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  • Russian cop helps look for ‘missing’ ex-wife – then admits to murdering her

    24 July 2018 1:08 PM 29

    A policeman who took part in a search for his ex-wife has been arrested for killing her in a jealous rage after seeing her profile on an online dating site. Vyacheslav Galimzhanova (41) allegedly confessed to his superiors that he’d killed his former wife, Alina Galimzhanova (35), near the city of Chelyabinsk Oblast in south-central Russia. The couple

  • WATCH: Top 5 world news video today

    24 July 2018 3:43 AM 72

    Toronto's police chief is calling on the public to assist with any information on Sunday's shooting that left three people dead and 13 others injured. Mark Saunders says it will take time to address gun violence in the city. Residents fled their homes as a swift-moving fire blazed through a mountainous pine forest west of Athens and churned out smoke

  • 3-year-old boy dies after being found in lake

    23 July 2018 6:53 PM 31

    Authorities say a 3-year-old boy who went missing from a seasonal home in upstate New York apparently drowned in a lake. New York State Police say the family reported the boy missing a little before 15:00 on Sunday from their seasonal residence near Goodyear Lake in the Otsego County town of Milford, 96km southwest of Albany. State troopers and the Otsego

  • Mexico arrests construction overseer of collapsed school

    23 July 2018 12:40 PM 28

    Mexican police have arrested the construction supervisor who oversaw work at an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during a September earthquake, prosecutors said on Sunday. The attorney general's office for Mexico City said the supervisor will be charged with homicide. Its brief statement did not give the supervisor's name. The 7.1-magnitude

  • CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US

    21 July 2018 8:30 PM 28

    Aspen — A top CIA expert on Asia warns that China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the US, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world. Michael Collins, deputy assistant director of the CIA's East Asia mission center, says Beijing doesn't want to go to war, but the current communist government is subtly

  • South Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

    21 July 2018 5:19 AM 81

    A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean president Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces the prospect of more than three decades behind bars. She's already serving a 24-year prison term over a massive corruption scandal that led to her removal from office last year. Seoul

  • PICS: Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered drone

    20 July 2018 11:57 AM 41

    European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfill the same functions as a satellite. The High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has a wingspan of 25 metres and weighs less than 25 kilogrammes. It can fly at an altitude of 21 000 metres above the weather and conventional air traffic

  • Million-dollar mistake: Woman becomes millionaire for 10 minutes after mix-up

    20 July 2018 10:33 AM 27

    Boston – For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant on Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company's app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1m instead of the $50 that she had left a few months

  • Brazilian police arrest 'Dr Bumbum' after patient dies

    20 July 2018 7:12 AM 78

    Brazilian police have arrested celebrated plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado, who had been on the run since a patient died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks. He was arrested on Thursday at an office complex in Rio de Janeiro's Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood. Police say Furtado performed the buttock enhancement procedure

  • Police: Machete-wielding man subdued after standoff at home

    20 July 2018 5:09 AM 28

    Authorities say a man who kept police at bay for more than two hours at a Pennsylvania home threw down incendiary devices that ignited a nearby store and scorched a police patrol car. Easton police say 32-year-old Jeffrey Folkner was captured after he left the home around 01:30 on Thursday. They say he was brandishing a machete that he refused to drop and was soon subdued