Category: World » Top World News

2017-08-23 00:10:55 (M4.4) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.2 -180.0 (29192)

8:31 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaskaread more »

Press Releases: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability

7:52 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 22, 2017 read more »

Dino-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

3:06 pm Eastern | World

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, new research finds. read more »

Thousands Flee As Iraqi Forces Advance On ISIL-Held Tal Afar

22 Aug 09:24 | World

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group.read more »

Yemen's Saudi-Led Coalition Is Responsible For The 'Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World'

21 Aug 15:08 | World

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.read more »

2017-08-21 17:53:38 (M4.6) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 52.0 178.4 (29192)

21 Aug 14:11 | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaskaread more »

ICC Orders Former Islamist To Pay More Than $3 million For Damage To Timbuktu Sites

21 Aug 09:08 | World

For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 21/08/2017

21 Aug 02:11 | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:35km) in Russian Federation at 8/21/2017 4:52:40 AM

21 Aug 01:32 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Russian Federationread more »

2017-08-21 04:52:40 (M4.5) Kuril Islands 46.1 152.0 (29192)

21 Aug 01:28 | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Kuril Islandsread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 20/08/2017

20 Aug 02:11 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:39.68km) in Russian Federation at 8/19/2017 4:14:55 PM

19 Aug 13:08 | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Russian Federationread more »

2017-08-19 16:14:55 (M4.5) near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 56.1 163.8 (29192)

19 Aug 13:05 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russiaread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 19/08/2017

19 Aug 02:11 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - August 18, 2017

18 Aug 18:24 | World

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC August 18, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing SPAIN MISCELLANEOUS SPAIN read more »

Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

18 Aug 17:10 | World

Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content, according to a team of researchers.read more »

Press Releases: Special Representative Volker To Travel to Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine

18 Aug 17:10 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 18, 2017 United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker will travel to Minsk, Belarus, where he will meet with a representative of the Russian government to discuss Russian-Ukrainian relations on August 21. He will then travel to Vilnius, Lithuania, to meet with senior government officials to discuss the way forward in Ukraine. On August 23, he will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will joiread more »

Journalists Successfully Used Secure Computing To Expose Panama Papers

18 Aug 09:12 | World

A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers." read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:10km) in Russian Federation at 8/18/2017 6:20:32 AM

18 Aug 02:37 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Russian Federationread more »

2017-08-18 06:20:32 (M4.8) Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region 55.5 166.4 (29192)

18 Aug 02:34 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia regionread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 18/08/2017

18 Aug 02:12 | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:45.28km) in Russian Federation at 8/18/2017 1:17:01 AM

17 Aug 21:45 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Russian Federationread more »

2017-08-18 01:17:01 (M4.8) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.3 178.8 (29192)

17 Aug 21:41 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaskaread more »

Telling people not to 'down' drinks could make them drink more

17 Aug 15:10 | World

Campaigns designed to stop young people "bolting" drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests. read more »

Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

17 Aug 09:06 | World

Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 17/08/2017

17 Aug 02:31 | Weather

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:10km) in East Of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia at 8/16/2017 11:49:22 PM

16 Aug 20:22 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in East Of Severnaya Zemlya, Russiaread more »

Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina

16 Aug 20:13 | US Politics and Govt

Today, Second Lady Karen Pence started the day with a visit to INECO Foundation, a neurological clinic specializing in treating neurologic and psychiatric disorders. There, she participated in a presentation of a patient’s journey of art therapy; observed an art therapy session with a stroke patient suffering from cognitive and motor complications; and participated in a roundtable discussion with diverse practitioners of art therapy in the greater Buenos Aires area. After the art therapy visit, Mrs. Pence enjoyed lunch with Mrs. Deborah Cooney, the wife of the Chargé D' Affaires at Fervor Restaurant. After lunch, the Second Lady enjoyed a beautiful walk in the city. Then, she proceeded to the Argentina Stock Exchange to listen to the Vice President deliver remarks to the Argentine and Latin American business community. From there, Mrs. Pence joined the First Lady of Argentina, Mrs. Juliana Macri, to visit the Teatro Colon. After the visit with the First Lady of Argenread more »

2017-08-16 23:49:22 (M4.7) east of Severnaya Zemlya 80.3 122.5 (29192)

16 Aug 20:11 | World

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: east of Severnaya Zemlyaread more »

Understanding reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

16 Aug 15:23 | World

Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.read more »

Remarks by the Vice President and President Bachelet of Chile in a Joint Press Conference

16 Aug 15:11 | World

La Moneda Palace Santiago, Chile PRESIDENT BACHELET:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. Vice President of the United States of America, Mr. Michael Richard Pence, and distinguished delegation, Mr. Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, representatives of the diplomatic corps of the U.S., and dear friends, today, we received the Vice President of the United States, Michael Pence, in our country, and his visit is an example of the strength of our ties.  It's an expression of interest of working with Chile in a broad agenda -- regional, multilateral, and national issues.   The relationship with the United States is strategic -- politically and economically.  We share views on democracy, human rights, and opening of markets.  And today, we've approached different issues of interest.  Among them, the program related to visa waiver U.S.  And Chile the only country of Latin America -- of the 38 read more »

