20,000 forced to flee as 'explosive' wildfire rages north of LA

Jul 26, 2016

20,000 forced to flee as 'explosive' wildfire rages north of LA

A firefighting army converged Monday on a dangerous wildfire burning in the mountainous northern fringe of metropolitan Los Angeles after it wildly expanded and forced thousands of people from their homes during the weekend. Nearly 3,000 firefighters were put on the lines after the ...

FBI probing DNC email leak amid allegations of Russian hacking

Jul 26, 2016

FBI probing DNC email leak amid allegations of Russian hacking

The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is “investigating a cyber intrusion ...

Jul 26, 2016

Kagoshima's Sakurajima volcano erupts, spews plume 5,000 meters up

The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan had an explosive eruption early Tuesday, spewing volcanic ash 5,000 meters into the sky, the Meteorological Agency said. It is the first eruption projecting to such an altitude since August 2013 for the volcano within kilometers of downtown ...

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes

Jul 25, 2016

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes

A Chinese military court has sentenced former top Gen. Guo Boxiong to life in prison for taking bribes. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that Guo had also been stripped of his rank and forced to hand over all his assets to the ...

Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win

Jul 25, 2016

Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday stressed the importance of complying with a rules-based international system in a meeting with his counterparts from Southeast Asia shortly after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorial expansion in the ...

Turkey targets media after coup as Erdogan meets opposition

Jul 25, 2016

Turkey targets media after coup as Erdogan meets opposition

Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to host opposition party chiefs for an unprecedented meeting. Over 13,000 people have been ...

Jul 25, 2016

Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture

A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture. The local Japan Coast Guard office quoted the man as saying a creature that ...