Rockets Found At U.N. School

The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was “alarmed” to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now “have gone missing,” and he demanded a full review of such incidents. A statement by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon expressed the U.N. chief’s “outrage and regret” at the placement of weapons […]

China Shuts Meat Supplying McDonald’s, KFC

Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald’s and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China’s latest food safety scandal. A Shanghai television channel, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the plant mixed expired meat with the fresh product and deliberately […]

Say Hello To Chikungunya

Scientists knew it was coming, and now it’s here: The first U.S. cases of chikungunya, a virus carried by mosquitoes that can cause fever and joint pain, have surfaced in a Florida man and woman who have not traveled to any of the foreign countries where the disease is common, according to the Centers for […]

Women Get Run Over By A Train

Two women trespassing on railroad tracks in southern Indiana narrowly missed a fatal encounter with a freight train when they were caught in the middle of a bridge as the train approached, authorities said. The action, which unfolded on the morning of July 10, was captured on a camera mounted on the train, and authorities […]

Pedophile Teacher Abused Scores

He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips to exotic places, treating them […]

Vehicle Rams TV Station

Baltimore County police say a vehicle has rammed a television station and there may be an armed person inside the building. Police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton says a vehicle rammed WMAR-TV’s building, off a busy road north of Baltimore, just before noon Tuesday. Police are warning people to avoid the area. Widgets

Ortiz-Obama Selfie

A controversial selfie taken by David Ortiz during a visit by the Boston Red Sox to the White House last week may be the last, senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on Sunday. It was later revealed that the image of Ortiz and President Barack Obama snapped by the Red Sox slugger was part of a […]

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, died on Sunday at his home in North Hollywood. He was 93. As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer. During a prolific […]

Diabolical Man United lose 0-2 at Olympiacos

Manchester United were appalling as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Olympiacos in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match. United struggled to put a pass together in the opposition half, and Olympiacos exploited the obvious lack of competence and confidence. Their best chance came when Tom Cleverley flashed a chance wide from […]

For The Records: Free Education; NPP’s Promise Is Whimsical – President Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has described as whimsical, the promise by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to make senior high school education free. Speaking at the first in the series of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) organised presidential debates in Tamale on Tuesday, President Mahama said since the constitution called for Free Compulsory […]