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Rescuers find 9 bodies after 2 buildings collapse in India

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building in Shahberi village, east of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. New Delhi, Jul 19 : Rescuers found nine bodies as they almost finished clearing a mound of rubble after the collapse of two multistory buildings east of New Delhi, an official said Thursday. No survivors have been found following ...

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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, sunrise is seen over the Kilauea volcano lower East Rift Zone in Hawaii. Honolulu, Jul 19 : Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — ...

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Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of war remains

Washington, Jul 19 : More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who traveled to Pyongyang this month to press the North Koreans further, said Wednesday the return could begin “in the next couple of weeks.” But it could take months or years to ...

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1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

Portland, Jul 19 : A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded Wednesday to more than 70 square miles (181 kilometers) as the ...

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Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

Washington, Jul 18 : James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November’s midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the “Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.'” That refers to the need for Congress to provide checks ...

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With charity, South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial

Nelson Mandela. File photo Johannesburg, Jul 18 : South Africans are marking the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule. Former U.S. President Barack Obama is in South Africa and plans to meet young people on Wednesday to mark the ...

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Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

Madrid, Jul 18 : A migrant aid group has accused Libya’s coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the North African nation. Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish rescue group, said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along ...

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Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Tokyo, Jul 18 : The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade. The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump’s moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third of the global economy and markets of more ...

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Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Washington, Jul 18 : Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Rebuked as never before by his own party, ...

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Building collapses into another near Indian capital, 3 die

A six-story building under construction collapse onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. New Delhi, Jul 18 : A six-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital, killing at least three people and trapping several others under the debris, police said on Wednesday. Chief Fire Officer Arun ...

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