BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombia's most-wanted drug trafficker, DairoAntonio Usuga, also known as "Otoniel," was arrested by the country's authorities, the government said on Saturday (Oct 23). Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised "the capture in Necocli of Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias 'Otoniel', head of the Gulf Clan," in a message on Twitter ... ....
Taiwanese and US officials have discussed how Taiwan can “meaningfully” participate at the United Nations just days before Chinese president Xi Jinping will give a speech to mark his country’s half century since accession to the global body ... Fearful but defiant. life goes on in Taiwan despite China’s threats. Read more ... Read more ... Reuse this content. .
Oct 23 (Reuters) - Sprinter Alex Quinonez, Ecuador's World Championship bronze medallist, has been killed in his home city of Guayanquil on Friday, the country's sports ministry said on Saturday. Guayaquil-based newspaper El Universo said Quinonez, who was 32, and another individual were fatally shot at around 9.20 p.m ... ....
A United Nations humanitarian flight to the Ethiopian region of Tigray, epicenter of a year-old war that threatens to cause deepening famine, was ordered to abort a landing Friday as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day. The flight by the U.N ... “U.N ... Some nongovernment news accounts said a university campus in Mekelle had been hit ... U.N ... .
Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan moved to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western countries who appealed for the release of a jailed civil society leader ... He did not set a firm date. Kavala has been in prison since late 2017, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and with involvement in a 2016 failed coup. He denies the charges ... .
Michael Gove has signalled he will explore “retention” options to preserve Grenfell Tower as a memorial to the 72 people killed in the 2017 fire, a move that has been welcomed by relatives of the dead ... Choucair said. “We wanted the minister to visit us here where our catastrophe took place – not in an office – so he could feel our pain.” ... .
The Facebook whistleblower whose revelations have tipped the social media giant into crisis has launched a stinging new criticism of Mark Zuckerberg, saying he has not shown any readiness to protect the public from the harm his company is causing ...FrancesHaugen. ‘I never wanted to be a whistleblower. But lives were in danger’. Read more ... Photograph ... .
Detainees in China are interrogated for those first months for hours each day, usually while restrained, says Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, with the University of Ottawa and the University of Alberta's China Institute... But political scientist Yves Tiberghien, from the University ...
In 1953, a Harvard psychologist thought he discovered pleasure – accidentally – within the cranium of a rat ... It kept returning for more. insatiably, incessantly, lever-pulling ... Seemingly, the reward centre of the brain had been located ... .
Down periscope! How well do you know submarines? ... The lawyer and lecturer in international law at Charles SturtUniversity says the existing Unesco convention on the protection of underwater cultural heritage “doesn’t really cover WWII” because in general shipwrecks have to be a century old to qualify ... Paul G Allen, FindAE1, ANMM, Curtin University.