Russian breaks round-the-world balloon record

Jul 23, 2016

Russian breaks round-the-world balloon record

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov on Saturday broke the record for the fastest round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon, his crew said. Flight coordinator John Wallington said Konyukhov, who took off from Western Australia on July 12, had successfully flown the route by Saturday ...

Plot against Rio Olympics raises fears of lone wolf terrorist attacks

Jul 23, 2016

Plot against Rio Olympics raises fears of lone wolf terrorist attacks

Brazil held 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail on Friday as police combed their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said after the ...

Jul 23, 2016

North Korea reportedly building submarine pens

North Korea is constructing two covered docks that could shelter ballistic missile submarines near the port city of Sinpo on its east coast, IHS Jane’s reported Friday. Located about 2 kilometers south of Sinpo, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base, the new structure may ...

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

Jul 23, 2016

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act also stresses drug treatment and overdose prevention to help stanch the nation’s heroin and opioid drug ...

German-Iranian man, 18, kills nine in Munich shooting rampage

Jul 23, 2016

German-Iranian man, 18, kills nine in Munich shooting rampage

An 18-year-old German-Iranian who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police Chief ...

Jul 23, 2016

China launches nationwide vaccine inspections

Chinese health authorities have started a nationwide inspection of vaccinations four months after a scandal broke involving nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines that were suspected of being sold in dozens of provinces. Authorities will track purchases as well as the distribution of ...