Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump 'betrayed' US

Published On: December 11, 2019 01:25 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON DEC 11: House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election.

As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

Published On: December 10, 2019 09:36 PM NPT By: Reuters

THE HAGUE, Dec 10: Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.’s International Court of Justice on Tuesday.

SRINAGAR, India, Dec 10:  For years Romi Jan’s mornings would begin with the plaintive call to prayer that rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city. The voice soothed her soul and made her feel closer to God.

Two days before election, Algeria jails two ex-prime ministers

Published On: December 10, 2019 06:22 PM NPT By: Reuters

ALGIERS, Dec 10:  An Algerian court jailed two former prime ministers for corruption on Tuesday, two days before a presidential election which protesters want cancelled.

Putin meets Ukraine leader for first time at Paris peace summit

Published On: December 10, 2019 05:22 PM NPT By: Reuters

PARIS,Dec 10: Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the first time on Monday at a summit in Paris aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine.

HONG KONG, Dec 10:  Hit by a projectile fired by Hong Kong police while covering an anti-government protest nearly two months ago, Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah was blinded in one eye, but that has not blotted out the traumatic flashbacks filling her mind.

Six shot dead in Czech hospital attack

Published On: December 10, 2019 03:28 PM NPT By: Reuters

PRAGUE, Dec 10:  A gunman shot dead six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava in an unexplained attack, authorities said.

South Korea says North’s recent test was of rocket engine

Published On: December 10, 2019 02:37 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, DEC 10: South Korea’s defense minister said Tuesday that North Korea’s recent unspecified test at a rocket liftoff site was of a rocket engine, amid speculation the North was making preliminary steps toward a prohibited long-range rocket launch

WASHINGTON, DEC 10: Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year.

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

Published On: December 10, 2019 01:27 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA,DEC 10: Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand.