Italian court jails Ukrainian fighter over 2014 killing of photojournalist

An Italian court sentenced a Ukrainian man to 24 years in jail on Friday over his role in the 2014 killing of an Italian photographer covering fighting between pro-Russian forces and Ukrainian troops. Journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian colleague Andrey Mironov were killed after they were hit by mortar fire near the town of… Read More Italian court jails Ukrainian fighter over 2014 killing of photojournalist

Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local… Read More Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Quim Torra, will be tried for disobedience after he failed to obey an order to remove separatist propaganda from public offices during election campaigning, the regional court said on Friday. During campaigning for national and local elections in April and May regional leaders were required to remove… Read More Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States. North Korea has long called for a peace deal with the United States to normalize relations and end… Read More North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Fifteen dead, six missing as rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

More than 20 people have been killed or are missing due to landslides and floods as monsoon rains lashed Nepal, the government said on Friday. Heavy rains since Thursday have hit 20 of Nepal’s 77 districts, in the hills as well as in southern plains. A Home Ministry statement said 15 people had been killed,… Read More Fifteen dead, six missing as rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

Seven deaed, scores injured as violent storm lashes northern Greece

At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops. Witnesses said the storm had come and gone in a matter of minutes. Winds of over 100 kph (60 mph) were reported on the Halkidiki… Read More Seven deaed, scores injured as violent storm lashes northern Greece

At least nine injured following massive fire at power station in Russia

A major fire broke out at a power station in the Moscow region on Thursday, injuring six to nine people, the energy ministry and Russian media reports said. Huge flames could be seen leaping into the sky from Thermal Power Station-27 in the Mytishchi district northeast of Moscow. An eyewitness quoted by the RIA news… Read More At least nine injured following massive fire at power station in Russia

Israeli troops mistakenly shoot dead Hamas security personnel at Gaza border

Israeli soldiers mistakenly shot a Hamas operative on Thursday who had been trying to prevent Palestinians from approaching the Israel-Gaza border, the Israeli military said. Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, said the man had been killed. The health ministry in Gaza said the dead Palestinian man was aged 28 and had… Read More Israeli troops mistakenly shoot dead Hamas security personnel at Gaza border