Iraq’s Sairoon and Nasr coalitions in talks to form largest bloc
Iraq's Sairoon Alliance led by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is in talks to form a coalition with the Nasr alliance led by outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, along with two other parliamentary groups. The parliamentary blocs of Sadr-backed Sairoon and Abadi's Nasr met on Sunday with the Hikma bloc led by Shia cleric Ammar al-Hakim and…
Apple Store in Amsterdam reportedly evacuated after iPad explodes
Apple Store in Leidseplein square in Amsterdam.Image: ADE JOHNSON/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Stan Schroeder2018-08-20 08:42:46 UTC Apple Store in Leidseplein square in Amsterdam has been evacuated after an iPad exploded, Dutch outlet AT5 reported Sunday.  The incident was confirmed by the city's fire brigade, which tweeted that three people had respiratory problems following the incident.  SEE ALSO:…
Kerala floodwater starts to recede, as fear of disease spreads
Indian health authorities have started preparing defences against the spread of disease in flood-hit Kerala state, as water receded and a huge clean-up gathered pace. By Monday, the death toll in the southern state had reached 370 and the number of people displaced was upwards of a million. Incessant rain since August 8 has caused…
Japanese basketball players kicked out of team after spending ‘night with women’
AP Published 12:29 a.m. ET Aug. 20, 2018 | Updated 2:43 a.m. ET Aug. 20, 2018Four Japanese basketball players arrive at Jakarta airport Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. They were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they "spent the night in a hotel with women." Yamashita…
New Zealand politician casually cycled to hospital to give birth
By Johnny Lieu2018-08-20 07:22:52 UTC Sundays are usually a lazy, uneventful affair for many of us. Not for the 42-week pregnant New Zealand Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, who made her way to hospital for an induction. SEE ALSO: This Instagram influencer started her own clothing line to promote body positivity That's all very…