Three dead, manhunt launched following shooting in Texas

Police in Austin, Texas, launched a manhunt on Sunday for a suspect, possibly a former county detective, after three people were shot dead in an apartment complex earlier in the day. The killings, which followed a spate of mass shootings in the United States, prompted authorities to lock down the surrounding area, which includes a… Read More Three dead, manhunt launched following shooting in Texas

Russia expels twenty Czech diplomats in retaliatory act over ammunition depot explosion allegations

Moscow expelled 20 Czech diplomats on Sunday in a confrontation over Czech allegations that two Russian spies accused of a nerve agent poisoning in Britain in 2018 were behind an earlier explosion at a Czech ammunition depot that killed two people. Prague had on Saturday ordered out 18 Russian diplomats, prompting Russia to vow on… Read More Russia expels twenty Czech diplomats in retaliatory act over ammunition depot explosion allegations

Malawian labour minister fired, officials arrested over misuse of coronavirus funds

Fourteen people, including senior officials, have been arrested in Malawi and Labour Minister Ken Kandodo has been sacked over misuse of COVID-19 funds, President Lazarus Chakwera and police said on Sunday. Chakwera said in a televised address he had commissioned an audit into how 6.2 billion Malawian kwacha (an equivalent of $7.95 million) intended for… Read More Malawian labour minister fired, officials arrested over misuse of coronavirus funds

Rockets hit Iraqi military base housing U.S. contractors

At least five rockets hit the Iraqi military air base at Balad north of Baghdad on Sunday, wounding two Iraqi soldiers, the Iraqi military said in a statement. Security officials had said earlier that the Katyusha rockets had fallen on the area of the base that houses U.S. contractors, and that no casualties had been… Read More Rockets hit Iraqi military base housing U.S. contractors

No damages reported as double earthquake hits Taiwan

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake quickly followed by another at 6.2 struck eastern Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, with no reports of damage. The first quake, which shook buildings in the capital Taipei, had a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) with its epicentre in Hualien county on Taiwan’s sparsely populated and mountainous… Read More No damages reported as double earthquake hits Taiwan

At least fourteen rebels killed following gunfire exchange with Colombian army

Some 14 rebels and one Colombian soldier have been killed in combat between guerrillas and the Andean country’s military, army sources said on Saturday. Fourteen members of the Carlos Patino front – founded by former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels who reject a 2016 peace deal – were killed in the confrontations in… Read More At least fourteen rebels killed following gunfire exchange with Colombian army

Iran names suspect in connection to Natanz nuclear facility explosion

Iran on Saturday named a man it wants arrested in connection with a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant, as talks got underway in Vienna to try to save Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. “Reza Karimi, the perpetrator of this sabotage… has been identified” by Iran’s intelligence ministry,… Read More Iran names suspect in connection to Natanz nuclear facility explosion