Climate Change Linked to Increased Number of Suicides in India

High temperatures, drought, storms and famine caused by climate change have led to an increased number of suicides in India, a report has found. For every one degree Celsius of warming above 20 degrees, an average of 67 more people take their own lives. India’s average temperatures are expected to rise another 3 degrees Celsius by 2050, which would lead to hundreds of extra deaths. … Continue reading Climate Change Linked to Increased Number of Suicides in India

Sydney Police Foil Advanced Airplane Plot

Sydney Police raided five properties on Monday after four men were arrested over a plan to bring down an airplane as part of a complex terror plot. According to the Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin, the plot included putting a device onto an aircraft and kill occupants with poisonous gas. The commissioner also said the terror plot was Islamist-inspired but did not indicate which … Continue reading Sydney Police Foil Advanced Airplane Plot

Philippine Mayor Killed by State Police

During a raid on his home in the city of Ozamiz, mayor Reynaldo Parojinog along with his wife and 10 other people were killed by state police on Saturday. The order was given by President Rodrigo Duterte who believed the mayor had ties to the illegal drug trade. Since coming to power in July 2016, Duterte has killed over 7,000 people including 150 Philippine officials … Continue reading Philippine Mayor Killed by State Police

North Korea Launches Missile Into Japan’s Water

North Korea once again tested the patience of the international community with another missile launch on Friday. The missile launched in northern Jangang province flying for 45 minutes and landing in the sea off its east coast, possibly in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, according to South Korean and Japanese officials. It is unclear whether the missile was an intercontinental one capable of reaching the continental … Continue reading North Korea Launches Missile Into Japan’s Water

U.K. to Send New Warship to South China Sea

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson told reporters in Sydney that the largest warship the country has ever produced, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be sent to the South China Sea for its first mission. The South China Sea has been an ongoing dispute of territorial claims between China and Western nations. The Chinese have placed military bases, against Western wishes, on makeshift islands to solidify … Continue reading U.K. to Send New Warship to South China Sea

North Korea Missile Test Likely Says South Korean News Agency

North Korea is expected to test another missile on July 27th, which is the 64th anniversary of the signing of the Korean armistice agreement and is a public holiday known as Victory Day. South Korea’s news agency Yonhap quoted a government source as saying Seoul had seen North Korea moving transporter erector launchers carrying ICBM launch tubes in North Pyongan province. For the past three … Continue reading North Korea Missile Test Likely Says South Korean News Agency

Xi Jingping Oust Man Tipped as China’s Future President

Sun Zhengcai was ousted by his own party on Monday due to a “serious violation of discipline” according to the Communist party’s official mouthpiece. Sun was being groomed for one of the seven coveted spots on the politburo standing committee which features the top political elites in China, and was expected to be in contention for premier or in line to succeed Xi. The decision … Continue reading Xi Jingping Oust Man Tipped as China’s Future President