Ice Hockey – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women Preliminary Round Match - Korea v Japan - Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea – February 14, 2018 - North Korean cheerleaders. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

North Korea Has Yet To Broadcast Any Of The Winter Olympics On TV

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are well underway, yet North Korea's state media has only minimally covered the games, not bothering to feature any of the 22 athletes or hundreds of cheerleaders, j...
15/02/2018 9:33 AM IST
CAPTION CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION The Ballistic Missile DefenseOrganization (BMDO) announced July 15, 2001 it has successfullycompleted a test involving a planned intercept of an intercontinentalballistic missile target. The test took place over the central PacificOcean. A modified Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)(shown here) was launched from Vandenberg AFB, California and aprototype interceptor was launched approximately 20 minutes later 4,800miles away from the Ronald Reagan Missile Site Kwajalein Atoll in theRepublic of the Marshall Islands. The intercept took placeapproximately 10 minutes after the interceptor was launched, at analtitude in excess of 140 miles above the earth, and during themidcourse phase of the target warhead's flight.HK

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM

India successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a "major boost" to the country's strategic defense system. The Agni-V missile, with a...
19/01/2018 8:35 AM IST
AL HUDAYDAH, YEMEN - APRIL 19, 2017. A dead cow lies beside the main road leading out of the port town of Al Hudaydah. Locals tend to avoid dead carcasses as some have been known to be filled with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).(Photo by Giles Clarke, UN OCHA / Getty Images)

Quarter Of World's Land Will Be Permanently Drier If Paris Climate Goals Not Met: Study

Projections of 27 global climate models determined that 24 to 32 percent of the world's total land surface would suffer from aridification with a 2 degree increase.
03/01/2018 10:55 AM IST
CHOGJIN CONCENTRATION CAMP, CAMP 25, NORTH KOREA - AUGUST 27, 2017. DigitalGlobe closeup satellite imagery of Camp 25 in North Korea. Chogjin is a labour camp in North Korea for political prisoners. The official name is Kwan-li-so (Penal-labour colony) No. 25. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)

North Korean Prisons Are Worse Than Nazi Concentration Camps, Says Holocaust Survivor

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's mistreatment of political prisoners is at least as egregious as that carried out in World War II concentration camps, according to a former international judge who su...
13/12/2017 9:49 AM IST
A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer stands guard outside the wake service of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Suspect Captured In 'Terror-Related' Explosion Near New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEW YORK ― City police captured an injured suspect in what they called a "terror-related incident" after a pipe bomb strapped to his body exploded in the transit system near Times Square during Monday...
11/12/2017 9:16 PM IST
U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, meets with a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week, on a conference call in Huntington Beach, California September 10, 2013. Nyad vigorously defended on Tuesday her record-breaking, 110-mile (177-km) swim from Cuba to southern Florida after skeptics raised questions about the grueling trek. A triumphant Nyad, 64, staggered ashore in Key West, Florida, on Sept. 2, after having swum about 53 hours, to become the first person to complete the treacherous crossing without a shark cage. Nyad's swim was her fifth attempt and only successful one. The highly publicized crossing sparked a social media debate about whether her journey meets the requirements to break the world record. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Legendary Swimmer Diana Nyad Opens Up About Her Sexual Assault

For five decades, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad has been publicly discussing how her swim coach repeatedly assaulted her when she was 14. She knows her situation is not unique, and she hopes that c...
10/11/2017 9:03 AM IST
Police block a road in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5, 2017, after a mass shooting at the the First Baptist Church (rear).A gunman went into the church during Sunday morning services and shot dead some two dozen worshippers, the sheriff said, in the latest mass shooting to shock the US. 'Approximately 25 people' were dead, including the shooter, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told NBC News. At least 10 people were wounded. The motive was not immediately known, he added. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO (Photo credit should read SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Half The People Killed In The Texas Shooting Were Children

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― Around half the people killed in Sunday's mass shooting were minors, including at least one child under age two. Of the 26 people who lost their lives at the First Baptist...
07/11/2017 8:11 AM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, gestures during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Angela Merkel's Election Victory Belies Germany's Problem With Gender Inequality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its ally party, the Christian Social Union, cruised to victory for the fourth time in Sunday's election, making her the longest-standin...
26/09/2017 4:40 PM IST
FILE PHOTO: A member of the Al Murisi family, Yemeni nationals who were denied entry into the U.S. because of the travel ban, shows the cancelled visa in their passport from their failed entry to reporters as they successfully arrive to be reunited with their family at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

What You Need To Know About Trump's New Travel Ban

Third time's the charm? President Donald Trump rolled out his most drastic travel ban to date on Sunday, limiting entry into the United States for nationals of eight countries. He made some significan...
26/09/2017 4:34 PM IST
Picture of a car crashed by debris from a damaged building after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017.A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla. / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck Mexico

People in neighborhoods across central Mexico watched as homes, businesses, and schools fell apart before their eyes during Tuesday's catastrophic earthquake. In video posted to YouTube by the Mexican...
21/09/2017 5:41 PM IST

Explosion Reportedly Hits London Tube Station

LONDON ― An apparent explosion occurred inside a West London underground station on Friday, causing panic and disarray in the area. Frightened travelers flooded the streets around the Parson's Green t...
15/09/2017 3:08 PM IST
Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Armengou/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (9007932g)Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, Spain, 17 August 2017. According to initial reports a van crashed into a crowd in Barcelona's famous Placa Catalunya square at Las Ramblas area injuring several. Local media report the van driver ran away, metro and train stations were closed. The number of people injured and the reasons behind the incident are not yet known. Official sources have not confirmed that the incident is a terrorist attack.A van crashes into pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain - 17 Aug 2017

13 People Dead After Van Plows Into Pedestrians At Major Tourist Hub In Barcelona

A van rammed into pedestrians on a popular tourist street in Barcelona Thursday afternoon, killing 13 and injuring more than 100. Authorities have arrested two suspects, but the driver of the van is...
18/08/2017 7:26 AM IST