Maddie Smith

Europe

The UK Plans to Ban All Branding on Cigarette Packaging

Britain's public health minister said plain cigarette boxes would bring the 'prospect of our first smoke-free generation one step closer.'
Maddie Smith
1.22.15
asia & pacific

Myanmar’s Extremist Monk Doesn’t Regret Calling UN Envoy a ‘Whore’

After international criticism and a rebuke from the UN, controversial monk Ashin Wirathu said today he stands by insulting special rapporteur Yanghee Lee.
Maddie Smith
1.22.15
middle east

Video Shows Yemen's 'Step Toward a Coup' in Fierce Fighting Between Rebel and Government Forces

Houthi rebels clashed with government soldiers in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa this morning and reportedly seized the country's media, just hours after a ceasefire was declared.
Maddie Smith
1.19.15
africa

Malawi Declared Disaster Zone After Flooding Kills 48 and Torrential Rain Continues

Downpours and serious flooding in the southern African country of Malawi have left 70,000 people homeless and wrecked infrastructure and agriculture.
Maddie Smith
1.14.15
asia & pacific

The Fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Has Been Found in the Java Sea

Most of the victims' bodies have yet to be recovered, but the main section of the plane that crashed into the sea on December 28 has now been located.
Maddie Smith
1.14.15
asia & pacific

Rohingya Victim of Human Trafficking Found Suffocated in Truck in Thailand

Thai police intercepted five pick-up trucks early Sunday and discovered nearly 100 Rohingya on board, including 42 boys and girls younger than 14.
Maddie Smith
1.13.15
ukraine

Ten Civilians Killed in Ukrainian Bus Attack as Donetsk Airport Control Tower Is Destroyed

A passenger bus was shelled in Volnovakha, close to Donetsk, today, as heavy fighting at the city's airport took down its iconic control tower.
Maddie Smith
1.13.15