Friday, 30 Sep, 2022

International

Aung San Suu Kyi, adviser jailed in Myanmar over state secrets

Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of breaching the country’s official secrets act by a secretive military court, the latest of a string of convictions brought by the generals who removed her from office in a coup last year. Aung San Suu Kyi was

Kamala Harris in S Korea day after North fires missiles

US vice president Kamala Harris arrived in South Korea a day after the North fired two short range ballistic missiles off its east coast. The launch, which breaches UN sanctions, comes as the US and South Korea hold joint naval drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula. South

Optus: How a massive data breach has exposed Australia

Last week, Australian telecommunications giant Optus revealed about 10 million customers - about 40% of the population - had personal data stolen in what it calls a cyber-attack. Some experts say it may be the worst data breach in Australia's history. But this week has seen more

Flooding, power cuts as Hurricane Ian crashes ashore in Florida

Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the United States, has swept into southwest Florida, flooding streets and buildings, knocking out power to more than one million people, and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. The “extremely

19 Dead, in Morocco After Drinking Toxic Alcohol, Suspect Arrested

At least 19 people have died and dozens of others were hospitalised after consuming toxic alcohol from a roadside kiosk in northern Morocco, local media reported Wednesday. Police arrested a 48-year-old suspect in connection with the incident, the Directorate General of National

Body of famed US climber found on Mt Manaslu in Himalayas

A search team in Nepal has recovered the body of famous US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson from near the summit of Mount Manaslu in the Himalayas. Nelson, 49, was descending the world's eighth highest summit with her partner when she went missing on Monday. Rescuers found her

Massive fire in China restaurant kills 17 

A fire at a restaurant in northeastern China on Wednesday killed 17 people and injured three, according to local authorities. The blaze broke out at 12:40 pm (0440 GMT) in an eatery in the city of Changchun, the local government said in a statement posted on the Weibo social media

Russian proxies in Ukraine claim victory in annexation votes

Russian-installed officials in occupied regions of Ukraine have reported huge majorities in favour of becoming part of Russia after five days of voting in “referendums” that Kyiv and its allies have condemned as illegitimate and a sham. Hastily arranged votes took place in

India bans Islamic organization PFI for five years

Indian authorities on Wednesday declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliates an “unlawful association” with immediate effect, banning it for five years. This comes after the authorities detained scores of members of the Islamic organization on Tuesday and

King Salman appoints Crown Prince as Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia

King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday named Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman the Kingdom’s prime minister and appointed Prince Khalid bin Salman defense minister in a Cabinet reshuffle by royal decree. The crown prince had previously been defense minister, and Prince Khalid was

Putin grants Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Snowden

President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former US security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader. Snowden is one of 75 foreign nationals granted Russian citizenship by the decree published on an official government website on

Japan honours Shinzo Abe with controversial state funeral

Japan is bidding farewell to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was killed on the campaign trail in July, with a rare state funeral that has deeply split the nation. Some 4,000 mourners — including United States Vice President Kamala Harris and Indian Prime Minister Narendra

Women in power across Europe

Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni looks set to join a group of over a dozen European women who hold the top political jobs in their country following her party’s victory in Sunday’s general election. Here is the list of women presidents and prime ministers,

Russia School Shooting: Death toll riches 13, Including Children

The death toll has risen to 13 people, including seven children, after a shooting at a school in the city of Izhevsk in central Russia, investigators said Monday. The attack was the latest in a series of school shootings that have shaken Russia in recent years and came with the country

Deadly gun attack at Russian school, killed 6

A gunman has opened fire at a school in central Russia, killing at least six people and injuring twenty, Russian officials say. Victims include pupils and a security a guard at the school in the city of Izhevsk, according to Russian media. The incident took place at school number

Giorgia Meloni: Italy's far right on course to win election

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in Italy's election, and is on course to become the country's first female prime minister. Ms Meloni is widely expected to form Italy's most right-wing government since World War Two. That will alarm much of Europe as

Abe's funeral attracts world leaders - and protests

A week ago, the global "great and good" were gathered in London for the state funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Now many of them are heading to the other side of the world for another state funeral - for Japan's slain former prime minister Shinzo Abe. But the

Five dead as Typhoon Noru hits Philippines

Five rescue workers in the Philippines have been killed in a typhoon that has left homes flooded and millions without electricity. They were washed away in flash floods while carrying out operations in the district of San Miguel, north of the capital Manila. The district was among

India logs 4,777 Covid cases, 23 deaths in 24 hours

With 4,777 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,45,68,114, while the active cases declined to 43,994, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death count climbed to 5,28,510 with 23 fatalities

Far-right eyes historic victory as Italy votes

Italians vote Sunday in an election expected to usher in the country’s first government led by the far-right since World War II, bringing euroskeptic populists to the heart of Europe. The Brothers of Italy party, led by one-time Mussolini supporter Giorgia Meloni, is leading