7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that’s raising tensions in a nation battered by shortages and anti-government protests. [Read More...]

Teen charged in London acid attacks as UK plans crackdown

This is an image made available by Sarah Cobbold of the scene of an acid attack in London early Thursday July 13, 2017. Police said that five linked acid attacks by men on mopeds in London have left several people injured _ the latest in a spate of such crimes that have … [Read More...]

American citizen sentenced to 10 years in Iran on spying conviction – CNN

CNNAmerican citizen sentenced to 10 years in Iran on spying convictionCNN(CNN) An American researcher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of spying, according to Iran. Princeton University identified the man as Chinese-born Xiyue Wang, an American citizen and graduate student in history. Wang was …Iran sentences … [Read More...]

Pakistan army: 4 soldiers drown in river after Indian attack

Pakistan’s army says four of its soldiers have drowned in a river in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir after their vehicle was hit by Indian gunfire and plunged into the river Neelum. A military statement Sunday says the military vehicle was hit near Athmuqam by unprovoked Indian fire from across the Line … [Read More...]

Venezuela referendum: Big show of support for opposition – BBC News

BBC NewsVenezuela referendum: Big show of support for oppositionBBC NewsMore than seven million voters have taken part in an opposition-organised referendum in Venezuela, according to academics monitoring the poll. The result strongly backed opposition to the socialist government’s proposed constitutional changes …Venezuelans Rebuke Their President by a Staggering MarginNew … [Read More...]

Housing fire in eastern China kills 22, injures three: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – At least 22 people were killed when a two-storey residential building in China’s eastern Jiangsu province caught fire on Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency cited local authorities as saying. The fire broke out before dawn at the building in the town of Yushan in Changshu city, Xinhua … [Read More...]