Sunday, 24 Sep, 2023


Gunman kills three black people in Florida store

A gunman killed three black people in a racially motivated attack then killed himself in Jacksonville, Florida, the city's sheriff said. The man, described as white and in his early 20s, entered a Dollar General store and opened fire, triggering a standoff with police. Sheriff T

Ukraine air crash kills three pilots including ace 

One of Ukraine's most celebrated fighter pilots and two other airmen have been killed in a mid-air crash. Andrii Pilshchykov won fame taking part in dogfights over Kyiv during the early phase of Russia's invasion. The Ukrainian military called the airmen's deaths

Rescue ship saves 438 migrants in Mediterranean: NGO

The rescue ship Ocean Viking has saved 438 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean over the last two days, the organization that runs it, SOS Mediterranee, said Friday. The rescues took place in international waters off the coasts of Libya and Tunisia, the France-based NGO said.

Russia destroys drone near Moscow in latest attack

Russian air defence has repelled a new drone attack on Moscow, the city’s mayor said, the latest of several attempts to attack the Russian capital with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this week. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said early on Saturday that a drone was destroyed by air

Niger junta gives French envoy 48 hours to leave

Niger's coup leaders have given the French ambassador 48 hours to leave the country as bilateral ties continue to deteriorate rapidly. The junta said Sylvain Itte had refused to respond to an invitation to meet Niger's foreign minister. France, a former colonial power, said

Madagascar crush: 12 dead at island games' opening ceremony

At least 12 people have been killed in a crowd crush at a stadium in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, Prime Minister Christian Ntsay says. Another 80 people were hurt during the opening ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island Games at the Mahamasina stadium. "There were a lot

Denmark plans jail term for burning Quran in public

The Danish government has proposed a ban on setting the Quran alight in public after a series of burnings led to uproar in Muslim countries. Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard said such burnings harmed Denmark and risked the safety of Danes. The planned law will make improper

Historic Trump mugshot released after arrest in Atlanta, Georgia

Donald Trump has surrendered in Georgia on charges of plotting to overturn the state's 2020 election results in an arrest that saw the first ever mugshot of a former US president. Mr Trump had to pay a bail bond of $200,000 (£160,000) to be released from the Atlanta jail

Four dead after retired police officer opens fire at California biker bar

Four people are dead after a retired police officer opened fire in a popular California biker bar. The gunman shot dead three people and left six others with gunshot wounds before he was shot and killed by police. Officials have identified the gunman as 59-year-old John Snowling.

Former US President Donald Trump surrenders in Georgia election case

Former United States President Donald Trump has surrendered himself to authorities in the state of Georgia, where he faces criminal charges related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The Republican leader flew down from his residence in Bedminster, New Jersey, to appear at the

BRICS to admit six new members next year

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that the BRICS club of emerging nations will admit six new members, including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran, at the start of next year. "We have decided to invite the Argentine Republic, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the

Owner of Pakistan cable car arrested by police

Police in Pakistan have arrested the owner of a cable car that left eight people stranded and dangling over a ravine when it malfunctioned. The incident in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa sparked a massive rescue operation lasting more than 12 hours. Officers detained Gul Zareen on multiple

US approves potential $500m sale of military equipment to Taiwan

The United States government has approved a potential $500m sale of military equipment to Taiwan, a move likely to stir simmering tensions with China. Nevertheless, in a statement (PDF) on Wednesday, the US Department of State sought to quell concerns about the proposed sale, which

North Korea’s second spy satellite launch ends in failure

North Korea’s attempt to send a military spy satellite into orbit has ended in failure for a second time. The launch took place in the early hours of Thursday morning, the first day of a week-long launch window, but failed because of a problem with the third stage of the rocket

Japan poised to release of Fukushima radioactive water

Japan will start releasing treated radioactive water from the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in a matter of hours, despite continued controversy. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on Thursday that weather and sea conditions were suitable and that it

Wagner chief Prigozhin reported dead in jet crash

Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Russian mercenary force Wagner, was listed among 10 passengers reported killed when a private jet crashed north of Moscow. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash, which occurred exactly two months after Prigozhin led his fighters in a

India makes history with south pole Moon landing

Chandrayaan-3’s lander touches down on the lunar surface, making India the first country to successfully land a spacecraft near the Moon’s south pole. All previous missions to the Moon have touched down near the equator - but exploring the south pole is key to the hunt for

India: 17 killed after railway bridge collapses in Mizoram

At least 17 labourers working on a railway bridge being built across a ravine in India's eastern Mizoram state were killed when it collapsed on Wednesday, officials said, with others reported missing. Video footage posted by Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga showed a metal frame

Thaksin Shinawatra hospitalized on first night in Thai jail

Thailand's former leader Thaksin Shinawatra was moved to a police hospital overnight after feeling unwell on his first night in jail Wednesday. "The prison asked doctors and nurses to diagnose him and they recommended referring the case to the police hospital for the safety of

Greece wildfire kills 18 suspected asylum seekers in Dadia region

Eighteen people believed to be refugees have been found dead in a forest in northeastern Greece where a wildfire had been raging, according to the fire department. The bodies were found near the national park of Dadia, a region bordering Turkey that is a frequent entry point for