Israel seizes aid boat headed for Gaza Strip, detains 12 on board
Israeli naval forces seized a Swedish-flagged ship carrying much-needed aid that was headed for the besieged Gaza Strip. The Freedom for Gaza vessel, which had 12 people and medical equipment onboard, was intercepted late on Friday and taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod, the Israeli military said in a statement. The ship was part of…
Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple
With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy morning that saw the boys leave temple life to…
NBA Fanbases Feeling Triggered by Their Team’s Offseason
0 of 5 Sam Forencich/Getty Images Follow an NBA team long enough, and you get tuned into its rhythms. You see parallels between past moves and present ones.  For some teams' fanbases, this is a painful experience. Any questionable move by a team with a history of mistakes can induce anxiety, flashbacks, panic and eventually…
US, Turkey to resolve detainee spat ‘in a matter of days’: Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he hopes an American held in Turkey will be released in the coming days after US sanctions were recently slapped on Turkish officials. Pompeo and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, met in Singapore on Friday to discuss the release of arrested American Evangelical Christian pastor Andrew Brunson. He was arrested…
Living the pre-fabricated life: it’s a boom for listed landlords
Faced with a daily trudge up and down several sets of stairs, and knees that weren't getting any younger, Wendy Houlihan made a made a life-changing decision two years ago. She sold up her Penrith apartment for about $370,000 and bought a new, prefabricated house on a site at the Stoney Creek retirement estate in…