Category: World

US military wades deeper into Syria

The Pentagon reports that U.S. military troops continue to train local security forces fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and radical Islamic State and al-Qaida terrorist groups in Syria, while Defense officials announced the deaths of another two American soldiers in Iraq and…

Flu deaths higher than estimated

According to new estimates published by the Centers for Disease Control, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year, higher than a previous estimate of 250,000 to 500,000 and based on a robust, multinational…

Trump insults the world, again

In a meeting at the Oval Office Thursday to hammer out a bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, President Donald Trump described African and other Third World nations as “shithole countries” and wondered aloud why the United States couldn’t…

Census counts 327 million Americans

The U.S. Census Bureau says the U.S. population was 326,971,407 on Jan. 1, 2018, representing an increase of 2,314,238, or 0.71 percent, from New Year’s Day 2017. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 18,225,587, or…

Anti-government protesters killed in Iran

Officials confirmed that two anti-government demonstrators are dead in the western Iran city of Dorud but they deny that police fired fatal shots Saturday night as anti-government protests in Iran continued into a fourth day. Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network reported that three…