Crews work to seal California spillway that forced evacuations

Crews work to seal California spillway that forced evacuations

Emergency crews early on Monday prepared loads of rock to be dropped by helicopters to seal a crumbling spillway that threatens to inundate communities along the Feather River in Northern California, local media reported.

Flights cancelled as heavy snowstorm hits US northeast

Flights cancelled as heavy snowstorm hits US northeast

A heavy winter snowstorm lashed the northeastern United States on Thursday, subjecting New York to near blizzard-like conditions and forcing flight cancellations as schools and the United Nations closed.

Mining bosses head to South Africa but leave their checkbooks at home

Mining bosses head to South Africa but leave their checkbooks at home

With its iconic mountain, beaches and vineyards, it’s easy to attract global mining bosses and fund managers to Cape Town.

Indian mine collapse toll rises to 11 as rescuers search

Indian mine collapse toll rises to 11 as rescuers search

The toll from a deadly mine collapse in eastern India's Jharkhand state rose to 11 on Saturday with rescue workers searching for more bodies under the rubble.

Canada-EU trade deal could survive Brexit in UK, says minister

Canada-EU trade deal could survive Brexit in UK, says minister

Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will seek to build on its EU trade deal within the UK once Brexit occurs, rather than striking a separate bilateral pact.

World’s highest bridge in China decreases travel time by 3 hours

World’s highest bridge in China decreases travel time by 3 hours

The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said.

Ugly Austrian ‘election of hate’ draws to a close

Ugly Austrian ‘election of hate’ draws to a close

Austria’s long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close yesterday, with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners by dealing a hammer-blow to Vienna’s centrist establishment.

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

Iraqi forces battled Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists behind attacks elsewhere in the country.

'Brangelina' waxworks separated at Madame Tussauds

'Brangelina' waxworks separated at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds waxworks museum in London moved its models of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie a "respectful distance" apart on Wednesday following Jolie's lawyer's announcement that she had filed for a divorce from Pitt.

N Korea’s Kim hails sub missile launch

N Korea’s Kim hails sub missile launch

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it “the greatest success”, which puts the country in the “front rank” of nuclear military powers, official media reported yesterday.

US admits hurdles in Lanka war probe

US admits hurdles in Lanka war probe

Implementing a UN resolution calling for the investigation of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka during a war with separatist rebels is complicated and needs more consultations to build confidence, a senior US official has said.

Change in MSCI’s emerging markets index to be bad news for S Korea stocks

Change in MSCI’s emerging markets index to be bad news for S Korea stocks

If history is any guide, a win for China in getting its yuan shares into MSCI indexes this month would be bad news for South Korea.