The Washington Independent has the most up-to-date world news and information. We want to build a community where readers can share educated, well-informed opinion that improves the quality of our news and information. Get the latest business, technology, Hollywood, and cricket news, as well as videos, images, live news coverage, and exclusive breaking news from around the world.
COPYRIGHT_WI: Published on https://washingtonindependent.com/news/ by - on 2022-06-09T07:16:12.832Z
Freedom and victory come with a bitter taste as Russia bombs Kherson, which makes the winter a bitter reward for the victory in the fall. When the Russians were kicked out, there were a lot of happy people in Freedom Square waving blue and yellow Ukrainian flags like heads of wheat. Now, the sound of Russian artillery hitting the city can be heard in the plaza.
US and Philippines strengthen alliance with new military base access agreement. The United States and the Philippines have reached a new agreement regarding the access of American military forces to Philippine bases.
Supernova unveils rare pair of Milky Way stars as it made more of a fizz and less of a bang. The explosion, called a "ultra-stripped" supernova, was so weak that it led scientists to find the two stars 11,000 light-years from Earth.
Pakistani police say the bomber may have had help from inside the mosque as they are looking into how a suicide bomber got into a mosque inside a heavily guarded compound and killed more than 100 people. On Wednesday, they said the attacker may have had "internal assistance" and that they had arrested several suspects.
A NASA orbiter took a picture of the face of a bear on Mars. The discovery of the face came as something of a surprise to the scientific community. The image appeared on the Martian surface when a camera aboard a NASA orbiter was pointed toward the planet's surface.
New Zealand's largest city prepares for more heavy rain after unprecedented rainfall brought devastating floods that have killed at least four people and forced hundreds to evacuat. New Zealand's authorities issued a warning on Monday that the situation in flood-hit Auckland was likely to worsen.
UK Prime Minister fires Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi over tax scandal after many days of criticism regarding his personal tax arrangements. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, capitulated to public pressure on Sunday by dismissing Nadhim Zahawi as chairman of the Conservative Party for a "serious breach" of the Ministerial Code.
At least one person has been killed by a man wielding a machete in Spain after he attacked several people inside of two churches in the city of Algeciras. The authorities in Spain have stated that they are investigating what they have termed a possible "terrorist incident."
Several top Ukrainian officials resigns in an effort to fight corruption as President Volodymyr Zelensky starts to change the way his government works. On Tuesday, a top adviser, four deputy ministers, and five governors of different parts of the country all quit their jobs.
Webb telescope gazes deep into the icy core of a space cloud inside a wispy molecular cloud 630 light-years away. The James Webb Space Telescope saw ice made of different elements.
Buckingham Palace announces three-day coronation ceremony for King Charles III on Saturday. There will be three days of celebrations all over the country, and anyone can join in.
A shooter remains at large after murdering at least ten people in one of California's bloodiest Monterey Park shooting near Los Angeles. Additional ten persons were injured, some of them are in severe condition.
US news reports say that pop singer Selena Gomez is dating The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart. A source told US Weekly that the two are "very casual and low-key" and aren't trying to hide their relationship by sneaking around at members-only clubs.
Peru's crisis is a story to learn for democracies as it is currently going through some of the worst political violence it has seen in decades, but protesters' complaints aren't new. They come from a system that hasn't worked for over twenty years.
Iron dysregulation has a role in neurodegenerative disease developement, according to a new study. Various neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple sclerosis (MS), have been linked in the past to iron dysregulation, or variations from "normal" iron metabolism (MS).
Illegal immigration agents arrested over family that froze to death on US border, according to statements made by police on Wednesday. The three individuals who are suspected of working as unlicensed immigration agents have been detained in western India in connection with the case.
Todd and Julie Chrisley report to prison on Tuesday to start their sentences. The husband and wife were both found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion last year.
Scientists crack the code to roman concrete, which has withstood the elements for millennia. Using a combination of cement, gravel, sand, and water, Masic and his coworkers were attempting to recreate a method used by the ancient Romans to build concrete.
"We shouldn't underestimate this storm," Pierluisi says as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico. At a briefing on Saturday, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi warned his country. Pierluisi of Puerto Rico said on Facebook Sunday afternoon that more than 1.5 million people will experience power outages as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 mph and heavy rains approaches the island.
This morning, September 18, typhoon Nanmadol made landfall, bringing with it gusts of 112 mph (180 km/h) and heavy rainfall that could exceed 20 inches in some places. Super typhoon Nanmadol forces four million people to evacuate in Japan. On the southernmost tip of the island of Kyushu, one of the four islands that make up the bulk of Japan, close to the city of Kagoshima, it first made landfall.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A strong earthquake strikes southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, September 18, as per the island's weather bureau. The quake caused train carriages to derail, caused a convenience store to collapse, and caused hundreds of people to become stranded on mountain roads. As per the weather bureau, the epicenter was located in Taitung county. This quake came after a 6.4 magnitude tremor that occurred on Saturday evening in the same region, however, it did not result in any fatalities.