Monday, December 9, 2019

Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office

Boris Johnson will head to Downing Street later after he takes over from Theresa May as prime minister. The new Conservative leader will take office...

Commonwealth Secretary-General reiterates support to the LGBTI community

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland says securing equal rights and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is essential to achieving...

Trump praises ‘extraordinary’ US-UK alliance on state visit

US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the "greatest alliance the world has ever known". In a news conference with Theresa...

Comedian dies on stage; Audience thought he was performing

An Indian stand-up comedian died on stage due to high level of anxiety while performing his act in front of a packed audience in...

Trudeau retains power in Canada but loses majority

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government. The...

Fires erupt near Amazon tourist town in Brazil

Fires have broken out near a Brazilian town popular among tourists for its beaches on an Amazon river tributary. Officials in Brazil's Para state say...

Trump to meet 5 Caribbean leaders on Friday

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet at his Florida resort on Friday with the leaders of the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint...

This billionaire just pledged to pay off everyone’s student loan debt in the Morehouse...

How's this for a graduation present? Robert F. Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, just gave the ultimate graduation gift to the Morehouse College Class...

Hurricane Dorian intensifies as it heads for US

Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Friday. And the...

Rip Torn, Men in Black and Larry Sanders star, dies at 88

Rip Torn, the US actor best known for his roles in Men in Black and The Larry Sanders Show, has died aged 88. A character...