Alfred K. Newman, one of the last of the Navajo Code Talkers, has died in New Mexico at age 94. Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code for military transmissions using the Dine language. The Code Talkers have...
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree loosening the country’s restrictive gun regulations, and hinted at further measures to arm law-abiding citizens to combat rampant crime. The decree, which does not require congressional approval, scraps the requirement that Brazilians need to prove their "effective need" to own a firearm. Nevertheless...
For many people, the prospect of coming across a river of chocolate might seem the stuff dreams are made of. Rescuers in Arizona, however, faced a bittersweet situation on Monday, when approximately 40,000 pounds of liquid chocolate spilled onto the road after a truck rolled over. The incident happened just before...
Violent clashes broke out between hundreds of Arab Christians and police in Haifa on Friday following demonstrations against the Haifa Museum of Art which displayed "McJesus," a sculpture showing Ronald McDonald on a cross. The depiction of a crucified Ronald McDonald, sculpted by Finnish artist Janei Leinonen, and...
After weeks of confusion and consternation, Rome’s mayor told the Vatican newspaper that Rome Caritas would benefit not only from the coins tourists throw in the Trevi Fountain, but from coins tossed in any of the city’s historic water features. Caritas was informed in late December that it would no...
At least 15 people have been killed after a military cargo plane crashed in Iran amid severe weather. A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency. Reports said a fire engulfed the Boeing 707 immediately after it...
The wife of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, a global advocacy group, criticizing her husband’s long detention and Japan’s criminal justice system as unfair and harsh. “My husband’s is a case study in the realities of this draconian system,” Carole Ghosn wrote...
A former Nazi concentration camp guard who spent decades living in New York City before he was deported to Germany last year has died. Jakiw Palij, who served as a guard at a Nazi forced labor camp during World War II before immigrating to the U.S. in 1949 and becoming...
Poland’s counterintelligence agency has arrested and charged an employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei over spying allegations. According to Polish TV broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP), Huawei’s sales director and an ex-security agent were arrested on Tuesday by officers of the country’s Internal Security Agency, charged with espionage. The Huawei employee is...
On 15 January, British MPs are due to give their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, which has already been branded a failure and lost cause by cross-party politicians. The European Union (EU) is apparently plotting to thwart a Brexit deal and spark chaos across the UK, according...