Norwegian fishermen and scientists say a white whale wearing a strange harness that harassed boats in the Arctic recently may have been trained by Russia’s military. Russia has previously acknowledged training sea mammals for special operations in the frigid Arctic, where the country has a major military base not farRead More →

Residents carry their belongings with a raft through the flood in Bengkulu, Indonesia, April 27, 2019. ANTARA FOTO/REUTERS Jakarta, Indonesia –– Floods and landslides from torrential rains in Indonesia have killed at least 31 people and displaced thousands in the past few days, the country’s disaster agency said Monday. ItRead More →

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique in just six weeks, continued to pound the country’s northeast on Monday causing massive flooding and destruction as the death toll from the storm jumped. Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Management said the death toll from the storm thatRead More →

Kalmunai, Sri Lanka — Suicide bombings by suspects cornered in a militants’ safe house shook an east Sri Lankan town as the investigation into the ISIS-claimed Easter bombings spread. Sri Lanka’s president suspended the chief of police and appointed a new defence secretary on Monday in a shake-up of theRead More →

Indianapolis — Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday. He was 87. The Lugar CenterRead More →

On January 20, 1986, 33 years ago today, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President Francois Mitterand broke new ground. For that was the day they agreed to construction of the “Chunnel.” Thatcher said, “The United Kingdom and France have decided today, on the basis of reports by experts,Read More →

Watch the new CBSN Originals documentary, “Families in Crisis: Illegal Immigration,” in the video player above. When U.S. consumers are calling about a hotel reservation or an airline flight, there’s a good chance a deportee in El Salvador is on the other end of the line. Call centers are a thrivingRead More →