Police in Munich warn of ‘imminent threat’ of terror attack

December 31, 2015

Police in Munich warned of the “serious, imminent threat” of a terror attack on New Year’s Eve and asked people to stay away from the city’s main train station and…

How people around the world have brought in the New Year, in historical photos

December 31, 2015

Here are some of the the different places and situations where people across the globe have found themselves in the past as they brought in the New Year.


Man arrested after alleged disturbance on Air Canada plane

December 31, 2015

An Alberta man faces multiple charges following a disturbance on an Air Canada flight from Calgary to Toronto, police said Thursday.


Dubai New Year fireworks kick off while nearby tower blazes

December 31, 2015

A 63-story luxury hotel was engulfed in flames even as a massive New Year’s fireworks display kicked off at the world’s tallest skyscraper nearby, while tens of thousands of people…

Police in Munich warn of ‘imminent threat’ of terror attack, order 2 train stations cleared

December 31, 2015

Police in Munich warn of ‘imminent threat’ of terror attack, order 2 train stations cleared.


UN chief signals support for AU peacekeepers for Burundi

December 31, 2015

The United Nations secretary-general is signaling his support for a proposed African Union peacekeeping force for Burundi, even though that country’s president has called the idea unacceptable.


Ballots counted after pivotal C. African Republic election

December 31, 2015

Votes were being counted Thursday after Central African Republic’s national elections drew massive crowds of voters seeking peace after years of violence. The United Nations said “armed elements” attacked peacekeepers…

Ramadi residents describe their nightmare escape from Islamic State

December 31, 2015

The Iraqi army still has not secured all of the city, and many families are trapped as human shields.


Puerto Rico reports its first mosquito-borne Zika case

December 31, 2015

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is reporting its first case of Zika, a dengue-like virus transmitted by mosquitoes.


New Year’s fireworks show begins in Dubai despite fire in nearby tower

December 31, 2015

New Year’s fireworks show begins in Dubai despite fire in nearby tower.


French president says terrorist threat is at highest level

December 31, 2015

French President Francois Hollande has told the nation that the terrorist threat is still at its “highest level.”


China confirms work on second aircraft carrier amid naval expansion

December 31, 2015

Tensions are high over the country’s maritime claims in the South China Sea.


Huge fire engulfs high-rise hotel in downtown Dubai

December 31, 2015

The fire has hit a hotel near the site of planned New Year’s Eve fireworks.


Iran’s president orders stepped-up missile production

December 31, 2015

President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday ordered the accelerated production of missiles in response to possible new U.S. sanctions.


Arrests in Belgium and New York state target suspected New Year attack plots

December 31, 2015

Security tightened at festivities around the world.


Fire breaks out in building near massive New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Dubai

December 31, 2015

Fire breaks out in building near massive New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Dubai.


IS restaurant bombings kill 16 in northern Syrian city

December 31, 2015

The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the bombing of two restaurants in a predominantly Kurdish city in northeastern Syria the previous night, an attack that killed at least 16…

Puerto Rico holds wake for 3 slain police officers

December 31, 2015

Police in Puerto Rico are holding a wake for three officers killed by a fellow policeman at their station in the island’s second largest city.


Puerto Rico holds wake for 3 slain police officers

December 31, 2015

Police in Puerto Rico are holding a wake for three officers killed by a fellow policeman at their station in the island’s second largest city.


7 stories you should read to really understand the Islamic State

December 31, 2015

The Islamic State’s coordinated attacks across Paris that left 129 dead were a clear indication of the group’s adoption of “global terror tactics.”


French journalist leaves China after being forced out

December 31, 2015

A French journalist left China after being denied press credentials and facing heavy criticism from the Foreign Ministry and state media over her reporting.


Pope: Remember the good news, sometimes hidden by bad

December 31, 2015

In the final hours of 2015, Pope Francis is encouraging humanity to hang on to recollections of good deeds, so that gestures of goodness can be seen triumphing over evil.…

Pope: Remember the good news, sometimes hidden by bad

December 31, 2015

In the final hours of 2015, Pope Francis is encouraging humanity to hang on to recollections of good deeds, so that gestures of goodness can be seen triumphing over evil.…

Cracks appear in Japan-South Korea deal on wartime sex slaves

December 31, 2015

Japan said it won’t pay into an agreed fund until a statue is removed from outside its embassy in Seoul.


Ukrainian power to Crimea cut again

December 31, 2015

Electricity from Ukraine to the Russia-annexed Crimean peninsula has been cut again after the collapse of a power pylon.


