Monday, 05 Jun, 2023


Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Detected Off N. Zealand's South Coast

The US Geological Survey on Wednesday reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake off New Zealand's southern coast, near the mostly uninhabited Auckland Islands. New Zealand's GeoNet monitoring agency said the epicentre was 33 kilometres (21 miles) below the earth's surface. There

CAD gains as investors cheer U.S. debt ceiling deal

The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, clawing back some recent declines, as a deal to temporarily suspend the U.S. debt ceiling boosted investor sentiment. The loonie CAD= was trading 0.2% higher at 1.3584 to the greenback, or 73.62 U.S. cents, after

China launches Shenzhou-16 to send first civilian astronaut to space 

China launched a new three-person crew for its orbiting space station on Tuesday, with an eye to putting astronauts on the moon before the end of the decade. The Shenzhou 16 spacecraft lifted off from the Jiuquan launch center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in northwestern China atop a

Moscow drone attack causes damages buildings

A drone attack in Moscow has caused minor damage to several buildings, officials say. The capital city's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, says there have been no serious injuries. Emergency services were "at the scene of incidents", he said. Air defences had shot down several

Wildfire forces thousands of people to evacuate in eastern Canada

The capital of Canada’s eastern province of Nova Scotia has declared a state of emergency as an out-of-control wildfire raging near Halifax forced thousands of residents to evacuate and prompted the closure of schools. The Halifax Regional Municipality has set up temporary

9 injured in shooting near beach in Florida

Nine people were injured Monday evening when gunfire erupted along a beach boardwalk in Hollywood, Florida, sending people frantically running for cover along the crowded beach on Memorial Day. Several of the victims were taken to a children's hospital, police spokesperson Deanna

10 people killed in clash with Mexico police

A highway gun attack on security forces in northern Mexico left 10 people dead on Monday, authorities said. "Civil Force personnel were attacked with bullets by subjects who were traveling aboard three armored trucks," Nuevo Leon Public Security Secretary Gerardo Palacios

Indian man held for brutally murdering girl in public

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, have arrested a 20-year-old man for brutally stabbing and murdering a 16-year-old female friend in public. Footage of the assault shows the man repeatedly stabbing the girl and crushing her head with a huge stone. The video, which has gone viral

North Korea announces ‘satellite’ launch: Japan

Japan said Monday it is preparing for North Korea to launch in the coming weeks what Pyongyang has described as a satellite, but Tokyo believes may be a ballistic missile. Pyongyang has informed Japan’s coast guard that a rocket will be launched between May 31 and June 11 and

Biden says final US debt ceiling deal ready for Congress vote

United States President Joe Biden has finalised an agreement with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to raise the debt ceiling over two years until January 1, 2025, saying the deal is ready to move to Congress for a vote. The Democratic president and Republican speaker spoke on Sunday

Dozens killed in clashes with troops in northeastern India

Dozens of rebel fighters have been killed in clashes with security forces in India’s remote northeastern state of Manipur. The state has been on edge since the explosion of inter-ethnic violence on May 3 between tribal groups and the ethnic majority Meitei people over plans to

Turkey’s Erdogan celebrates presidential election run-off win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election, according to the country’s Supreme Election Council and unofficial data from the state-run Anadolu Agency, in a tense run-off after he failed to secure more than 50 percent of votes required for an outright victory in the

PM unveils new parliament amid opposition boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is inaugurating India's new parliament building amid a boycott of the ceremony by 20 opposition parties. The opposition has criticised the government for not asking the president to open the new building. They also denounced the decision to hold the

Henry Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday

US statesman and politician Henry Kissinger is celebrating his centennial on Saturday. Kissinger is the only official in US history to have served as both secretary of state and presidential national security adviser. He is considered to be the patriarch of US diplomacy, guided by his

Netherlands arrests more than 1,500 climate activists

More than 1,500 people have been arrested during a demonstration by the Extinction Rebellion climate group in The Hague, Dutch police said. Activists blocked a section of a motorway in the centre of the city on Saturday, in protest against Dutch fossil fuel subsidies. Police said

Turkish voters to choose their president: Erdogan or Kilicdaroglu

After months of campaigning by two dozen political parties, four presidential candidates and a bewildering lineup of electoral alliances, Turkish voters head to the polls, again, on Sunday, to make a critical choice between two men. The presidential run-off between incumbent Recep

'Don't lecture us on nuclear deployments,' Russia tells US

Russia rejected the criticism coming from the United States President Joe Biden over Moscow's intention to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, by pointing out that the U.S. has been deploying similar nuclear weapons in Europe for many years. Russia said on Thursday it was

‘Jihadi Hipster’ jailed for life by UK court

A British man has been jailed after spending three years fighting with Daesh in Syria. Shabazz Suleman, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, had been a promising student in the UK, having recently completed his high school exams and been accepted onto a course to study at Keele

US conducts strike near site of Shabab attack in Somalia

The United States conducted an airstrike that destroyed stolen Al-Shabab weapons and equipment in Somalia near an African Union military base that was attacked by the group, officials reported Saturday. The base in Bulo Marer, 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of the capital

Delhi University drops Allama Iqbal from syllabus

The academic council of Delhi University has passed a motion to drop a chapter on renowned poet and philospher, Sir Muhammad Iqbal, also known as Allama Iqbal, from the Political Science syllabus. The chapter titled 'Modern Indian Political Thought' is part of BA's