Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2022

International

US-backed SDF ready to coordinate with Syrian army against Turkey

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday they would coordinate with Syrian government troops to fend off any Turkish invasion of the north, and protect Syrian territory. They said the decision came after an emergency meeting of their top commanders that discussed threats

Dominican Republic minister shot dead in office

The Dominican Republic's minister of environment and natural resources has been shot and killed in his office by a close personal friend, officials say. Orlando Jorge Mera, 55, was holding a meeting at the time of the attack. At least six shots were heard. A presidential

US Congress mulls action on gun control following mass shootings

Mark Barden has seen moments like this come and go – times when he thought the US Congress might finally pass gun reforms to thwart more mass killings. But although none of these efforts have succeeded, Barden, who lost his seven-year-old son Daniel in the 2012 Sandy Hook

US warns of ‘forceful’ response if N Korea tests nuclear weapon

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has said there would be a “forceful” response from the United States, South Korea and the world if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. “Any nuclear test would be in complete violation of UN Security Council

British PM Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has survived a confidence vote that could have seen him removed from power. Despite profound discontent within his ruling Conservative Party, Johnson won a vote of confidence on Monday by 211 to 148 votes. Winning the vote means there cannot be

At least 50 killed in Nigeria church attack

Gunmen opened fire and detonated explosives killing dozens of people an attack on a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria. The violence began as worshippers gathered at the St Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state on Sunday. Among the dead were many children. Adelegbe Timileyin,

South Korea and US fire missiles in warning to North Korea

South Korea and the US launched eight missiles on Monday, in response to a volley of ballistic missiles fired by North Korea the previous day. It comes as Pyongyang continues to escalate its missile tests. South Korea's president Yoon Suk-yeol said his government would respond

UK to send Ukraine M270 multiple-launch rocket systems

The UK is sending its first long-range missiles to Ukraine, the defence secretary has said, despite a threat from Russia to the West. Ben Wallace said the M270 multiple-launch rocket system will help Ukraine defend itself against Russia. The UK government has not confirmed how many

25 pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in India's Uttarakhand

At least 25 persons are confirmed to have died after a bus carrying 28 tourists from Panna district in Madhya Pradesh and two staffers fell in a 150-metre-deep gorge in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand on Sunday evening. According to officials of the State Disaster Response Force

3 dead, 11 wounded in mass shooting in Philadelphia

Three people have died and at least 11 other people were wounded in a shooting late Saturday night in Philadelphia, authorities said. The Philadelphia Police Department responded to reports of a person with a gun in a large crowd. Police Inspector D. F. Pace said during a news

Ukraine anger as Macron says 'Don't humiliate Russia'

Ukraine's foreign minister has hit out at French President Emmanuel Macron after he said it was vital that Russia was not humiliated over its invasion. Mr Macron said it was crucial President Vladimir Putin had a way out of what he called a "fundamental error". But

12 people killed, 21 injured in factory explosion in India

Twelve people died in a fire at a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district. Police and fire-engines have rushed to the spot and rescue operations are on. The accident happened after a boiler burst at an industrial facility in Dhaulana, around 60 kilometres from New Delhi,

Vladimir Putin made ‘historic’ error in Ukraine: France

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin committed a “historic and fundamental error” by invading Ukraine and Russia is now “isolated”, according to France’s leader. But President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with French media repeated on Friday that

High-speed train derailment in China kills 1, injures 8

The driver of a high-speed train in southern China was killed and eight people were injured when two cars derailed early Saturday after hitting a mudslide, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The accident occurred midmorning as the train was entering a tunnel in the inland southern

2 UN peacekeepers killed in 6th incident in Mali in two weeks

Two UN peacekeepers were killed Friday when their armored personnel carrier hit an improvised explosive device in central Mali in the sixth incident in less than two weeks targeting the UN mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency. UN spokesman

US: 3 killed in yet another shooting outside Iowa church

A man fatally shot two women before turning the gun on himself in a church parking lot in the US state of Iowa, just moments after President Joe Biden delivered a speech urging greater gun control. The attack took place on Thursday outside the Cornerstone Church, east of the city of

Schoolboys Gang-Raped a teenager in India 

A teenager in Hyderabad who went to a pub for a party was allegedly gang-raped by schoolboys inside a Mercedes car at an upscale part of town last Saturday. The accused are Class 11 and 12 students and belong to "politically influential" families, say the police. An MLA's

Saudi Arabia to issue e-visa for Umrah within 24 hours

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday launched an electronic visa processing app for individual planning to perform Umrah from outside the country. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Minister of Haj and Umrah, during a press conference on Thursday in Jordan announced, that the visit visa for Umrah

Biden Calls for ban on assault-style weapons and gun age limits

President Joe Biden has said the US should ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines to tackle the "carnage" of gun violence. In a primetime speech to the nation from the White House, Mr Biden said too many everyday places in America had become "killing

Sonia Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for COVID-19 and she has isolated herself under medical advice, party chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Thursday (June 2).  He said the Congress chief had a mild fever and she tested positive this morning. Surjewala