Alberto after landfall: Threat of heavy rains, flooding

1 year ago AP 0
Subtropical Storm Alberto rumbled inland Monday after its Memorial Day strike on the Gulf Coast, driving holiday beach-goers away amid heavy rains that raised a dangerous flood threat around the South. Forecasters warned that heavy downpours from the vast storm system are increasing the potential for life-threatening flash floods across north Florida, much of Alabama and Read More

Amid Nuclear Doubt, China To Host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

1 year ago REUTERS 0
China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major powers scramble to save Iran’s nuclear deal after the United States pulled out. Rouhani will pay a working visit to China and attend the summit of the Read More

Trump says summit with Kim may still happen

1 year ago AFP 0
One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the meeting with Mr. Kim Jong-un could go ahead after all — and would “likely” happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12. The summit would be an unprecedented meeting between a sitting U.S. President Read More

Ireland votes in ‘once-in-a-generation’ abortion referendum

1 year ago REUTERS 0
Ireland began voting on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only two decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative. Polls suggest Irish voters are set to overturn one of the world’s strictest bans on terminations. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, in favour of Read More

War, displacement reshuffle Syria’s demographic map

1 year ago AFP 0
Seven years of war and massive displacement have redrawn Syria’s demographic map, erecting borders between the country’s ethnic, religious, and political communities that will be hard to erase. Displaced Syrians, analysts, and rights defenders have described to AFP a divided country where regime opponents have been driven out, minorities stick closer together and communities generally have Read More

Body of Pakistan teenager killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

1 year ago PTI 0
The funeral prayers were offered here on Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas after her body arrived in the port city of Karachia. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff who were killed on Friday at Santa Fe High School. The alleged shooter is 17-year-old Read More

Beijing’s South China Sea bombers fly in the face of protests

1 year ago AFP 0
China’s brazen landing of nuclear-capable bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea is a bold power play to bolster its territorial claims while rivals are divided and the US distracted by North Korea, analysts say. China attracted diplomatic protests after long-range H-6K bombers carried out landing and takeoff drills at an unidentified island airstrip Read More

Cuba crash: Safety complaints emerge against plane company

1 year ago AP 0
Mexico government to carry out an operational audit of Damojh airlines Mexico’s government said late on Saturday that its National Civil Aviation Authority will carry out an operational audit of Damojh airlines to see if its “current operating conditions continue meeting regulations” and to help collect information for the investigation into Friday’s crash in Cuba Read More

Nicolas Maduro re-elected Venezuela President amid outcry over vote

1 year ago Reuters 0
Venezuela’s election board, run by Maduro loyalists, said he took 5.8 million votes, versus 1.8 million for his closest challenger Henri Falcon Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a Read More

In a first, China lands strategic bombers in SCS

1 year ago PTI 0
An irate US has said the move will “raise tensions and destabilise the region.” China has for the first time landed strategic bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea (SCS), drawing sharp reaction from the United States which said that the move will “raise tensions and destabilise the region.” China’s air force Read More