Grace Mugabe (R) accuses Gabriella Engels of attacking her with a knife JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has denied assaulting South African model Gabriella Engels with an electric cable in a Johannesburg hotel suite last month, saying an “intoxicated and unhinged” Engels attacked her with a knife.
FORT MYERS, Fla./ MIAMI (Reuters) – A weakening but still potent Hurricane Irma lashed Florida’s Gulf Coast yesterday with tree-bending winds, pounding rain and surging surf, leaving millions of homes and businesses without power while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers across the state in Miami.
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea braced for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary on Saturday, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region.
MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday visited Medellin, epicenter of Colombia’s narco wars of the 1980s and asked that God convert the hearts of the “drug assassins” who cut short so many young lives.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Angry Houston residents shouted at city officials on Saturday over decisions to intentionally flood certain neighbourhoods during Hurricane Harvey, as they returned to homes that may have been contaminated by overflowing sewers.
BANGKOK/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar.
(Reuters) – Hurricane Irma, a deadly, devastating force of nature, rapidly coalesced from a low-pressure blip west of Africa into one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, following an unhindered atmospheric path and fed by unusually warm seas.
JUCHITAN, Mexico, (Reuters) – At least 60 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.
TORONTO/OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Ontario unveiled plans to sell recreational marijuana through government-run stores and online yesterday, choosing a monopoly model it hopes will stamp out a proliferation of illegal stores and the broader black market.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A powerful Senate committee blasted the Trump administration yesterday in a report accompanying its spending plan for the State Department, saying its approach to foreign policy weakens U.S.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – North Korea’s ambassador to Mexico yesterday said its tensions with the United States were not Mexico City’s business after President Enrique Pena Nieto ordered that he leave the country in protest over Pyongyang’s nuclear tests.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazilian police yesterday said they arrested former minister Geddel Vieira Lima on new charges after a corruption probe found his fingerprints in bags hiding more than 51 million reais ($16.52 million) in cash.
(Jamaica Observer) Within an hour of being arrested and charged for possession of an offensive weapon on August 29, Romario Brown was bailed by fashion designer Dexter Pottinger — the man he is now accused of killing.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday embraced a suggestion from the Senate’s top Democrat to end congressional battles over the U.S.
YANGON/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh leapt by 18,000 in one day, to 164,000.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday he would prefer not to use military action against North Korea to counter its nuclear and missile threat but that if he did it would be a “very sad day” for the leadership in Pyongyang.
MADRID, (Reuters) – Spain’s central authorities moved yesterday to crush plans by the northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an independence referendum and took steps to prosecute regional lawmakers backing the ballot.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people.
SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh/ DHAKA, (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi came under more pressure yesterday to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims that has sent nearly 125,000 of them fleeing over the border to Bangladesh in just over 10 days.
GENEVA/SEOUL, (Reuters) – A top North Korean diplomat yesterday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test.
Carlos Arthur Nuzman RIO DE JANEIRO/PARIS, (Reuters) – Police raided the home of Brazil’s Olympics chief Carlos Arthur Nuzman today, accusing him of brokering a deal to bribe International Olympic Committee members to bring the 2016 Games to Rio de Janeiro with the backing of the former state governor.