U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to about 3-and-half more years in prison and was hit with a fresh set of criminal charges in New York on Wednesday, drawing sympathy from a president who declined to say whether he would issue a pardon. Manafort is due to spend a total of… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

Seventeen killed as fire sweeps through hotel in New Delhi

A fire swept through a hotel in New Delhi early on Tuesday, killing 17 people, authorities in the Indian capital said, raising fresh questions about safety standards in poorly regulated budget hotels. Frequent raids by civic authorities to enforce building codes, fire safety measures and evacuation procedures have failed to curb violations in a rapidly… Read More Seventeen killed as fire sweeps through hotel in New Delhi

Ten dead, hundreds missing following dam burst at iron ore mine in Brazil

Teams of rescuers were preparing to dig through thick mud on Saturday in a search for survivors of a dam burst at a Brazilian iron ore mine owned by Vale SA that left hundreds missing and halted operations. Firefighters focused their hopes on a bus, a train, mining offices and nearby homes that were buried… Read More Ten dead, hundreds missing following dam burst at iron ore mine in Brazil

French police arrest Chris Brown over allegations of sexual harassment

U.S. singer Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday with two other people on suspicion of rape, a French police source said. The arrests were first reported by Closer magazine, which said Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were detained after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at the singer’s suite at the… Read More French police arrest Chris Brown over allegations of sexual harassment

This Nigerian girl went on her first ski trip and came home with life lessons

I refuse to be average. That’s the motto I walked into the New year with. This year will be all about keeping an open mindset, trying new things and educating myself outdoors. And that’s how I booked a ski trip for the first time in my life. I went all the way to Winterberg Germany… Read More This Nigerian girl went on her first ski trip and came home with life lessons

U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $501million in damages over death of U.S. student

A U.S. court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay $501 million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier, who died in 2017 shortly after being released from a North Korea prison. Warmbier’s parents sued North Korea in April over their son’s death. The 22-year-old student died days after he… Read More U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $501million in damages over death of U.S. student

Israel to hold early general election in April 2019

Israel will hold an early general election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, after members of his governing coalition met to discuss differences over legislation. “The leaders of the coalition decided unanimously to dissolve parliament and go to a new election in early April,” the spokesman wrote on Twitter,… Read More Israel to hold early general election in April 2019