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Record Afghan civilian casualties

Record Afghan civilian casualties

An “unprecedented” number of civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan from July to September this year, the United Nations said in a new report released yesterday, calling the violence “totally...

October 18, 2019, Friday


Former SS guard, 93, ‘sorry’ for 5,000 deaths

Former SS guard, 93, ‘sorry’ for 5,000 deaths

A former SS guard, 93, said he was sorry for his actions as he went on trial in Germany yesterday for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp during World War I...

October 18, 2019, Friday


Saharan ant world’s fastest

Saharan ant world’s fastest

It’s official: The Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimeters — nearly a meter — per second, researchers said yesterday....

October 18, 2019, Friday


Impeachment Rep dies

Impeachment Rep dies

US Representative Elijah Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump, died yesterday at age 68....

October 18, 2019, Friday


Jail for child sex

Jail for child sex

A Thai trafficker has been sentenced to a record 374 years in jail for child trafficking in a ruling that lawyers say will send a deterrent to other criminals....

October 18, 2019, Friday


Duterte crashes

Duterte crashes

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident as he was reaching for his shoe, senior aides of the 74-year-old said yesterday....

October 18, 2019, Friday


UK parliament holds the key as Britain and EU secure Brexit deal

UK parliament holds the key as Britain and EU secure Brexit deal

Britain secured a Brexit deal with the European Union yesterday, more than three years after Britons voted to leave the bloc, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson must still win a knife-edge vote in parliament ...

October 18, 2019, Friday


‘Good’ Brexit deal still on the table

‘Good’ Brexit deal still on the table

BRITAIN’S Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday told senior ministers a “good” Brexit deal was still on the table but further talks were required to cement an agreement. The last-ditch talks to secure ...

October 17, 2019, Thursday


Erdogan talks tough over US sanctions threat

Erdogan talks tough over US sanctions threat

Russia offered yesterday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, ahead of a mission by US Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a ceasefire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters....

October 17, 2019, Thursday


India religious battle near end

India religious battle near end

The end, perhaps, is now nigh in the epic legal dispute over a religious site that has sparked thousands of deaths, with India’s top court wrapping up hearings yesterday....

October 17, 2019, Thursday




 

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