Guam’s faithful look to God as North Korea threat looms

August 14, 2017

Hagata, Guam (CNN)Father Paul Gofigan began his homily with a question for the parishioners in Guam’s biggest place of worship — the Catholic Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica. Gofigan was referring to the length of time the Guam Homeland Security department estimates it would take a North Korean missile to reach the island. It’s not idle debate. Last week, North Korean state media said it was drawing up plans…


Chinese mother tries to mail her baby to an orphanage

August 11, 2017

Beijing (CNN)A 24-year-old woman is under police investigation in Fuzhou, China after she attempted to mail her newborn baby to an orphanage wrapped in plastic bags. Luo placed the baby girl inside several black plastic bags Wednesday and then refused to let a courier inspect the contents of her package when he arrived to pick it up, local media reported. China’s abandoned children Police try to save newborn wedged in…


Canadian envoy arrives in Pyongyang, North Korean media says

August 9, 2017

(CNN)A Canadian government envoy, Daniel Jean, national security adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and his party arrived in Pyongyang, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported. It gave no further details about why the Canadian official was there. In letters to family, friends, and members of his church in Mississauga, Ontario, Lim has complained of stomach pain and high blood pressure. Former N.Korea bodyguard details abuse


Second Australian senator forced to resign over dual citizenship violation

July 18, 2017

(CNN)Two Australian senators have resigned within the space of a week following revelations they violated a law that bans dual nationals from standing for election. “It’s with great sadness that I have discovered that I’m a dual citizen and I’ll be forced to stand down from my position in the Senate,” said Waters who holds both Australian and Canadian citizenship.


China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo

June 30, 2017

Beijing (CNN)Nobel prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been refused permission to travel overseas to receive cancer treatment. His case has come under an international spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that he had become gravely ill because his cancer wasn’t treated in prison. In a statement released Wednesday, Shenyang authorities appeared to attempt to dispel this speculation, saying his cancer was diagnosed less than a month ago, on…


Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 6, 2017

Developers working on healthcare will be involved at WWDC this year.Image: christian BRUNA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Working with Apple every day, as Apple sees it, could help keep the doctor awayor at least well informed. Apple’s push into healthcare is readying its second gear, and this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference is just the start. Apple started its push into healthcare when it introduced the Apple Watch in 2015. The wearable device made fitness,…


China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

May 25, 2017

With factories and power plants across China burning half the world’s coal, the government’s latest targets for using more natural gas to ease the country’s worsening air pollution seemed too ambitious. Though gas remains a small and  The results are encouraging analysts to upgrade their demand forecasts and may signal the government is on track to reach its goal of getting as much as 10 percent of its energy from…


Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units,…


Kim Jong Il Fast Facts

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of the late Kim Jong Il, former Leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Details of his life were mysterious and varied from source to source. Death date: December 17, 2011 Birth place: Sources vary between Khabarovsk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics/Siberia and Mount Paektu, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea