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8 Arrested in Russia’s First Surrogacy Probe

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8 Arrested in Russia’s First Surrogacy Probe

Russia is one of the few countries in the world where commercial surrogacy is legal.  Russia is one of the few countries in the world where commercial surrogacy is legal. Eight Russians have been arrested and charged with human trafficking in the country’s first surrogacy probe, and a court on Monday was to consider extending the arrests. […]

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John Hume: Nobel laureate and former leader of Northern Ireland’s SDLP has died

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John Hume: Nobel laureate and former leader of Northern Ireland’s SDLP has died

John Hume died in the early hours of Monday morning, his family have said   –   Copyright  AP Photo John Hume, the former leader of Northern Ireland’s moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and key proponent in the country’s peace process, has died aged 83. His family announced the death in a statement on Monday, saying the Nobel […]

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Trump threatens lawsuit to block mail-in voting in Nevada The president’s social media post came after Nevada state lawmakers approved legislation on Sunday to automatically send mail-in ballots to voters,By Quint Forgey

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Trump threatens lawsuit to block mail-in voting in Nevada The president’s social media post came after Nevada state lawmakers approved legislation on Sunday to automatically send mail-in ballots to voters,By Quint Forgey

  President Donald Trump. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo President Donald Trump threatened legal action Monday after Nevada’s legislature passed a bill to mail ballots to all active voters, suggesting that the measure would make it impossible for Republicans to win there in November’s general election. “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made […]

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NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for return

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NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for return

A handout picture made available by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, undocking from the International Space Station (ISS), 01 August 2020. (EPA Photo) The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon […]

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2020 ELECTIONS ‘We don’t need someone distracted with Twitter’: Ilhan Omar fights off tough primary challenge The Minnesota freshman and “Squad” member faces criticism that she’s too divisive to effectively represent her district.

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2020 ELECTIONS  ‘We don’t need someone distracted with Twitter’: Ilhan Omar fights off tough primary challenge The Minnesota freshman and “Squad” member faces criticism that she’s too divisive to effectively represent her district.

Rep. Ilhan Omar is one of the best-known Democrats from the class of 2018, a lightning-rod member of the Squad whose outspoken liberal politics have made her an enemy of Donald Trump. Back home in Minneapolis, however, her polarizing national profile is complicating her bid to win a second term. Facing a political newcomer who […]

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Victoria increases coronavirus lockdowns, declares ‘state of disaster’

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Victoria increases coronavirus lockdowns, declares ‘state of disaster’

Premier Daniel Andrews has placed Victoria in stage four lockdown. Photo: AAP Photo: AAP Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has bowed to the realities of his state’s spiralling coronavirus infections and introduced the nation’s toughest lockdown restrictions. More important announcements are on the way for Victoria on Monday also, with Mr Andrews saying incoming rules for specific […]

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France makes Covid-19 test obligatory for travellers from 16 countries

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France makes Covid-19 test obligatory for travellers from 16 countries

Yonhap North Korean propaganda outlets on Sunday lashed out at South Korea over a recent US decision to lift restrictions on Seoul’s use of solid fuel for its space rockets, slamming the move as being contrary to the South’s calls for peace. Seoul and Washington revised the missile guidelines between the two countries Tuesday to […]

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France makes Covid-19 test obligatory for travellers from 16 countries

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France makes Covid-19 test obligatory for travellers from 16 countries

A man takes a Covid-19 test on July 24, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. CHANDAN KHANNA AFP Travelers entering France from 16 countries where the coronavirus is circulating widely now must undergo virus tests upon arrival at French airports and ports. French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced last month that the tests would be required starting Aug. 1 […]

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Two Somali sisters stopped to photograph a wild turkey in Minnesota. Instead, a white man filmed them and allegedly threatened violence.

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Two Somali sisters stopped to photograph a wild turkey in Minnesota. Instead, a white man filmed them and allegedly threatened violence.

Hibo Abdullahi, left, and Nasro Abdullahi, right. Nasro says a white man swore at and attempted to punch her for photographing a wild turkey. Credit: Nasro Abdullah On her way home early Friday morning, Nasro Abdullahi and her sister spotted a wild turkey on the side of the road near a Holiday gas station in Bloomington. […]

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UK wins bid for Supreme Court to hear ISIS bride case

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UK wins bid for Supreme Court to hear ISIS bride case

A picture of British teenager Shamima Begum who went to Syria and married an ISIS militant. (File photo: AFP) The UK government on Friday won a bid for the Supreme Court to decide if a woman stripped of her citizenship after joining ISIS in Syria can return to fight the decision. The interior ministry successfully […]

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