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  1. Alice the midwife holds two-day-old Alex who was named after herThu, 24 May 2018 03:53:46 GMT
    A charity has hailed the work of one of the "busiest midwives in the world" who has had more than 1,000 babies named after her. The 48-year-old delivered her first baby on a roadside at gunpoint during the civil war in 1990, before she actually qualified as a midwife. More...
  2. Pompeo says fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong UnWed, 23 May 2018 23:14:00 GMT
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization." The decision about whether the June 12 meeting in Singapore between Kim and President Donald Trump happens is "ultimately up to Chairman Kim," Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. More...
  3. US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressureWed, 23 May 2018 18:29:57 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the incident in China is very similar and consistent with what previously happened to Americans working in Havana. A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. More...
  4. Search for missing MH370 plane to end next week, says MalaysiaWed, 23 May 2018 13:43:00 GMT
    Director general of the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, right, shows the search area map as Malaysia's new transport minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook looks on in Putrajaya Malaysia signed a "no cure, no fee" agreement with Texas-based Ocean Infinity in January to resume the hunt for the plane, a year after the official search in the southern Indian Ocean by Australia, Malaysia and China was called off. Transport minister Anthony Loke said that the latest search was due to end in April but was extended twice until May 29 at Ocean Infinity's request. More...
  5. Body of Pakistani Exchange Student Killed in Santa Fe School Shooting Arrives in KarachiWed, 23 May 2018 08:50:41 GMT
    The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain Friday at Santa Fe High School. More...
  6. Poland's Olga Tokarczuk Is This Year's Man Booker International Prize Winner for FlightsWed, 23 May 2018 04:15:38 GMT
    Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction Tuesday with Flights , a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. Flights beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi's horror story Frankenstein in Baghdad and South Korean author Han Kang's meditative novel The White Book. More...
  7. Firefighters spray foam on a white Gulfstream jet that appears broken in halfTue, 22 May 2018 23:35:33 GMT
    A private jet crashed off the end of the runway of the international airport in Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa on Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reported to be out of danger. Video from the scene showed what appeared to be nearby residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage while others sprayed the plane with handheld fire extinguishers. More...
  8. Donald Trump meets South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the White HouseTue, 22 May 2018 18:46:36 GMT
    US President Donald Trump has suggested that a planned historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be delayed. Mr Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed back during a White House meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in, trying to co-ordinate strategy as concerns mounted over ensuring a successful outcome for the North Korea summit. More...
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