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Ex-train engineer apologizes for his role in Lac-Megantic tragedy

Today 17:18 GMT

The former train engineer recently acquitted of criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster apologized Monday in a rare public statement since the 2013 tragedy that claimed the lives of dozens in the small Quebec town.

Harding became the public face of the Lac-Megantic disaster after it was revealed the train engineer didn't apply sufficient handbrakes on the oil-laden convoy before leaving for the night.

Source: DW

Director Dieter Wedel steps down from theater festival after sex assault claims

Today 14:34 GMT

Following weeks of sexual assault allegations, award-winning German director Dieter Wedel is leaving the Bad Hersfeld Theater Festival.

After repeated allegations of sexual assault from several actresses, Dieter Wedel has announced that he is stepping down as artistic director of the Bad Hersfeld Theater Festival.

Source: BBC

Will we ever have satellites that can control the weather?

Today 11:49 GMT

From Star Trek to The Jetsons, one of the hallmarks of an advanced civilisation is seen as the ability to control the weather.

Lasers are being considered as a form of weather control, through laser inversion – the technique of using lasers to cool things down rather than heat them up. “The problem was that the small planes and macro-scale of the storms meant any attempts would be negligible,” says Chris Bell, a lecturer in meteorology at the University of East Anglia in the UK.

Source: DW

Volcano eruption and avalanche hit Japan ski resort

Today 17:19 GMT

A volcano eruption by a popular Japanese ski resort has prompted an avalanche, leaving one person dead and injuring at least 16 others.

Japanese officials said that a volcano eruption and avalanche had hit a popular ski resort on Tuesday morning, killing a soldier during a training mission and injuring at least 16 other troops and civilians. Among the people hurt, five were seriously injured after being hit by flying rocks that spewed out of the volcano on Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, north-west of Tokyo.

Source: Global News

Pope Francis sorry for insisting sexual abuse victims need to show ‘proof’

Today 14:34 GMT

Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show “proof” to be believed, saying he realized it was a “slap in the face” to victims that he never intended.

Francis issued the partial mea culpa in an airborne press conference late Sunday as he returned home from Chile and Peru, where the clergy abuse scandal and his own comments about it plunged the Chilean church into renewed crisis and revived questions about whether Francis “gets it” about abuse.

Source: Fox News

North Korea mocks US for false missile threat: Americans are 'trembling with fear'

Today 17:20 GMT

North Korea mocked the United States on Tuesday for a recent mistaken alert that sent Hawaii residents into a panic, with the Hermit Kingdom boasting the regime's intercontinental ballistic missiles have left Americans "trembling with fear."

HAWAII'S FALSE MISSILE THREAT: WORKER 'FEELS TERRIBLE' AFTER PUSHING THE WRONG BUTTON. But within days of the Hawaii mistake, Japanese broadcaster NHK also issued an alert saying “North Korea appears to have fired a missile” — when no launch occurred in the region.

Source: Fox News

Kim Wall 'tortured' before being killed on homemade submarine, cops say

Today 17:20 GMT

The Swedish journalist who was last seen alive boarding a homemade submarine in August was tied up and tortured by a Danish inventor who then murdered her, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

Danish prosecutors said inventor Peter Madsen planned Kim Wall's murder by bringing a saw, screwdrivers, strips and pipes, which were used to hit, cut and stab the 30-year-old while she was alive, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters.

Source: DW

Belgium lowers terror threat level to pre-attacks status

Today 17:19 GMT

Belgium's threat alert was temporarily raised to its highest level of four — indicating a "serious and imminent threat" — in March 2016 after 32 people were killed in IS suicide bomb attacks that targeted Brussels airport and a metro station.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced on Monday that the country's terror threat level was being reduced to level two, indicating there was "little likelihood" of an attack. Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. "The national security council has been informed of the official communication of the lowering of the threat level from three to two," Michel told a news conference.

Source: The Guradian

Earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, prompting tsunami warnings

Today 17:19 GMT

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early on Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast.

The strong earthquake hit at 12.30am and was recorded about 170 miles south-east of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Kodiak Island is about 200 miles south-west of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, which was not under a tsunami threat.

Source: New York Times

Morgan Stanley Says Harold Ford Jr. Wasn’t Fired for Sexual Misconduct

Today 17:19 GMT

Six weeks after firing the former congressman Harold E. Ford Jr. for unspecified misconduct, Morgan Stanley clarified Monday that the misconduct was not sexual in nature.

Mr. Ford’s lawyers had been pushing Morgan Stanley to issue a statement saying he wasn’t fired for sexual misconduct, according to a person close to Mr. Ford. Ms. LaCapra, a financial editor at Reuters who once covered Morgan Stanley as a reporter, accused Mr. Ford of grabbing her and trying to pull her into an elevator after a dinner in February 2014.

Source: Common Domain

Women's March redux: What you need to know

Sunday 04:15 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Kabul, Gunmen Storm Intercontinental Hotel

Sunday 04:15 GMT
Source: BBC

Australian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets

Sunday 04:15 GMT
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False alarms in Hawaii, Japan underscore real fears of North Korea strike

Wednesday 19:09 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Revealed: lucky break that led lovelorn traveller to a fling in India with the Beatles

Sunday 03:20 GMT
Source: BBC

European Champions Cup: Scarlets 30-27 Toulon

Saturday 20:56 GMT
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Border Patrol brain drain: Agency losing more agents than it can hire

Wednesday 21:54 GMT
Source: New York Times

Morgan Stanley Says Harold Ford Jr. Wasn’t Fired for Sexual Misconduct

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, prompting tsunami warnings

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: DW

Belgium lowers terror threat level to pre-attacks status

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kim Wall 'tortured' before being killed on homemade submarine, cops say

Today 17:20 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea mocks US for false missile threat: Americans are 'trembling with fear'

Today 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

Pope Francis sorry for insisting sexual abuse victims need to show ‘proof’

Today 14:34 GMT
Source: DW

Volcano eruption and avalanche hit Japan ski resort

Today 17:19 GMT

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