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 ... ....
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 ... .
By the time photographers captured the long embrace shared by Michael Kovrig and his wife, Vina Nadjibulla, on the tarmac of Toronto's Pearson airport one month ago, he had spent over 1,000 days in a concrete cell in China. It was an emotional reunion because, as Canadians knew, it was no normal homecoming ... A tale of two detentions ... But he says ... .
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.” ... .
photo: USAF / Air National Guard/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy
WASHINGTON. A senior Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon said on Friday. The strike comes two days after a base in southern Syria, used by the US-led coalition fighting the Daesh group, was assaulted ... ....
PALERMO. Italy’s former interior minister and far-right leader Matteo Salvini went on trial on Saturday for allegedly illegally blocking over 100 migrants in dire sanitary conditions from disembarking from a rescue ship ... The hearing was largely procedural and lasted less than three hours before Murgia set the next hearing for December 17 ... .
The president has again said that he has a commitment to defend Taiwan should China attack, contradicting the US's decades-old policy toward the island. It has prompted official clarification about the US's role in Asia... .
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 ... ....
The United Nations said on Friday that it has resumed humanitarian evacuation flights for migrants stranded in Libya after authorities suspended them for several months. The announcement comes after a massive crackdown on migrants by Libyan security forces ... The latest suspension came from the country's ministry of interior on Aug ... .
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 ... .
Scavengers, trophy hunters and “metal pirates” are looting the treasures under the seas – and there are fears Australia’s first submarine could be next ... The 726-tonne submarine was travelling in hazy weather off the coast of what is now Papua New Guinea when it disappeared, and it was declared lost at sea on 14 September 1914 ... Read more ... Photograph ... .