Category: World

WORLD – Japan floods kill dozens, millions displaced

KURASHIKI, Japan (Reuters) – The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 81 people on Sunday, with dozens still missing after more than 2,000, temporarily stranded in the city of Kurashiki, were rescued. Evacuation orders were in place for nearly two million people and landslide warnings were issued in many […]

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WORLD- Canadian heat wave claims a total of 12 lives in Montreal

TORONTO – Six more people have died in Montreal due to a heat wave, bringing to 12 the city’s total death toll from the extreme weather conditions that have gripped central and eastern Canada, health officials said on Wednesday. Montreal previously raised the city’s response level to “intervention” from “alert” after a spike in heat-related […]

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USA – Three-year-old stabbed at party dies

BOISE, Idaho — A three-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said. Timmy Kinner is accused of stabbing a group of children and the adults who tried to protect them at the party […]

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LIBYA – coastguard says scores of migrants may have drowned off Tripoli

TRIPOLI – More than 100 migrants are feared to have drowned off Libya’s western coast after their overloaded boat capsized, coastguard officials said on Friday. The coastguard picked up 16 survivors from the boat just east of the capital, one of whom said the vessel had set off with 120-125 migrants on board, according to […]

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USA – Newsroom shooting

MARYLAND – A gunman killed at least five people and “gravely injured” at least three others when he sprayed a newsroom in the Maryland capital of Annapolis with gunfire on Thursday, authorities said. The suspect was arrested soon after the attack at the Capital Gazette’s office, without exchanging gunfire with police. Police said they did […]

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USA – Kennedy to retire

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy said on Wednesday he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest US judicial body, giving president Donald Trump an opportunity to make the court more firmly conservative. Kennedy, who turns 82 in July and is the second-oldest justice on the nine-member court, […]

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UK-Heterosexual couple win civil partnership case

A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 41, from London. The court said the Civil Partnership Act 2004 – which only applies to same-sex couples – is incompatible with […]

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WORLD – European MPs spend night on migrant ship in desperate bid to secure dock

A group of five European politicians spent Sunday night on a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean with hundreds of migrants on board, in a desperate bid to secure a port for the vessel to dock. The lawmakers — three Germans, one Portuguese and one Spaniard — spent four hours on board the rescue ship […]

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ZIMBABWE – President Mnangagwa says he was ‘inches’ from Bulawayo explosion

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack at a rally in the city of Bulawayo. Mnangagwa said an object “exploded a few inches away from me – but it is not my time”. Video footage from White City Stadium shows an explosion happening close to Mnangagwa as he was leaving the stage […]

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SINGAPORE – Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

President Donald Trump landed in Singapore on Sunday evening, joining North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the island city-state ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a Tuesday sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal. Air Force One touched down at a military […]

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CANADA – Summit on

QUEBEC, Canada – Divisions between Donald Trump and the other leaders of the G7 nations have been laid bare at a summit in Canada. The United States (US) president said Russia should be readmitted to the group of major industrialised nations following its expulsion for annexing Crimea. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European […]

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GUATEMALA – Search suspended

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala – The search for survivors from deadly eruptions of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to dangerous conditions for rescue workers, as the death toll from the disaster reached 100, authorities said. Residents should stay away from the still-dangerous area, said David de Leon, a spokesman for […]

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GUATEMALA – Fresh eruption

GUATEMALA CITY – Emergency services in Guatemala are evacuating areas around the Fuego volcano after a new eruption sent lava spewing down its south side. At least 72 deaths have been reported since the volcano first erupted on Sunday, with many others missing. Authorities say more than 1.7 million people have been affected by the […]

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GUATEMALA – Deadly eruption

EL RODEO, Guatemala — Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies Monday from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 62 and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with little or no time to flee […]

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WORLD – Outrage over ‘naked’ school choir in South Africa

MTHATHA – A “naked” choir performance by a group of South African schoolgirls has led to calls for investigation by the country’s education minister. Angie Motshekga said she was “extremely disappointed” after seeing footage of the Xhosa girls performing wearing only a small apron, known as an “inkciyo”. The basic education minister said it was […]

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ‘set on Trump summit’

It is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s “fixed will” that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead, state media say. This followed a surprise meeting on Saturday between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Trump had cancelled the June 12 summit citing North Korea’s “hostility” – but on Saturday […]

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US: Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the world had “lost a great opportunity for lasting peace”. He said his decision was because of “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement. The summit aimed at ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons and […]

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