Player mode on | off
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a cargo train collision in southeast Missouri. Authorities say a highway overpass collapsed early today when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after the collision. (May 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
3 hours ago
Hezbollah leader Nasrallah says that the group's fighters are in Syria alongside President Assad's forces and says they will fight until they win. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. A Hezbollah rally is held in the Lebanon against the backdrop of tensions in part stemming from the civil war in Syria. On Saturday for the first time Hezbollah leader HASSAN NASRALLAH confirms that his forces have been fighting in Syria alongside the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. He vows to fight until the finish. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) HEZBOLLAH LEADER HASSAN NASRALLAH SAYING: ''We are going to continue down this road and we are going to take responsibility. And we accept all the sacrifices and consequences that come with this responsibility. And I tell you like I told you before during the July 2006 war, I promised you victory then and I promise you victory now, you mujahideen, you heroes.'' In Istanbul as the Opposition meet, Adib Shishakli of the Syrian National Coali
4 hours ago
It's a real mess in south-central Texas. Heavy rains have led to massive flooding. Fire officials say about 130 people have been rescued from their homes and cars in the San Antonio area. (May 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
4 hours ago
The San Antonio Fire Department says a 29-year-old woman was trapped in her car, got on the roof and was swept away in floodwaters. Her body was later found against a fence. (May 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
5 hours ago
Torrential rains trigger flash flooding warnings across the southern part of Texas. Parts of San Antonio were hit by almost 10 inches of rain on Saturday morning alone. Local media is reporting that at least one person has died. Cars and homes are waterlogged. A news chopper spotted a man who sought safety on a roof top. Rescue workers were called in. There have been more than 100 rescues since the flooding started.
5 hours ago
The anti-Islamist English Defense league sounds off in Newcastle. They are showing support for soldier Lee Rigby -- who was was brutally killed in London by men who claimed to be acting in revenge for British wars in Muslim countries. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EDL SPOKESMAN TOMMY ROBINSON, SAYING: "I don't think anyone's got their finger on the undercurrent, on the pulse in this country to feel the anger, and frustration, the inability by the Islamic community to confront these extremists, to confront Jihad, to confront Sharia. What are they doing about it? We're angry, we want them to act, we want to see something done, we want to see light at the end of the tunnel. This is going to happen again. This has been a slow progression from spitting at our troops in Luton, to burning our poppies to beheading our troops. " Under heavy security they take their message to the streets. A small group of women shouting against them are led away by police. A very dif
8 hours ago
Flags wave as crowds gather in a Turkish border town to welcome the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Just two weeks ago the town was the site of twin bomb attacks which killed more than 50 people. Turkey has accused Syria as involvement in the blast. But the Prime Ministers says don't take it out on Syrian refugees. (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "Please don't give any support to those who are trying to expel Syrian refugees from here. You should keep in mind that they are brothers and sisters." Turkey is home to some 400,000 Syrians. Erdogan has emerged as one of the most vocal leaders in the region supporting the uprising against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "Hopefully, I believe that Syrian opposition forces will topple this dictator soon. I believe that day is nearing." Earlier this week, Turkey shut its side of the last
9 hours ago
Passengers at a railway station in the Indian city of Lucknow try to cool down amid blistering temperatures. They're among millions affected by the massive power cuts, growing scarcity of water and soaring temperatures currently taking their toll on much of India. Farmers, like these in Amritsar in Punjab state, have been forced to use expensive generators to work on their farm because of the constant power cuts. This farmer says he can't irrigate his fields so his rice seedlings are drying out. The record breaking heatwave, with temperatures around 45 degrees Celsius, has hit much of India even as the country waits for the annual monsoon rains to reach the mainland. But it hasn't been bad news for everyone - hill stations like this one in Nainital are reaping the dividends as tourists flock to the town to escape the heat. This hotel owner says the cooler temperatures have resulted in a number of advance bookings and if the heatwave continues, all h
10 hours ago
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~*NONE***~ African and world leaders arrive at the headquarters of the African Union in Ethiopia on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding. US Secretary of State John Kerry was among those attending. Washingron wants to strengthen its ties with the continent, home to some of the world's fastest growing economies, amidst concerns over growing Chinese influence. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn praised China's role in helping to develop the continent. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER, HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN, SAYING: "It is encouraging to note that some of our friends and partners have given priority to infrastructure development in Africa in terms of their strategy partnership with our continent. In this regard I wish to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation to China for investing billions to assist us in our development endeavours." Africa's first attempt to f
11 hours ago
The conflict in Syria has gone on for more than two years -- and has already cost more than 80,000 lives. Many more have been wounded in the fight --including children. Amateur video which could not be independently verified by Reuters shows the relentless violence. Now amid the prospect for peace talks next month U.S. Senator John McCain says it will take force to convince President Bashar al-Assad to pursue peace. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR, JOHN MCCAIN, SAYING: "Unless Bashar Assad is convinced that the battlefield situation will not be in his favor, in other words, if he believes he can survive, I do not believe that he will seriously negotiate." Speaking at a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Jordan McCain made it clear he wanted the U.S. to take stronger action against Syria. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR, JOHN MCCAIN, SAYING: "There must be some teeth in Geneva 2, that if he fails to agree to an orderly tr
