Hundreds Dead as Powerful Earthquake Hits Mexico

A powerful earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing 248 people and leaving rescuers frantically searching for survivors. The 7.1 magnitude quake struck around lunchtime, toppling 44 buildings including at least one primary school in the Mexican capital. Millions of people fled into the streets when the disaster occurred, many concerned about their welfare and the…

Trump to Keep US Travel Ban

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to keep its travel ban and bar most refugees from entering the United States. It blocked a federal appeals court ruling from last on Tuesday that would have eased the ban and allow up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October. “The…

Hurricane Irma hits Bahamas and Haiti, Florida next

Parts of Florida are being evacuated and officials are warning that hurricane Irma will “devastate the United States”. Currently a category four storm, Irma has already hit a series of islands in the north-east Caribbean, including Barbuda, the British and US Virgin Islands, and the French St Martin and St Barthelemey islands. The storm is…

Trump Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Intensifies

United States President Donald Trump has declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands as hurricane Irma threatens heads towards land. Mr Trump’s declarations authorise the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to organise relief efforts. It also directs FEMA to deploy to the soon-to-be-hit regions ahead…

Hurricane Harvey hits land over Texas

Hurricane Harvey, predicted to be the worst storm in a decade to hit mainland US, has made landfall over Texas. It made second landfall around 1am Texas time, hitting near the shore of Corpano Bay, after making its first landfall at 10pm local time between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor. The category four storm has…

North Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

In a move likely to continue the recent escalation of tensions between North Korea and the US, North Korea has test fired several missiles into the Sea of Japan. Three short-range missiles were fired into the sea off the east coast, likely in response to joint military exercises being conducted by South Korea and the…

Latham: Follow Trump and ban transgender people

Mark Latham, Liberal Democrat and former Labor leader, said Australians should be worried about transgender people serving in our military. During SKY News’ ‘The Bolt Report’, he suggested that Australia should consider following Donald Trump’s lead and ban transgender people from serving in the military, saying the number one priority of the military was to…

Trump and Putin in First Face to Face Meeting

United States President Donald Trump has had his highly anticipated first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the meeting, which was also attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, covered a range of topics including the accusations that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Mr…

Donald Trump Announces US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement

United States President Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, claiming the deal is more “about other countries gaining an advantage over the United States.” The US would withdraw from the agreement immediately and would start negotiating a new deal “on terms that are fair to the…