Monday , April 24 2017

Obama to make first post-presidency appearance in Chicago

Former US President Barack Obama will make his first public appearance since leaving the White House on Monday in Chicago. He will participate in a discussion that will focus on “community organising and civic engagement” with young adults at the University of Chicago. “This event is part of President Obama’s ...

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Villagers release police hostages in Vietnam land dispute

Villagers from the outskirts of Hanoi have ended a week-long stand-off over land rights and released all 19 hostages. People in My Duc district set the group free after the Hanoi police chief promised they won’t be prosecuted, and ordered an investigation into the dispute. Earlier this week, villagers had ...

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Philippine troops kill 3 more militants on resort island

Three IS militants were killed following a clash with Philippine security forces on a resort island on Saturday. It’s reported that the militants from the Abu Sayyaf group were hiding in Bohol island after a failed attempt to kidnap tourists. According to the military officials, two or three militants are ...

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Obama appointed Indian-American Surgeon General asked to step down

The Trump administration has dismissed Obama regime appointed Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to bring in new leadership for the public health sector. Murthy, who was the first Indian-American appointed for the post, has been replaced by his deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams. It wasn’t immediately clear why Murthy was asked ...

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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off Chile coast

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck central Chile late Saturday. According to the US Geological Survey, the tremor was recorded at a depth of 9.8 km, and centred off the coast at 42km west of Valparaiso. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. ...

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Japanese ships join US carrier Carl Vinson as it nears Korean waters

The US carrier Carl Vinson on Sunday started joint exercises with Japan’s navy in the Western Pacific – after days of contention about its whereabouts. Despite US President Donald Trump’s announcement, the carrier didn’t immediately sail towards the Korean peninsula, and instead conducted a drill with Australia in the Indian ...

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