Ten dead as Tropical Storm Iota moves towards Central America

As Tropical Storm Iota barrels toward Central America, ten people were killed or reported missing in a landslide in Guatemala, authorities said on Saturday, in the latest disaster triggered by this year’s unprecedented hurricane season. Iota is expected to intensify to hurricane strength or just short of it by the time it smashes into the… Read More Ten dead as Tropical Storm Iota moves towards Central America

Egypt showcases over 100 coffins dating back 2,500 years

Egypt on Saturday showcased more than 100 coffins dating back 2,500 years, the latest and largest find this year in the vast burial ground of the Saqqara Necropolis. The 6th Dynasty coffins – sealed, finely painted and well-preserved – were of a higher quality than previous finds there, said the secretary-general of the supreme council… Read More Egypt showcases over 100 coffins dating back 2,500 years

Trump administration moves to finalize sale of oil drilling leases before presidential inauguration of Joe Biden

The Trump Administration will take key steps to finalize a sale of oil drilling leases in the sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska just before Democrat Joseph Biden, who opposes drilling there, becomes president, a government spokeswoman said on Friday. The White House will be sending out a call for nominations in coming… Read More Trump administration moves to finalize sale of oil drilling leases before presidential inauguration of Joe Biden

Armenians set houses on fire before handover of village to Azerbaijan

Still wearing the camouflage fatigues in which he had fought against Azeri forces a week earlier, Arsen, an ethnic Armenian, lit a fire on Saturday under his sister’s dining room table in the small village of Charektar. As the flames took hold with the help of strips of cardboard, he used a wooden chair to… Read More Armenians set houses on fire before handover of village to Azerbaijan

Thousands protest in Thailand demanding resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha

Thousands of people protested in Bangkok on Saturday in the latest in months of anti-government demonstrations that have also called for reforms to Thailand’s powerful monarchy. A few kilometres away, thousands of royalists gathered in yellow shirts and waved Thai flags as they waited to greet King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who was expected to attend a… Read More Thousands protest in Thailand demanding resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha

Two explosions reported in different cities in Ethiopia’s Amhara state

Two airports in Ethiopia’s Amhara state which neighbours Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said, as an 11-day conflict widened. The airport in Gondar in Amhara state, which neighbours Tigray, was hit on Friday, while another rocket aimed at the Bahir Dar airport… Read More Two explosions reported in different cities in Ethiopia’s Amhara state

Vietnam makes preparations for Typhoon Vamco as death toll in Philippines rises to 53

Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall in the country’s central coast early on Sunday, as the death toll in the Philippines rose to 53 from that country’s deadliest storm this year. Packing winds of up to 165 kph (103 mph), Vamco is forecast to hit a swathe of Vietnam’s coast from Ha… Read More Vietnam makes preparations for Typhoon Vamco as death toll in Philippines rises to 53