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Death toll in India flood jumps to 357

Death toll in India flood jumps to 357

The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India’s Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said yester­day, with losses to infrastruc­ture pegged at some $3 bil­lion.

Former UN chief Annan dies at age 80

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize lau­reate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of champion­ing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Canada shooting leaves 4 dead

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (Reuters) – Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the […]

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Canada shooting leaves 4 dead

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (Reuters) – Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the […]

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Ex-aide says Trump is a racist

The White House hit back angrily Friday against accusations by an African-American former employee that President Donald Trump is a racist who repeatedly used the N-word during the making of his reality TV show. Omarosa Manigault Newman writes in her incendiary new book “Unhinged” that Trump was caught on mic uttering the racial slur “multiple […]

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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe

NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star. The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Saturday. The 65-minute launch […]

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