One dead, several injured as train derails in Belgium

A passenger train derailment in Belgium killed one person and left at least 19 people injured on Saturday east of Brussels, police in the town of Leuven said. The emergency services at the scene have evacuated about 50 passengers, according to the national railway operator Infrabel. Some of them are seriously injured. Infrabel said in… Read More One dead, several injured as train derails in Belgium

Thousands of pro-migrant activists protest in Spanish city of Barcelona

Thousands of people have demonstrated in the Spanish city of Barcelona to demand the government allow more refugees into the country from war-hit areas such as Syria. Demonstrators carrying placards and banners accused the government of dragging its feet over the issue. They say it has not honoured its pledge made in 2015 to allow… Read More Thousands of pro-migrant activists protest in Spanish city of Barcelona

Two billion barrels of shale oil reserves discovered in Iran’s western province

Iran has found shale oil reserves of 2 billion barrels of light crude in its western Lorestan province, a senior official at the state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was quoted as saying on Saturday. “Based on studies, it is estimated that the shale oil reserves in Ghali Koh in Lorestan amount to 2 billion… Read More Two billion barrels of shale oil reserves discovered in Iran’s western province

Catholic Filipinos march against plans to reimpose death penalty, intensified drug war

Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals. Dubbed a “Walk for Life” prayer rally and endorsed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the gathering came just days after the… Read More Catholic Filipinos march against plans to reimpose death penalty, intensified drug war

Twenty-six people detained over car bomb attack in Turkey

Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor’s office said on Saturday. A vehicle loaded with explosives was remotely detonated late on Friday in the garden of a housing complex for judges and prosecutors, killing a child and wounding 17 people. A security guard… Read More Twenty-six people detained over car bomb attack in Turkey