• Mon 69°F / 46°F
Home » Posts tagged with » World News General (Page 3)

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — A former Latin American president has once again said that drugs should be legalized. This time it was Vicente Fox who was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006.Fox was in Seattle on Thursday, …

Taliban Denies Responsibility for Attack on Red Cross

Taliban Denies Responsibility for Attack on Red Cross

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Just days after an attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Taliban denied responsibility for the suicide bombing on Friday.The Red Cross, which is one of the largest and most effective n…

Leaked Photographs of Pistorius Murder Scene ‘Not from the Police’

Leaked Photographs of Pistorius Murder Scene ‘Not from the Police’

Photo by Herman Verwey/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Photographs of the bathroom where Olympian Oscar Pistorius allegedly killed his girlfriend were leaked on Friday, with questions abound regarding the handling of the…

FBI ‘Bandits’ Executed Friend of Boston Suspect, Father Claims

FBI ‘Bandits’ Executed Friend of Boston Suspect, Father Claims

Orange County Sheriff’s Office(MOSCOW) — The father of a Chechen man who was friends with one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers claims his son was shot “execution style” by the FBI last week.“I want justice and an investigation …

Russian Man Makes Highest BASE Jump Off Mount Everest

Russian Man Makes Highest BASE Jump Off Mount Everest

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — An extreme sports star from Russia set a new world record for a BASE jump, leaping off a more than four mile-high ledge of Mt. Everest earlier this month.Valery Rozov, 48, wore a special wing suit for the jump and spen…

Officials: Baby Rescued from Toilet Sewer Was an ‘Accident’

Officials: Baby Rescued from Toilet Sewer Was an ‘Accident’

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Chinese police have found the mother of the newborn who was rescued from a sewage pipe and, according to reports, will not press charges against her, calling the toilet birth an accident.The unmarried mother, 22,  …

Iraqi Prime Minister Calls for Unity While Violence Escalates

Iraqi Prime Minister Calls for Unity While Violence Escalates

Photo by Iraqi Prime Minister office via Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — With sectarian-style violence hitting too close to home, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tried putting on a display of much needed national unity during a press conference in Baghda…

Pilot Rescued After F-15 Jet Crashes East of Okinawa

Pilot Rescued After F-15 Jet Crashes East of Okinawa

Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR(KADENA AIR BASE, Japan) — The pilot of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed early Tuesday morning was rescued from the ocean east of Okinawa.The plane was flying out of the U.S. Air Force Base at Kadena and s…

Newborn Rescued from Toilet Pipe in China

Newborn Rescued from Toilet Pipe in China

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Dramatic and graphic video emerged over the weekend from China showing a newborn baby boy being rescued from a sewage pipe.The 5-pound infant was discovered by residents in Jinhua, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, w…

Missile Strikes in Beirut Could Heat Up Syrian Conflict

Missile Strikes in Beirut Could Heat Up Syrian Conflict

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) — A rocket attack in Beirut is stirring fears that Syria’s two-year conflict could drag Lebanon into a no-win situation.On Sunday, two missiles struck a neighborhood where the militant group Hezbollah makes its headquarter…

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has enough on his mind without having to worry about a fresh round of death threats.Musharraf is currently under house arrest on charges stemming fr…

British Police Have New Leads in Case of Missing Girl

British Police Have New Leads in Case of Missing Girl

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Police in Great Britain said they have identified new leads in the case of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who went missing in Portugal six years ago at the age of three.Several persons of interest, as well as “both…

North Korea Launches Three Short-Range Guided Missiles

North Korea Launches Three Short-Range Guided Missiles

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — The South Korean Defense Ministry says that North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into waters off its east coast on Saturday, raising concerns about the potential for more military provocat…

Grisly Execution Videos Show Growing Brutality in Syria

Grisly Execution Videos Show Growing Brutality in Syria

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(RAQQA, Syria) — The camera pans up from three blindfolded men with their hands bound to a rebel fighter speaking into a megaphone. He stands by a white pickup truck, his face covered with a white and red checkered scarf.In classic…

Grisly Execution Videos Show Growing Brutality in Syria

Grisly Execution Videos Show Growing Brutality in Syria

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(RAQQA, Syria) — The camera pans up from three blindfolded men with their hands bound to a rebel fighter speaking into a megaphone. He stands by a white pickup truck, his face covered with a white and red checkered scarf.In classic…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

Amid New Reports of Massacres, Israel Strikes Syria

Amid New Reports of Massacres, Israel Strikes Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEL AVIV, Israel) — Israeli warplanes struck weapons inside Syria that were bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, American and Israeli officials say.The attack, which reportedly took place Friday morning, was the seco…

Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five NATO troops were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.The troops, members of the International Security Assistance Force, were killed by an improvised explosive device, according …

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.