DC shooting leaves 1 dead, some 20 injured

In this image from video provided by NBC4 Washington, law enforcement work the scene of a shooting, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Southeast Washington. (NBC4 Washington via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute that erupted into gun fire at an apparent outdoor party in Washington, D.C., early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty officers “struggling for her life,” according to police. A 17-year-old male died in the shooting that occurred after midnight in a southeast side … Read more

World pledges aid for Lebanon, to be delivered ‘directly’ to population

World pledges aid for Lebanon, to be delivered 'directly' to population

World leaders on Sunday pledged “timely, sufficient” emergency aid for disaster-struck Lebanon which they vowed to deliver “directly” to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut. Fifteen government leaders including US President Donald Trump took part in a virtual conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and the UN, pledging solidarity with … Read more

Trump offers to help Beirut investigate blast amid protests

Trump offers to help Beirut investigate blast amid protests

President Trump said the US would assist in investigating the cause of the massive explosion that rocked Beirut — and acknowledged the “peaceful protesters” in Lebanon calling for government accountability, the White House said Sunday. The president, in a call with world leaders, “urged the Government of Lebanon to conduct a full and transparent investigation, … Read more

Lebanon’s allies pledge major resources to help rebuild Beirut after deadly blast

Lebanon's allies pledge major resources to help rebuild Beirut after deadly blast

A demonstrator waves the Lebanese flag in front of riot police during a protest in Beirut – REUTERS Countries including Britain pledged to donate “major resources” to help rebuild Beirut after Tuesday’s blast, saying any aid will be “directly delivered to the Lebanese population” amid growing anger over government corruption. The push for aid came … Read more

Business is booming for NYC psychics amid coronavirus pandemic

Business is booming for NYC psychics amid coronavirus pandemic

Who could’ve seen this coming? While storefronts are going bust across the Big Apple due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York’s psychics and fortune-tellers say they are seeing more clients — and making more money — than ever before. Unlike most businesses, they thrive in times of uncertainty and despair. “When there’s a big change … Read more

French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

Despite the dangers, tourists head to Koure to see the only giraffes left in West Africa Gunmen in Niger have attacked a party of wildlife tourists, killing six French citizens, their local guide and driver. The gunmen rode in on motorcycles and opened fire, the governor of Tillabéri region, Tidjani Ibrahim, told the French news … Read more

Morocco’s carriage horses suffer as COVID-19 bars tourists

Birds fly as horses that are used to drive tourists around rest in a stables in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Abdenabi Nouidi sold his favorite horse for $150 to help feed the others on the team that pulls tourists in carriages through the buzzing streets of Marrakech. The prospect of starvation looms for carriage horses and other animals normally used in Morocco’s tourist mecca. Visitors have vanished during the coronavirus pandemic. … Read more