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World News Jan 28 to Feb 3, 2018

Janet not performing with JT

Feb 3, 2018 / 2:55 pm

Janet Jackson wants to make it crystal clear: She will not be joining Justin Timberlake during this year's Super Bowl halftime show. The pop icon says in a...

Actress accuses 2 producers

Feb 3, 2018 / 1:07 pm

Actress Uma Thurman, in long-awaited remarks, has accused embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself upon her sexually and accused...

'Devastated' about tweet

Feb 3, 2018 / 8:36 am

A former Hawaii state worker who sent a false missile alert last month said Friday he's devastated about causing panic but was "100 per cent sure"...

Trump claims vindication

Feb 3, 2018 / 8:11 am

President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the...

N. Korea buys missile parts

Feb 3, 2018 / 7:55 am

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says North Korea has used its embassy in Berlin to acquire equipment apparently intended for its missile...

Ancient tomb discovered

Feb 3, 2018 / 7:30 am

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery...

Marines seeking recruits

Feb 3, 2018 / 7:26 am

For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Marine Corps will air an ad during the Super Bowl, using an online-only spot Sunday to target a young, tough,...

Gunman wounds six

Feb 3, 2018 / 7:14 am

A lone gunman targeted foreigners in a drive-by shooting spree Saturday in a central Italian city, wounding six people, one of them with life-threatening...

Dog comes back 10 yrs later

Feb 2, 2018 / 2:52 pm

A family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the pet went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away...

Tougher stance on Russia

Feb 2, 2018 / 2:41 pm

The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration's nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance...

Killed pregnant neighbour

Feb 2, 2018 / 2:03 pm

A North Dakota woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbour and cutting the baby from the womb while the mother was still alive was sentenced Friday to life...

Orcas at 30-year low

Feb 2, 2018 / 2:01 pm

With the number of endangered Puget Sound orcas at a 30-year low, Washington state lawmakers are proposing measures to protect the fish-eating killer whales...

Bombshell memo or dud?

Feb 2, 2018 / 12:29 pm

After a drumbeat of anticipation, a secret memo was released Friday that President Donald Trump's allies in the media and Congress had predicted would set...

Robot makes your coffee

Feb 2, 2018 / 11:45 am

Japan has a new robot cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named Sawyer debuted this week at Henna Cafe in...

'Morality school' outcry

Feb 2, 2018 / 11:41 am

The video shows students at the so-called "female morality school" in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not...

Russia memo released

Feb 2, 2018 / 10:46 am

House Republicans on Friday released a partisan and bitterly disputed memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI's...

Attacked in courtroom

Feb 2, 2018 / 8:35 am

A father of three victims of Larry Nassar rushed and tried to attack the disgraced former sports doctor on Friday during a sentencing hearing in Michigan, after...

Wash your stinking hands

Feb 2, 2018 / 7:01 am

A nurse's Facebook rant about the "cesspool of funky flu" in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention. "Wash your stinking...

43 years for van attack

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:54 am

A man who drove into worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man and injuring a dozen others, was sentenced Friday to at least 43 years in prison for what...

Choppers collide, 5 killed

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:14 am

Two French military training helicopters collided and crashed Friday in a wooded area of Provence, killing five people aboard, police said. Officials said the...

Castro's son kills himself

Feb 1, 2018 / 7:27 pm

The eldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official...

12-yr-old school shooter

Feb 1, 2018 / 3:55 pm

A girl believed to be 12 years old opened fire Thursday in a middle school classroom, critically wounding one classmate and injuring three others, authorities...

Big bird a no-go on flight

Feb 1, 2018 / 3:09 pm

A passenger on a United Airlines flight had her "emotional support peacock" turned away. The Associated Press reports the airline rejected the bird on...

Killed kids as mom listened

Feb 1, 2018 / 11:37 am

A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone is looking to the U.S....

Dozens in mass graves

Feb 1, 2018 / 10:52 am

The faces of the men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the...

