Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded Tuesday as Russian airline VIM-AVIA said it could no longer operate without state help but the government said it was not planning to prop up the carrier. VIM-AVIA, Russia's 10th largest carrier, said it was planning to go into receivership due to financial
Iraq's Kurds were Tuesday expecting the announcement of a big "yes" vote for independence, as authorities in Baghdad weighed how to respond to a referendum they considered illegal. Large numbers turned out in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region for Monday's vote, which
Donald Trump on Tuesday accused North Korea of torturing a captive US student "beyond belief," spurning pleas from allies and foes in east Asia to tone down his warlike rhetoric. For the first time, Trump publicly accused Pyongyang of abusing the late 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, an allegation
The United Nations on Tuesday drastically increased the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to 480,000 as Bangladesh eased restrictions on aid groups working in refugee camps and sought $250 million to cope with the crisis. The number who have crossed the border since
Equifax chief executive and chairman Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday in the wake of a massive hack of the consumer credit rating service. The company tapped longtime Equifax executive Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. as interim chief executive while it undertakes a search for a new leader following the
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in Bristol and dropped for Wednesday's fourth one-day international against West Indies. The 26-year-old Durham star was arrested early on Monday in the Clifton district of the city and released under investigation
British jeweller Graff said Tuesday it has purchased the world's largest uncut diamond -- roughly the size of a tennis ball -- for $53 million (44.5 million euros). Canadian miner Lucara Diamond sold to Graff the 1,109-carat gem, the Lesedi La Rona, which was found in Botswana's Karowe mine
The chief executive of Uber apologised Monday for "mistakes" made by the US ride-sharing app after London authorities refused to renew its licence, but still vowed to appeal the decision. "While Uber had revolutionised the way people move in cities around the world, it's equally true
Vehicles laden with food, facemasks and bedding have been sent to help more than 75,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as the Indonesian president flew in to visit crowded aid centres. Mount Agung, 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the resort hub of Kuta, has been rumbling
MANILA, Philippines — The lawmakers are expediting the passage of amendments they seek to implement in RA 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law. House Bill 3467 prohibits the conduct of physical and psychological forms of hazing. It also mandates the regulation of initiation rites in all schools, community-based
The first units of the all-new, diesel-powered Honda CR-V has finally arrived on Philippine shores, over a month after the model was officially launched locally in August 2017. When the ... The post Honda Cars PH Begins Delivery of All-New Honda CR-V Diesel Variants appeared first on Carmudi Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Security Group (PSG) Commander Brigadier General Lope Dagoy ruled out foul play in the death of Major General Harim Gonzaga on Tuesday morning at his quarters in Malacañan Palace. “We really cannot speculate. We can’t tell yet if it’s suicide when we do not have the
A week after an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, a shaken Mexico was torn Tuesday between trying to get back to normal and keeping up an increasingly hopeless search for survivors. Improbably, it hit just two hours after an annual earthquake drill, turning Mexico City's most seismically
Filipino motorcycle rider Aris Cuevas has made history by becoming the first local rider to qualify for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy by clinching the top spot in the ... The post Filipino Rider Qualifies for BMW Motorrad GS Trophy International appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.
Rugby chiefs have the chance to create history by awarding the 2023 World Cup to Ireland, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said. Varadkar, who fronted the bid's final presentation in London to the World Rugby Council on Monday, highlighted the all-island nature of the bid, which also involves matches
Proceeds from sales of Stella McCartney's Ophelia Whistling underwear set will support the Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Examination Center of Harlem.
Reese Witherspoon blames the casting practice on the fact that most stories in Hollywood are told via male directors.
China has fined several of the country's biggest technology firms for failing to remove illegal online content as the authorities intensify their policing of the internet. Three web giants operating popular social media services have received "maximum penalties" for allowing the publication
An officer in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's elite military security force was found shot dead on Tuesday inside the sprawling presidential compound, an official said. Major Harin Gonzaga, 37, was found by his wife with a gunshot wound to the heart inside his room in the Malacanang compound
The Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism. President Michel Temer's office will issue a new decree Tuesday that "restores the conditions of the area
A Palestinian opened fire at Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Tuesday, killing three and wounding another before being shot dead, police said. "A terrorist who arrived at the rear gate of Har Adar along with Palestinian labourers entering the settlement...
Black Entertainment Television, the premier US network geared toward African Americans, is launching Tuesday a version in South Korea in its first expansion into Asia. The South Korean BET channel, available both on traditional television and through streaming, will feature the network's signature