Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Honduran security forces clash with protesters demanding a full recount of last month’s contentious election that pitched the Central American nation into crisis. In the capital, supporters of Alliance of Opposition to the Dictatorship set up rock barricades, set fire to tires and sticks in the roadways, and then moved to other locations to evade the police. Police and military officials put out the fires and moved the barricades so cars could pass, AFP journalists observed. Almost three weeks after the election, the Honduran Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) has not defined the winner, although the final results gave a slight advantage to President Juan Orlando Hernández of the right-wing National Party.


Extraordinary Summit of the OIC in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as term president of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation called for an extraordinary meeting in Istanbul after U.S President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem capital of Israel.

New missile test shows North Korea capable of hitting all of US

North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile in a “breakthrough” that puts the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere

Supporters free former Georgian President from Ukrainian police

Ukrainian supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili freed him from a police van after his detention on suspicion of assisting a criminal organization led to clashes with police in Kiev.

California Wildfires Are the Worst Firefighters Have Ever Seen

Reinvigorated by strong winds, Southern California’s largest wildfire blazed into new terrain, forcing new evacuations in two wealthy Santa Barbara County communities. Fire crews scrambled north from Ventura to protect hillside homes as the 170,000-acre fire, known as the Thomas Fire, ignited coastal mountains and filled the sky with billowing plumes of smoke. Across Southern California, more than 9,000 firefighters battled some 200,000 acres of wildfires. The blazes, which began last Monday, have claimed one life and more than 800 structures, fire officials said.
Over the weekend, progress was made on many of the six fires burning throughout Southern California, with significant containment reached on three fires in Los Angeles County and one in San Diego County, fire officials said. The Liberty Fire in Riverside County was completely contained. In Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, however, Thomas remained only 15% contained Sunday morning, after having burned 173,000 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.

Somalia’s ‘Deadliest Attack Ever’

A deadly explosion ripped through the Somali capital, Mogadishu. In the hours following the explosion, the death toll stood at 20. However, the figure had jumped to a devastating 276. With 300 others injured and many victims burned beyond recognition, authorities termed the explosion the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. Hundreds of people, chanting anti-violence slogans and wearing red or white bandanas around their heads in a show of grief, took to the streets of Mogadishu to condemn the deadly attack that has shocked Somalians. Rescue operations continued with rescuers working through the night to try to pull bodies from the rubble after the truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames.

Escalating election crisis in Honduras

Honduran police fired tear gas at rock-hurling protesters after a widely criticized presidential election that saw the opposition cry foul as the incumbent slowly pulled ahead four days after the vote.

Michael Flynn charged with lying to FBI

President Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russias ambassador to the United States, the U.S. special counsels office charged in a court filing.

A Palestinian protester prays during clashes with Israeli troops

A Palestinian protester prays during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.