This day in history | 1991 Iraqi Scud missiles hit Israel

Iraq has attacked two Israeli cities with Scud missiles, prompting fears that Israel may be drawn into the Gulf War. Israel’s largest city, Tel Aviv, and Haifa, its main seaport, were

USA | Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long

The Buzz | Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd. in Tianjin,

RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after two years on red planet

NASA declared the Mars digger dead Thursday after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature. Scientists in Germany spent two years trying to get their heat

This day in history | 1999 Putin takes over as Yeltsin resigns

Mr Yeltsin made the shock announcement live on Russian television and said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will take over as acting president, with elections now due to take place on

USA | Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the U.S. Capitol in a

The Buzz | US ambassador to UN and Taiwan’s president meet virtually

Her trip canceled in the final days of the Trump administration, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft instead met virtually yesterday with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and

This day in history | 1994 Duchess of Kent joins Catholic church

The Duchess of Kent has become the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years. The duchess was received into the Catholic church in

Russia | Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home despite threats

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he plans to go home to Russia next weekend despite the authorities’ threats to put him once again behind bars. Navalny, who has been convalescing

USA | Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote today , a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists

The Buzz | US carries out its first execution of female inmate since 1953

A Kansas woman was executed yesterday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the U.S.

Economy | China’s 2020 auto sales fall for third year amid coronavirus

China’s sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans fell for a third year in 2020 as the coronavirus hurt already weak demand in the industry’s top global market, an industry group

This Day in History | 1993 Allies bomb Iraq

American, British and French fighter jets have carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq. The Iraqis have repeatedly breached the “no-fly zone” set up after the Gulf War

USA | First execution of female inmate in 67 years halted

A judge has granted a stay in what was slated to be the U.S. government’s first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades — a Kansas woman who

The Buzz | FBI warns: Trump supporters planning armed protests ahead of Biden inauguration

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests being held across the U.S. as Trump supporters and far-right groups call for demonstrations before Joe Biden is sworn in as president. There

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back second dose

The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second

Portugal’s president, 72, tests positive for coronavirus

The office of the Portuguese president says that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for the coronavirus although the veteran politician has no symptoms. Rebelo de Sousa is 72. He

This day in history | 1976 Crime writer Agatha Christie dies

The most popular novelist in the world, Dame Agatha Christie, has died leaving rumours of a multi-million pound fortune and a final book waiting to be published. The British author, who

USA | Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority force

The Buzz | Israel announces new settler homes, risking Biden’s anger

Israel yesterday advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could strain ties with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Prime Minister

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