Saturday, 03 Dec, 2022

International

Police detain man after eggs thrown at King Charles III

A 23-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after hurling eggs and vitriol at King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, as they walked in the northern England city of York. The incident happened as the king and his wife were entering York through Micklegate Bar, a medieval gateway

More than 100,000 Russian military casualties in Ukraine, top US general

America's top general estimated on Wednesday that Russia's military had seen more than 100,000 of its soldiers killed and wounded in Ukraine, and added Kyiv's armed forces "probably" suffered a similar level of casualties in the war. The estimates could not be

Egypt faces an acute water crisis, but it’s building a ‘Green River’ in the desert

On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators call it the “Green River” and say that when finished, the ornamental ribbon will cut through Egypt’s brand new, ultra-modern

US election: Republicans optimistic of House of Representatives win

The balance of power in Congress still hangs in the balance as vote counting continues following US midterms. Democrats have put up stiff resistance in key House of Representatives races, dampening early Republican hopes of a so-called "red wave". The BBC's US partner

US, EU add more sanctions as Myanmar violence deepens

The United States and European Union have announced new sanctions against Myanmar’s military regime aimed at officials, companies and arms dealers, as campaigners urge quicker implementation of the measures given the deepening crisis in the country. The EU sanctions apply to 19

Six dead after powerful earthquake shakes Nepal

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck Nepal early Wednesday, killing at least six people and destroying multiple houses in the western district of Doti, close to populous towns, officials said. Five other people were seriously injured as eight houses collapsed, said Bhola Bhatta,

Zelenskyy open to talks with Russia — on Ukraine’s terms

Ukraine’s president has suggested he’s open to peace talks with Russia, softening his refusal to negotiate with Moscow as long as President Vladimir Putin is in power while sticking to Kyiv’s core demands. Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s appeal to the international

New Zealand mosque gunman files appeal against life sentence

The self-proclaimed white supremacist pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder in 2020 and was given a whole-life term. Samoan church members sing next to floral tributes in Christchurch on March 17, 2019, two days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city. A

US Congress at stake as Americans vote in midterms 

Millions of Americans will vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, with the balance of power in Congress at stake. The entire US House of Representatives, about a third of the Senate and key state governorships are up for grabs. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and ex-President

At least 15,000 killed by hot weather in Europe in 2022: WHO

At least 15,000 people have died in Europe because of hot weather in 2022 so far, the World Health Organization said Monday, with Spain and Germany among the worst-affected countries. The three months from June-August were the hottest in Europe since records began, and the

‘Strong impression’ Putin will skip G20, Indonesia’s Widodo says

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not expected to attend the upcoming G20 leaders’ summit in Bali, his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo has told the media. Widodo, the host of the summit, said in an interview with the Financial Times that he has a “strong

CCTV: businessman dies while reading newspaper

In a shocking incident, a businessman collapsed and died at a clinic in Rajasthan's Barmer while reading a newspaper. The incident took place at 10am on Saturday, when 61-year-old Dilip Kumar Madani was at the clinic of a dentist over a toothache. Reading a newspaper while waiting for

Taliban Reveal Burial Place of Founder Mullah Omar

The Taliban on Sunday revealed the final resting place of the movement's founder, Mullah Omar, whose death and burial they kept secret for years. Rumors surrounding Omar's health and whereabouts abounded after the Taliban were kicked out of power in 2001 by a U.S.-led invasion,

US-S Korea drills: N Korea promises ‘merciless’ response

North Korea has released images of its recent spate of missile launches, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), as it condemned recent military drills between South Korea and the United States as an “open provocation and dangerous war drill” against which it

World leaders gather for climate talks under cloud of crises

World leaders meeting Monday for climate talks in Egypt are under pressure to deepen cuts in emissions and financially back developing countries already devastated by the effects of rising temperatures. The UN's COP27 climate summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh comes as

Bus bomb kills 1, wounds 10 others in southern Philippines

A homemade bomb went off in a bus and killed a passenger and wounded 10 others in a southern Philippine city on Sunday in an attack authorities suspect may be part of an extortion attempt, officials said. The bus with an unspecified number of passengers was approaching a transport

Tanzanian plane crashes into Lake Victoria

A Tanzanian passenger plane has crashed into Lake Victoria as it attempted to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba. The Precision Air flight was carrying 43 people, 26 of whom have been rescued and sent to hospital, said a local official. Rescue workers and local fishermen are on the

Five killed in suicide bombing at Somalia military camp

A suicide bomber has detonated his explosives near a military training camp in Somalia, killing at least five people and wounding 11 others, according to the state-run SONNA news agency. The attack on Saturday at the camp in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, was claimed by the al-Shabab

Biden, Obama, Trump rally in Pennsylvania ahead of midterms

US President Joe Biden has told voters in Pennsylvania that next week’s midterm election will be a “defining moment” for the country’s democracy, as his predecessor and rival Donald Trump called for a “giant red” Republican wave to defeat the Democrats.

Campaigning kicks off for Malaysia’s Nov 19 general election

Campaigning has formally started for Malaysia’s general elections, a highly competitive race that will see the world’s longest-serving coalition seeking to regain its dominance four years after a shocking electoral loss. Campaigns began on Saturday for the November 19