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Meet the former model who is President Trump’s new media director at 28

Donald Trump’s new interim communications director is a 28-year-old former model who likes to keep under the radar. Hope Hicks replaces Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired after 10 days. She doesn’t have a background in politics, but has been connected to the Trump family for the last five years. And she’s quietly worked her way up to being one of ...

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Trump to face impeachment after failing to condemn racist car attack that killed 1, inuring 19

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen said on Thursday that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump because of the comments he made about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to a statement, Congressman Cohen, ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, announced that he will be introducing articles of impeachment against ...

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Spain:  Terrorist deliberately drives van into Barcelona crowd killing 13, ISIS claims responsibility

“Soldiers” of the Islamic State group carried out a deadly van attack in Barcelona on Thursday, the jihadist organisation’s propaganda outlet Amaq said. Policemen check the identity of people standing with their hands up after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing  over 10 persons and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. AFP PHOTO ...

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Lebanon:  Law allowing rapists to escape justice by marry victims abolished [PHOTOS/TWEETS]

Lebanon on Wednesday abolished a law that allows rapists escape punishment if they marry their victims in a move applauded by women’s rights campaigners. On the heels of Jordan scrapping its law, and Tunisia in July, Lebanese lawmakers voted to do away with article 522 in the Lebanese penal code. The article includes a provision that lets a rapist off ...

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Nepal: 120 killed in massive flood and landslide

At least 120 people have been killed and tens of thousands affected by floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains across Nepal, the government said on Wednesday, in the worst such calamity in nearly a decade. Another villager attempts to save cattle from the flooding, which has killed over 25 people Some 35 people were still missing and 39 injured ...

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Venezuela Crisis: China blasts Trump over threat of military action against President Maduro

A few days after President Donald Trump suggested the United States could use force to resolve the Venezuelan political crisis, China has called for non-interference.   The present crisis in Venezuela should be resolved by its own government and people, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.   According to Mr. Wang, China will not interfere in other countries’ ...

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WAR: 3.5 million North Koreans join army, volunteer to fight the United States

North Korea said on Saturday nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to fight against the U.S. in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington. Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People’s Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued ...

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Government of Pakistan plans state funeral for German nun who ended leprosy in the country

A German nun, Ruth Pfau, who helped Pakistan eradicate leprosy and who died on Thursday aged 87 in the southern city of Karachi, is to receive a rare state funeral. Pfau breathed her last at a hospital affiliated with her Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, said Salwa Zainab, a spokeswoman for the charity. Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi announced his government would ...

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20 killed, 18 injured as deadly earthquake hits China

Eighteen people suffered serious injuries, according to the local government website. Twelve bodies have been identified. They include two local residents and at least six tourists, who were visiting Jiuzhaigou national park, the epicentre of the quake some 285 kilometres north of Chengdu. The 720-square-kilometre mountainous park, a UNESCO world heritage site known for its karst scenery and waterfalls, was ...

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France: Terrorist rams car into group of soldiers, 6 critically injured

A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off in what officials identified as a suspected terrorist attack. People are looking the area where a group of soldiers were hit by a car on August 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images) The vehicle, a BMW, was parked ...

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