An aerpplane takes off

From Politics & Policy 5:19 pm

New Zealand Minister Offers to Quit on Charges of Breaching Airport Security

An incident involving airport security by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has put the John Key Government in New Zealand on the defensive, reports NZ Herald. The minister has offered to quit after being quizzed by the aviation security officials. But the issue has raised concerns on compromises in air security.

Britain's Royal family in the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony

From Politics & Policy 5:00 pm

Ideological Support Swells for Scottish Independence

Despite the nationalist concerns by the UK political elite, support is welling up from many quarters asking the Scottish not to dither in making a choice for independence, reports the Guardian. A report in Guardian talks about the support offered by top leader of the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

From Politics & Policy 4:38 pm

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Dutch Wants Putin's Daughter Maria Deported to Russia From Holland

Now that it's been discovered that Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria is living in Holland with her boyfriend, the people of Netherlands are now clamoring for her deportation to her father's country.

A Malaysian air crash investigator (R) inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Rozsypne, Donetsk region, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived

From Society 4:22 pm

MH370 Search Efforts Not Affected by MH17 Recovery; Australia Still Committed to Solving Mystery

As Malaysia Airlines suffers another blow with the aftermath of the MH17 crash over the Ukraine border, Australia said the latest disaster will not affect the ongoing search operations for the lost MH370.

A woman holds her umbrella while walking against strong winds as Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan, in Taipei July 23, 2014. Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools, with at least on

From Politics & Policy 2:04 pm

Typhoon Matmo Leaves 32k Customers w/o Electricity in Taiwan, Weakens After Landing in China

At least 32,000 people in Taiwan were left without power supply after typhoon Matmo pummeled the east Asian country. Matmo has likewise made landfall in China, the country's second weather disturbance within a week.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle

From Society 1:11 pm

Asylum Seeker Women in Australia-Run Christmas Island Attempt Suicide in Desperation

Asylum seekers in an Australia-run detention centre on Christmas Island attempt poisoning to end their lives. The Australian Human Rights Commission has confirmed that there have been multiple suicide attempts and self-harm incidents.

Two boats with 10 Cuban migrants are pictured anchored in Cayman Brac waters in this July 20, 2014 handout photo. The 10 migrants abandoned one of the boats and set out for Honduras in the other, but returned shortly after to drop off five of their number

From Politics & Policy 1:07 pm

Migrant Massacre at Sea: Five Arrested for the Deaths of 100

All they wanted was a chance at a better life. But migrants aboard a boat enroute to Europe didn't realize death could come knocking while they pursue their journey. On Wednesday, Italian police arrested at least five men for the alleged deaths of over 100 as panic ensued triggered by poisonous fumes in the overcrowded boat.

U.S. President Barack Obama

From Politics & Policy 12:40 pm

US Green Billionaire to Spend $100 Million in Campaign to Stop Republicans from Entering Senate

In the upcoming US mid -term elections, Hedge funds tycoon Tom Steyer will unleash a $100 million campaign spread in 7 states as an offensive against Republican party candidates, reports CNN. Backed by his environmental advocacy group the green billionaire is planning to go on an all out offensive to stop Republicans from controlling the Senate and key statehouses by November.

People light candles at the Malaysian embassy to commemorate the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine, in Kiev

From Politics & Policy 12:19 pm

3 Almost Believable Internet Theories on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash

Why did MH17 crash? Here are three popular theories circulating the Internet.

An Israeli Apache helicopter fires flares above Israel near the border with the northern Gaza Strip

From Politics & Policy 8:23 am

Gaza Crisis: 695 Dead & 4,500 Injured, UN Accuses Israel of War Crimes

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights indicated that Israel might have committed "war crimes" during its offensives in the Gaza Strip.