Nobel Peace Prize winners thought honor was a prank

Nobel Peace Prize winners thought honor was a prank

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on 6 October to a little-known international campaign group advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons. The head of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), based in Geneva, said the Nobel committee had phoned to announce the news a few minutes before it was announced. Oct 6, 2017
White House welcomes efforts to study gun bump stock devices

White House welcomes efforts to study gun bump stock devices

The White House said on 5 October it welcomed efforts by both political parties to address the use of bump stock gun accessories, which enable rifles to be turned into rapid-fire weapons, following the Las Vegas mass shooting. Oct 6, 2017
At least 16 killed as bus torn apart by speeding train in Russia

At least 16 killed as bus torn apart by speeding train in Russia

At least 16 people are reported dead in Russias Vladimir region after a speeding train crashed into a bus at a railway crossing on Friday (6 October). The accident that took place around 3.39am local time (1.39am BST) near the Pokrov station in Vladimir — located around 110km east of Moscow. Oct 6, 2017