Judge orders Peru’s former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to ten days imprisonment

A Peruvian judge ordered the arrest of former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday while also authorizing a search of several properties as part of a probe into a bribery scheme linked to scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht. Kuczynski underwent medical exams accompanied by police in the afternoon as part of official procedures prior to an… Read More Judge orders Peru’s former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to ten days imprisonment

Gunman killed during shootout following robbery at Albanian international airport

Police killed one of several gunmen in an exchange of fire on Tuesday after they broke into Albania’s international airport and drove away with a shipment of money, police said. The masked and armed thieves smashed through an entrance used by the fire services to get access to the cash shipment and fled with the… Read More Gunman killed during shootout following robbery at Albanian international airport

Six dead as torrential rains hit Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro

Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least six people and sowing chaos in Brazil’s second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm that the mayor described as absolutely abnormal. A woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter were buried in a mudslide as they rode in a taxi, and… Read More Six dead as torrential rains hit Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro

Three dead, eight injured as fire torches shopping center in Bangkok

A fire at a shopping center in Bangkok killed three people and injured at least eight, police said on Wednesday, adding that firefighters had brought the blaze under control. The Central World Complex, which includes a shopping mall and a hotel frequented by tourists, was evacuated, said operator Central Pattana. The hotel remained open but… Read More Three dead, eight injured as fire torches shopping center in Bangkok

New Zealand lawmakers vote to amend gun laws following Christchurch massacre

Lawmakers in New Zealand voted almost unanimously on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after its worst peacetime mass shooting, in which 50 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. Parliament passed the gun reform bill, the first substantial changes to New Zealand’s gun laws in decades, by 119… Read More New Zealand lawmakers vote to amend gun laws following Christchurch massacre

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins re-election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed. With more than 97 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party looked likely to muster enough support to… Read More Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins re-election