Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 11, 2016. A ceasefire painstakingly negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry was announced in mid-September and fell apart in days.
Infiniti’s Q60 knows how to fill a room. The new coupe was a big and steady presence under fluorescent house lights while we worked around it; setting massive 5-kilowatt lights on their stands, flooding the room with heat, sculpting its curves and shoulders
A Hong Kong court Monday heard how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment. The court heard Jutting filmed both women on his iPhone and jurors were warned by judge Michael Stuart-Moore that the footage was "very shocking indeed". Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, both in their 20s, were found dead in Jutting's flat in the early hours of November 1, 2014, after he called police.
If you’re mechanically inclined, and have a knack for going hands-on, likelihood is you see the world a little differently than most folks. Fiddling, wrenching, knocking it down and putting it back together—that comes natural, whether “it” is an old turntable
Unfortunately, not everyone made it, as at least 14 bodies were recovered and dozens more remain missing, Italian officials said. Italy's Guardia Costiera, or Coast Guard, shared two videos on Sunday from the dozens of rescue operations this weekend in the central Mediterranean. Officials said 2,400 people were rescued on Saturday by the coast guard, ships from nongovernmental organizations and the Irish Navy, according to ANSA, Italy's leading news agency.
A company that has trained dogs to recognize the smell of human fecal bacteria has been sniffing out sources of water pollution nationwide, discovering broken sewer pipes, leaking septic tanks and illegal sewage discharges, to the delight of environmental groups and government agencies. Using dogs rescued from shelters and specially trained to detect human waste in the same way other dogs are trained to sniff out drugs or explosives, the dogs of Otisfield, Maine-based Environmental Canine Services are always looking out for No. 2. "I could make a lot of jokes about what kind of job this is, but I won't," said Scott Reynolds, who runs the company with his wife, Karen.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 lapped the Nurburgring in 7:29:60—and Chevy caught the whole event on video. In another sign of the impending extinction of the manual transmission, the ‘Ring-record ZL1 was equipped with the GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission developed in conjunction with Ford. As Chevrolet was more than happy to point out in the official press release, that 7:29.60 lap time is a full 11.67 seconds than the outgoing fifth-gen Camaro ZL1.
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents for at least the first six months of their lives to minimize the risk of sleep-related deaths, according to new guidelines from U.S. pediatricians. Ideally, babies should stay in their parents’ room at night for a full year, according to recommendations released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Babies shouldn’t share a bed with parents, however, because that increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the guidelines stress.
In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. On two separate occasions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small.
By Maher Chmaytelli and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State expanded its attacks on Monday against the army and Kurdish forces across Iraq, trying to relieve pressure on the militant group's defences around Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in the country. About 80 Islamic State-held villages and towns have been retaken in the first week of the offensive, bringing Iraqi and Kurdish forces closer to the edge of the city itself - where the battle will be hardest fought. The Mosul campaign, which aims to crush the Iraqi half of Islamic State's declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria, may become the biggest battle yet in the 13 years of turmoil triggered by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and could require a massive humanitarian relief operation.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, celebrates with a team members after winning the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters during
Over two hours, federal agents snapped pictures as the pair visited seven banks, stopping at each one to make cash deposits of just under $10,000 — all from piles of drug money stashed in their bags. Prosecutors say the flurry of modest deposits was one of the many schemes hatched by Mexican crime cartels trying to bring billions of dollars in drug proceeds back from the United States without attracting scrutiny from banking regulators. The cartels collect much of their cash proceeds from the U.S. market much the way the cocaine and other drugs come in, by sneaking it across the border.
Jérémie (Haiti) (AFP) - Rickety structures made of sheet metal and scrap wood are clustered along the road to the Haitian city of Jeremie, which still hasn't seen any aid nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew. In a scene that is eerily similar to the devastation in Port-au-Prince after the 2010 earthquake, when hundreds of thousands of survivors had to cram into every available space, families are living in makeshift camps. In one such camp on the side of the road, Dominique Pierre-Louis is trying to start a motorcycle covered in mud.
