In late 2008, as the global economy collapsed, the largest Ponzi scheme in history was uncovered. Bernie Madoff had orchestrated a massive fraud, raking in at around $64 billion. Families were ruined. Life savings were lost. And though Madoff landed in prison, a maddening question remained. How had he gotten away with it for so long ...Capitol.
A two-lane bridge has collapsed in Pittsburgh, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150ft while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. The collapse came hours before PresidentJoe Biden was to visit the city to press for his trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, which includes bridge maintenance ... AP/PA Images. /.
Top US GeneralMark Milley has said that a Russian invasion of Ukraine would be "horrific" and would lead to a significant number of casualties. Gen Milley described the build-up of 100,000 Russian troops near Ukraine's border as the largest since the Cold War...Russia denies plans to invade and says US support for Ukraine is a threat ... .
Families were found to be “exhausting all means to feed themselves”, with 13% of Tigrayan children under five and almost two-thirds of pregnant and breastfeeding women suffering from malnutrition ... I was borrowing food from my family but now they have run out ... .
A video that has surfaced on social media features a tortoise inaugurating a science lab at University of Lincoln. The viral video has over 11 million views. Avideo that has surfaced on social media features a tortoise inaugurating science lab at the University of Lincoln. No, we are not joking ... The clip has over 11 million views... read full story. .
Belarus’s authoritarian leader has advised exiled opposition activists to “come home, repent and kneel”, while repeating a vague promise to step down if the people “make the decision” for him ...Alexander Lukashenko delivers his state-of-the-nation address in Minsk (Pavel Orlovsky/BelTA PoolPhoto/AP). AP/PA Images. / ... Enter email address ... PA. / ... / ... Latest. .
ROME (Reuters) -Italy’s parliament on Friday failed at a fifth consecutive ballot to elect a new head of state, with an attempt by the centre-right to force through its own candidate falling well short ...Parliament has been voting without success since Monday to chose a successor to outgoing PresidentSergio Mattarella ... Much is at stake ... .
KABUL. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed deep concern over the reports of human rights violations in the country ... "UNAMA Human Rights met with Taliban officials at @moiafghanistan today ... Need for investigations, transparency & accountability," the "UNAMA said in a Tweet on Thursday ... .
In the past half century, North America has lost a fourth of its birds. Earth is now a coal mine, and every wild bird is a canary When the poet Mary Oliver wrote “Instructions for living a life,” she reminded us. “Pay attention. Be astounded.