Myanmar’s Supreme Court to rule on appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than 16 months in detention since they were arrested in December… Read More Myanmar’s Supreme Court to rule on appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins presidential election

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the second round of a presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko by a landslide, a final national exit poll showed on Sunday. The poll said Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote and that Poroshenko had won just 25 percent of the vote. Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko… Read More Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins presidential election

Fourteen dead, five injured as heavy rains trigger landslide in Colombia

At least 14 people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country’s disaster relief agency said on Sunday. The landslide, which was caused by heavy rains, took place in the early hours of the morning in a rural area of Rosas municipality, the agency said… Read More Fourteen dead, five injured as heavy rains trigger landslide in Colombia

Hundreds killed, injured as bomb attacks hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. The government declared a curfew in Colombo and blocked… Read More Hundreds killed, injured as bomb attacks hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Two arrested over murder of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region’s 21-year-old peace deal. Lyra McKee, 29, an award-winning journalist who was writing a book on the disappearance of young… Read More Two arrested over murder of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Nine persons in critical condition following fire incident at Russia’s NKNK petrochemical complex

Nine people were hospitalized in critical condition after a fire engulfed Russia’s Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) petrochemical complex in the Republic of Tatarstan on Friday, TASS news agency reported citing the local health ministry. A spokesman for the emergencies ministry confirmed that in total 17 people had incurred burns “of different degrees” in the fire in the… Read More Nine persons in critical condition following fire incident at Russia’s NKNK petrochemical complex

Sudan prosecutor launches money laundering investigations against ousted President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday. The source said that military intelligence had searched Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000 and six million euros, as… Read More Sudan prosecutor launches money laundering investigations against ousted President Omar al-Bashir

Gunmen attack communications ministry in Afghanistan

Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban. Saturday’s attack began shortly before midday with an explosion at the entrance to the multi-storey building housing the… Read More Gunmen attack communications ministry in Afghanistan