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Presumed dead: Lisa Theris spent a month in wilderness surviving on berries.

By Chris Spargo The Alabama woman who spent a month in the woods opened up about her ordeal in an interview with NBC 12 while showing off her horrific injuries.Lisa Theris, 25, said she spent 25 days desperately looking for a...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Remains found in northwest Missouri identified as teen's.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. " Bones found in a rural area in the spring are those of a 17-year-old northwest Missouri girl, family members and authorities said Wednesday, bringing them closer to solving a 10-year mystery that began when...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions.

TOKYO - The top U.S. general repeated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us".

- Reuters - US

Boy admits raping his four-year-old sister.

Warning: Distressing content. A schoolboy who raped his 4-year-old sister and then bribed her to keep quiet with a bag of Skittles had a large amount of porn on his mobile phone, a court was told.The 12-year-old boy repeatedly...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

80 killed after escalation in Philippines war on drugs.

Another 13 people dead in Manila overnight after police raids and vigilante attacks as death toll rises.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Barcelona van attack kills 13, injures 100; police kill 5 suspects in 2nd assault in seaside resort town.

A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously,...

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Authorities work to prevent deadly car attacks.

Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona is not the first time a driver has plowed a car into a crowded area to kill civilians. Kris Van Cleave reports on how authorities could prevent this type of attack.


Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia.

BEIJING " Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflict.Last week, North Korea said...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ | POLOTIKI | Episode 9: Desperate measures; ANC charges MPs.

POLOTIKI, a weekly politics podcast from News24, gives you everything you need to know about the political week that was. Listen to our latest podcast here.

- - ZA

Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak.

In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

- UN - INT

Sentence next for Chicago activist with US immigration crime.

DETROIT " A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she's eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings.Rasmea Odeh admits that she...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Phoenix mayor says he hopes Trump delays rally

NEW YORK " The Latest on President Donald Trump's plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week :4:30 p.m.Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says he's hoping President Donald Trump will delay his plans to rally...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Authorities Warn of More Mudslides in Sierra Leone as Toll Hits 350 Dead with Hundreds More Missing

With more rain forecast for the coming week, further mudslides are a threat

- TIME Magazine - US

Arkansas to resume executions after getting new supply of lethal drug

Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as the state prepared to set an execution date for an inmate. Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said he planned to schedule an execution...

- - US

Barcelona becomes latest city hit with vehicle attack

Multiple people were killed after a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain. Since 2014, 14 attacks have been carried out where vehicles were used as weapons. CBS News national security consultant Fran Townsend joins CBSN to discuss.


Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. " The Wisconsin Assembly plans to approve a $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a new display panel factory in the state.The incentive package up for a vote Thursday would...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

"Reform" in Iran

During June's presidential election in Iran, many Westerners strongly hoped for a Hassan Rouhani

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Princess Diana's moment bowing out of public life

Best-selling author Jeffrey Archer remembers the day Princess Diana announced she was retreating from public life at a charity event in 1993, and the shockwaves that it sent throughout England. For more, watch "48 Hours" Presents: "Princess Diana: Her Life | Her Death | The Truth" Saturday, Aug. 19 at 9/8c on CBS.


Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing

KABUL, Afghanistan " Amid tight security, over two dozen young models, including six women, strutted down the catwalk in the garden of a private Kabul villa, proudly displaying the traditional clothing and costumes of Afghanistan's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'We're always going to be vulnerable' to car attacks: expert

Former assistant director of FBI Ron Hosko says "it's almost impossible in an urban setting" to protect sidewalks from cars


July ranks as second hottest month on record

"There is simply no denying the mounting evidence globally and regionally – the new climate normal is upon us now"


Venezuela: New prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders

Tarek Saab, known as a staunch government loyalist, replaced critic Ortega Diaz who denounced the 'siege' by troops.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Manchester bombing survivor narrowly escapes death for a second time after being caught up in Barcelona terror attack

By Rod Ardehali A survivor of the Manchester bombings has narrowly escaped death for a second time after being caught up in the Barcelona terrorist attack on Thursday .Chris Pawley, 30, was visiting the Spanish...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brazil police, troops carry out security operation near Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO " Thousands of Brazilian police and soldiers have carried out a security operation near Rio de Janeiro as part of a crackdown aimed at curbing rising violence.Operation "Double Dose" focused on the Caramujo slum...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Phoenix mayor not happy about President Trump's rally plans

PHOENIX " President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it.Trump's campaign announced the event Wednesday " a day after the president blamed "both sides"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ | Cape Town reveals sites of proposed new water desalination plants

Cape Town's Granger Bay, Hout Bay and Dido Bay may soon be home to three proposed new desalination plants that the city intends commissioning to make extra drinking water for its residents and visitors.

