(Reuters) – The death toll from a massive mudslide that devastated a rural community in Washington state last month rose by three to 33 on Monday, with a dozen people still unaccounted for, county officials said. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed without warning on March 22, above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, sending a torrent of mud over the river and across state Highway 530, engulfing some three dozen homes on the outskirts of […]
(Reuters) – Some planes and ships searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the Indian Ocean moved on Monday toward waters where a Chinese vessel had picked up “ping” signals at the weekend, raising hopes of finding the airliner’s black-box recorders. The black boxes, thought be to lying on the ocean floor, are equipped with locator beacons that send pings on the same frequency as those detected by the Chinese naval ship, but the beacons’ batteries […]
(Reuters) – The United States moved on Sunday to reassure Tokyo over its mounting security concerns, saying it would send more missile defense ships to Japan following North Korean launches and use a high level trip to warn China against abusing its “great power.” Japan has watched with alarm in recent weeks as North Korea carried out a series of missile launches, including firing two medium-range missiles capable of hitting the U.S. ally. Tokyo has […]
People at break.com conducted a social experiment,pulling a good cop prank where people were stopped by the police for following traffic rules.
A sculptor created an underwater museum in West Indies.
Two female journalists working for the Associated Press news agency have been shot by a police officer in eastern Afghanistan.
(Reuters) – Japan will strike any North Korean ballistic missile that threatens to hit Japan in the coming weeks after Pyongyang recently fired medium-range missiles, a government source said on Saturday. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order, which took effect on Thursday and runs through April 25, the day that marks the founding of North Korea’s army, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Following the order, meant “to prepare for any additional missile launches,” […]
NATO denied it is violating its agreements with Russia by boosting its forces in eastern Europe and accused Moscow of violating its international agreements by occupying Crimea.
(Reuters) – A Chinese patrol ship hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner detected a pulse signal in the south Indian Ocean on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, in a possible indicator of the underwater beacon from a plane’s “black box”. A black box detector deployed by the vessel Haixun 01 picked up the “ping” signal at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude, Xinhua said. It has not been established whether the […]
The Ausralian and Malaysian Prime Ministers stood side by side as they faced the press, promising to continue search for missing flight.
(Reuters) – Voting was largely peaceful in Afghanistan’s presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as a country racked by decades of chaos embarked on its first ever democratic transfer of power. A roadside bomb killed two policemen and wounded two others in the southern city of Qalat as they were returning from a polling station, while four voters were wounded in an explosion at a voting centre in the southeastern […]
A five-story residential building in eastern China collapsed burying residents inside.