RIYADH — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was ready to respond to drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels on two major oil facilities, which severely disrupted production as Washington blamed Tehran for the strike.
JAKARTA — The photographer who snapped the defining image of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown — a solitary man defiantly blocking the path of a column of tanks — has died in Indonesia, according to US officials.
The world’s largest search engine has come under increasing criticism from media outlets, mainly because of its algorithms — a set of instructions followed by computers — that newspapers have often blamed for plumenting online traffic and the industry’s decline.
With the burning of “demon” fossil fuels blamed for playing havoc in the “age of man”, many agreed that after decades of energy wars, future conflicts would be driven by competition for clean water as the glaciers recede and rivers dry up.
PEKANBARU, Indonesia — Hundreds of people held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away the toxic haze covering wide swathes of the country.
“It can’t be right to slaughter healthy animals... In fact, it’s all about saving the big farmers with the big money, and getting us, small poor people, to pay the bill,” the 49-year-old from the village of Bezmer in the northeast of the country told AFP.
PORT SAINT LUCIE, United States — Monster storm Dorian hovered over the Bahamas as surging seawaters and ferocious winds sowed chaos in low-lying island communities, killing at least five people and spurring mass evacuations on the US east coast.
RIVIERA BEACH, United States — Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas with ferocious wind and rain on Sunday, the monstrous Category 5 storm wrecking towns and homes as it churned on an uncertain path toward the US coast where hundreds of thousands were ordered to evacuate.
”Gerke said that on a Saturday afternoon in Odessa, the theater would have been one of the most crowded venues.At the time, the chief refused to publicly name the shooter so as not to give him notoriety. He said there was “some criminal record attached to his driver’s license,” but no active warrants.
The now-cancelled demonstration was to mark the fifth anniversary of Beijing’s rejection of a call for universal suffrage in the semi-autonomous city, sparking the 79-day Umbrella Movement in 2014.Protesters are reeling after at least five high-profile activists and three lawmakers were arrested one after the other on Friday on accusations linked to the unrest, in a sweep that lasted late into the night.
WASHINGTON — US Democratic lawmakers announced an investigation Wednesday into Donald Trump’s offer to host next year’s G7 summit at one of his golf courses, calling it the latest sign of presidential “corruption.”
“If tropical dense forests are affected by forest fires, they need many, many years to regroup. It will alter the climate, the local climate, the national climate and the regional climate. It will also have an influence on the global climate,” said the forestry expert.
With America seemingly on the brink of a deal with the Taliban that would see the Pentagon slash its troop presence in Afghanistan, 30-year-old Ahmad Massoud wants to galvanize anti-Taliban groups and stop the emboldened fighters from ushering in a new wave of hardline Islam.