Skip to content

World News

Iran 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures 300

Iran 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures 300

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m.
Screenwriters honoured with film academy's Nicholl award

Screenwriters honoured with film academy's Nicholl award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Five emerging screenwriters gained the film academy's stamp of admission into Hollywood with help from an ensemble of actors that included Tyrese Gibson and Rosa Salazar.
Greece: New bid to understand prehistoric engineering feat

Greece: New bid to understand prehistoric engineering feat

ATHENS, Greece — New excavations at an unusual prehistoric fortress northwest of Athens could hold the key to understanding one of ancient Greece's most impressive engineering feats, which converted a lake into rich farmland 3,300 years ago.
Gap CEO Art Peck steps down amid slumping sales, stock price

Gap CEO Art Peck steps down amid slumping sales, stock price

NEW YORK — Gap announced Thursday that CEO Art Peck is stepping down as the company struggles to turn around a long-standing sales slump.
Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portrait

S. Carolina man: McDonald's sweet tea came with weed inside

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — A South Carolina man who went to McDonald's for a sweet tea says he received a little extra herbal substance on the side.
China sentences fentanyl traffickers after US tip about ring

China sentences fentanyl traffickers after US tip about ring

XINGTAI, China — A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S.
Hopes rise that lifting tariffs could allow US-China accord

Hopes rise that lifting tariffs could allow US-China accord

BEIJING — The prospects for a preliminary breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war improved Thursday after the two sides agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, though the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear.
Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies.