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China Urges All Sides In North Korea Standoff To ‘Stop Irritating’ One Another

BEIJING:  China on Wednesday urged all parties in the Korean standoff to stay calm and “stop irritating each other,” a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war. North Korea’s state media published a rare, strong, criticism of China on Wednesday, saying Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions ... Read More »

Two US astronauts cast vote from space

WASHINGTON: As US gets ready for a nail-biting election on Tuesday, two American astronauts orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour have already cast their votes from space. According to NASA, astronaut Shane Kimbrough has officially filed his electronic absentee ballot from the International Space Station (ISS). Another astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot before returning to Earth last ... Read More »

Russia under fire at United Nations as air strikes pound Syria’s Aleppo

United Nations: Britain, France and the United States lashed out at Russia on Sunday over the worsening carnage in Syria as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded Aleppo in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war. US Ambassador Samantha Power accused Russia of “barbarism” during a Security Council emergency meeting called to demand that Moscow rein in its ... Read More »

US launches air strikes on IS in Libya

The United States has carried out air strikes on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya, following a request by the UN-backed government there, the Pentagon says. The strikes targeted positions in the port city of Sirte, an IS stronghold. Libyan PM Fayez Sarraj, in a televised address, said the strikes caused “heavy losses”. Western powers have become increasingly ... Read More »

North Korea threatens to turn the South into sea of fire if anti-missile system is deployed

North Korea’s military said on Monday it will make a “physical response” to moves by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defence system on the Korean peninsula. The United States and South Korea said on Friday that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be used to counter North Korea’s growing ... Read More »

Women’s World Cup semifinal: Japan into final after England defender Laura Bassett scores injury time own goal

An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with the United States. The US, who lost the 2011 final to the Japan on penalties, booked their ticket to Sunday’s championship game in Vancouver with a 2-0 win over top ranked Germany on Tuesday. Bassett’s attempted sliding ... Read More »