World Media


Father of doctor involved in Thailand cave rescue dies
- July 11, 2018

One of the Thai boys is seen being stretchered out of the cave on Tuesday night. The eventual rescue of all 12 boys from the Tham Luang cave prompted worldwide joy. Remarkably, doctors who have treated the rescued boys say they are in good health after their ordeal. If they're chloroformed, how could they come out? "From our assessment, they are in good condition and not stressed". (more...)
Japanese nurse may have killed 20 patients, says media
- July 11, 2018

Unable to cope with the emotional burden of having to explain to the relatives why the patient died on her watch, Ayumi Kuboki allegedly killed her victims by administering intravenous drips with a disinfectant containing benzalkonium chloride. (more...)
Supreme Court slams govt for ‘lethargy’ in protecting Taj Mahal Supreme Court slams govt for ‘lethargy’ in protecting Taj Mahal
- July 11, 2018

The Supreme Court was hearing a petition that calls for proper maintenance of the Taj, a 16th-century marble mausoleum that draws thousands of tourists from India and overseas each year and is a must-see on the itinerary of most dignitaries. (more...)
Stray shot kills California woman in Mexico City for wedding anniversary Stray shot kills California woman in Mexico City for wedding anniversary
- July 11, 2018

Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, was shot while exiting a restaurant in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of the Mexico capital at about 5:50 a.m. The intended target was another patron at the taqueria, a 46-year-old bouncer who worked at a bar in another Mexico City neighborhood, the Mexico City prosecutor's office said. (more...)
Florida Man Charged With Assault By Tractor
- July 11, 2018

John's County jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, News 4 Jax reports. When officers arrived on scene, Scott Lynch, 53, told them he with arguing with Morris, his neighbor, over property when the 72-year-old climbed onto his tractor and chased after him yelling, "Run, fat a**". (more...)
Zsa Zsa, 'World's Ugliest Dog' from Anoka, dies Zsa Zsa, 'World's Ugliest Dog' from Anoka, dies
- July 11, 2018

Zsa Zsa gained worldwide attention after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest last month, which was held in the San Francisco Bay Area. With her crooked teeth, underbite and tongue hanging out of her mouth, Zsa Zsa won over the competition's judges and collected a $1,500 prize as the victor of the 30th annual contest. (more...)
Switzerland says Najib not a target in 1MDB probe Switzerland says Najib not a target in 1MDB probe
- July 11, 2018

The Swiss Attorney-General's Office said in a statement that the six under investigation are two former officials from 1MDB, two former officials from Abu Dhabi sovereign funds and two officials from the Saudi energy group PetroSaudi. News daily The Star reported Apandi lashed out against the claims made by Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber during his recent visit to Malaysia. (more...)
May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit
- July 11, 2018

It comes as federal minister Christopher Pyne reassured the United Kingdom that Australia will have a good relationship with the country's new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt following Boris Johnson's resignation. Is this the end to the cabinet resignations? At one point, there were even reports that MPs from her Conservative Party had collected enough signatures to force a motion of confidence in her leadership-something that very well could have precipitated Britain's third general ... (more...)
Dozens hurt, 3 critical, after storm slams North Dakota city Dozens hurt, 3 critical, after storm slams North Dakota city
- July 11, 2018

The department notes the family of the child has asked that his name be withheld for now. Early reports indicate 28 people so far have been treated at the Watford City hospital, and at least three have been lifeflighted to other facilities. (more...)
European Council President Donald Tusk Has A Stern Warning For Trump European Council President Donald Tusk Has A Stern Warning For Trump
- July 11, 2018

Trump has long complained that European NATO members do not pay enough for their own defence, accusing them of freeloading on America and singling out Germany for particular criticism. "I have great confidence they'll be spending more". "By some accounts, the U.S.is paying for 90% of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, with many countries nowhere close to their 2% commitment". (more...)
Peter Carrington, last survivor of Winston Churchill’s gov’t, dies at 99
- July 11, 2018

He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1946 and went on to become the oldest and longest-serving member of parliament's second chamber. Prime Minister Theresa May's office said his death was "very sad news". In his autobiography Lord Carrington wrote that "despite the impossibility of his behaviour" Mintoff was "a genuine patriot". The disgrace must be purged. (more...)
Facebook handed maximum data breach fine for role in Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook handed maximum data breach fine for role in Cambridge Analytica scandal
- July 11, 2018

The amount is the maximum that the agency, the Information Commissioner's Office, can levy for violation of Britain's data-privacy laws. It promised another update in October. "Whilst these concerns about Facebook's advertising model exist generally in relation to its commercial use, they are heightened when these tools are used for political campaigning". (more...)
President Lungu attends Turkish President Erdo?an’s inauguration
- July 11, 2018

Erdogan will face immediate and major challenges in his second term, posed by an imbalanced fast-growing economy and foreign policy tensions between the West and Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member. The lira currency, which has been battered this year by concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan's drive for greater control over monetary policy, declined after the changes were published. (more...)
Thai cave rescue: Four more boys extracted in second operation Thai cave rescue: Four more boys extracted in second operation
- July 11, 2018

