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French citizen freed after being held by Yemeni Houthis

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 15:02
Alain Goma, a French citizen who had been held captive in Yemen by Houthi forces, was freed on Tuesday, a statement from the French president's office said.
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Turkish foreign minister says no 'confession' from Saudis over Khashoggi

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 15:01
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Turkey had "not received a confession" from Saudi Arabia regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited its consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.
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Turkish minister says Saudi residence, vehicles will be searched

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:57
Turkish officials will extend their investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to include the residence of the Saudi consul and some vehicles, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
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Indonesia arrests nine in bribery probe linked to $21 billion Lippo Group project

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:52
Indonesia's anti-corruption agency has arrested nine people, including a top district government official and a company director, in a bribery investigation linked to the Lippo Group's $21 billion Meikarta real estate project near Jakarta.
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Iranian security forces kidnapped on border with Pakistan

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:48
At least 10 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported, and a separatist group that claimed responsibility described the act as revenge for oppression of Sunni Muslims.
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Brexit delay 'inevitable', former euro chief Dijsselbloem says

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:44
Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will have to be delayed beyond March to give time to agree an orderly exit, former top EU official Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Tuesday.
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Iran says its land-to-sea missiles can now travel 700 km

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:43
Iran has extended the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles to 700 km (435 miles), a senior Iranian military official said on Tuesday amid rising tensions with the United States over Tehran's missile program.
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Pompeo tells Saudis U.S. is concerned about Khashoggi: State Department

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:39
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expressed concern about the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting in Riyadh with the country's foreign minister and thanked Saudi King Salman for his commitment to investigating it, the State Department said.
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When Americans tried to breed a better race: How a genetic fitness 'crusade' marches on

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:32
They started swarming across America's border, millions of desperate families fleeing poverty or seeking political asylum.
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Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:23
At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying majestically into air.
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Panera reveals exactly what's in its bread

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:08
Panera is betting that customers want to know more about what's in their food.
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Zlatan surprises Thai soccer team on 'Ellen'

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 13:53
The Thai soccer team who escaped from a flooded cave appeared on the US talk show "Ellen" and had a surprise meeting with their hero, soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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Volkswagen hit with $926M fine

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 13:34
Volkswagen has been fined another €800 million ($926 million) over its diesel emissions scandal, this time because of failings at its Audi subsidiary.
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See what happens when a drone hits an airplane

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 12:55
Researchers at the University of Drayton simulated a midair collision of a drone and an airplane wing at 238 mph -- this is the result.
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How the super rich are saving the seas

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 12:50
It may be a magnet for ocean-going excess, but the Monaco Yacht Show is becoming an increasingly precious jewel in the fight to save our seas.
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7 things to know before the bell

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 12:28
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.
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Study: Abuse of women in European parliaments widespread

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 12:02
Sexism, harassment and violence against women are widespread in European parliaments, according to a study published Tuesday.
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'Crazy Rich Asians' is heading to China

Associated Press - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 11:56
"Crazy Rich Asians" is finally getting a run in China's lucrative movie market.
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Pompeo arrives in Riyadh to discuss Khashoggi case with king, crown prince

Reuters - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 11:53
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.
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