The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in South Africa for the start of their 10-day royal tour. It's been a busy first day for the couple, who after dancing with Nyanga locals and giving a speech to young women belonging to the organization Justice Desk made their way to the District Six Museum in Cape Town to learn about the 60,000 communities relocated from the Apartheid. The duchess swapped into a blue Veronica Beard wrap dress for the occasion, one that she had previously worn on her royal tour of the Pacific last fall.
Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate change - "How dare you," she said. Days after millions of young people took to the streets worldwide to demand emergency action on climate change, leaders gathered for the annual United Nations General Assembly aiming to inject fresh momentum into stalling efforts to curb carbon emissions.
Jessi Combs died on August 28 while trying to beat a longstanding 512.7-mph record. Now her speed on that day may be immortalized in the Guinness record books. Combs, who was part of the North American Eagle land-speed-record team, was also a successful off-road racer, a custom automotive fabricator, and TV host.
A tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. As is common in tour buses, not everyone was wearing a seatbelt when the bus from a tour company based in Southern California rolled, crushing its roof and ramming the guard rail's vertical posts into the cab, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street said. Robert Driedonks, who heard the crash from the wildlife museum he owns nearby, said it sounded like "a bomb going off." He ran to the scene Friday, rushing to check pulses and help the terrified people as best he could, though they were far from home and couldn't understand his words.
A Rohingya couple was shot dead during a gunfight in a border town camp hours after they were detained by Bangladesh police, officials said Sunday, the latest killings amid growing tensions between the refugees and authorities. Police in Teknaf town said the refugee couple -- Dil Mohammad, 32, and his 26-year-old wife Jaheda Begum -- were members of a Rohingya "bandit group". Authorities claim the gang killed a local ruling party official, Omar Faruk, in a refugee settlement in southeastern Bangladesh last month.
The question is whether it is better for presidential hopefuls to focus on winning over swing states (as they do under the Electoral College) or big cities (as they would if a nationwide popular election was instituted). Given these two realistic alternatives, the Electoral College system is far healthier for the country as a whole. Warren is right that presidential candidates would likely travel to places like Massachusetts and California if the Electoral College were replaced by a nationwide popular vote.
A missing U.S. marine from Arizona was found safe in Texas late Saturday evening. Job Wallace, 20, was contacted by members of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where he was taken into custody and transported back to Camp Pendleton in Southern California where he is stationed. Wallace was taken into custody without incident by NCIS and local law enforcement tonight at a rest area in Navarro County, Texas," Thomas said in a written statement released to The Arizona Republic.
Investigators entered Cho's house shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, Yonhap said, citing the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. The move comes amid a range of inquiries into issues involving Cho and his wife including their children's university applications and an investment in a private equity fund. The Seoul Central Prosecutors Office, the Justice Ministry and the presidential office declined to comment when reached by phone Monday.
The UK government rejected a £150 million deal to bail out the travel company Thomas Cook this past weekend. As a result, UK officials are organizing return travel for 150,000 British people at an estimated cost of about £100 million, or $124 million. The UK is chartering planes to bring home the British nationals who were among the 600,000 people thought to be stranded among the world.
The Sussexes are in South Africa. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touched down in Cape Town on Monday, kicking off their 10-day royal tour of Africa that will include 35 official engagements in four different countries. The trip marks their first royal tour as a family, as the couple brought their 4-month-old son, Archie Harrison, with them.
Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on various targets including hotels. Some of those arrested were carrying out intelligence work including photographing potential targets, the National Intelligence Security Services (NISS) said in a statement read out on state-affiliated broadcaster Fana. "The group was ... preparing to attack hotels, religious festivities gathering places and public areas in Addis Ababa," NISS said.
After spending billions of dollars to assemble the world's most potent arsenal of cyberweapons and plant them in networks around the world, United States Cyber Command — and the new era of warfighting it has come to represent — may face a critical test in the coming weeks. President Donald Trump is considering a range of options to punish Iran for this month's attack on Saudi oil facilities, and has toughened sanctions on Iran and ordered the deployment of additional troops to the region.
The conventional wisdom that the court is split along partisan lines based on the political views of the president that appointed each justice is false, a U.S. Supreme Court justice said. Gorsuch is considered one of the Supreme Court's most conservative members, though he recently agreed with more liberal colleagues in a decision reaffirming a criminal defendant's right to a jury trial. Gorsuch noted he uses the original meaning of the Constitution to guide his judicial decisions, in contrast with judges who believe interpretations of the document should evolve over time.