Study Identifies Dinosaur 'Missing Link'

16 Aug 09:08 | World

A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, the group that includes carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Cameron Quinn as Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security

15 Aug 21:19 | World

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint Cameron Quinn of Virginia to be Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. Quinn previously served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; as a senior policy advisor in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; as counsel to the Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board; and as an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Ms. Quinn has also served on the Virginia State advisory committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  Ms. Quinn has served as Virginia’s chief State election official, the United States elections advisor for International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and more recently in the Federal Voting Assistance Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.  Ms. Quinn has taught election law for more than read more »

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan to attend the 2017 Astana Expo

15 Aug 20:58 | World

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan to attend the EXPO International Fair on “Future Energy” in the city of Astana on August 28, 2017. The Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy, will lead the delegation.  Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable George Krol, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan The Honorable Kevin Cramer (R-ND, At-Large District), U.S. House of Representatives  Mr. Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation  Ms. Lisa Curtis, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South and Central Asia, National Security Council  Mr. Ronald J. Pollett, Vice President of General Electric, President and CEO of General Electric Russia/CIS   read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - August 15, 2017

15 Aug 18:22 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC August 15, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT NORTH KOREA/REGION IRAN read more »

World's Largest Volcanic Range May Lurk Beneath Antarctic ice

15 Aug 15:08 | World

West Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on earth, research has revealed.read more »

Press Releases: Ambassador Michael Kozak of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor On the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

15 Aug 14:31 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Ambassador Michael Kozak, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Via Teleconference August 15, 2017 MS NAUERT: Well, welcome to our call today with Ambassador Mike Kozak of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Ambassador Kozak will talk about the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, which Secretary Tillerson released about an hour ago here at the State Department. This call is on-the-record, although it’s embargoed until the end of the call. With that, I’ll turn it over to Ambassador Kozak. Thank you, sir. AMBASSADOR KOZAK: read more »

Yemen's Cholera Epidemic Surpasses Half-Million Suspected Cases

15 Aug 09:06 | World

More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to a lack of clean water or health access.read more »

Experiments Cast Doubt On How The Earth Was Formed

14 Aug 17:17 | World

New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken.read more »

Upgrade Complete! StarCraft(R): Remastered Now Live

14 Aug 16:42 | Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment's sci-fi classic emerges from the warp gateread more »

Statement by President Trump

14 Aug 13:43 | World

Diplomatic Room 12:38 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  I’m in Washington today to meet with my economic team about trade policy and major tax cuts and reform.  We are renegotiating trade deals and making them good for the American worker.  And it's about time.   Our economy is now strong.  The stock market continues to hit record highs, unemployment is at a 16-year low, and businesses are more optimistic than ever before.  Companies are moving back to the United States and bringing many thousands of jobs with them.  We have already created over one million jobs since I took office.     We will be discussing economic issues in greater detail later this afternoon, but, based on the events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, I would like to provide the nation with an update on the ongoing federal response to the horrific attaread more »

Human-Caused Warming Likely Led To Recent Streak Of Record-Breaking Temperatures

14 Aug 12:00 | World

It is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.read more »

Mattis and Tillerson: “We’re Holding Pyongyang to Account”

14 Aug 11:24 | World

“In response, the Trump administration, with the support of the international community, is applying diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to achieve the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a dismantling of the regime’s ballistic-missile programs. We are replacing the failed policy of ‘strategic patience,’ which expedited the North Korean threat, with a new policy of strategic accountability.” We’re Holding Pyongyang to Account By Jim Mattis and Rex Tillerson Wall Street Journal August 14, 2017 In the past few months, multiple illegal North Korean ballistic-missile and ICBM tests—coupled with the most recent bellicose language from Pyongyang about striking the U.S., Guam, our allies and our interests in the Asia-Pacific region—have escalated tensions between North Korea and America to levels not experienced since thread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 14/08/2017

14 Aug 02:12 | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:78.34km) in Russian Federation at 8/13/2017 11:24:30 PM

13 Aug 21:28 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Russian Federationread more »

2017-08-13 23:24:30 UPDATED: (M4.6) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.9 -176.8 (29192)

13 Aug 21:25 | World

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event AK16515275.

read more »

2017-08-13 23:24:30 (M4.2) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.8 -176.7 (29192)

13 Aug 20:05 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaskaread more »

NASA Awards Contract for Modification of Mobile Launcher

11 Aug 16:00 | U.S. News

NASA has awarded a contract to RS&H, Inc. of Merritt Island, Florida, for architectural engineering and design services for the modification of the mobile launcher at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.read more »

NASA Awards Acquisition, Business Support Services Contract

11 Aug 16:00 | SciTech

NASA has awarded a contract to Paragon TEC, Inc. of Cleveland to provide acquisition and business support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.read more »

Being Bullied May Dramatically Affect Sleep

11 Aug 15:23 | World

New research from McLean Hospital neuroscientists shows in an animal model that being bullied can have long-term, dramatic effects on sleep and other circadian rhythm-related functions, symptoms that are characteristic of clinical depression and other stress-induced mental illnesses. read more »

NEWSMAIL