In Syria’s Ghouta, shelters are tombs for the living

TombsThere have been many goodbyes in eastern Ghouta — more than 600 in the past two weeks. That is the estimated number of civilians killed in the Syrian military’s offensive to recapture the region adjacent to the capital Damascus, under opposition control for nearly six years.


Papua New Guinea earthquake death toll reaches 67

Rescuers dig for bodies in Mendi after the 26 February earthquake.

Rescue efforts continue as aftershocks hit Southern Highlands, a week after quake.

Rescuers dig for bodies in Mendi after the 26 February earthquake. Photograph: Social Media/Reuters

Biscuit recall hits Food Lion, other grocery stores in 12 states over listeria fears

IMG_38291A recall of frozen biscuit products due to possible listeria contamination has prompted several supermarket chains to pull the products from shelves and urge consumers to return the products for refunds.

Kim Jong-nam murder: Women plead not guilty in Malaysia trial

_98099503_040823040-1Two women have pleaded not guilty to murdering Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, as their trial in Malaysia got under way.

Plane Crash In New Jersey–Two Missing

CrashA pilot and co-pilot aboard a Learjet that crashed Monday afternoon near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey were "missing," Carlstadt Mayor Craig Lahullier said.

Earlier Carlstadt Police said the pilot and co-pilot died in the crash. But hours later, Carlstadt Deputy Police Chief Thomas Berta told reporters local authorities couldn’t immediately confirm any deaths.

Washington Post: Trump shared classified info to Russians

President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the US in a White House meeting last week, according to The Washington Post.

The White House scrambled to respond to the report Monday night, issuing several statements before sending H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser who participated in the meeting, out to speak with White House reporters.

Nigerian church collapses, 160 dead, says hospital director

Nigeria-church_w504Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday.