Day: April 13, 2017

Chaya Mohite slowly turns the accelerator as she carefully edges the salmon-coloured rickshaw forward, one of Mumbai’s first female auto drivers to make use of a government scheme aimed at empowering women.The 45-year-old was one of 19 women who recent…

NATO is the “bulwark of international peace and security” but its European members “must pay what they owe,” US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday alongside the political head of the military alliance.

Eleven regional towns in the Australian state of Victoria have launched a combined bid to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games, officials said on Thursday.The City of Greater Shepparton is leading a taskforce to put a case to the state government for a fea…

The US PGA Tour confirmed Thursday that South Korea’s stop on their new three-event Asian swing later this year will be held on the resort island of Jeju from October 19-22.The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges will carry one of the biggest prize funds on the US P…

Talk about a craving: an eight-year-old American boy drove his father’s van to a McDonald’s because he just had to have a cheeseburger.The Ohio boy said he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos, the Weirton Daily Times reported on Sunday evening’…

Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea’s leader were taken to a Malaysian court in bulletproof vests on Thursday ahead of a murder trial that could see them hanged.Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vie…

Mexican reporter Noe Zavaleta has mourned murdered colleagues and received death threats himself, but he refuses to stop working despite the fear.His is the deadliest country for journalists outside of war zones — but with all the corruption and viole…

North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported on Wednesday.The 38 North analysis group described the test site as “primed and ready.””Commercial satellite imagery of North Kore…

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) compared the vitriol surrounding Sonny Bill Williams’ religious objections to wearing a banking logo with homophobia on Thursday, urging fans to respect the All Black star’s beliefs.Williams, a devout Muslim, appeared for the Au…

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.Hundreds of thousands of people die…