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Current Events 2017

February 2017
US to Seek Extradition of Former Guatemalan VP and Associate Indicted by US Court

Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and her close associate Mauricio Lopez (former Interior Minister) were indicted by the US…

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Fire Engulfs Nanchang Hotel in China, at least 3 Killed and 14 Injured

A huge fire engulfed HNA Platinum Mix Hotel, a luxury hotel in Nanchang (capital of China's Jiangxi Province) on…

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US President Vows to Build Wall along Mexico "Ahead of Schedule"

US President Donald Trump, while addressing CPAC (Conservative Political Action Congress), stressed on his "America First" outlook and vowed to…

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Racial Attack in Kansas Kills Indian Man

As per reports, Navy veteran Adam Purinton killed 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla after opening fire in a crowded suburban bar in…

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Kim Jong-nam, Poisoned and Killed at Kuala Lumpur Airport

Kim Jong-nam Killed by Highly Toxic Nerve Agent February 24, 2017: The Chemistry Department of Malaysia released a preliminary report which…

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Philippines: Senator Leila de Lima Detained on Drug-related Charges

Senator de Lima, who is known for being one of the critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, was taken…

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West Mosul: Iraq Troops Launch Assault on IS Entrenchments, Retake Airport

Iraqi Forces Drive ISIS Away, Retake Mosul Airport February 24, 2017: As per reports, Iraqi forces have retaken

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Blast in Pakistan Kill at least Six People

As per reports, an explosion killed at least six people and injured 20 others in a Defence Housing Authority suburb…

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Federal Reserve: Interest Rates may Soon Rise in the US

As per reports, the interest rates may be raised by the Federal Reserve if the economy stays stable. This was…

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Facebook Apologizes over Fake Children Cancer Photos

Reports claim that Facebook has apologized for keeping an account active that posted numerous photos of children depicting them having…

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Mexico Condemns Trump's Deportation Policy

As per reports, the new guidelines issued by the United States has been rejected by Mexico's foreign minister. According…

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Amazon: Free Shipping Minimum to $35

Reports say that free shipping minimum for non-Prime members has been lowered by Amazon to $35. A year ago, the…

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Hong Kong: Ex-Leader Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison

Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for misconduct in public office. He…

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Russian Ambassador to UN, Vitaly Churkin Dies at 64 in NY

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations suffered a cardiac arrest at the Russian Mission on East 67th Street…

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Lt Gen HR McMaster to be the Trump's New National Security Adviser

As per reports, Lt Gen HR McMaster is going to be US president Donald Trump's new national security adviser.…

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Five Killed in Melbourne Plane Crash

As per reports, a light plane hit a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia, killing five people. The charter flight…

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South Sudan Declares Famine

As per reports, South Sudan has declared famine in some of its parts. According to the United Nations as…

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