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No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. “There is a possibility that (Mount Io) will become more active,” said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological Agency […]

California has worst US air pollution: report

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions …

From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella

Coachella became one of the world’s premier music festivals not only for the A-list performers. The two-weekend party in the California desert has become a major event in its own right …

Belief Clinton would win election ‘factor’ in email probe: Comey

Belief Clinton would win election ‘factor’ in email probe: Comey

Former FBI chief James Comey said his belief that Hillary Clinton would be elected president in 2016 “was a factor” in his handling of the probe into her misuse of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, ‘in failing health’

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, ‘in failing health’

Former US first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” after a series of hospitalizations and “has decided not to seek additional medical treatment,” her husband’s office said in a statement Sunday.

Consumer groups seek probe of YouTube over ads for kids

Consumer and activist groups called Monday for an investigation into Google-owned YouTube for allowing advertising to be targeted at children in apparent violation of US law. The organizations said that although YouTube claims that the site is only for users 13 and up, Google generates significant profits from kid-targeted advertising on the video-sharing service.

FBI raids offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

FBI raids offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

Federal agents on Monday raided the New York offices of President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who made a $130,000 payment to an adult film actress who says she had an affair with the former real estate magnate.

Zuckerberg testimony to Congress: ‘My mistake, I’m sorry’

Zuckerberg testimony to Congress: ‘My mistake, I’m sorry’

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the social network’s failure to protect private data and prevent manipulation of the platform, according to testimony released Monday on the eve of his first Congressional appearance.

‘Big price to pay,’ after ‘mindless’ Syria attack: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said there will be a “big price to pay” after what he called a “mindless CHEMICAL attack” in Syria, allegedly involving chlorine gas. Trump also called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an “animal.”

Orthodox Christians hold ‘Holy Fire’ ceremony in Jerusalem

Tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims gathered at Christianity’s holiest site in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday for the “Holy Fire” ceremony on the eve of Orthodox Easter. With candles in hand, at least seven thousand pilgrims filled the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

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