Eight military personnel die in Cuba plane crash
A plane crash in western Cuba on Saturday killed eight military personnel, the ministry in charge of the island´s...
20 die in Colombia building collapse
Twenty people died in the collapse of a residential building in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena, the mayor...
Trump marks tough first 100 days, facing sober realities
Donald Trump marked his 100th day in the White House on Saturday facing the sober realities of a presidency...
Eight military personnel die in Cuba plane crash
A plane crash in western Cuba on Saturday killed eight military personnel, the ministry in charge of the island´s armed forces said. The Russian-made AN-26 aircraft crashed in a mountainous region of western Artemisa province, killing all eight on board including the plane’s crew, the Revolutionary Armed Forces ministry... Read more
20 die in Colombia building collapse
Twenty people died in the collapse of a residential building in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena, the mayor said on Twitter Saturday after a two-day rescue operation. The tragedy occurred Thursday, when the six-story building came crashing down for reasons that are being investigated, the Red Cross told... Read more
Trump marks tough first 100 days, facing sober realities
Donald Trump marked his 100th day in the White House on Saturday facing the sober realities of a presidency stamped by disruption, confusion and a struggle to convert campaign promises into tangible achievements. That hasn´t stopped the president — who has both hyped and dismissed the significance of the... Read more
Car bomb blast kills three in central Baghdad: medics
A car bomb attack on a traffic police compound in central Baghdad Friday killed at least three people and wounded seven, security and medical sources said. The blast took place in Karrada, a neighbourhood that has been repeatedly targeted in recent years. “At least three people were killed and... Read more
Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid
A woman was shot by police in London during an anti-terror raid on Thursday following an intelligence operation, the city´s Metropolitan Police said. The woman in her twenties was shot at an address in north-west London during an “ongoing counter terrorism investigation”, police said in a statement. She was... Read more
Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast: authorities
A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board were evacuated, Turkey’s coastal safety authority said. The ship, identified as the Liman, collided with the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H, the authority said on... Read more
Venezuela opposition defiant as protesters shot dead
Venezuela’s opposition vowed no letup Tuesday in its bid to remove leftist President Nicolas Maduro from power, even as more protesters were shot dead in an increasingly violent political crisis. Maduro’s center-right rivals said they would go ahead with new street protests Wednesday, despite a wave of unrest that... Read more
Iran nuclear deal under review as uncertainty grows
Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord’s future under US President Donald Trump. The regular quarterly meeting was expected to hear, as Washington confirmed last week, that Iran is sticking to its side... Read more
Indian Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in Chhattisgarh
Suspected Maoist rebels killed 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six on Monday in a remote part of central India in one of the deadliest attacks of a long-running conflict. The soldiers were guarding road workers in the Sukma district of Chhattisgargh state, a hotbed of insurgent violence, when they... Read more
UN should consider ´stronger sanctions´ on N.Korea: Trump
The UN Security Council has to be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, US President Donald Trump said Monday, calling the status quo “unacceptable.” “This is a real threat to the world,” Trump said while hosting UN Security Council ambassadors at... Read more
15 Indians killed in ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ dropped in eastern Afghanistan
15 Indian nationals among the 96 militants killed when the US military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on in eastern Afghanistan. According to Kabul-based Pajhwok Afghan News agency quoted an unnamed security official as saying that “15 Indian were also among those killed in eastern Afghanistan”. The security... Read more
140 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack
As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least... Read more
French artist succeeds in ‘hatching eggs’
French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks. Poincheval embarked on his latest project in late March of imitating a mother hen by incubating some... Read more
UN chief holds first meeting with Trump
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday held a brief first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, ahead of a visit of Security Council ambassadors to Washington next week. Guterres, who took over from Ban Ki-moon in January, also met with the US national... Read more