• 'No job, no money' - Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

    It wasn't until Pham Chi Cuong saw the plane waiting to deport him from the United States that it sunk in that he was about to be sent back to Vietnam, the country he fled in 1990. Cuong and at least three other deportees who had lived in America for decades were returned to Vietnam in December 2017 as part of a renewed Trump administration push to deport immigrants convicted of crimes in the United States. The expulsions were carried out despite a 2008 bilateral agreement that Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the United States prior to 1995, many of whom had supported the now defunct U.S.-backed state of South Vietnam, would not be sent back.

  • HSA recalls 18 cosmetic products, some with high levels of mercury

    The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has recalled 18 cosmetic products which it said contains "potent undeclared ingredients", some including high levels of mercury which exceed the permissible level by over 27,000 times, in an advisory issued Friday (20 April 2018).

  • Hundreds of sharks and other fish discovered tangled in 'ghost net' drifting through Caribbean Sea

    Hundreds of dead fish and sharks have been discovered by divers tangled in a huge, abandoned fishing net drifting off the coast of the Cayman Islands. The floating “ghost net” has possibly been trapping and killing sea life in its path for months, as it drifts across the Caribbean Sea. Dominick Martin-Mayes, a 27-year-old fisherman and diving instructor who made the initial discovery, told The Independent he and some friends found the “solid net of dead, decomposing fish and sharks” on Monday afternoon.

  • Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday.

  • Prime minister says Australia will sail in South China Sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister said the Australian navy has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy had challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway.

  • Passenger Livestreamed Video To Say Good-bye

    As a blown engine on a Southwest Airlines jet hurled shrapnel at the aircraft and led to the death of a passenger who was nearly sucked out of a broken window, one passenger had the presence of mind to buy in-flight Wi-Fi to say goodbye to his loved ones. (April 18)

  • PETA responds to Gordon Ramsay's announcement he is going vegan

    Renowned meat lover Gordon Ramsay shocked the world this week when he announced he would be giving “this vegan thing a try” - and now animal charity PETA has responded. Coinciding with the opening of his new London pizza restaurant, the three-Michelin-star chef, who is notorious for his vegan and vegetarian-hating ways, backtracked on his former views and tweeted: “Going to give this #vegan thing a try… Yes guys you heard that right. Alongside the surprising news, Ramsay posted a photo of what appeared to be a vegan pizza offered at his new restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza.