Multiple fatalities reported following hostage standoff in Oregon

A suspect was shot dead by police and there were “multiple fatalities” in a reported hostage situation at a home in Salem, Oregon on Monday, but no officers were injured, police reported. Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in southeast Salem at 12:30 p.m. and a trained negotiator talked with the suspect by… Read More Multiple fatalities reported following hostage standoff in Oregon

Uber wins legal battle to restore London operating license

Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence which was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled on Monday that the company was a fit and proper operator despite “historical failings”. Transport for London (TfL) refused to grant the Silicon Valley-based company a new licence in 2019 due to… Read More Uber wins legal battle to restore London operating license

At least twenty-one people killed following fresh clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

At least 21 people were killed on Monday in a second day of heavy clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh that reportedly involved air power, missiles and heavy armour. The fiercest fighting in years between the two former Soviet republics has revived concern over stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor… Read More At least twenty-one people killed following fresh clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

U.S. judge blocks order banning TikTok downloads on app stores

A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that was set to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington issued the preliminary injunction in a brief order late on Sunday. He declined… Read More U.S. judge blocks order banning TikTok downloads on app stores

India’s President Ram Nath Kovind signs three controversial agricultural bills into law amid protests

India’s president on Sunday approved three controversial agricultural bills amid nationwide protests by farmers who say the new laws will stunt their bargaining power and instead allow large retailers to have control over pricing. Farmers’ organisations say one of the three laws could lead to the government stopping buying grain at guaranteed prices, a move… Read More India’s President Ram Nath Kovind signs three controversial agricultural bills into law amid protests

Several dead, injured following clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday over the volatile Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting concern about instability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines transporting oil and gas to world markets. The breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh said that 16 of its servicemen were killed and more than 100 wounded in the clashes. Both sides,… Read More Several dead, injured following clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

Sixteen dead following accident at coal mine in China

Sixteen people were killed in a southwest China coal mine accident on Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said, the latest accident in a country with a poor history of industrial safety. China’s mines are among the deadliest in the world. There were excessive levels of carbon monoxide in the mine, which trapped 17 miners… Read More Sixteen dead following accident at coal mine in China

U.S. President Donald Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nomination

President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and she pledged to become a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia, setting another milestone in Trump’s rightward shift of the top U.S. judicial body. Trump’s announcement during a flag-festooned White House Rose Garden ceremony – with… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nomination