Three injured following explosion at ammunition factory in Serbia

Three workers sustained light injuries in a strong explosion that rocked an ammunition plant’s facilities in the Serbian town of Cacak on Saturday evening, state RTS television reported. Police blocked access to the factory and ambulances and fire fighters were seen nearby, a reporter at the site said, adding there was a smell of explosives… Read More Three injured following explosion at ammunition factory in Serbia

Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran’s presidential election

Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured victory as expected on Saturday in Iran’s presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions. With all 28.9 million ballots counted, Raisi was elected with a tally of 17.9 million, Interior Minister Abdolreza… Read More Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran’s presidential election

Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub. Editor-in-chief Ryan Law 47 and chief executive officer Cheung Kim-hung 59 were among five Apple Daily executives… Read More Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Four dead, injured following plane crash in Siberia

Four people were killed and four badly injured on Saturday when a small plane crashed in Russia’s Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia, the local emergency medical service said. TASS news agency earlier said at least seven people were killed when the twin-engine L-410 crashed near the Tanay aerodrome, which provides parachuting services. It also cited… Read More Four dead, injured following plane crash in Siberia

UN calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar, urges military junta to release political detainees

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The General Assembly adopted a resolution with the support of 119 countries several months after the military overthrew… Read More UN calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar, urges military junta to release political detainees

Twenty-seven dead, thirteen injured following bus accident involving Hochschild Mining workers in Peru

Hochschild Mining said on Friday that 27 workers were killed while 13 more injured in a road accident in Peru involving a bus operated by one of the precious metals miner’s contractors. The bus was transporting workers from Hochschild’s Pallancata operation to the city of Arequipa in the south of Peru, the London-listed miner said.… Read More Twenty-seven dead, thirteen injured following bus accident involving Hochschild Mining workers in Peru

One student found dead as army rescue seven abducted in northwest Nigeria

One student from a group of dozens abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria this week has been found dead, the army said on Friday, adding it had rescued five students and two teachers. Gunmen raided the school in Kebbi state in broad daylight on Thursday in the latest case of mass abductions in the… Read More One student found dead as army rescue seven abducted in northwest Nigeria