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Iran in UN spotlight as Trump threatens nuclear deal

Tehran will defend itself on the world stage on Wednesday with President Donald Trump threatening to trigger a new international crisis by pulling out of the Iran nuclear accord. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is to address the United...Show More Summary

IS-aligned militant jailed over plot to bomb Indonesian presidential palace

An Indonesian militant was jailed for 11 years on Wednesday for orchestrating a plot inspired by the Islamic State group to stage a suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace. Muhammad Nur Solikin, 27, and his wife Dian Yuli Novi...Show More Summary

A century on, royal family's letters return to Russia

From telegrams about hunting parties to anguished letters over the Bolshevik takeover, a trove of documents detailing the private lives of Russia's Romanov family has returned home 100 years after the 1917 revolution. The archive, containing...Show More Summary

Two more arrests in Wales over London Underground bombing: police

Two men were arrested on Wednesday over last week's London Underground terror attack in which 30 people were injured, bringing the total number of people in custody to five, police said. The men, aged 48 and 30, were arrested under anti-terrorism...Show More Summary

The Cocktail Village You Need To Visit This October

20 hours agoEngland / London : Londonist

They're mixing up a storm at this London Cocktail Week hub.

Taking a Pass on the “Yes Ma’am” Thing

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Facebook, and I came across this video labeled “All Southern Moms.” So, I decided to open it and take a peek (who doesn’t like a good laugh, right?). It’s a mom in the kitchen, her two children sitting at the counter eating, and she asks her son […]

Nanjing man detained for three days for selling VPNs

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Earlier this year, a man was sentenced to nine months in jail for selling VPNs. [ more › ]

Everything old is new again, especially with the latest Shanghai Michelin Guide

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Five newcomers on the list, Ultraviolet gets three stars, but not much else. [ more › ]

Invasive mosquito population up 330% in Orange County; officials urge residents to take precautions

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District alerted residents this week to a large spike in the number of invasive Aedes mosquitoes. Officials reported a 330% increase this year in the mosquito population across Orange County, with the largest numbers found in Santa Ana neighborhoods....

Recipe for disaster: inside the New York City Pizza Fest meltdown

On the morning of Sept. 9, New York City Pizza Festival organizer Ishmael Osekre was in Bushwick doing the last thing he should have been doing: ordering pizzas. At Union Pizza Works, he asked for... To view the full story, click the title link.

Moment huge slabs fall from building after Mexico earthquake - video

Video appears to show hugh slabs falling from a government building after a powerful earthquake hit the centre of the country. At least 217 dead after powerful earthquake hits central Mexico Drone footage reveals aftermath of Mexico earthquake – video Continue reading...

Wildlife pays the price of Kenya's illegal grazing

"It's devastating. I've been following them every day of my life for the last year," said Dedan Ngatia, a wild dog researcher in Kenya's central Laikipia region. "They're all dead." Months of invasions by sometimes armed semi-nomadic...Show More Summary

Dying days: ailing photographer documents fellow patients

Looking frail in a wheelchair and breathing with the aid of an oxygen tank, photographer Alan Lee grasps the camera that he used to take pictures of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice. The 69-year-old former photojournalist suffers...Show More Summary

WATCH: Why you should never take your bike on the escalator

21 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Somehow making China's escalators even more dangerous. [ more › ]

Bed-and-breakfast in 18th-century house on Maryland's Eastern Shore listing for $595,000

TOWN SQUARE | The 5,900-square-foot Chanceford Hall has six bedrooms and seven full bathrooms, original woodwork and molding, 10 fireplaces, high ceilings and large windows.

US-backed force takes 90% of Syria's Raqa from IS: monitor

US-backed fighters have captured 90 percent of the Syrian city of Raqa from the Islamic State group after overrunning five strategic neighbourhoods, a monitor said on Wednesday. "Because of the heavy (US-led) coalition air strikes, IS...Show More Summary

Afghanistan arms civilians to protect mosques during holy month

Afghanistan is arming hundreds of civilians nationwide to help protect mosques during one of the holiest months on the Islamic calendar after several deadly attacks on Shiite religious sites. The government's move comes as it considers...Show More Summary

Leaf-Peeping Drives from Boston

I love fall. No seriously, LOVE it. The crispness of the air, pumpkin and apple picking, jeans and flannels… the list goes on and on. One of my favorite parts of this miraculous shift in seasons is watching the leaves change color and create the most gorgeous landscapes of the year. Show More Summary

UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD

Pound’s Brexit slide has pushed up inflation and dampened purchasing power, says forecast Italy, France and Germany will grow faster than Britain next year as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on consumer confidence and deter much-needed...Show More Summary

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