Thousands evacuated as Vanuatu Volcano threatens to erupt Play

Thousands evacuated as Vanuatu Volcano threatens to erupt

More than 6,000 people were moved to emergency shelters on Vanuatus northern island Ambae in the South Pacific as a volcano threatens to erupt, officials said on 26 September. Vanuatu is one of the worlds poorest nations, where locals are almost entirely reliant on food grown in their garden to survive, aid workers said. Sep 27, 2017
Donald Trump warns North Korea of devastating consequences if US uses military option Play

Donald Trump warns North Korea of devastating consequences if US uses military option

In the latest addition to a series of threats made against North Korea, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (26 September) said the rogue regime would face devastating consequences if Washington is forced to take military action against it. A military attack was not his preferred option, but the US was well prepared to carry out one, he warned.Speaking at a press conference in Washington along with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the American leader promised to fix the North Korea mess. Sep 27, 2017
In a first, Saudi king issues decree allowing women to drive Play

In a first, Saudi king issues decree allowing women to drive

Saudi Arabias King Salman on Tuesday (26 September) issued a decree allowing women to be given driving licences, reversing the ultraconservative kingdoms longstanding policy. The decree orders a ministerial body be set up to give advice within 30 days and the change will be implemented by June 2018. Sep 27, 2017
Tajikistan bans crying loudly at funerals Play

Tajikistan bans crying loudly at funerals

While funerals in Tajikistan can be anything but quiet affairs, Tajikistan people can no longer cry loudly during funerals. They are also forbidden to run after coffins, pull their hair, hire others to howl or wear black. Sep 27, 2017
Killer whale Norway Play

Killer whale Norway

Killer whales joined surfers at the Lofoten Masters semi-finals surfing competition in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, on September 23. Sep 27, 2017