A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 shook southeastern Taiwan on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of damage and no power outages. The quake had a depth of 7.3 km (4.5 miles) with its epicentre in Taitung county, a sparsely populated part of the island, the Taiwan weather bureau said. Taitung county commissioner April… Read More Magnitude-6.4 earthquake strikes southeastern Taiwan
A man died in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe after heavy rainfall tied to tropical storm Fiona caused flooding on Friday night, local authorities said on Twitter on Saturday. The man was found dead on Saturday after his house was swept away by floods in the Basse-Terre district, the local Prefect said.
President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Russia had reached a deal resolving a dispute over a nuclear power plant being built at Akkuyu in southern Turkey, reinstating a Turkish contractor, broadcaster NTV and other media said on Saturday. “A deal has been reached regarding Akkuyu,” Erdogan was quoted as telling reporters after a visit to… Read More Turkey, Russia reach resolution deal on nuclear plant dispute
Senegalese President Macky Sall reinstated the post of prime minister on Saturday, appointing a former economy minister to the job two months after a tense legislative election in which Sall’s ruling coalition lost its comfortable majority. Amadou Ba, a 61-year-old taxation specialist who has also served as foreign minister, was named as the West African… Read More Senegal’s President Macky Sall appoints former economy minister Amadou Ba as prime minister
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a special typhoon warning on Saturday for Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s main islands, as the region braces for a powerful and potentially destructive super typhoon. The warning came after the weather agency earlier in the day urged residents to evacuate parts of the Kyushu, ahead of… Read More Japan issues special warning as Typhoon Nanmadol approaches
Sudan’s military leaders agreed on the appointment of a prime minister and head of state by civilian political forces, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo said in a statement on Friday, following a meeting with head of state General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The generals reaffirmed statements from this summer that the military “would exit the political scene… Read More Sudan’s military leaders agree to civilians naming prime minister, head of state
A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 14 people and injured seven in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday, as rescue workers searched the disaster site to try to find a further 10 missing people. Rescuers had pulled the dead and injured from the silt- covered wreckage of five houses buried under mud… Read More At least fourteen dead, ten missing as heavy rains trigger landslide in western Nepal
A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback for technology industry groups that say the measure would turn platforms into bastions of dangerous content. The 3-0 ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in… Read More U.S. appeals court upholds Texas law barring regulation of online speech by Big Tech companies