Iraq Deporting 500 Foreign Islamic State Brides

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Iraq plans to deport about 500 foreign wives of Islamic State fighters. An official from Nineveh province told AFP news agency, the women and their 813 children are being held at a detention center near Mosul. The women come from 13 different countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Their cases … Continued

Chinese Couple Attacked After Posting Negative Restaurant Review

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A husband and wife were attacked after posting a negative review of a local restaurant online. The South China Morning Post reports a Chinese couple ordered food through an online delivery service one night, but the wife wasn’t impressed by the taste. So the next morning, she complained on the platform … Continued

Number of Japanese Aged 90 or Older Tops 2 Million

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The elderly population in Japan remains strong. The total number of Japanese people aged 90 and older has topped 2 million for the first time ever, according to the latest government figures released on Sept. 17. As of Sept. 15, the population in this age group was up by 140,000 people … Continued

32.2% of College Graduates in Japan Quit Their First Job

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Recent college grads now working in Japan aren’t necessarily willing to stick around the same office forever. A new labor ministry survey shows almost a third of 2014 grads quit their first jobs within three years. According to the results, 12.3 percent walked away from their position in the first year, … Continued

Bangkok the Most Visited Destination in Asia Pacific

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — More and more people are taking a trip out to the Asia Pacific region, with many becoming some of the fastest-growing cities in the world. The very top destination last year by the number of international overnight arrivals was Bangkok, Thailand with 19.3 million. That’s according to the latest Mastercard Asia … Continued

Video Shows Russian Helicopter Misfiring During Drills

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Online footage appears to show a Russian helicopter accidentally firing a rocket near several parked cars during a training exercise. Independent news site posted the video on Sept. 19. Two helicopters are shown flying close to three parked cars and a man dressed in civilian clothes. One of them then fires … Continued

Death of Young Woman, 19, Sparks Outrage & Protests in Mexico

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A young woman’s death has sparked outrage and protests across Mexico. Mara Fernanda Castilla, a 19-year-old college student, was allegedly kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered after a night out with friends. Her body was found on Friday, Sept. 15, deserted in a ditch. Puebla state Gov. Tony Gali tweeted his condolences, … Continued

Trump Bashes Iran Nuclear Deal at UN Speech

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. President Donald Trump bashed the Iran nuclear deal at his speech to the United Nations despite international warnings about the high cost of pulling out. Under the 2015 deal, Iran limited the size of its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief. On Monday Sept. 18, France’s foreign minister Jean-Yves … Continued

Kalashnikov Statue Erected in Moscow

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A giant statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle has gone up in Moscow. The nearly nine meter tall monument depicts Kalashnikov cradling his famous creation. Kalashnikov invented the famous rifle in 1947, and it is now the most widely used assault rifle in the world, … Continued