilometer, $46 billion initiative to develop a network of roads, railways and pipelines to …


One Dead, Nearly Two Dozen Injured After Bus Crash Near Atlanta

June 10, 2017

The bus was on its way to the Atlanta airport so the youth group could catch a Thursday night flight to Africa for a mission trip, said Detective P. Smith of the Fulton County Police Department. There were 38 people on board when the bus was involved in an accident with a vehicle carrying two people, Smith said. Police could not say whether the deceased was a child or an adult. Video from Atlanta television stations showed the bus upside-down on the side of a busy four-lane road in …


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Kelman is one of her favourite authors, and suggested on Twitter that people should read his book Dirt road. Furry friends Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The PM just can’t resist ’em… Jeremy Corbyn became a vegetarian at 20 after working on a pig farm and isn’t keen on alcohol. Asked what his favourite biscuit was during a Mumsnet Q&A, he replied: “I’m totally anti-sugar on health grounds, so eat very few biscuits, but if forced to …


Zuckerberg touched on income inequality, Beyonce and Trump in his Harvard commencement speech

Mark Zuckerberg shed tears, threw shade, and got (mildly) political in a commencement speech to his alma mater on Thursday. The Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout touched on everything from income inequality to Beyonce to Donald Trump (though he danced around referring to the president by name). SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg’s dad filmed his son’s reaction to getting into Harvard Fresh off a cross-country road trip of staged meet-and-greets, the billionaire seemed genuinely excited …

May 26, 2017

Huge Landslide Buries Already Damaged California Highway

… worse over the weekend and the video will give you a glimpse at the undertaking needed to open the road again, the sheriffs department said in a Facebook post. Efforts to restore other sections damaged from earlier landslides were also called off while Caltrans officials wait for the ground stabilize, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The storm-related road closures have increased the isolation of Big Surs residents and hurt its local businesses. The area of Californias central coast …

May 24, 2017

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017