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Microfibers from clothes contaminating marine environment

Studies in Canada show that microfibers used in garments such as yoga pants have become a huge threat to aquatic life. Microfibers made up 95 percent of the plastic pollution in waterways as compared to microbeads which constituted only 5 percent.

Iran to appeal seizure of 9/11 compensation money

Tehran - Iran's central bank said Sunday it will appeal Luxembourg's decision to freeze $1.6 billion of its assets, which the US is claiming as compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Iraqis remove bodies from rubble in west Mosul

Mossoul - Iraqi civil defence forces and volunteers removed bodies from the rubble of houses on Sunday in a west Mosul area where air strikes reportedly took a devastating toll on civilians.

Review: Yiasou Yeeros is a gem in Plainview — An exceptional Greek eatery Special

Plainview - Yiasou Yeeros is a hidden gem in Plainview on Long Island. It is a newly-opened, family-operated authentic Greek eatery.

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have been pouring into Puget Sound since February 9, after an electrical failure crippled Washington state's largest sewage treatment plant. The plant is still undergoing repairs.

Review: ‘Broken Mile’ is literally a non-stop thriller Special

‘Broken Mile’ presents a real-time, high-intensity thriller that begins with a dead body and ends with an unavoidable confrontation.

U.S.-backed Syrian forces take one side of Euphrates Tabqa dam

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) an alliance of Kurdish militias with some Arabs, reached one side of the dam. This is a top prize in the drive to ultimately take the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State.'

Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport: spokesman

Birut - Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, on Sunday seized a military airport from the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria, a spokesman said.

Op-Ed: New tactics to be used in Mosul battle as civilians killed soar

Mosul - Military officials say that Iraqi forces supported by US special forces and air attacks were set to deploy new tactics after their advance into old Mosul was slowed.

Lynn Anderson's 'Rose Garden' album tops charts 46 years ago

Lynn Anderson's classic country album "Rose Garden" has celebrated its 46-year anniversary at the top of the Billboard country charts.

Canada launches multi-million Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Toronto - The Canadian government is to pump in $125 million into a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy. The funding will go into research, with the aim of Canada becoming the world leader in artificial intelligence.

Fattest cities in the U.S. revealed

This month the U.S. has been acknowledging National Nutrition Month, which has the aim of improving the health of the U.S. population. The theme this year is with tackling obesity.

Ancient green building technique taking hold in West Africa

In semi-arid regions of West Africa, circumstance has created a housing crisis, and for many rural families, money is in short supply. The Nubian Vault Association is now helping people to build homes using an ancient green technique - mud bricks.

A cure for sepsis? Chance discovery could save lives

A chance discovery by a medic working at Eastern Virginia Medical School could be the basis of a cure for sepsis. The discovery could lead to thousands of lives being saved each year.

Review: Trace Adkins superb at The Paramount in New York Special

Huntington - On March 25, country singer Trace Adkins performed at The Paramount in Huntington, for a great turnout, with Brian Ripps as his incredible opening act.

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally

Istanbul - Turkey summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to protest at a Kurdish rally in Bern which Ankara dubbed a "terrorist gathering", a diplomatic source said.

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Washington - Donald Trump on Sunday squarely blamed his Republican party's ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in a way that may signal bruising battles ahea...

Bulgaria election: the main players

Sofia - Bulgaria's parliamentary election on Sunday is tipped to be a close race between the Socialists, seen as closer to Russia, and the centre-right. A new grouping of nationalist "patriots" is forecast to come third.

Girl allegedly raped on Facebook Live had to be relocated

Chicago - Chicago police confirmed a 15-year-old girl whose alleged gang rape was streamed on Facebook Live is now in a “safe space.” The girl’s mother said since the incident her daughter and the family have been harassed and threatened at home and online.

Top dermatological advice for tackling toenail fungus

Fungal nail infections are rarely painful but they are unsightly. There are different ways to avoid getting a fungal infection but these vary in their effectiveness. For the best advice we’ve spoken to a leading dermatologist.
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