Photojournalist Ariana Drehsler was stopped for a secondary screening three separate times in one week while crossing the US-Mexico border to cover the migrant caravan in Tijuana this winter – unaware that the journey she had taken countless times before was suddenly more complicated because her name was logged in a …read more
A bus carrying 51 schoolchildren has allegedly been hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan in Italy.
The children, some of them tied up, were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus and no-one was badly hurt. Fourteen people suffered smoke inhalation.
The driver, a …read more
🇪🇺 European Council President Says Brexit Delay Is Only Possible if 🇬🇧 U.K. Parliament Passes Deal Next Week
European Council President Donald Tusk has given a tentative greenlight to Britain’s request to delay Brexit but says EU approval comes with a condition.
Tusk said Wednesday “that a short extension will be possible, but it will be conditional on a positive vote” in the U.K. parliament on …read more
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's sentence for genocide has been increased by appeal judges at a UN court in the Hague, Netherlands, from 40 years to life imprisonment.
In 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced Karadzic to 40 years in prison for genocide over the …read more
🇲🇿 Mozambique rescue teams struggle to save thousands as 🌀 post-cyclone flood waters continue to rise
Rescue teams in Mozambique are struggling to reach the thousands of people stranded on roofs and in trees and urgently need more helicopters and boats as post-cyclone flood waters continue to rise.
Mozambique, which was hit by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, has declared a state of emergency and is …read more
Google has been fined €1.49bn (£1.28bn) by the European Commission for abusing its monopoly in online advertising.
The latest fine takes the total the company has been fined by the EU competition commission to €8.24bn over the past two years, for abusing its power in markets, ranging …read more
Kazakhstan’s new interim President was sworn in on March 20 following the shock resignation of the country’s long-time ruler and in his first official act renamed the capital after his predecessor.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took office in a pomp-filled ceremony less than 24 hours after Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only …read more
Britain has asked E.U. leaders to delay Brexit until June 30, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament on March 20, on eve of an E.U. summit in Brussels.
Ms May said she had written to E.U. President Donald Tusk “informing him that the U.K. seeks an …read more
The annual India Pakistan maritime dialogue has been cancelled due to recent tensions between the two countries.
“The dialogue was scheduled to be held from March 19-21. However, it now stands cancelled,” a defence source confirmed.
The dialogue is chaired by Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency based …read more
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week's deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch.
In one of her first interviews since then, she told that she rejected the idea that a rise in immigration was fuelling …read more
An earthquake struck southwestern Turkey around 9:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, rattling towns and startling residents.
The quake had a magnitude of 5.7, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and was followed by two smaller aftershocks.
The epicentre was centred on the town of …read more
Germany has initiated a move at the European Union to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, days after China blocked a bid at the United Nations to ban him, diplomatic sources said.
Germany was in touch with several member-nations of the European Union to list Azhar as …read more
A 3,000-year-old carved stone tablet from Babylonia, which promises a curse on those who would destroy it, is to be flown home from Britain after being looted during the Iraq War.
British Museum boss Hartwig Fischer handed over the priceless work to Iraqi Ambassador Salih Husain Ali during a …read more
Women took another step forward in the still male-dominated world of science Tuesday, as American Karen Uhlenbeck won the Abel Prize in mathematics for her work on partial differential equations.
"Karen Uhlenbeck receives the Abel Prize 2019 for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically …read more
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