More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raidSuspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said. The attack added to a long history of daring jailbreaks in the southern Philippines, home to a decades-old Muslim separatist insurg...
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S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China

S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to ChinaSouth Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message. Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the South after a string of North Ko...
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Israel's "flying car" passenger drone moves closer to delivery

Israel's "flying car" passenger drone moves closer to deliveryBy Elana Ringler YAVNE, Israel (Reuters) - After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020. The Cormorant, billed as a flying car, is capable of transporting 500kg (around half a tonne) of weight and travelling at 185...
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Fiji Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Warning

Fiji Earthquake Triggers Tsunami WarningThe tremor struck 176 miles south of Fiji. No damage or casualties were initially reported.Original link
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Haiti certifies presidential win for businessman candidate

Haiti certifies presidential win for businessman candidatePORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A businessman from northern Haiti who has never held political office was certified as the official winner of the November presidential election Tuesday following a ruling by an electoral tribunal that found no evidence of large-scale voter fraud.Original link
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