The opioid epidemic: About 142 Americans die everyday Play

The opioid epidemic: About 142 Americans die everyday

The opioid epidemic has been called the worst ever drug crisis to hit the US. Approximately, 142 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. In fact, drug overdoses now kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined.  Aug 8, 2017
North Korea issues new stamps celebrating ICBM launch Play

North Korea issues new stamps celebrating ICBM launch

North Korea has released a new set of stamps to commemorate the test launches of its latest intercontinental ballistic missle (ICBM), the Hwasong-14. The stamps depict the missile launch and the leader of North Korea, King Jong Un, celebrating. Aug 8, 2017
Israel wants to shut down Al Jazeera local broadcasts Play

Israel wants to shut down Al Jazeera local broadcasts

Israel moves to kick Al Jazeera out of the country, accusing them of inciting violence in Jerusalem. The government plans to revoke the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and shut down its broadcasts. The move will add pressure on Qatar about how it operates in the region. Al Jazeera responded that it would legally challenge Israels decision, calling it an attempt to silence independent journalism. Aug 8, 2017
North Korea responds to U.S. sanctions Play

North Korea responds to U.S. sanctions

North Korea has sent a staunch warning to the U.S. in response to unanimously approved sanctions adopted by the U.N. security council on 5 August.We are ready to retaliate with far bigger actions to make the U.S. pay a price for its crime against our country and people, said the government controlled Korean Central News Agency (NCNA). The sanctions are a direct response to Pyongyangs recent  intercontinental ballistic missile tests, which put the U.S. in range of an attack. The economic sanctions key North Korean exports including coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and seafood.Stopping the missile tests is the first step towards dialogue, says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Aug 8, 2017