‘Affluenza’ teen held at Mexican immigration holding center

December 31, 2015

A Texas teen known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident is being held at a Mexico City immigration detention center in one of the capital’s poorest…

‘Affluenza’ teen held at Mexican immigration holding center

December 31, 2015

A Texas teen known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident is being held at a Mexico City immigration detention center in one of the capital’s poorest…

Israeli police question PM’s wife over household spending

December 31, 2015

Israeli police questioned the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday over her alleged inflated household spending, the latest in a string of accusations that have led critics to…

Israeli police question PM’s wife over household spending

December 31, 2015

Israeli police questioned the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday over her alleged inflated household spending, the latest in a string of accusations that have led critics to…

How buying this terrible song by a far-right anti-refugee group could help refugees

December 31, 2015

“What’s wrong, Pegida? Have asylum seekers now stolen your lyrics,too?”


How buying this terrible song by a far-right anti-refugee group could help refugees

December 31, 2015

“What’s wrong, Pegida? Have asylum seekers now stolen your lyrics,too?”


Spain: 3 arrested over immigrant’s fatal Christmas stabbing

December 31, 2015

Spanish police say they have arrested three people in connection with the fatal Christmas Day stabbing of an African immigrant that triggered clashes in a southern coastal city.


Spain: 3 arrested over immigrant’s fatal Christmas stabbing

December 31, 2015

Spanish police say they have arrested three people in connection with the fatal Christmas Day stabbing of an African immigrant that triggered clashes in a southern coastal city.


After delays, Egypt’s new parliament to convene Jan. 10

December 31, 2015

Egypt’s recently elected parliament will convene on Jan. 10, more than three years after the last such assembly was dissolved by a court order, the state-run news agency said Thursday.…

Amazon gives income from anti-Islam group’s song to refugees

December 31, 2015

Online retailer Amazon has pledged to donate its share of revenues from the sale of a song by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA to refugees, undermining the cause of the far-right…

Venezuela opposition: Court blocking of 4 lawmakers a ‘coup’

December 31, 2015

Venezuela’s opposition is calling a Supreme Court decision that bars four recently-elected lawmakers from taking their seats in the National Assembly part of a “judicial coup” and has vowed to…

Pope tells young choristers that he sings like a donkey

December 31, 2015

While Pope Francis has made no secret of his love of choirs, he has revealed why he may not always join in.


Pope tells young choristers that he sings like a donkey

December 31, 2015

While Pope Francis has made no secret of his love of choirs, he has revealed why he may not always join in.


Palestinian attacker killed after ramming car into Israelis

December 31, 2015

A Palestinian attacker was shot and killed Thursday after he rammed his car into a group of Israeli soldiers on patrol in the West Bank, the military said.


Experts help divided Cyprus figure out economics of peace

December 31, 2015

A peace accord cobbling Cyprus back together again after over four decades of ethnic division is possible in 2016 and will bring opportunity and economic growth, officials say. But sorting…

Experts help divided Cyprus figure out economics of peace

December 31, 2015

A peace accord cobbling Cyprus back together again after over four decades of ethnic division is possible in 2016 and will bring opportunity and economic growth, officials say. But sorting…

Belgian police probing report of orgy by police, soldiers

December 31, 2015

Belgian police have opened an investigation into media reports that two policewomen and army troops deployed to Brussels to beef up security were involved in an orgy in a police…

Belgian police probing report of orgy by police, soldiers

December 31, 2015

Belgian police have opened an investigation into media reports that two policewomen and army troops deployed to Brussels to beef up security were involved in an orgy in a police…

Italian cities ban New Year’s Eve fireworks because of smog

December 31, 2015

Smog is helping to put a damper on New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout Italy, as Rome, Milan and other cities ban fireworks to avoid aggravating already high levels of air…

Putin’s New Year message marks Syria fight, end of WWII

December 31, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his New Year’s message to highlight the country’s current fight in Syria while commemorating the battles of World War II seven decades ago.


Putin’s New Year message marks Syria fight, end of WWII

December 31, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his New Year’s message to highlight the country’s current fight in Syria while commemorating the battles of World War II seven decades ago.


Iraqi troops clear bombs in Ramadi after driving out IS

December 31, 2015

Iraqi troops are removing bombs and debris from the city center of Ramadi days after driving out Islamic State militants, as rainy weather slows further combat operations.


Throw your furniture out the window, and other ways to ring in 2016

December 31, 2015

8 of the world’s wacky New Year’s traditions


Israel rejects book on Jew-Arab love for school curriculum

December 31, 2015

Israel has refused to include a novel about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man in the country’s high school curriculum, reportedly over concerns that it…

Belgium: 10th suspect arrested in Paris attacks probe

December 31, 2015

A Belgian judge on Thursday delivered an arrest warrant against a 10th suspect in the Paris attacks probe, charging him with terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a…

Miesihai site about all things