Castro freezes private sector

Feb 1, 2018 / 10:49 am

Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in....

'Last princess' fights back

Feb 1, 2018 / 7:27 am

Every day, tourists flock to a downtown Honolulu palace for a glimpse of the way Hawaii's royal family lived, marveling at its gilded furniture, lavish...

Crashed seaplane 'off route'

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:55 am

The owner of a seaplane that crashed near Sydney during a New Year's Eve joy flight, killing the pilot and his five British passengers, said Wednesday that...

Killed over a cupcake

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:34 am

Two sisters have been indicted in the fatal spanking and beating of a three-year-old with a baseball bat for taking a cupcake from the kitchen. The Fulton...

Crisis looks like genocide

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:31 am

The UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar said Thursday that the Myanmar military's violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear "the...

Fire kills 11 in dorm

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:23 am

A fire engulfed a group home for welfare recipients in northern Japan, killing 11 people and injuring three, police and fire officials said Thursday. Fire...

Thrift store grenade launcher

Jan 31, 2018 / 3:13 pm

Talk about one heckuva explosive donation. Authorities say a grenade launcher, loaded with a live grenade, was left with other donated items at a Florida...

Dog OK'd for UI benefits

Jan 31, 2018 / 11:06 am

Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits — until the state learned he'd been dogging it at the...

6.1 quake hits Afghanistan

Jan 31, 2018 / 9:33 am

A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattled Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday, including the capital cities of both countries, killing a young girl and...

Blood moon rising!

Jan 31, 2018 / 8:16 am

UPDATE: 8:10 a.m. Kelowna's Rod Saigeon, snapped this photograph of the super, blue, blood moon this morning. The red colour comes from the sun's light...

Ferry McFerryface renamed

Jan 31, 2018 / 6:30 am

A Sydney Harbor ferry christened Ferry McFerryface three months ago has been renamed after a political squabble. New South Wales Minister for Transport and...

False alarm - Human error

Jan 31, 2018 / 6:08 am

Hawaii emergency management officials knew for years that an employee had problems performing his job. Then, he sent a false alert warning of an imminent...

Assassination attempt

Jan 30, 2018 / 9:41 pm

Former Kenyan Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka said Wednesday gunshots were fired at his home and a grenade detonated in what he described as "an...

Man sold ammo to shooter

Jan 30, 2018 / 9:23 pm

An Arizona man named in court documents as a "person of interest" during the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history said...

Rape allegations 'a bold lie'

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:58 pm

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday called actress Rose McGowan's claims of rape against the former Hollywood producer "a bold lie." Attorney...

'New American moment'

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:50 pm

Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a "new American moment" of unity in his first State of the Union...

Trump tweeting frenzy

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:48 pm

President Donald Trump's first State of the Union is the most-tweeted joint address to Congress ever, according to Twitter. The social network says 4.5...

Trump talks NAFTA

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:12 pm

Facing scores of his fellow Republicans publicly pleading with him not to cancel NAFTA, U.S. President Donald Trump refrained from his oft-stated threat to...

Cleaning up Fukushima

Jan 30, 2018 / 7:34 pm

High atop Fukushima's most damaged nuclear reactor, the final pieces of a jelly-roll shaped cover are being put in place to seal in highly radioactive dust....

Gitmo to stay open

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:53 pm

President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order announcing his intent to keep the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open, the White House announced...

Chopper crashes into house

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:46 pm

A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said. The four-seat...

Porn star now denies affair

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:09 pm

Adult film star Stormy Daniels, in the midst of a publicity tour fuelled by past allegations of a 2006 sexual relationship with a then-married Donald Trump,...

Innocent after 37 years

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:03 pm

A Louisiana man imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free Tuesday after his conviction in a 1979 rape was thrown out and prosecutors agreed to dismiss the...

Island loses only gas station

Jan 30, 2018 / 11:42 am

It's a good thing Ocracoke Island in North Carolina is small enough to walk or bike around. The island along the Outer Banks has lost its only gas station....

