Tuesday, 06 Dec, 2022

International

Runaway horses kill one, hurt 23 in Iowa

WASHINGTON: A Fourth of July parade turned into a tragedy in the Midwestern state of Iowa when two horses pulling a carriage went out of control and trampled 24 people, many of them children, US media reported.One person was killed, and some of the other injuries were severe, the reports

Years of prison, but no justice for Haiti`s women inmates

PORT-AU-PRINCE: The inmates at Haiti`s only women`s prison cry out in desperation as warden Marie-Yolaine Mathieu makes her rounds, hoping that she will hear their case and perhaps, help secure their release."Director, director, I need to speak to you," calls out one woman with matted

Strike over fuel prices disrupts cities across India

NEW DELHI: Police came out in force in cities across India on Monday for an opposition-led national strike over fuel price rises that disrupted flights and train services, and closed schools and businesses.The strike was called by the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and

Oil prices higher in Asian trade on profit hunting

SINGAPORE: Oil was up in Asian trade on Monday as traders cashed in on cheap crude following a slump in prices last week, analysts said.New York`s main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in August, gained 38 cents to 72.52 dollars a barrel.Brent North Sea crude for August delivery

24 dead in China shuttle bus fire: govt

BEIJING: Twenty-four people were killed and 19 others injured in a fire aboard a steel company`s shuttle bus in eastern China at the weekend, a local official said Monday.The accident happened Sunday in the city of Wuxi, in Jiangsu province, a city government spokesman told AFP."The

New York airport terminal evacuated after bomb scare

NEW YORK: Officials at New York`s John F. Kennedy International Airport evacuated one of its airport terminals after a bomb scare Sunday on one of the busiest US holiday travel days, WABC television reported.The television station reported that authorities cleared JFK`s Terminal 1, while

British police hunt suspect after triple shooting

LONDON: British police were Monday hunting a man suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend, killing her new partner and then gunning down a police officer.   Raoul Thomas Moat, 37, allegedly shot his former partner and her new boyfriend early Saturday in Birtley, northeast England,

New Afghan war commander formally takes reins

KABUL - US General David Petraeus formally took up his new role as commander of the Afghan war during a ceremony at NATO headquarters in Kabul on Sunday, saying: "We are in this to win."In a solemn ceremony held amid tight security, Petraeus received the colours of US and NATO forces

US ready to help Azerbaijan, Armenia on peace deal: Clinton

BAKU: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Washington was ready to help Azerbaijan and Armenia reach a peace deal on the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region and that the issue was a "high priority". "We stand ready to help both Azerbaijan and Armenia to achieve and

Afghan and NATO troops kill 63 rebels, seize drug haul

KABUL: Afghan authorities said Sunday that they killed more than 60 rebels in raids against Taliban militants and their drug-trafficking backers in a restive part of southern Afghanistan. More than 16 tonnes of drugs -- mostly opium -- were also seized in Bahramcha district of Helmand

Death toll rises to 230 after DR Congo tanker truck explosion

SANGE: A fuel truck exploded and set fire to a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing more than 230 people and injuring scores, officials and local residents said Saturday.Flames engulfed dozens of earth and straw constructed homes as villagers, many of them children,

Iran hangs two for `waging war against God`: report

TEHRAN - Iran hanged on Sunday two men convicted of "waging war against God" after they were found guilty of drug trafficking, armed robbery and abduction, a report said.The two Amanollah Pourian and Younes Rahmani were hanged in the southeastern city of Zahedan, Fars news agency reported

Polling stations open in Poland`s snap presidential election

WARSAW - Poland`s polling stations opened at 6:00 am (0400 GMT) Sunday in a snap election forced by the air-crash death of conservative president Lech Kaczynski.Acting head of state Bronislaw Komorowski, the governing liberals` candidate, faces the late president`s identical twin,

China sentences another Tibetan environmentalist

BEIJING - A leading Tibetan environmentalist has been jailed for subversion, the third such verdict amid an apparent crackdown on intellectuals in the Himalayan region, activists said Sunday.Rinchen Samdrup, 44, was sentenced to five years in prison on Saturday for attempting to incite

Biden celebrates Independence Day with troops in Iraq

BAGHDAD - US Vice President Joe Biden was Sunday marking Independence Day with American troops in Iraq ahead of talks later in the day with the two men vying to lead the conflict-wracked nation`s next government.Biden, on day two of his second trip to Baghdad this year, had on Saturday

Iran could halt 20 pct uranium enrichment if given fuel: MP

TEHRAN - A top Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday that Tehran could stop refining uranium to 20 percent purity level, the most controversial part of its atomic programme, if it gets nuclear fuel required for a research reactor."If the fuel for the Tehran research reactor is given, Iran will

India preens over new airport terminal

NEW DELHI - Frequent travellers to India are in for quite a shock the next time they fly in to New Delhi`s international airport with its new state-of-the-art terminal.For years, arrivals at Delhi`s main airport were greeted by the grim sight of dingy walls, dim lighting, congested

15 dead in Philippine bus crash

CEBU - Fifteen people were killed and more than 40 others were hurt when a speeding bus slammed into a concrete fence in the central Philippines, police said Sunday.The bus crash outside of central Cebu city Saturday was the second deadly road accident in the area in less than a

Iran says it has `evidence` its scientist abducted by CIA

TEHRAN - Iran has submitted "evidence" to the Swiss embassy that its nuclear scientist was abducted by US intelligence agents, the English language Press TV website reported on Sunday."The evidence related to the abduction of Shahram Amiri by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) has been

Lockerbie bomber could live 10 years with cancer

LONDON: The Lockerbie bomber could survive for 10 years or longer, according to the cancer specialist who said last year he would be dead within three months of his release, a newspaper reported on Sunday.Professor Karol Sikora, who assessed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi for the Libyan