Recent News Headlines: International Brownie Points

US, CHINA AND SAUDI ARABIA TOP LIST OF MILITARY SPENDING


In a report published on Wednesday, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute SIPRI estimated that world military expenditure totalled 1.73tn in 2017, up 1.1 percent the year before... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 3759

TOKYO (12 A.M.)


We support the 2018 IWA World Water Congress Exhibition, held for the first time in Japan... READ MORE

28th April, 2018 0

CHINA SAYS ITS SPACE STATION WILL TRULY BE OUT OF THIS WORLD


The Tiangong, scheduled to be launched into a low orbit by 2022, will be as good as the International Space Station, Beijing insists... READ MORE

27th April, 2018 359

LISTEN TO HOW TAMMIE JO SHULTS, HERO PILOT OF SOUTHWEST 1380, KEPT CALM AND SAVED HER PASSENGERS


After the emergency landing ensured the survival of everyone else on board, Ms Shults was unofficially identified by passengers, rather than by Southwest Airlines... READ MORE

20th April, 2018 3727

HOW CANADIAN DAVID SAINT-JACQUES IS TRAINING FOR SPACE STATION MISSION


Training challenges David Saint-Jacques talks about how he constantly challenges himself in the training for his November mission to the International Space Station... READ MORE

7th April, 2018 268

CHINA'S TIANGONG-1 SPACE LAB BREAKS UP OVER PACIFIC OCEAN


The Tiangong-1 space lab re-entered Earth's atmosphere Monday morning, landing in the middle of the South Pacific, China Manned Space Agency said... READ MORE

2nd April, 2018 11620

Trending News Headlines: International Brownie Points

2014: NASA FAILS FIRST SUPERSONIC PARACHUTE TEST


Within the next two years, private companies will for the first time send astronauts to the International Space Station... READ MORE

14th October, 2016 73298

ALMOST $200 MILLION RAISED FOR GROUPS CUT OFF BY TRUMP'S ABORTION FUNDING BAN


Trump's move, known as the global gag rule by pro-abortion groups, is expected to cause a 600 million shortfall over the next four years... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 18286

'A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN' STRIKE AIMS TO RAISE AWARENESS


Opposing Trump 'not enough' The planned strike coincides with the UN-designated International Women's Day... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 13018

WHALING NATIONS BLOCK SOUTH ATLANTIC SANCTUARY PLANS


Japan and other pro-whaling nations have defeated a proposal to create an sanctuary for whales in the South Atlantic... READ MORE

25th October, 2016 8366

JAPAN TESTS INNOVATIVE MAGNETIC TETHER FOR SLOWING SPACE JUNK


Japan launches a cargo ship carrying a space junk collector designed to gather debris in space... READ MORE

10th December, 2016 5374

FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO LEFT SUITCASES FULL OF COKE AT AIRPORT TURNS HERSELF IN


After being apprehended in New York, she was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday... READ MORE

25th March, 2016 5040

JAPAN PLEADS WITH WHALING WATCHDOG TO ALLOW 'CULTURAL' HUNTS


All whaling other than for aboriginal subsistence or for scientific research is banned under an IWC moratorium introduced 30 years ago... READ MORE

26th October, 2016 4901

PAKISTAN'S PIA PROBES 'STANDING PASSENGERS' INCIDENT


However, the national airline has previously been accused of carrying two extra passengers in a plane's toilet over a domestic route... READ MORE

25th February, 2017 3975

THESE ARE THE WORST AIRPORTS IN AMERICA


Boston's Logan, Chicago's O'Hare, and Philadelphia airport rounded out the bottom five... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 3202

PAKISTAN PASSENGER PLANE CARRYING DOZENS CRASHES FLYING TO ISLAMABAD


The Pakistan International Airlines plane lost its contact with the control tower en route from Chitral to the capital Islamabad, the airline said in a statement... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 2546

ADS FROM COMPANY FIGHTING FOR PASSENGER RIGHTS BANNED FROM 2 AIRPORTS


Both Montreal and Toronto airports are refusing to run an ad campaign created by Flight Claim, a new company that fights for compensation for wronged passengers... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2131

