Friday, 09 Dec, 2022


Indonesia: Java quake kills scores and injures hundreds

An earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java has killed scores of people and injured hundreds, say officials. The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles), according to US Geological Survey data. Scores of people were taken to

38 dead, 2 injured in factory fire in Anyang, central China

A total of 38 people died and two others were hospitalized after a factory in Anyang, central China's Henan Province, caught fire on Monday afternoon, China Media Group reported on Tuesday. The fire was brought under control at 8 p.m. on Monday and completely extinguished around

Shamima Begum trafficked by IS to Syria for sexual exploitation

Shamima Begum, who left the UK for Syria as a teenager to join the Islamic State group, was a victim of human trafficking for sexual exploitation purposes, a tribunal has been told. Ms Begum travelled to Syria in 2015, with her citizenship stripped on national security grounds in 2019.

At least 44 dead, many injured in Indonesia earthquake

At least 44 people have been killed in an earthquake that rattled Indonesia's main island Java on Monday. "There have been dozens of people killed. Hundreds, even maybe thousands of houses are damaged. So far, 44 people have died," Adam, spokesman for the local

Russia launches more than 4,700 missiles at Ukraine: Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia has launched more than 4,700 missiles on his country since Moscow started its ongoing invasion against Kiev on February 24. In a video address on Sunday, the President said: "Russia has used more than 4,700 missiles in 270

Clash between rebel factions kill 18 in Colombia

At least 18 people were killed in Colombia in clashes between holdouts from the former rebel army FARC and another armed group linked to drug trafficking, the government said Sunday. The government ombudsman's office said the fighting occurred on Saturday in southwest Colombia,

Iran launches new strikes against Kurdish groups in Iraq

Iran launched fresh strikes against Kurdish opposition groups based in neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan late Sunday, a week after similar attacks on the factions Tehran accuses of stoking the protests rocking the Islamic republic. Iran has been shaken by two months of protests sparked by

Gunman kills 5 in Colorado nightclub

A gunman opened fire inside a LGBTQ nightspot in Colorado Springs late on Saturday, killing at least five people and injuring 25 others before being stopped by “heroic” clubgoers, police said. Authorities on Sunday said they were investigating whether the attack was

Countries agree 'historic' climate damages deal at COP27

Vulnerable nations least responsible for planet-heating emissions have been battling for three decades for wealthy polluters to cough up the cash for climate damages. Their final push took barely two weeks. The “loss and damage” inflicted by climate-induced disasters was

No clear winner as Malaysia election ends in hung parliament

Malaysia’s tightly-contested general election has ended in a hung parliament, with the coalition led by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim winning the most seats followed by a grouping including the country’s Islamic party a few seats behind. Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (PH)

Rishi Sunak visits Zelensky in Kyiv as he pledges £50m in aid

Rishi Sunak has pledged £50m in defence aid to Ukraine as he met President Volodymyr Zelensky in his first visit to Kyiv since becoming prime minister. Mr Sunak said it was "deeply humbling" to be in Kyiv and that the UK would continue to stand by Ukraine.

Imran to enter Rawalpindi days before ‘key decision’

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday urged his supporters to converge on Rawalpindi on Nov 26 for his long march that he is expected to rejoin in person after recovering from the injuries he sustained in a gun attack in Wazirabad earlier this month. For now, the

Turkish jets hit targets in Syria, Iraq after Istanbul bomb blast

Turkish military planes have hit targets in northern Syria and Iraq, bombing bases Turkey’s defence ministry claimed were used by those behind an explosion in central Istanbul last weekend that killed six people and wounded more than 80. The Turkish defence ministry announced the

Nepal set for national and provincial elections on Nov 20

Nepal will hold national and provincial elections on Sunday which the Nepali Congress-led ruling coalition is expected to win but unlikely to provide much-needed political stability in the country sandwiched between India and China. More than 17.9 million people are eligible to vote in

North Korea's leader Kim reveals his daughter in rare appearance

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has appeared with his young daughter in public for the first time, confirming long-rumoured reports of her existence. The girl, believed to be named Kim Chu-ae and aged 13 or 13, joined him at an inspection of a major intercontinental ballistic

Almost half Ukraine's energy system disabled: PM

The Ukrainian prime minister warns that Kyiv could face a ‘complete shutdown’ of the power grid due to Russian strikes. Russian missile strikes have crippled almost half of Ukraine’s energy system, the government said on Friday, and authorities in the capital Kyiv

2 firefighters killed as plane crashes during take-off in Peru

Two firefighters have died after a plane crashed into a fire truck while taking off at Peru's busiest airport. The Latam Airlines plane collided with the truck just before 15:30 (20:30 GMT) on Friday at Jorge Chávez International Airport in the capital, Lima. Video posted

Malaysia election begins with hope for stability 

Malaysians have started voting in a hotly-contested election dominated by the cost of living and the political infighting that has plagued the country for nearly three years. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob called the election early in a bid to restore “stability” after

Bus plunge kills 20 in southern Pakistan

At least 20 people were killed and 14 others injured when a minibus crashed into a deep, water-logged ditch in southern Pakistan, police said Friday. Pakistan has the world’s third-highest death rate from road accidents, a dire record blamed on decrepit highways and reckless

Mexican state security chief is among the five dead in helicopter crash

The state security chief of the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes was among the five people who died in a helicopter crash, according to the state’s governor. “We deeply regret the death of these five men,” Aguascalientes Governor Teresa Jiménez said in a