Trump has forced out many top officials at DHS this year amid frustrations with the agency's progress on reining in immigration along the Mexican border.
Coastguard sailors who opened fire on a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters were convicted Wednesday of his 2013 killing, which strained ties between the historically friendly neighbours. The eight Filipino crewmen said they had shot in self-defence after the fisherman's vessel sailed directly
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has renewed an offer of big bounties for hundreds of convicted murderers and rapists set free in a corrections bureau blunder, and said he would be happier if they were caught dead rather than alive. Duterte said there was a "prize" of a million pesos (
Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco. Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis told a news conference that since making the gruesome discovery in Zapopan municipality
As pro-democracy protests grind on for a fourth month, Hong Kong has been left counting the cost, with the city’s tourist industry battered and businesses forced to lay off staff as they struggle to stay afloat. Images beamed around the world of black-clad demonstrators battling police in full riot
US President Donald Trump has warned Beijing to make a trade war deal before the American presidential election next year otherwise “it’ll be the toughest deal anybody's ever had to make from the standpoint of China”.Vice-minister for finance, Liao Min, will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington
An Australian bushwalker who tumbled down a waterfall, snapping his leg in two, told Wednesday how he managed to crawl for two arduous days though scrub and forest to safety. Neil Parker, 54, said his planned three-hour hike northwest of Brisbane went horribly wrong Sunday when he slipped six metres
A sprinkle of chili, some pinkish "pork" and a few basil leaves tossed into a sizzling wok -- chef Songpol swears his vegan version of punchy Thai favourite pad kra phao is a match for the original, as plant-based protein creeps onto Southeast Asia's meat-heavy menus. "It has the
“We don’t want to be heard," the 16-year-old climate activist told a task force of Senate Democrats. "We want the science to be heard.”
China said it will try to persuade other countries to support "nature-based solutions" to tackle the root causes of climate change, the country said in a position paper published ahead of a United Nations summit in New York. As the world's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, China
Gantz, a former general, stopped short of an outright claim of victory. But beaming confidence, he told a rally of his Blue and White Party that it appeared "we fulfilled our mission", and he pledged to work towards the formation of a national unity government. Netanyahu, he said
Most nights of the week, Margaret Fisher can be found sitting in the same seat in the same Glasgow bingo club she has been frequenting for nearly 25 years. "All my friends have been playing forever -- I've not really spoken to anybody who's never been in a bingo hall," the 70-year-old
The president claims he's going to "go for the Hispanics" during next year's election, but the "Late Show" host isn't buying it.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Saudi Arabia Tuesday to discuss possible retaliation after Washington said it had proof that attacks on Saudi oil installations originated in Iran. Vice President Mike Pence announced that Pompeo was on his way to the kingdom to "discuss our response
The world's top designers and influencers head to Milan on Wednesday for a week of glitzy catwalk shows from global brands that have begun swapping climate-destroying luxuries for ecologically-friendly fashion. Prada opens a tightly-packed calender, which will see models for leading houses including
China, which has pledged that projects built under its Belt and Road Initiative will be green and sustainable, will fund more fossil fuel power projects in Southeast Asia even as western, Japanese and South Korean financiers increasingly walk away from them over sustainability concerns.This will be the
Forest fires are raging on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, sending a choking fug across the region -- including towards neighbours Malaysia and Singapore.
Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt. Demonstrators against the technology are due to fill the streets of Bern later this month, but already
Netanyahu made no victory claim or concession of defeat in a speech to his Likud party after exit polls showed no clear winner in an election race that was too close to call. Netanyahu said he would await official results and said he would work toward establishing "a strong Zionist
Hundreds of people turned out in court on Tuesday to support three young men charged with rioting and assaulting police during anti-government protests across Hong Kong.Eastern Court heard the three cases stemmed from protests at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on July 14, Hong Kong International Airport at
Spicy minced meat with basil, 'pad kra phao' is a staple of Thai cuisine but chef Songpol swears by his plant-based 'pork' version, as investors hope rising concerns about health and the environment create an opening for alternative protein in meat-heavy cuisines in Southeast Asia.
Renowned Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart says he has spent as much time in prison and courthouses as he has at work since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power. Released last week pending another appeal, Kart told AFP: "For 15 years, prisons and courthouses have become a second home to me.&
A few euros, a couple of mouse clicks and a tree is planted -- as air travel is increasingly becoming a source of guilt, consumers and companies are looking for other ways to ease their conscience and reduce their carbon footprint. Shell has ploughed $300 million (270 million euros) into forest plantations
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country's general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed them locked in a tight race, leaving the country in suspense. With a hoarse voice and appearing haggard after days of intense campaigning
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had no more than 20 minutes to study a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban on pulling thousands of U.S. troops out of his country, but upcoming elections could put him back at the heart of talks to end decades of war. What he read in the draft outlining