SOEKARNO-HATTA AIRPORT SKYTRAIN TO BEGIN OPERATIONS SOON


Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumardi and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno are set to attend the ceremony to kick off operations... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1922

GO FIGURE: SOROS-FUNDED WATCHDOG SAYS POPULIST POLITICIANS 'UNDERMINE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION'


Transparency International sounded the alarm over these political con artists who are reactive, nativist and often right-wing..... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 1596

TRUMP CRITICIZES BILLIONS IN SPENDING ON U.S. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL


Trump also told the executives he recognized that U.S. airlines were facing pressure from foreign carriers... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 1499

HOW 'BASIC ECONOMY' ACTUALLY MAKES YOU PAY MORE TO FLY


American began its first basic economy markets in February, with only a modest expansion thus far... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 1440

JAPAN PLANS UNILATERAL RESTART TO ANTARCTIC WHALING IN 2015, SAYS OFFICIAL


Japan plans unilateral restart to Antarctic whaling in 2015, says official... READ MORE

20th June, 2015 1418

ANALYSIS | ONE REASON WOMEN STRIKE? IT GETS RESULTS.


A Day Without a Woman is intended as a protest against President Trump, slated to coincide with International Women's Day... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 1374

SUSPECT IN EGYPTAIR HIJACKING ARRESTED IN CYPRUS STANDOFF


Cyprus-bound flights were being diverted to Paphos Airport, the country's second-busiest airport, after Larnaca... READ MORE

29th March, 2016 1327

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: IRAN'S FIRST FEMALE TRIATHLETE


It is International Women's Day and events are taking place across the world... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 1278

HOW THE WORLD WILL STAND WITH WOMEN


International Women's Day events How the world will stand with women... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 1077

WHICH ARE THE MOST CORRUPT CITIES IN THE WORLD?


Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks nations according to expert perceptions of public-sector corruption, assigns each country a score between 100 very clean and 0 very corrupt ... READ MORE

21st June, 2016 1028

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR PAKISTAN PLANE REPORTED MISSING WITH MORE THAN 40 ABOARD


A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane with more than 40 people aboard crashed Wednesday shortly after taking off in northern Pakistan, authorities said... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 1016

JAPAN KILLS 333 WHALES FOR 'RESEARCH PURPOSES' DESPITE INTL CRITICISM


However, rights groups say the yearly practice is nothing more than a commercial whaling venture, noting that the meat is later sold in supermarkets... READ MORE

1st April, 2017 976

NEW ZEALAND WOMAN DIES AFTER JET BLAST AT WORLD'S 'SCARIEST' AIRPORT


A New Zealand woman has been killed by a jet engine blast while watching a plane take off on the Caribbean island of St Maarten... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 944

RUSSIA, US WILL CONTINUE SPACE CO-OPERATION DESPITE EARTHLY TENSIONS - ROSCOSMOS HEAD


Russia, US will continue space co-operation despite earthly tensions - Roscosmos head -- RT News... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 881

JAPAN ACCUSED OF FALSIFYING WHALING DATA


A study has compared official Japanese whaling data submitted to the International Whaling Commission IWC with formerly secret internal Soviet whaling industry reports... READ MORE

15th July, 2015 854

AIRASIA FLIGHT OVERSHOOTS RUNWAY IN KALIBO, PHILIPPINES


AirAsia Philippines confirms flight Z2272 from Manila skidded off the Kalibo International Airport runway at 5... READ MORE

30th December, 2014 817

PLANES CLIP WINGS ON VANCOUVER AIRPORT TARMAC LEAVING BOTH UNABLE TO FLY


United airlines aircraft clipped wings with a westjet plane thursday morning, damaging both aircraft... READ MORE

25th November, 2016 767

4G JUST IN CENTRE GEARS UP TO MAKE 5G A REALITY BY 2020


Comparatively, the existing fourth generation technology or LTE-Advanced, offers peak rates up to 1 gigabit per second in fixed speeds and 100 megabits per second to mobile users... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 727


Instead, Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index assesses perceptions of corruption across every country... READ MORE

4th December, 2014 667


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