11 hours ago
Smoke clears in the aftermath of a purported airstrike in Qusair, Syria. Reuters is unable to independently verify the content of these videos, which have been obtained from a social media website. A days-old battle, which has left the town in ruins, intensified on Friday. The town lies in a strategic location near the Lebanese border and between the Syrian capital, Damascus, and the coast, homeland to the Alawite minority sect of President Bashar al-Assad. The Alawites are considered an off-shoot of Shia Islam. The fighting pits regime forces and allied fighters from the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah against the largely-Sunni rebels, who are attempting to prevent it falling into regime hands. Speaking on Saturday, the active chairman of the opposition Syrian National Council, George Sabra, urged Syrians to rush to the aid of the besieged rebels. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN NATIONAL COALITION ACTING CHAIRMAN, GEORGE SABRA, SAYING: "We
12 hours ago
Husby - a suburb of Sweden's capital Stockholm - engulfed by riots four days ago. On Saturday, the scene of Sweden's worst riots in years was calmer - though the clashes that began here on Sunday have spread over the last week. The violence has exposed a fault-line between the well-off majority and a disenfranchised minority- often young people with immigrant backgrounds. Community leader Arne Johansson blamed the centre-right government's policies for the crisis. He says there are few activities or opportunities for young people. Youth worker Alikalay, who grew up in Husby. is more positive. He says residents banded together to stop the worst of the violence, and urged other Stockholm communities to do the same. Some were just stunned. On Thursday night, this school was burned down in nearby Krista. (SOUNDBITE) (Swedish) ASA TELHAMMAR WHOSE DAUGHTER ATTENDS SCHOOL SAYING: "One is angry and sad and wonders why they do this. To destroy th
12 hours ago
Seventeen children were killed after their school bus burst into flames on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Gujrat. Report by Johnstons. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
13 hours ago
Clashes in Moscow during a gay rights rally. Police detained dozens of gay rights activists Saturday, dragging and carrying them to waiting vans. The demonstrators held the rally outside the State Duma despite Moscow's ban on the event. Anti-gay protesters also took to the streets, many holding religious icons. As support for same-sex marriage increases in the West, homosexuals in Russia face rising violence and government restrictions on their freedoms. Similar scenes at a rally in Ukraine - but here, police cart away a dozen anti-gay protesters who tried to break up the demonstration. Hundreds of police were brought in to secure the march by around 50 gay rights activists in Kiev. A court on Thursday banned what would have been the country's first gay pride event after officials raised security concerns. As in other former Soviet states, most Ukrainians have little acceptance for homosexuality or gay rights.
14 hours ago
A Taliban attack on a compound affiliated with the United Nations in Kabul on Friday has left two civilians and one Afghan police officer dead. A spokesman for the interior ministry said 10 Afghans, six Nepalese and one Italian were wounded in the incident. The attack happened outside the International Organisation for Migration, which is affiliated with the U.N in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber blew up a car outside the compound, followed by a gun battle between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces. Several buildings and residential homes were damaged in the crossfire. The incident underscores concerns about how the country's security forces will cope with insurgencies after foreign troops leave by the end of 2014. But for one resident who cleared up broken glass, the withdrawal can't come soon enough. The foreigners are sheltering behind our children and families, this man said. We demand the government pull out the foreigners from our
15 hours ago
At least 50 gay rights activists marched peacefully in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Saturday, despite a court ban and attempts to disrupt the event. Riot police prevented attempts to attack the marchers. (May 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
16 hours ago
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arriving in Switzerland, to discuss the possibilities of a Free Trade Agreement between the two nations. The agreement, once signed, will be the first between China and a continental European country. Trade relations with Switzerland wasn't the only issue on Premier Li's mind, however. He also took the opportunity to criticise European Union plans to investigate alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Chinese mobile telecom equipment makers and to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China. Li stated he hoped the EU would uphold the principles of free trade and consider the implications for trade between China and the EU. Li is the most senior Chinese official to comment on the issue so far. The EU is China's most important trading partner, while for the EU China is second only to the United States.
16 hours ago
Terrifying video captures the moment a tornado tears through the small central Russia town of Obninsk. Report by Fosterso. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
17 hours ago
(ROUGH CUT -- NO REPORTER NARRATION) Leaders from Africa and around the world arrived at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary Saturday. Fifty years ago, the Organization of African Unity was founded to work towards the unification of Africa. The organisation later developed into the African Union, or AU. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff were among the foreign dignitaries who attended. Latin America's leading economy has launched a drive to expand its economic ties with Africa, a sign of how crises in the rich world are pushing faster-growing emerging economies to trade and invest among themselves, economists say. A number of countries in the continent are seen to be very close to China and the U.S wants to strengthen its relationship with the continent with John Kerry's visit.
18 hours ago
At least 17 Pakistani school children are dead after a gas cylinder on their school bus exploded. Local media say ten other children were injured. Most of the children were age 8 or younger. It happened about 100 miles southeast of Islamabad. A police officer said the fire started when the bus driver shifted from petrol to natural gas. Many vehicles in energy-starved Pakistan are powered by relatively cheap compressed natural gas and cylinder blasts are common.
18 hours ago