World News

Beirut explosion aftermath
Patrick BAZ/AFP via Getty Images
AP News
August 06, 2020 - 11:41 am
The 2013 disaster at the West Fertilizer Co. was a fraction of the size of Tuesday's explosion at Beirut's port that authorities say killed least 135 people and wounded about 5,000. Both blasts involved massive stockpiles of ammonium nitrate, a common but highly explosive chemical, and swift...
Read More
RADIO.COM Staff
August 04, 2020 - 2:59 pm
A huge explosion in downtown Beirut Tuesday has reportedly resulted in hundreds of casualties. Lebanese Red Cross official Georges Kettaneh did not give an exact number but said there were dead and wounded, according to the AP.
Read More
RADIO.COM Staff
August 04, 2020 - 12:40 pm
One person’s fear of germs ended up costing them quite a bit, as they destroyed 23 million South Korean won ($19,320) after putting it in the washing machine to kill the coronavirus.
Read More
Peter Biar Ajak returns to U.S.
Courtesy of Perseus Strategies
Tim Jimenez
July 24, 2020 - 1:54 pm
A Philadelphia-educated peace activist, who became a political prisoner in his home country of South Sudan, has returned to the United States. Following his recent release from captivity, he says he feared for his life, because the president of South Sudan had ordered that he be captured or killed...
Read More
Indian paramilitary soldiers carry the body of a colleague who died of COVID-19 for cremation at a crematorium in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Dar Yasin/AP Photo
AP News
July 19, 2020 - 2:36 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has found fresh legs around the world, as confirmed deaths pass 600,000 and countries from the U.S. to South Africa to India struggle to contain a surge of new infections. Read more here.
Read More
Jen Reid poses for photographs in front of the new black resin and steel statue portraying her, entitled "A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020" by artist Marc Quinn.
Matt Dunham/AP Photo
AP News
July 15, 2020 - 1:37 pm
An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol formerly occupied by a statue of a slave trader. Read more here.
Read More
Japan Toshimaen Amusement Park
Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
CNN
July 10, 2020 - 4:21 pm
Thrill-seekers in Japan will soon get to enjoy their favorite roller coasters again now that amusement parks around the country are reopening. But there's one request they might struggle with: No screaming. Read more here.
Read More
Donald Trump
Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
CNN
July 07, 2020 - 4:24 pm
The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas in the last week alone. Read more here.
Read More
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, May 22, 2020.
Fareed Khan/AP Photo
AP News
May 22, 2020 - 10:01 am
Pakistani civil aviation officials say at least two people survived the crash of a domestic flight near Karachi that had 107 passengers and crew on board. Read more here.
Read More
In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon.
Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP, File
AP News
May 20, 2020 - 11:27 am
U.S. authorities on Wednesday arrested a former Green Beret and his son who are accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges. Read more here.
Read More

Pages