WELLINGTON, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- As rising temperatures shrink glaciers, melt water can collect to form lakes nearby which could put about 15 million people in high mountains at risk of glacial lake outburst floods, according to a study on Wednesday ... Enditem .
The agency noted that it had delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today ...Poland would have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces, it affirmed. .
The FBI and the law enforcement agencies of four U.S. allies are sounding the alarm about a dramatic increase in so-called "sextortion" schemes targeting minors on gaming apps and other digital platforms, saying it has become a global crisis ... The problem is happening around the world, they said ... More than a dozen victims committed suicide ... .
Nigerians will vote on February 25 to choose their next president along with lawmakers in the House and Senate chambers. With 18 candidates vying for the job, experts at a panel discussion on Tuesday weighed in on the electoral dynamics and their implications for security, the economy and Nigeria’s foreign policy ... .
Western weapons supplies to Ukraine are dragging NATO directly into the conflict and could lead to an “unpredictable” escalation, Russia’s defence minister says. “The US and its allies are trying to prolong the conflict as much as possible,” Defence MinisterSergey Shoigu said in a conference call on Tuesday with military officials ... .
WASHINGTON -- Another intruder has breached the home of Air Force One, one of the nation's most sensitive military bases, and this time a resident opened fire on the trespasser, Joint Base Andrews said in a statement late Monday. During the incident, which occurred at about 11.30 a.m ... .
Joe Biden called on Republicans to help him “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he used his second State of the Union address to also urge for action on police reform and climate change ... Mr Biden sought to portray a nation dramatically improved from the one he took charge of two years ago ... Of always moving forward ... .
Paris. Opponents of France's controversial pension reform plan sought to keep up the momentum on a third day of protests and strikes, but the numbers taking to the streets were down on the previous week ... It said 400,000 people were protesting in Paris compared with 500,000 on January 31 and 400,000 on January 19.
BEIJING. As China and the United States tussle over what Washington says was a Chinese surveillance balloon over US territory, dozens of Chinese documents point to surging interest in using balloon technology for military purposes ... China condemned what it called an “over-reaction” and warned of possible retaliation ... .
Los equipos de rescate en Turquía y el norte de Siria luchaban el martes contra el reloj y el frío para buscar entre los escombros a supervivientes del violento sismo del lunes, cuyo balance ya superó los 7,800 muertos. La ayuda internacional debe empezar a llegar el martes a las zonas castigadas por el terremoto y sus réplicas ... Lee también ... También ... .
JAKARTA – PresidentJoko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, rode to victory eight years ago on the strength of his common-man image, the first of Indonesia’s seven presidents to come from the heartlands of Java instead of the ranks of Jakarta’s civilian and military elite. Still polling at 71%, a result most world leaders...read full story. .