Old Vegas shines again

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:07 am

As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky,...

Trump's big night

Jan 30, 2018 / 7:49 am

President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy and push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday's State of the Union address, as...

Louvre displays looted art

Jan 30, 2018 / 7:14 am

The Louvre Museum is putting 31 paintings on permanent display in an effort to find the rightful owners of those and other works of art looted by Nazis during...

Will & Kate try bandy

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:56 am

Britain's Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge took a shot at bandy Tuesday to kick off a visit to Sweden and Norway — with William winning a...

Chasing O.J. over $70M

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:44 am

O.J. Simpson owes the family of Fred Goldman more than $70 million from a 1997 wrongful death judgment and a lawyer for the Goldmans says the former football...

A super, blue eclipse

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:41 am

The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a supermoon, but also a total...

Amazon 'Spheres' open

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:33 am

From the fourth floor of a striking rainforest-like conservatory built of glass and white steel in downtown Seattle, Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos turned toward...

UK worse off after Brexit

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:31 am

A forecast prepared for the British government reportedly says the economy will be worse off after the country leaves the European Union whatever trade deal is...

Millions in sunken treasure

Jan 29, 2018 / 11:00 am

More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that's been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history is about to make its public...

44 tons of chocolate stolen

Jan 29, 2018 / 10:39 am

Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany, and there's no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators....

Bye bye Chief Wahoo

Jan 29, 2018 / 9:45 am

Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians' uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the...

Gunmen kill 9 in Monterrey

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:57 am

Gunmen burst into a home in northern Mexico and killed nine people who had gathered to watch a soccer game on TV, authorities said Sunday. An official with the...

Trump to give state of union

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:55 am

Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic...

Floodwaters peak in Paris

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:39 am

Floodwaters have reached a peak in Paris and are now threatening towns downstream along the rain-engorged Seine River. Weeks of heavy rains have swollen the...

2 dead in French Alps

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:35 am

Two British skiers have died after falling from steep slopes in particularly icy conditions on Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Lt. Remi Pelisson with the...

7 year old student arrested

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:33 am

Miami police have arrested a seven-year-old boy accused of hitting his teacher. The Miami Herald cites a police report stating Mercy Alvarez's son was...

Baldwin blasts Farrow

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:09 am

Actor Alec Baldwin is once again using Twitter to question Dylan Farrow's allegations of sexual abuse from her adoptive father Woody Allen. Baldwin on...

Dirty dancing denials

Jan 29, 2018 / 5:19 am

A Cambodian prosecutor says 10 foreigners charged with producing pornographic photos during a party near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex have...

Pope fights anti-semitism

Jan 29, 2018 / 5:16 am

Pope Francis said Monday that countries have a responsibility to fight anti-Semitism and the "virus of indifference" that threatens to erase the...

IKEA founder has died

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:40 am

Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday. IKEA...

Search ends for climber

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:37 am

Volunteers were able to rescue a French mountaineer from a Himalayan peak but called off efforts to retrieve a Polish climber, who was declared deceased, a...

Opposition leader arrested

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:34 am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was wrestled to the ground and forced into a police vehicle Sunday as he headed to a Moscow protest that was part of a...

Death toll continues to rise

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:32 am

Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing in Kabul to 103, as hundreds of people gathered for funerals or awaited word...

Cypriots vote for better life

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:29 am

Cypriots were voting Sunday for a new president who they hope will overcome years of failure and finally resolve the ethnic divisions that have torn the...

8 people dead in Yemen

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:25 am

Yemeni government forces clashed with separatists in the southern port city of Aden on Sunday in a fighting that left at least eight people dead, as authorities...

City shuts down

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:22 am

Shops and businesses closed Sunday in Indian-controlled Kashmir after separatists fighting against Indian rule called for a strike a day after soldiers shot and...

Heavy snowfall in Iran

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:18 am

Iran's first heavy snowfall of the season has forced both international airports in the capital to close, local media reported Sunday. The semi-official...

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