Shin Godzilla levels much of Tokyo as blockbuster with HD special effects comes to U.S.

Shin Godzilla levels much of Tokyo as blockbuster with HD special effects comes to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 Godzilla has engaged in epic battles with the likes of Mothra, King Kong and Mechagodzilla. But the legendary lizard’s toughest fight to date may be against Japan’s technocrats. Shin Godzilla, the latest in the long-running film franchise, pits Godzilla against a cast of over 300 actors, many portraying government […]

State Dept. on Netanyahu’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge about Palestinian state: ‘Unhelpful’ and ‘inappropriate’

State Dept. on Netanyahu’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge about Palestinian state: ‘Unhelpful’ and ‘inappropriate’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2016 The U.S. State Department said it “strongly disagrees” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments equating the goal of Palestinians for a state with no Jews to “ethnic cleansing.” “[T]he Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews. There’s a phrase for that: It’s called […]

CIA chief assesses states infected by ISIL may not recover ‘in my lifetime’

CIA chief assesses states infected by ISIL may not recover ‘in my lifetime’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2016 CIA Director John Brennan says it will take quite a significant amount of time befor Syria and Iraq can recover from the devastation caused by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “I don’t know whether or not Syria and Iraq can be put back together again. There’s been […]

World Vision fires 120 Palestinian workers in Gaza after report funds were diverted

World Vision fires 120 Palestinian workers in Gaza after report funds were diverted

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2016 The contracts of 120 Palestinian employees of World Vision in the Gaza Strip were canceled after Israel’s recent arrest of the head of the non-governmental organization (NGO) for diverting millions of the charity’s funds to Hamas. “They informed 120 employees from World Vision in Gaza they were officially canceling […]

Iran sentences woman with dual UK-Iranian citizenship to 5 years in prison

Iran sentences woman with dual UK-Iranian citizenship to 5 years in prison

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2016 A UK woman with a young child was sentenced to five years in prison by Iran’s Revolutionary Court in what her husband said was “a punishment without a crime.” Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 37-year-old from north London and mother of a 2-year-old daughter, was detained while on holiday in Iran […]

Man wanted for taking photos inside Target changing room in Dallas

Man wanted for taking photos inside Target changing room in Dallas

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2016 Since some retailers decided to allow customers to use the restrooms and changing rooms of their gender identity, several incidents of men “peeping” into and taking photos of women using the facilities have been reported. Most recently, Dallas police said they were looking for a man who used his […]

Fatah denies report that former Moscow student Abbas was a KGB agent

Fatah denies report that former Moscow student Abbas was a KGB agent

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2016 A report that revealed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a Soviet spy in the 1980s is being called a “smear campaign” by Fatah leaders. A Sept. 7 report by Israel’s Channel 1 television, citing information it said was included in an archive smuggled out of the USSR, said […]

Hillary Clinton defends her Libya policy: ‘We did not lose a single American life’

Hillary Clinton defends her Libya policy: ‘We did not lose a single American life’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2016 In defending the 2011 U.S. invasion of Libya during a foreign policy forum broadcast by NBC, Hillary Clinton insisted “we did not lose a single American in that action.” While no Americans died in the actual 26,000 U.S. bombing sorties during the Libya campaign, four Americans died in the […]

Sexual locker room activity by transgender student cited in lawsuit brought by Virginia parents

Sexual locker room activity by transgender student cited in lawsuit brought by Virginia parents

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2016 A transgender student’s “twerking and grinding” in a high school girls locker room is being cited in a lawsuit filed in federal court by a group of Virginia parents seeking to stop that state’s public schools from opening locker rooms and showers to members of the opposite sex. The […]

Robot racism: AI beauty judges preferred white contestants over those with dark skin

Robot racism: AI beauty judges preferred white contestants over those with dark skin

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2016 The creators of the first international beauty contest judged by artificial intelligence were likely using the scratching your head emoticon after the robots chose mostly white contestants as the winners. The robot judges of the Beauty.AI contest were “supposed to use objective factors such as facial symmetry and wrinkles […]