Rescuers woke to gloomy skies and potential thunderstorms following a night of heavy monsoonal rains lashing the mountainous region. The soccer team had been trapped in the underground cave network since June 23, with flash floods causing water levels to rise, making it hard to get out. (more...)
Facebook hit with United Kingdom fine over user privacy
- July 11, 2018

International Monetary Fund said it has complained to the Australian Information Commissioner alleging breaches of privacy laws over the data sharing. Cambridge Analytica used data from millions of Facebook accounts to help Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election campaign. The watchdog also plans to bring criminal charges against Cambridge Analytica's defunct parent company SCL Elections. (more...)
Iranian women are being arrested for dancing on Instagram Iranian women are being arrested for dancing on Instagram
- July 11, 2018

Iran has already blocked access to many social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter , YouTube, and the Telegram messaging app . Millions of Iranians continue to use the sites through proxies and VPNs. In February this year, Shaparak Shajarizadeh was arrested for waving her headscarf on a stick in Gheytarieh, a north Tehran neighbourhood. She received a 20-year sentence Sunday. (more...)
Man falls overboard from cruise ship off B.C. coast Man falls overboard from cruise ship off B.C. coast
- July 11, 2018

The 73-year-old man was last seen by his wife around 4 a.m. who reported she was woken up by a breeze coming from the open balcony door. The vessel was in US waters, just north of Cape Flattery, at the northwestern tip of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. (more...)
Supreme jockeying ahead of Donald Trump’s prime-time reveal of court pick Supreme jockeying ahead of Donald Trump’s prime-time reveal of court pick
- July 11, 2018

He has a solidly conservative record as a judge in cases involving government regulation and the separation of powers, issues that are important to the groups supporting his candidacy. I take my responsibility of "advice and consent" very seriously and look forward to the Judiciary Committee's thorough vetting of Judge Kavanaugh's record. (more...)
Turkey dismisses over 18,000 army, civilian personnel over coup links Turkey dismisses over 18,000 army, civilian personnel over coup links
- July 11, 2018

Col. Martin O'Donnell, a military spokesman in Kabul. The decree was adopted after the victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential elections in June 2018. The government blames a US-based cleric for orchestrating the coup and has sacked or arrested people suspected of links to him. The majority of those fired under the emergency are accused of links to Gulen. (more...)
Johnson and Davis resignations 'matters for Theresa May' Johnson and Davis resignations 'matters for Theresa May'
- July 11, 2018

Hunt, who backed the "remain" side in Britain's 2016 European Union membership referendum, favors keeping close economic ties to the bloc, after the United Kingdom leaves next year. Chris Heaton-Harris has been appointed to the Brexit department after a raft of resignations. . Maasikas, who is the Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs and also sits on the EU General Affairs Council, said the Brexit talks will once again be discussed on 20 July. (more...)
European Union official criticizes Trump over attitude toward allies European Union official criticizes Trump over attitude toward allies
- July 11, 2018

But NATO diplomats say only two-thirds of the 28 allies, excluding the United States, have a realistic plan to hit that level by then. President Trump will be in Europe this week to meet with world leaders - allies and adversaries alike - to discuss pivotal agenda items for American, NATO, and global stability interests. (more...)
Afternoon Shower & Storms Possible Through Mid-Week Afternoon Shower & Storms Possible Through Mid-Week
- July 11, 2018

A chance for widely scattered showers and storms arrives late in the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures for Monday were expected to reach 83 degrees near the coast, 92 degrees inland, 96 degrees in the western valleys, 95 degrees in the mountains and 111 degrees in the county deserts. (more...)
Trump official on family separations: We are saving lives Trump official on family separations: We are saving lives
- July 11, 2018

Don't come to our country illegally. When asked if he means that he is punishing the children, Trump doubled down. We have borders. Don't come to our country illegally. Sabraw said Monday that he was " very encouraged " by the Trump administration's "real progress" in reuniting the families. The President, speaking to reporters as he departed the White House en route to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Belgium, went on to defend US Immigration and Customs ... (more...)
'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs 'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs
- July 11, 2018

The White House says the tariffs are a response to unfair trade practices by China . Trump last week said the United States may ultimately impose tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese goods - roughly the total amount of USA imports from China a year ago. (more...)
ANP leader among 12 martyred in Peshawar blast ANP leader among 12 martyred in Peshawar blast
- July 11, 2018

Confirming Haroon Bilour's martyrdom, the spokesman said that Haroon's son, Danial Bilour, was safe. Following the blast, security forces reached the spot and cordoned off the area. Bashir was targeted in the Qisa Khwani Bazaar during an electioneering rally. The Taliban have time and again threatened to target secular parties for what they call supporting the military action in tribal areas and the "war on terror". (more...)

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