Month: July 2018

Hundreds rescued from Lombok volcano

Hundreds rescued from Lombok volcano

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe earthquake triggered landslides More than 500 hikers who were stranded on a mountain on the Indonesian island of Lombok after an earthquake have been safely evacuated. The 6.4 magnitude quake on Sunday triggered landslides around Mount Rinjani, cutting off escape routes. Most of the hikers and guides were able to walk down after a safe route was found for them but some were flown out by helicopter. At least 16 people were killed in the quake and more than 330 were injured. Rescue workers are still waiting to bring down the body of an Indonesian hiker who was killed by falling rocks. A Malaysian tourist also died. The volcano, which rises 3,726m (12,224ft) above...
North Korea ‘working on new missiles’

North Korea ‘working on new missiles’

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Image copyright KCNA Image caption North Korea carried out a series of long-range missile tests in 2017 North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles despite recent warming ties with the Trump administration, media reports say. Unnamed US officials told the Washington Post that spy satellites had spotted continuing activity at a site that has produced ballistic missiles. Reuters news agency quotes an official as saying it is unclear how far the work has gone. President Donald Tr...
CBS takes no immediate action on Moonves

CBS takes no immediate action on Moonves

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Les Moonves (R) and his wife Julie Chen, who is standing by him CBS says it will take "no other action" than hiring an outside lawyer to look into allegations of sexual misconduct against its top executive Les Moonves. The US television network's board said it would also reschedule its annual shareholders meeting, which was due for 10 August, to a later date. The New Yorker published a report on Friday detailing claims of harassment by six women against ...
IS claims Tajik foreign cyclist attack

IS claims Tajik foreign cyclist attack

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Image copyright Travel_Nerd Image caption The victims had been on a cycle tour of the Central Asian country (file image) The Islamic State group (IS) has said it was responsible for an attack in Tajikistan on Sunday, in which four foreign tourists were killed. Two Americans, a Swiss and a Dutch national died when a car hit them in the Danghara district, about 70km (43 miles) south-east of the capital Dushanbe. Three other tourists were also injured. This is the first time IS has claimed an ...
Guardians of Galaxy cast back ex-director

Guardians of Galaxy cast back ex-director

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Gunn (right) with the Guardians of the Galaxy cast The Guardians of the Galaxy cast has called for James Gunn to be reinstated as director of the movie after he was sacked this month over old tweets. Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel signed an open letter in support of Gunn. The stars said they were shocked by his removal 10 days ago. The Walt Disney Co fired him from the third movie in the series after tweets from 2008...
Trump has ‘no problem’ with a shutdown

Trump has ‘no problem’ with a shutdown

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president inspected border wall prototypes in California earlier this year US President Donald Trump has said he has "no problem doing a shutdown" to pry funding from Congress for his planned border wall. Hosting Italy's prime minister, he also told reporters he would "leave room for negotiation" on border security. Congress must agree on spending to fund the government by 30 September, but a shutdown would be politically risky as mid-term elec...
Pussy Riot detained again on leaving jail

Pussy Riot detained again on leaving jail

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nika Nikulshina, Olga Kurachyova and Olga Pakhtusova were detained shortly after leaving prison Members of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, jailed after running on to the pitch during the World Cup final, say they have been detained again as they walked free from prison. Pyotr Verzilov, Nika Nikulshina, Olga Kurachyova and Olga Pakhtusova were jailed for 15 days earlier this month. Authorities said they violated the rules for spectators at sporting...
Air marshals secretly track US passengers

Air marshals secretly track US passengers

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The TSA was founded in response to the 9/11 terror attacks with the mission of preventing similar attacks The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing criticism for secretly tracking Americans on flights, US media report. The "Quiet Skies" programme reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights. Air marshals tasked with carrying out surveillance have pushed back ...