International: World's last male northern white rhino dies

The world's last male northern white rhino has died leaving only two females left to save the subspecies from extinction.

The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan had been in poor health in recent days and was being treated for age-related issues and multiple infections.

A veterinary team made the decision to euthanize Sudan after his condition deteriorated significantly, the conservation group WildAid announced Tuesday.

Sudan lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, surrounded by armed guards in the days leading up to his death to protect him from poachers.

Trump chooses his new US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago

The longtime chairman of the Nassau County Republican Committee and former state GOP chair is President Donald Trump's choice to serve as U.S. ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. 

The White House announced Monday that Joseph Mondello will be nominated for the post, which requires U.S. Senate confirmation.

He will assume the position if confirmed. 

Mondello, 80, has been chairman of the Nassau County Republican Committee since 1983.

He served as chair of the New York Republican State Committee from 2006 to 2009. 

International: Serial bomber suspected as Texas endures 4th bombing

Authorities in Austin, Texas continue to hunt for those responsible for a series of package bombs after the city was hit on Sunday by a new explosion.

Two men in their 20s were rushed to a hospital after emergency services responded to reports of a bomb explosion in the west of the capital just after 8:30 p.m. CT.

Police told a press conference that the wounded men were taken to a hospital, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

They added that the explosion may have been detonated by a trip wire.

Several people killed as bridge collapses in Florida

Multiple' people are dead after a new pedestrian bridge being constructed at Florida International University in the United States collapsed.

Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed several people were killed by the collapse.

Helicopter vision over the collapsed bridge shows emergency workers scrambling to search for people trapped in their cars beneath the rubble and cordon off the road from other drivers.

At least six cars are trapped, with some of the vehicles seen either partly or fully wedged beneath the massive concrete structure.

US Admiral concerned about ISIS radicalisation in T&T

The movement of people throughout the Caribbean region and the rest of the Western Hemisphere who have been radicalised into joining Isis is of great concern as it is easy for people to be radicalised.

This concern was raised by the head of the US Southern Command Admiral Kurt Tidd on Monday at The Pentagon in Washington. He was addressing reporters.

Seeking to correct a misquote of Tidd’s statement in a Stars and Stripes publication, the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain sent the video of Tidd’s remarks concerning T&T and Isis.

Watch as T&T national jumps into freezing water in Amsterdam to save dog

A Trinidad and Tobago national is being recognized globally for rescuing a dog from frozen water in the Netherlands.

The taekwondo athlete jumped into freezing water to make the daring save.

Posted on the Facebook page of AT5, a news station in Amsterdam, the video received over 600,000 views with most comments praising the athlete for his selfless act, but Mickey Neblett remains humble as he believes anyone would have done the same thing.


Top diplomats from Canada, Australia, US and Britain discuss recent national security threat with PM

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has met with the High Commissioners of Britain, Australia and Canada, and the United States Chargé d'Affaires, to discuss national security.

The Office of the Prime Minister says the successful management of the recent national security challenges was the centrepiece of a meeting held today at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair.

Renowned evangelist Billy Graham has died

US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99.

Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, beginning in London in 1954.

Over 60 years, he is estimated to have personally preached to 210 million people.

Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, spokesman Jeremy Blume said.

Brit couple flees T&T after armed robbery

British couple Amanda Binns, 40 and Elias Mark Jr, 33, who were in T&T for Carnival 2018 were forced to pack up and return to London with their two children, just hours after they were robbed at gunpoint of their phones and rental vehicle.

The incident occurred on the morning of February 6, just as they arrived at a relative’s home along Tumpuna Road in Arima, after attending Machel Montano’s Soca Kingdom concert in Port-of-Spain.

Trini held on Miami bus by customs could be deported

A Trinidad man who moved to Miami when he was 19, about 12 years ago, has been nabbed by Miami police and now faces deportation, the Miami New Times has reported.

However, Elizabeth Fernandez, spokesman for the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), the group which shared the video of the man being detained last week, has declined to identify him.

A video last week showed US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents hauling the man in handcuffs off a Greyhound in Fort Lauderdale, after demanding papers from passengers on the bus.