An Israeli woman wounded by Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip in November 2018 has died from her injuries, officials said Monday. The southern coastal city of Ashkelon, where she lived, announced the death of Nina Genisdanova in a statement. Israeli media said she was 74 and died last week.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, law enforcement officials were able to secure grainy images of hijackers as they navigated the airports on the morning of their assault. The authorities were frantically trying to establish their identities in order to determine who helped them carry out the attacks and whether they had associates on the lam, planning other assaults. As of September 28, 2001, the FBI was still working to confirm their identities. Unable to close the matter on its own, the FBI released nineteen photographs, along with possible names and numerous aliases, seeking help from the public to fully identify the terrorists.
WASHINGTON – The New York Post published an "obituary" for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's now-concluded presidential campaign. De Blasio, who is currently serving his second term as mayor, was blasted by the newspaper, which wrote that his campaign had "died" from "ego-induced psychosis." Neighbors said the body had been in rigor mortis for some time,” the mock obituary says.
Tropical storm warnings were issued for Puerto Rico and the United States and British Virgin Islands Monday as Tropical Storm Karen moved northwest through the Caribbean Sea. While Karen is forecast to remain weak through the middle of this week, the tropical storm is likely to cause heavy rain over part of the northern Caribbean islands. AccuWeather meteorologists expect Karen to take a northerly path that will bring the system well northeast of the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas on Thursday, but not before passing through Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands on Tuesday.
Nissan is working on a new all-electric crossover model, according to a report from Automotive News. It will be around the size of a Rogue, have a range of over 300 miles, and go from zero to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, according to preliminary info shared with dealers. Nissan has made a name for itself in the EV world with the Leaf, and it's now planning to branch out with a second electric model that will take the shape of a compact crossover.
Starting next month, China's Communist Party is expected to require more than 10,000 journalists and editors who work in the country's state-run media to take tests on President Xi Jinping and Marxism before they can get updated press passes. The South China Morning Post, citing a notice sent in August from the country's media oversight office in China's propaganda department, reported that the tests would be conducted through an app. The app, which was created to educate Chinese citizens on the president's political philosophy, aggregates favorable articles, news clips, and documentaries.
Stacks of cash piled high were shown as evidence on Saturday against ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir at his trial on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption. Millions of euros and Sudanese pounds were found at Bashir's residence in April after he was overthrown and detained by the military following months of demonstrations against his rule. The court heard four defense witnesses on Saturday, including Abubakr Awad, who was minister of state for the presidency until Bashir's fall, before it was adjourned until next Saturday.
Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential challenger Bill Weld said Monday that President Donald Trump's “acts of treason” in pressuring Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden deserved the death penalty. It's treason pure and simple, and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death,” Weld told MSNBC's Morning Joe. Weld made the shocking statement in a joint appearance with fellow GOP presidential challengers Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford, who are protesting state Republican parties that have decided to cancel primaries to give the edge to the sitting president.
Iran's president has warned American and other foreign forces to “stay away” from the region, as Tehran paraded long-range missile capable of reaching American bases. Hassan Rouhani said the presence of such troops in the Gulf has always brought “pain and misery”, in a speech made at an annual military parade to commemorate the war with Iraq. Mr Rouhani spoke in response to an announcement made by the US on Friday that it was sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after an attack on Saudi oil facilities both nations blame on Iran.
A Rohingya man was killed by a suspected landmine blast along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said Monday, the second such incident this month. Nearly one million Rohingya live in camps in southeast Bangladesh after fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state, with some believed to use the porous border to travel back home. Dhaka has previously accused Myanmar security forces of planting mines along the frontier to prevent the refugees from returning -- a charge Myanmar rejects.
Protesters in Hong Kong have trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. Sunday's action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist, folded paper "origami" cranes that they tied onto a large rigging that they assembled in the mall in the Shatin district. Some put a Chinese flag on the floor and took turns running over it, before defacing it and putting it in a dumpster outside, which they then pushed into a nearby river.
A bus driver in Washington is facing charges of driving under the influence and reckless endangerment after a young passenger called 911 to report that she was intoxicated. Catherine Maccarone, 48, was arrested after a child who had just gotten off the bus told police her breath smelled of alcohol, according to audio from the 911 call obtained by several media outlets. The caller told dispatchers he'd tried to get his friends to get off the bus with him but Maccarone wouldn't let them.