This was a tough year for GoPro. Here are the details on these new GoPro action cams. GoPro has slimmed down its lineup of cameras, taking some of the best features spread across four previous models and combining them into these two cameras.
A suspect armed with an AK-47 shot and injured two police officers and is suspected in the shooting deaths of two others. When a gentleman came out without AK 47 and just opened fire on everybody. One officer's been shot notebook and other officer were shot in the leg.
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has passed an ominous milestone, ushering the planet into "a new era" of climate change, the UN said Monday. For the first time on record, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere averaged 400 parts per million (ppm) in 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. CO2, the main greenhouse gas driving climate change, has previously passed the 400 ppm threshold on certain months in specific locations but never on a globally averaged basis, WMO said.
Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Sunday pledged to investigate the causes of a rail crash that killed at least 75 people, as rescue workers scoured wreckage for more bodies. The packed passenger train carrying more than 1,400 people between the capital Yaounde and the central African country's port city of Douala derailed on Friday near the town of Eseka, causing carriages to flip over at high speed. "I have ordered an in-depth inquiry into the causes of this accident," Biya told state TV in French on returning to Cameroon on Sunday afternoon after a trip in Europe.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the U.S. presidential candidates' behavior during their recent debates. Do we want such elections in our country?" Rouhani said, speaking to a crowd in the Iranian city of Arak. Rouhani said that during his September visit to the UN General Assembly, he was asked which of the candidates he preferred.
Four civilians were killed and 14 other people injured in Central African Republic on Monday when U.N. peacekeepers exchanged fire with armed men during a protest against the U.N. military presence, the United Nations said. The clashes occurred as hundreds of protesters gathered to call for troops from the U.N. mission (MINUSCA) to leave the country. "MINUSCA believes that Monday's events constitute a new attempt by enemies of peace to disturb the return to constitutional normality," it added, adding that five peacekeepers were among the injured.
High school graduation rates have steadily risen in recent years -- an important feat for public education. Previous generations may have been able to get a manufacturing job without a high school diploma and still have a middle-class life, but that doesn't exist anymore, says Bob Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University, which is working to help get all students to graduate. "The fact that the nation's graduation rate continues to go up is important because it means more kids are better prepared and have a better shot at a successful life," he says.
A veteran state trooper and her rookie daughter have become the first mother and daughter to serve in uniform at the same time in the centurylong history of the New York State Police. Trooper Meagan Hartmann recently graduated from the State Police Academy, joining her mother, Bethany Lamphere, as a uniformed trooper. Lamphere was a mother of three children, ages 6, 10 and 12, when she became a trooper in 2001.
Haunting photos of abandoned asylums across the U.S. have been published in a new book. Canadian photographer Matt Van Der Velde captured the eerie scenes of America's disused hospitals, asylums and psychiatric facilities.The collection features the private
If Trump doesn't make it to the Oval Office on Election Day, it appears the business mogul has a backup plan: Trump TV. For weeks, rumors have been circulating that Trump is planning to build his own media network after the election. According to the page, Trump's attorneys reached out to the domain for trademark infringement.
Although the Tesla (TSLA) brand did not fare so well in Consumer Reports' most recent annual reliability survey, there was one bright spot: the Model S. Tesla's low overall ranking owed a lot to issues with its Model X crossover , such as problems with its falcon-wing doors. Consumer Reports had given the Model S high scores on metrics such as road tests and performance, but had held back a recommendation due to reliability concerns, said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' director of automotive testing, in an interview with CNBC.
A man escaped with cuts to his leg Monday after a shark crashed into his board while he was surfing near popular tourist spot Byron Bay in eastern Australia. The attack came just weeks after a surfer also suffered cuts after being "bumped" by a shark south of Byron Bay in Ballina -- the scene of several attacks in recent years. Of the 14 unprovoked shark attacks off the New South Wales state coast in 2015, most occurred along a 60-kilometre hotspot from Evans Head to Byron Bay which includes the town of Ballina.