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Taiwan cancelled dozens of flights and shut schools and offices Thursday as the island braced for a direct hit from Super Typhoon Nepartak, the first major tropical storm of the season.

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Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a report said Thursday.

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The United States on Wednesday sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing “notorious abuses of human rights,” in a move diplomats say will infuriate the nuclear-armed country.

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New York City is starting an ad campaign that urges people to stay put if they’re trapped inside a stalled elevator.

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WFSA (http://bit.ly/29MdpX1 ) reports Captain Will Benny of the Dothan Police Department said Tuesday the home was occupied by three juveniles when some other juveniles came to the house and one teen threw fireworks inside the front door, setting a small fire on Saturday evening.

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An “enraged” Australian man phoned police to complain that his father had burned his prized cannabis plants, authorities said yesterday.

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