Friday, 7 Aug 2020

World News

Air India crash: Mass panic as aircraft plummets into gorge – video

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The plane was coming in from Dubai and it overshot the runway as it landed. Horrifying footage of the scene shows the fuselage split into two. A police official has confirmed two […]

Red paint leaves protesters facing life in jail

Protesters in Utah who splashed paint on a prosecutor’s office could be given life sentences after they were accused of acting as a “gang”. Salt Lake City District Attorney Sim Gill, whose office was targeted by Black Lives Matter marchers issued the charges. Critics, including the city’s mayor, have called the felony charges excessive. The […]

UN warns of humanitarian crisis after Beirut blast

UN agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis in Lebanon after Tuesday’s devastating blast in Beirut. Lebanon was already suffering a major economic downturn before the explosion, which left at least 154 people dead, 5,000 injured and 300,000 homeless. The World Food Programme said the damage to Beirut’s port would interrupt food supplies and push […]

US: Trump's attacks on mail-in votes could cost Republicans

Local Republican officials fear Trump’s attacks could hurt them as Democrats request ballots at higher rates. With less than 90 days until election day, Republicans are scrambling to counter the effects of United States President Donald Trump’s verbal war on mail ballots amid growing evidence that it has helped Democrats heading into the crucial November […]

Poland to push ahead with limits on foreign media ownership, sources say

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland is ready to craft rules to reduce foreign ownership of media outlets such as newspapers and TV channels, while making further changes to the judiciary, Poland’s de facto leader has signaled, raising the prospect of fresh battles with the EU. The leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party Jaroslaw […]

U.N. condemns air strikes in Yemen that reportedly killed children

ADEN (Reuters) – An unconfirmed but large number of civilians, including children, were killed in air strikes in northern Yemen on Thursday, the United Nations said. Field reports indicate that as many as nine children were killed and seven children and two women were injured, humanitarian coordination agency UNOCHA said in a statement on Friday […]

Erdogan says Turkey restarted energy exploration in east Mediterranean

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey had resumed energy exploration work in the eastern Mediterranean as Greece had not kept its promises regarding such activities in the region. NATO members Turkey and Greece have long been at loggerheads over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon resources and tensions flared up last month, […]