5 dead, multiple injured in US newspaper shooting

WASHINGTON — Five people were killed on Thursday afternoon with several “gravely injured” in a mass shooting at a local daily newspaper Capital Gazette in Annapolis, the capital city of eastern US state Maryland, police said. The shooter is in custody and is interviewed, local police said, but is not revealing his identity. Unconfirmed reports said … Read More

Erdogan, alliance win Turkish presidential, parliamentary polls

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his alliance at the parliament won in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, state-run Anadolu Agency announced. Erdogan had 52.5 percent, with 98 percent of the votes counted in his bid for a presidency with broadly expanded powers, according to Anadolu Agency’s unofficial results. In his … Read More

Hundreds of homes destroyed by volcano lava in Hawaii

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by lava from the Kilauea volcano overnight in the Big Island of Hawaii, local authorities said Tuesday. Officials have not released the total number of homes destroyed by lava, but the assessment that “hundreds” more have been claimed by lava comes just a day after the official … Read More

Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said Monday that it has suspended around 200 apps for possible misuse of data after its CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised in March to launch full app investigation and audit in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Ime Archibong, vice president of Product Partnerships at Facebook, said in a blog that the … Read More

92-year old Mahathir sworn in as Malaysian Prime Minister

KUALA LUMPUR — Mahathir Mohamad, 92, a former Malaysian prime minister who led the opposition to achieve a stunning victory in the general election, took the oath of office on Thursday night, becoming the world’s oldest government leader. Mahathir won the election after his coalition Pakatan Harapan secured 113 seats out of the 222 seats at … Read More

Lava fumes continue to threaten residents on Hawaii’s Big Island

  HONOLULU — Lava from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island that has destroyed 35 structures since last week continues to threaten residents and properties in the affected area, Hawaii County Civil Defense said in an alert. “The East Rift Zone eruption in Leilani Subdivision continues. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms that although volcanic activity has subsided, … Read More

Online divorce introduced in England, Wales

LONDON — Couples may utter those immortal words “I Do” when they marry in churches and registry offices. But a change in the rules has for the first time enabled estranged couples in England and Wales to untie the marital knot online. Fully digital divorce applications have been launched in England and Wales since May, announced … Read More