Sep 19, 2014

Japan eyes $25.5 million aid for refugees from Islamic militants

The Japanese government decided Friday to provide $22.7 million in emergency grant aid for Iraqis and Syrians fleeing from the Islamic State militant group, bringing Tokyo’s total amount of assistance for such displaced people to $25.5 million. Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura will ...

Sep 19, 2014

Photo allegedly shows 'Nessie' in English lake

As Scots voted against independence on Thursday, the Loch Ness monster’s thoughts remained typically shrouded in mystery and there were fears he may had already made up his mind. “Nessie” has given locals in northern Scotland the heebie-jeebies for centuries, but there was mild ...

Sep 19, 2014

Disasters displaced far more than violent conflicts did in 2013: expert

Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued Wednesday. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an independent group that focuses on emergency aid, released ...

Sep 19, 2014

Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court

A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, “crime pays.” Jeremiah Jakson is charged with strangling an art school graduate staying in the same boarding house. Prosecutors believe Jakson killed 23-year-old Laura Araujo in ...