- - ZA

WATCH: World News 08/17/17: Deadly Terror Attack on Streets of Barcelona

Trump rails against the removal of 'beautiful statues'; Nation gears up for greatest cosmic light show on Earth

- ABC News - US | Boks set for 100th Rugby Championship Test

The Springboks will play their 100th match in the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship when they face Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

- - ZA

Live: Van ploughs through crowds in Barcelona terror attack

A Kiwi living in Barcelona described screaming and crying in the aftermath of the terror attack which has claimed 13 lives.

- Stuff - NZ

Florida's lunkhead 'white supremacists' ain't all that supreme

Not such a good week for Florida kluxers, our would-be champions of racial superiority. You gotta wonder, if these not-so-good ol' boys were so damn superior, how they got themselves … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

13 dead, scores injured in Spain terror attacks

A van veered onto a promenade and barrelled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Friday , swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone.

- Stuff - NZ

At least 13 dead and many more seriously injured in Barcelona terrorist attack

Warning: This video contains graphic footage. A van mowed down pedestrians in a popular tourist area in Barcelona, Spain. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured. The police arrested two suspects linked to the attack and a manhunt is on for the driver. Debora Patta reports.


A Conversation on Widowhood

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:00PM to 1:00PMBrooklyn, NYUnited StatesAmy Toensing, Jordan RothPhotojournalist, Amy Toensing and deputy director of photography at National Geographic Whitney Johnson will discuss the project the project, A World of Widows, that documents the status of widows in Uganda, Bosnia, and India. ...

- Pulitzer Center - US

USS Fitzgerald captain will be relieved of duty

Navy's harrowing recreation of those terror-filled seconds was put together to answer the one question all the families of the dead had: Did they suffer?


Saudi Arabia to allow Qatari pilgrims at hajj despite rift

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia " Saudi Arabia will open its border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend the hajj, marking a breakthrough in a monthslong rift between the two Gulf countries.The official Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwe's First Lady of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.

- NPR - US

Regional Challenges in the Wake of the Kenya Elections

Rachael Sullivan is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Columbia University School

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Barcelona terror attack: 5 dead after police shootout in Cambrils

Shootout is hours after van swerved onto a pedestrian promenade in Barcelona, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 more


Man walks into gas station posing as a customer. Then he pulls a gun and demands cash.

A man recently walked into a Valero Gas station north of Coconut Grove, walked up to the cashier, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The entire incident … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

The supervolcano threat: Fear not, Nasa has a plan

National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists think they have a way to take the heat out of supervolcanoes - like the one under Lake Taupo.

- Stuff - NZ

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

SEOUL, South Korea " Hyundai Motor said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 580 kilometers between fill-ups.If delivered as promised,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Yemen fighting cholera outbreak



Warship captain in collision that killed 7 to lose command

The Navy said the three had shown inadequate leadership.' Separately, seven junior officers were relieved of their duties because they had shown poor seamanship' and bad teamwork.

- The Hindu - IN

Diana's legacy clear in charitable work of Princes Harry and William

Chris Jackson, Royal photographer for Getty Images, has followed Prince William and Prince Harry around the world to capture them working with the charities they devote themselves to, echoing their mother, Princess Diana's passion for giving and compassion. For more, watch "48 Hours" Presents: "Princess Diana: Her Life | ...


Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls' education is now headed to Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

- NPR - US

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia " An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.Pauline Hanson, leader of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

ICC orders former Mali Islamist to pay more than $3 million for damage to Timbuktu cultural sites

For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court today issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.

- UN - INT

Charity fundraisers canceled at Mar-a-Lago after Trump's Charlottesville remarks

Three fundraising giants decided to pull events from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, signaling a direct blowback to his business empire from his comments on Charlottesville's racial unrest. The American Cancer Society, a high-dollar client...

- - US | EXCLUSIVE: Pumas mentally ready for Boks

In an exclusive interview with Sport24, Argentina captain Agustin Creevy says his charges are ready mentally to tackle the Springboks.

- - ZA

Daily chaos of Trump presidency creating turbulence for NAFTA talks

On thursday alone, Trump defended monuments to the Confederacy, repeated an apocryphal Islamaphobic story and heard a senator from his own party question his stability and competence

- The Globe and Mail - CA