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36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident

Monday, 23 April 2018

A traffic accident in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday. Two other Chinese tourists were badly injured and were in "acutely serious condition," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It said China had dispatched a medical team accompanied by diplomats to assist the North Korean side. The accident occurred Sunday night in North Hwanghae province, south of Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, ministry spokesman Lu Kang said ...

Pakistani Pashtun rights group attracts 8,000 to rally despite state pressure

Sunday, 22 April 2018

A Pakistani ethnic rights group drew over 8,000 people to a rally in Lahore on Sunday, despite pressure from security officials to call off the event focusing on human rights violations in areas bordering Afghanistan. The leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement(PTM), student activist Manzoor Pashteen, delivered an address criticizing the country’s powerful military and its actions in the majority ethnic Pashtun Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). “I urge professional ...

Nude gunman kills four, hero grabs gun at Nashville waffle house

Sunday, 22 April 2018

A man who was naked but for a green jacket shot and killed at least four people before a patron snatched his gun and tossed it over the counter at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee early Sunday, police said. The gunman, armed with what was described as an AR-15 assault-type rifle, shot and killed two people in the parking lot of the restaurant in Antioch, a section of southeast Nashville, shortly before 3:30 a.m. (0830 GMT). He then entered the ...

Morality police officer behind assault on Iranian woman identified

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The female member of Iran’s morality police who violently assaulted an Iranian woman for violating the country’s dress code was identified. Activists took to social media to share a screengrab of the policewoman from the video which documented the assault and went viral. Iranian authorities identified the woman and announced that she will be prosecuted, however no action was taken in that regard thus far. WATCH: Woman violently arrested for not adhering to dress code in Iran Iranian ...

France’s Mont Saint-Michel evacuated after man threatens police

Sunday, 22 April 2018

French authorities said they evacuated the major tourist attraction of Mont Saint-Michel after a man threatened police on Sunday. A local bar owner heard a man uttering threats after he entered the site in the northwestern region of Normandy around 0530 GMT, district prefect Jean-Marc Sabathe told France Info radio. “For security reasons and in order to clear up any doubt, since we don’t know his aim, I’ve decided to evacuate the Mont,” he said. ...

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 48, ISIS claims responsibility

Sunday, 22 April 2018

A suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday killed at least 48 people and wounded 112 others, the health ministry said. The new death toll given by spokesman Wahid Majroh could not be immediately confirmed. But a police official told AFP on condition of anonymity that at least 25 people had been killed and 70 wounded. According to latest reports, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the blast, the militant group’s AMAQ news agency said. However, AMAQ did not provide ...

India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Saturday, 21 April 2018

India’s cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases.The executive order, or ordinance, amends the criminal law to also include more drastic punishment for convicted rapists of girls below the age of 16, government officials said. The order, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, will come into effect once it is signed by ...

VIDEO: London man who threw acid at Muslim model jailed for 16 years

Saturday, 21 April 2018

A British man who threw acid in a horrific attack at an aspiring Pakistani Muslim model while she was driving in London, ultimately deforming her whole face. The attacker, identified as 25-year-old John Tomlin was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after a court ruling. The incident took place when the victim, Resham Khan, was celebrating her 21st birthday. Resham is also a student at Manchester University. To make matters worse, Tomlin also injured Khan’s uncle in the process who ...

Trump, China welcome North Korea nuclear test halt, Japan not satisfied

Saturday, 21 April 2018

China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday it welcomed a move by North Korea to halt nuclear and missile tests, which it said would help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and promote denuclearization. “The Chinese side believes that North Korea's decision will help ameliorate the situation on the peninsula,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on its website. “China welcomes this.” North Korea’s state media said earlier on Saturday the ...

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear, missile testing

Saturday, 21 April 2018

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.The country says it's making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at ...

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