Brink of starvation: Jailed Russian pilot Yaroshenko urges US authorities to give him healthcare

Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, jailed in the US for 20 years after a DEA sting operation, urged US prison authorities to provide him with immediate healthcare. The pilot has lost many of his teeth and cannot eat properly. The jailed Russian citizen is being deprived of adequate healthcare, despite repeatedly sending requests to the prison […]

Re-victimized by authorities? Indigenous women’s murders simply disappear, study finds

Hundreds of Native American women have been murdered or have gone missing over the years, and their fate remains a mystery as authorities are appallingly lax in keeping track of such crime victims, according to a new study. Of the 5,712 American Indian and Alaska Native girls and women reported missing in 2016, only 116 […]

Death toll hits 832 after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia — and authorities expect it to rise

Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead on Sunday. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the city of Palu, on Sulawesi island, which was hit by waves as high as 20 feet following the […]

Taiwanese authorities arrest Cody Wilson, intend to deport him

Enlarge / Cody Wilson speaks at the 2015 SXSW Conference for the premiere of the documentary, Deep Web. (credit: Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW) Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson was arrested at a hotel in Taipei City’s Wanhua District at around 6pm local time in Taipei today, according to reports in Taiwanese outlets The Liberty […]

Refugees or ISIS fighters? Cypriot authorities fear the worst after finding incriminating photos

Cypriot authorities suspect that ISIS fighters posing as refugees may have entered their country, a local daily reported, amid appeals to the EU to help with an influx of asylum seekers overloading the small island nation. During a random check on asylum seekers’ mobile phones at the country’s refugee processing center, Cypriot authorities found saved […]

Authorities say they found an alleged drug smuggling tunnel to Mexico in the kitchen of a former KFC

Border and Customs Patrol/KYMA-DT/CNN Authorities say they found a drug smuggling tunnel leading to Mexico in the kitchen of a former KFC. The tunnel is reportedly 8 inches in diameter, 22 feet deep, and about 600 feet long. Officers believe that people were using a rope to transport the drugs back and forth, according to reports. […]

Spanish tax authorities reduce Cristiano Ronaldo tax settlement by $2.2 million – report

The former Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo had been issued with a fine of $ 21.4 million after being found to have breached Spanish tax laws, but this sum has been reduced by Spanish tax authorities, El Mundo reports. Read more The arrangement between the tax authorities and Ronaldo, who recently signed for Italian champions […]

Venezuelan authorities say drones detonated near President Maduro during a speech, but firefighters at the scene say it was just a gas tank explosion

Efecto Cocuyo/Twitter Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro cut a speech short on Saturday after a loud noise kicked off panic in the crowd. Maduro is safe, officials say. Soldiers at the event were seen running out of formation in a video shared online. Venezuela’s government is saying the loud noise was from an attempted attack on […]

Social media is playing a growing role in the threat of school shootings — and authorities are struggling to stop it

Jonathan Drake/Reuters Since the Parkland shooting it has been estimated that almost 50% of school-shooting threats have been made via social media. In the weeks following the Parkland incident there were around 70 threats made per day. Authorities are struggling to find a way to fairly reprimand those making the threats online, while still respecting […]

Calls for authorities to resign as hundreds rally in Kemerovo, Russia after deadly mall inferno

Traumatized locals have taken to the streets in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. Many are calling for the resignation of authorities after a fire in a shopping mall left dozens dead, including many children. On Tuesday morning, hundreds of people came to the regional administration headquarters after a massive fire at the Winter Cherry Shopping […]