One dead, dozens injured following explosions at fireworks warehouse at shopping mall in Armenia

Blasts ripped through a fireworks warehouse in a shopping mall in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported, killing one and injuring more than 50 people. Video footage showed thick grey smoke rising above a building, followed by an explosion that sent people running from the scene. People were trying to… Read More One dead, dozens injured following explosions at fireworks warehouse at shopping mall in Armenia

Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62

India’s best-known stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, dubbed the country’s Warren Buffett, died on Sunday, prompting an outpouring of tributes for a self-made billionaire whose fortunes rose with the country’s economy. Jhunjhunwala died at the age of 62, a week after the launch of his budget airline, Akasa Air. He had looked and sounded frail promoting… Read More Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62

Seven injured following gun attack on bus conveying Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem

A gunman wounded seven people aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli police and witnesses said. The shooter later turned himself into Israeli authorities, according to a statement by the police, which did not identify him. Israeli media reported the assailant was a Palestinian from east Jerusalem.… Read More Seven injured following gun attack on bus conveying Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem

Dozens dead, injured following fire incident at Coptic church in Egypt

At least 41 people were killed and 45 injured in a fire inside a church in the Egyptian city of Giza on Sunday, two security sources said. An electrical fire broke out just before 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) during Mass as 5,000 people gathered at the Coptic Abu Sifin church in the Imbaba neighbourhood, the… Read More Dozens dead, injured following fire incident at Coptic church in Egypt

U.S. delegation visits Taiwan amid China tensions

A U.S. lawmaker delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day visit during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to come amid continued military tensions with the island’s giant neighbour China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has been holding military drills around the island… Read More U.S. delegation visits Taiwan amid China tensions

Eleven dead, sixteen injured as rival cartels clash in Mexican border city of Juarez

Hundreds of Mexican soldiers were sent to the border city of Juarez Friday after a prison face-off between members of two rival cartels caused a riot and shootouts that killed 11 people, most of them civilians, authorities said. Los Chapos, members of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel formerly led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and local… Read More Eleven dead, sixteen injured as rival cartels clash in Mexican border city of Juarez

Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velazquez announces resignation following corruption allegations

Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velazquez on Friday said he would resign and withdraw his candidacy for the presidency, after being blacklisted by the United States for alleged “significant” acts of corruption. Velazquez denied the accusation but said that, to protect his party, he would submit his resignation next week. “I speak with the calm that… Read More Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velazquez announces resignation following corruption allegations

Twelve dead, six injured following mass shooting in western Montenegro

Twelve people including a gunman were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday, according to local media reports, while another six were injured. Police at the scene in the western Montenegrin city of Cetinje declined to comment on the incident. The media reports said a man from Cetinje had opened fire at random… Read More Twelve dead, six injured following mass shooting in western Montenegro