US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria

US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunda

Photographer documents abandoned asylums and psychiatric hospitals

Photographer documents abandoned asylums and psychiatric hospitals

These eerie images showcase the haunting abandoned asylums that lie dotted across secluded parts of the U.S. and Canada. Intrepid explorer Dave, the man behind the social media presence Freaktography, has spent more than six years documenting these wonder

Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter

Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter

A special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state's capital city, also called Kadun

US probe widens after 63 fetuses found at funeral home

US probe widens after 63 fetuses found at funeral home

Police in the US city of Detroit have found 63 fetuses at a funeral home during a widening investigation of alleged malpractice at such facilities, US media reported. "This is larger than we might know," The Detroit News quoted Police Chief James Craig as saying. Michigan state regulators suspended the home's license, a week after investigators found the remains of 10 fetuses in a false ceiling at another funeral home in the cit

Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death not 'credible': UK minister

Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death not 'credible': UK minister

Saudi Arabia's account of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside its Istanbul consulate is not credible and the culprits must be "held to account," a British minister said on Sunday. After a fortnight of denials, Saudi authorities admitted Saturday that the Washington Post columnist, a prominent critic of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after entering the consulate in Turkey on October 2. "I don't think it's credible," Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the BBC, adding there was a "serious question mark over the account that has been given

Taiwan rail crash kills 18 as train flips

Taiwan rail crash kills 18 as train flips

At least 18 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan's southeast coast, when it went off the tracks at 4:50pm, the Taiwan central government said in a statement. Hours later, one of the train's eight cars was seen tipped over at about a 75-degree angle, with the entire right side destroyed. Firefighters with lights on their hard hats, fearing people may be trapped beneath the car, were looking underneath as a crane prepared to upend it. The National Fire Agency cited the Cabinet spokesman's office as saying 22 people were killed and 171 injured in the disaster, but then lowered the toll to 18 saying there had been a miscalculation. Some passengers were crushed to death, Ministry of National Defense spokesman Chen Chung-chi said. "Their train car turned over. They were crushed, so they died right away," General Chen said. Soldiers have been removing bodies to identify them, he added, but nightfall was complicating rescue work. Photos from the scene just south of the city of Luodong showed the train's eight cars in a zig-zag formation near the tracks. Five of the cars are turned over on their sides. The train fell in a zig-zag shape Credit: CNA PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images Most of the deaths were in the first car, which flipped over, a government spokesman said. It was unclear how many people may still be trapped in the train, said the spokesman, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity. Some 120 soldiers joined firefighters in their rescue work. On a live feed provided by Taiwan's United Daily News, rescuers were seen carefully carrying what appeared to be a body wrapped in white plastic away from the site. Local television reports said passengers were trying to escape through train windows and that bystanders had gathered to help them before rescuers arrived. The Puyuma was launched in 2013 to handle the very difficult topography of Taiwan's east coast and is distinct from the high-speed rail that runs on the west coast. The trains travel up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour, faster than any other in Taiwan except for high-speed rail. The train that derailed is 6 years old and its most recent inspection and major maintenance took place in 2017, Taiwan Railways Administration Director Lu Chie-shen said at a televised news conference. Authorities are investigating the cause of the derailmen

The women’s wave is coming. Republicans should be worried

The women’s wave is coming. Republicans should be worried

The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.” – Rosa Parks, Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. Every lawmaker who continues to do this, or to advance policies that harm women, workers, the environment, and our democracy will pay the price at the ballot bo

Is Costco's Same-Day Fresh Food Delivery Worth It?

Is Costco's Same-Day Fresh Food Delivery Worth It?

Costco recently added produce, meats, fish, dairy and other fresh groceries—including its popular rotisserie chicken—to the roster of items available for same-day delivery.  If you're a member an.

Halliburton forecasts lower fourth-quarter profit, shares fall

Halliburton forecasts lower fourth-quarter profit, shares fall

Halliburton, the largest provider of hydraulic fracturing services, has seen demand for its services soften as U.S. producers cut down on spending and transportation bottlenecks in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico pushed the price of regional crude lower. Halliburton said it expects the U.S. onshore sector to find a "bottom" in the fourth quarter, as producers reset 2019 budgets and next year begin working through a record backlog of drilled-but-uncompleted wells. While demand for its North American completions services has weakened, the firm's international business is showing signs of recovery, the company said on Monday, as global oil prices have climbed to around $80 a barre

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