May 10, 2018

Toronto van attack suspect faces new attempted murder charges

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- The Canadian man accused of mowing down pedestrians with a rented van in northern Toronto last month has been charged with three additional counts of attempted murder. Standing quietly in an orange jumpsuit, Alek Minassian, 25, appeared in court in Toronto via video link Thursday morning as a judge announced the new charges. Minassian now faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder related to the April 23 attack. Minassian is scheduled t..
May 10, 2018

92-year-old set to become world’s oldest elected leader in Malaysia

Mohd Samsul Mohd Said/Getty Images(KUALA LUMPAR, Malaysia) -- A 92-year-old man is poised to become the oldest elected leader in the world when he is sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday. Mahathir Mohamad defeated the coalition that has ruled Malaysia for more than six decades in a stunning electoral victory on Wednesday. “Well, I hope tomorrow we will have a swearing-in ceremony of the prime minister alone," Mohamad told journalists after his win, adding, "If I'm alive." ..
May 2, 2018

Roller coaster stalls, leaving dozens hanging midair

ABC News(OSAKA, Japan) -- More than 60 thrill seekers were left hanging in midair for about two hours on Tuesday when a roller coaster stalled at a Universal Studios amusement park in western Japan. Riders on the Flying Dinosaur were suspended upside down, some 100 feet off the ground, when the ride made a sudden emergency stop, according to local media reports. The 64 passengers were safely removed by park staff through an emergency passage, according to NHK. There were no injuries were reporte..
May 1, 2018

Vatican Cardinal Pell to stand trial on sex assault charges

Michael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Cardinal George Pell was ordered to stand trial on decades-old sexual assault charges on Tuesday, making him the most senior official to be tried in the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal. Pell, who serves as Pope Francis' chief financial adviser, pleaded not guilty before an Australian magistrate. He was ordered to appear in court again on Wednesday. The charges against Pell were first announced last June. Melbourne Magistrate Belinda Wallington ..