Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2022

International

Tunisian president Kais Saied sacks 57 judges

Tunisia's president has sacked 57 judges, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists in a purge of the judiciary that comes as he seeks to remake the political system after consolidating one-man rule. In a televised address President Kais Saied on Wednesday said he had

US 'adding fuel to fire' by sending longer-range rockets: Russia

Russia has accused the US of seeking to prolong the war in Ukraine after President Biden said he would supply Kyiv with new long-range missiles. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the US was "intentionally adding fuel to the fire" with the deliveries. "Such supplies

US shooting: 4 killed at Tulsa medical building; shooter dead

At least four people were killed Wednesday in a shooting on a hospital campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police said in a news conference Wednesday evening. The gunman is also dead, police said. Authorities believe the shooter's gunshot wound was self-inflicted, Tulsa Police Department

Shanghai’s full Covid lockdown ends after two months

Shanghai has lifted a painful two-month lockdown, to the relief of the city’s 25 million residents, with authorities dismantling fences around housing compounds and ripping police tape off public squares and buildings. Most residents have spent the past two months under a

US to send advanced rocket systems to Ukraine

The US will send Ukraine more advanced rocket systems to help it defend itself, President Biden has announced. The weapons, long requested by Ukraine, are to help it strike enemy forces more precisely from a longer distance. Until now, the US had refused the request out of fear the

Over 100 gold miners killed in clashes in Chad

Around 100 people have died in clashes between gold miners in northern Chad, Defence Minister General Daoud Yaya Brahim said on Monday. Violence broke out on May 23 at Kouri Bougoudi near the Libyan border, sparked by a "mundane dispute between two people which degenerated,"

Canada Proposes total freeze on handgun ownership 

Canada should introduce a total ban on the buying and selling of all handguns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said. His government is proposing a new law that would freeze private ownership of all short-barrelled firearms. The legislation would not ban the ownership of handguns

30 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone

Taiwan says it deployed fighter jets to warn off 30 warplanes sent by China into its air defence zone. The incident on Monday marked the biggest incursion since January. It came days after US President Joe Biden warned China against invading Taiwan, and on the same day as a US

EU agrees compromise deal on banning Russian oil

European Union leaders have agreed in principle to cut 90 percent of oil imports from Russia by the end of this year, cutting off a vital source of funding for Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, after reaching a compromise deal with Hungary. The 27-nation organisation has spent weeks

Zelensky fires Kharkiv security chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made his first trip Sunday to the war-torn east since Moscow's invasion started, as Russian forces tightened their grip around key cities in the Donbas region. After visiting Kharkiv, Zelensky announced that he had fired the northeastern

14 bodies recovered from Nepal plane wreck

Rescuers in Nepal have so far recovered 14 bodies from the crash site of a small plane carrying 22 people, an airport official said on Monday. The wreckage of the plane, operated by Nepali carrier Tara Air, was recovered in Mustang district in northern Nepal. The passenger plane was

35 dead as heavy rainfall hits northeastern Brazil

At least 35 people have died amid heavy rainfall in north-eastern Brazil on Friday and Saturday, as downpours lashed two major cities on the Atlantic coast, in what is the South American nation’s fourth major flooding event in five months. In the state of Pernambuco, at least 33

Nepal plane missing with 22 people on board

A small passenger plane operated by a private airline in Nepal went missing on Sunday with 22 people on board, including four Indians, media reports said quoting airline officials. According to the developing reports, the Tara Air 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft was flying from the tourist

At least 27 civilians killed by rebels in DR Congo massacre

At least 27 civilians have been killed by members of a notorious rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the army and Red Cross said. The Kivu Security Tracker (KST), which monitors violence in the region via a team of experts on the ground, posted on Twitter to say

Putin warns France, Germany against supplying arms to Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday told the leaders of France and Germany Moscow is ready to look for ways to ship grain stuck in Ukrainian ports but demanded the West lift sanctions. The Kremlin chief also warned French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf

31 killed in stampede at a church in Nigeria

At least 31 people have been killed and seven others injured during a stampede at a church event in southern Nigeria’s Port Harcourt city, according to police. Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the church early on Saturday broke through a gate, causing the

26 people missing after ferry boat capsizes in Indonesia

Twenty-six people are missing after a ferry ran out of fuel and sank in bad weather off the coast of Indonesia, officials have said. The country’s search and rescue agency said the vessel was carrying 43 people when it capsized on Thursday in the Makassar Strait, the sea

DR Congo Soldiers, civilians sentenced to die for selling arms to militia

A military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has sentenced to death eight soldiers and three civilians for selling arms to a violent rebel group. At a public hearing on Friday, court president Colonel Kelly Dianga sentenced the eight soldiers, including three

Japan to allow foreign tourists after two years

After being closed to tourists for two years, Japan is opening its borders to visitors from 98 countries and regions. It marks the most significant moment so far in the country's slow relaxation of its Covid-19 entry restrictions. But some restrictions will remain, including a

Texas police 'Wrong decision' not to break into classroom during shooting: Texas police

Police in Texas didn't try to break down the classroom door where 19 children and two teachers were killed on Tuesday because they believed the gunman was barricaded alone and that no one was at risk. It was the "wrong decision" not to break into the room, Steven McCraw,