Maria Amrayeva, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 4:25am
Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.
Jamey Keaten and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 4:07am
An independent U.N. report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday there is "credible evidence" to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and suggested sanctions on his personal assets.
A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country.
A U.S. Navy explosives expert says the limpet mine used on a Japanese-owned oil tanker last week "bears a striking resemblance" to similar Iranian mines. Iran has denied being involved in the attack. Cmdr. Sean Kido of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet says investigators have recovered fingerprints and a hand print from the side of the ship after the attack.
El Salvador's recently inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war.
Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | PostedJun 18th - 8:19pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries' official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.