Categories
World

UK scramble jets to track Russian anti-submarine aircrafts flying over North Sea skirting UK airspace

United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF) intercepted two Russian anti-submarine aircrafts over the North Sea skirting the edge of UK airspace. RAF scrambled Typhoon jets to track down the Russian Tu-142 Bear F aircraft. Often, Russian military aircraft switch off electronic equipment which allows passenger jets and air traffic controllers to see them, causing major […]

Categories
World

Suspected militants kill four people from Christian minority in remote Indonesian island

Indonesian police are looking for suspected militants accused of killing four people in a remote part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, including one who was beheaded and one burned to death. According to witness reports, the perpetrators had asked for food from the victims who were killed when they refused, the militants linked to […]

Categories
World

Severe fire danger forecast for Australia as temperatures hit record high amid heat wave

Vast swathes of Australia recorded their hottest November night on record with temperatures surpassing 45 degrees Celsius prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban. Western New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria would experience temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius for five or six days, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted. “November has been quite […]

Categories
World

At least 110 civilians have been ruthlessly killed in one of Nigeria’s WORST attacks

Attackers have killed dozens of farmers working in rice fields in northeastern Nigeria, authorities said. The attackers tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. “At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack,” Edward Kallon […]

Categories
World

Pope Francis appoints 13 new cardinals, including first African-American

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, expanding the group that will one day elect his successor. The cardinals were installed in a ceremony, known as a consistory, that was markedly slimmed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead […]

Categories
World

NASCAR crew member and his wife have died in car crash while on honeymoon

A NASCAR pit crew member and his new wife were killed in a car accident in the Florida Keys while celebrating their honeymoon. William “Rowdy” Harrell, 30, was a tire carrier for Hendrick Motorsports. He and his wife, Blakley Harrell, 23, died just days after their wedding last weekend, the racing team said in a […]

Categories
World

Riot police fire tear gas at protesters rallying in Paris against bill that criminalises filming police

French police fired tear gas at protesters rallying in Paris against a bill that would make it a criminal offence to film or take photos of police with malevolent intent. About 46,000 people gathered in central parts of the capital, according to the interior ministry. The majority marched peacefully but small groups clashed with police. […]

Categories
World

Ethiopian government forces completed operations to capture regional capital Mekelle: PM Abiy Ahmed

Government forces in Ethiopia are now “fully in control” of the regional capital of the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. Abiy in a statement said the army was in full control and that this “marks the completion of the [military’s] last phase”. “I am pleased to share that we have completed and […]

Categories
World

Government forces in Ethiopia begin offensive on Tigray capital Mekelle

Government forces in Ethiopia began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday. The government said its military campaign is in its final stages after it gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) an ultimatum that expired on Wednesday to lay down arms or face an assault […]

Categories
World

Floods sweep Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains

Floods have swept the Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains. At least three people have been killed. Italian media say the three who have died there include an older man who drowned at home and a man killed in his vehicle. Strong winds and rain have battered the island since Friday, cutting off power […]

Categories
World

“I have piles of cash at home because I don’t have a bank account”: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive has claimed on a television interview that she has to keep “piles of cash” at home as she has no bank account. This is because of sanctions imposed on her by the US Treasury, she said. The sanctions on Ms Lam and other officials were in response to China’s […]

Categories
World

Iran blames Israel for killing top nuclear scientist, vows REVENGE

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blamed Israel for the killing of a top nuclear scientist on Friday, and said it would not slow down the country’s nuclear programme. Rouhani said Iran would retaliate over Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s killing at a time of its choosing. “Iran’s enemies should know that the people of Iran and officials are […]