Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator hours after New York stabbing, his agent says

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator hours after New York stabbing, his agent says

Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture, Aug. 12, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY, about 120 km south of Buffalo.Joshua Goodman/The Associated Press Salman Rushdie, who spent years in hiding and under police protection after his novel The Satanic Verses prompted Iranian officials to call for his … Read more

Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka, Crimea, on Aug. 9.STRINGER/Reuters Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person … Read more

Taiwan says China’s military drills appear to simulate attack

Taiwan says China’s military drills appear to simulate attack

A Chinese J-11 military fighter jet flies above the Taiwan Strait near Pingtan, the closest land of mainland China to the island of Taiwan on Aug. 5, 2022.Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed … Read more

Japan executes man who killed seven people in 2008 stabbing rampage in Tokyo

Japan executes man who killed seven people in 2008 stabbing rampage in Tokyo

Japan on Tuesday executed a man who killed seven people in a vehicle crash and stabbing rampage in a crowded Tokyo shopping district in 2008. Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa told reporters that Tomohiro Kato was hanged at the Tokyo detention center earlier Tuesday. Japan has maintained the death penalty despite growing international criticism. Furukawa said … Read more

Trump deleted references to prosecuting Jan. 6 rioters in speech draft, congressional testimony shows

Trump deleted references to prosecuting Jan.  6 rioters in speech draft, congressional testimony shows

Then-US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.Evan Vucci/The Associated Press President Donald Trump crossed out sentences that distanced him from the rioters who attacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and refused to call for their prosecution in a draft of a speech he delivered the next … Read more

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Kiki Jones has spent the past few days taking cold showers, avoiding physical activity, keeping the blinds shut and blasting electric fans in their non-air-conditioned apartment in Toronto. But despite those measures, the 31-year-old hasn’t found much relief from the intense summer heat that’s gripped the city this week. “I’ve lived in Toronto for about … Read more

Attack on Crimea will ignite ‘Judgement Day’ response, says Russia’s Medvedev

Attack on Crimea will ignite ‘Judgement Day’ response, says Russia’s Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, delivers a speech during a ceremony marking Shipbuilder’s Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia on June 29.SPUTNIK/Reuters The refusal of Ukraine and Western powers to recognize Moscow’s control of Crimea poses a “systemic threat” for Russia and any outside attack on the region will prompt a “Judgment Day” … Read more

Russian missiles leave wreckage in heart of Vinnytsia, Ukrainian city far from the front lines of war

Russian missiles leave wreckage in heart of Vinnytsia, Ukrainian city far from the front lines of war

A rescuer from the K9 unit returns from the mission in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on July 14.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail For Serhii Shvets, the morning began like any other in his Vinnytsia apartment. He was in the kitchen, his six-year-old son was eating breakfast and his wife was in the bathroom. Then, he saw a … Read more

Russian missiles leave wreckage in heart of Ukrainian city far from the front lines of war

Russian missiles leave wreckage in heart of Vinnytsia, Ukrainian city far from the front lines of war

A rescuer from the K9 unit returns from the mission in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on July 14.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail For Serhii Shvets, the morning began like any other in his Vinnytsia apartment. He was in the kitchen, his six-year-old son was eating breakfast and his wife was in the bathroom. Then, he saw a … Read more

UN says Ukraine bears share of blame for nursing home attack

UN says Ukraine bears share of blame for nursing home attack

This image from Maxar Technologies shows a nursing home in the eastern region of Luhansk, Ukraine, on March 22, 2022.The Associated Press Two weeks after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February, Kremlin-backed rebels assaulted a nursing home in the eastern region of Luhansk. Dozens of elderly and disabled patients, many of them bedridden, … Read more