Iran's navy has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time, the Iranian navy chief was quoted as saying on Saturday, as tensions mount with the US military in the Gulf. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed earlier this month it held war games in the Gulf, saying they were aimed at "confronting possible threats" by enemies. The US military’s Central Command confirmed it had seen increased Iranian naval activity, extending to the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway for oil shipments the Revolutionary Guards have threatened to block.
With the opening of LeBron James' I Promise School, basketball's biggest star showed how big an impact he wants his career to have off the court. The school will open with 240 at-risk children, each of them receiving free uniforms, meals, and guaranteed tuition to the University of Akron, as well as a bicycle and a helmet. James explained to The Wall Street Journal why providing every student with a bicycle was an important part of his mission, citing the freedom his bicycle allowed him as a child.
Motor enthusiast Daniel likes to experiment with inventions at home, they’re nit always fit for the road but they look like a lot of fun! In this video Daniel showcases his motorized drift couch, it’s perfect for when you need to go somewhere but you’re too lazy to get off the couch! Daniel’s other inventions include this gas powered skateboard and this motorized wheelie bin. Credit: Daniel Winter via Storyful
The scale of drug abuse and violence at HMP Birmingham meant many of the perpetrators faced no sanctions and staff locked themselves in their offices in fear of prisoners, a report has said. Inspectors found prison officers were “anxious and fearful” and were regularly targeted for attacks including arson. Inmates faced ongoing intimidation, including other prisoners squirting urine or throwing faeces through broken observation panels.
SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Larry Sloven arrived in southern China three decades ago, just as the region was taking off as the low-cost manufacturing center of the world. Since then, he has exported millions of dollars of goods, ranging from power tools to LED lights, to some of America's biggest retailers. For years, Sloven has seen profits whittled away by rising costs, tighter regulations and Chinese government policies aimed at building a more sustainable and services-oriented economy that have squeezed lower-end manufacturers.
A group of elderly South Koreans has traveled to the border with North Korea ahead of family reunions with relatives in the North they've been separated from since the Korean War. The weeklong event beginning later Monday at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort comes as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve a standoff over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Most of these families were separated during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Nassar was at a federal transfer facility in Oklahoma City after being removed from a penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona, Federal Bureau of Prisons records showed. Last year, Nassar, 55, was given an effective life sentence by a Michigan court for sexually abusing young female gymnasts entrusted to his care.
Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.
More than one in 50 people in England are carrying the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) in their throat, according to the largest ever scientific survey of the infection’s spread. The study, published in the British Medical Journal Open on Monday, also indicates oral sex and smoking may increase the risk of contracting HPV, which is most commonly known as a cause of cervical cancer but can also lead to throat cancer. The findings come shortly after a new HPV vaccine programme for boys aged 12 to 13 was announced by the UK government in July.
Most Japanese companies support loosening the country's tight immigration system to cope with a severe labor shortage, but they favor skilled workers who can fit into the workplace, not an influx of unskilled laborers, a Reuters poll shows. The labor market in fast-ageing Japan is its tightest in nearly half a century and the government has cracked open the door to allow foreigners to work in such areas as farming, at car factories and in convenience stores. The Reuters Corporate Survey found that Japanese firms make a distinction between foreigners allowed to work because they pass suitability tests and unskilled immigrants.
Business leaders' confidence in the British economy has fallen to its lowest point this year reflecting the impact of uncertainty over Britain's exit deal with the European Union, according to a survey published on Monday. With less than eight months to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, the government is yet to agree the terms of its departure with Brussels and has stepped up planning for the possibility of failing to reach a formal agreement. The survey of 750 business leaders, carried out by the Institute for Directors (IoD) employers group, found that after general economic conditions, uncertainty around trade with the European Union was the biggest concern.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road.
A huge section of the bridge collapsed August 14 during a fierce storm, killing 43 people and forcing the evacuation of nearby residents in the densely built-up area. ROME (AP) — The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the concrete.
Charlotte Staplehurst, a 21-year-old student from Eastbourne in East Sussex, died at the scene of the crash in New Malden. The boyfriend of Ms Staplehurst shared a touching tribute on Instagram. Tracy Staplehurst replied to his post: “Charlotte thought the world of you too.
A series of quakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing one person and causing others to rush out of buildings in panic. The quakes, which could be felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, came two weeks to the day after another 6.9 earthquake killed 460 people on Lombok. Everyone is still outside, not going back in,” Teddy Aditya, an official at Indonesia's search and rescue agency said from Mataram, the main city in Lombok.
Late night talk show host Bill Maher has condemned Donald Trump and Fox News for their tributes to Aretha Franklin. The US president prompted confusion after using a tribute to Franklin – who died aged 76 on Thursday after suffering from pancreatic cancer – to claim the legendary soul singer worked for him on “numerous occasions”. “Aretha Franklin passed away, I’m sure you heard, and of course this guy says, ‘Yeah, she worked for me,’” Maher said on Real Time on Friday.