Japan tells residents to seek shelter as North Korea fires ballistic missile

Japan tells residents to seek shelter as North Korea fires ballistic missile

Issued on: 04/10/2022 – 01:18 Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan. The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile appeared to have flown over and past

Body of missing US mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found in Nepal Himalayas

Body of missing US mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found in Nepal Himalayas

Issued on: 28/09/2022 – 10:30 A search team retrieved the body of top US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson from the Himalayas on Wednesday, two days after she disappeared on the slopes of Nepal’s Manaslu peak. Nelson slipped and went missing while skiing down the world’s eighth-highest mountain, after a successful summit with her partner Jim

Dozens killed in Bangladesh ferry accident, several missing

Dozens killed in Bangladesh ferry accident, several missing

Issued on: 26/09/2022 – 01:14 At least 25 people were killed and dozens were missing after a boat packed with Hindu devotees sank on Sunday in Bangladesh, a local official said, in the worst waterways disaster to hit the country in more than a year. The bodies recovered so far included 12 women and eight children,

Nearly 200 whales die after being stranded on Australian beach

Nearly 200 whales die after being stranded on Australian beach

Issued on: 22/09/2022 – 05:08 About 200 pilot whales have perished after being stranded on an exposed, surf-swept beach on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, Australian rescuers said Thursday. Just 35 of the approximately 230 whales discovered on the beach the day before were still alive, the state’s wildlife service operations manager, Brendon Clark,

Putin, Xi to meet amid Central Asian security summit in Uzbekistan

Putin, Xi to meet amid Central Asian security summit in Uzbekistan

Issued on: 15/09/2022 – 04:26 Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and leaders from India and Central Asian nations headed to Uzbekistan on Thursday for a summit of a security group formed by Beijing and Moscow as a counterweight to U.S. influence. The meeting of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization comes at a time

UN chief says ‘never seen climate carnage’ like Pakistan floods

UN chief says 'never seen climate carnage' like Pakistan floods

Issued on: 10/09/2022 – 18:09 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Saturday that he has “never seen climate carnage” on such a scale as he toured parts of Pakistan hit by floods, blaming wealthier countries for the devastation. Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that covers an area the size of the United Kingdom

China quake toll tops 80 as rain, flash floods hamper rescue efforts

China quake toll tops 80 as rain, flash floods hamper rescue efforts

Issued on: 08/09/2022 – 10:51Modified: 08/09/2022 – 10:54 Rain, flash floods and mudslides threatened the search for dozens of people still missing on Thursday, days after a strong earthquake rocked mountainous southwest China, killing at least 82. The magnitude 6.6 quake hit about 43 kilometres (26 miles) southeast of the city of Kangding in Sichuan

Water rising ‘a few feet per day’: Survivors recount Pakistan floods

Water rising 'a few feet per day’: Survivors recount Pakistan floods

Issued on: 05/09/2022 – 09:56 More than 1,300 people have been killed in the devastating floods that have already submerged a third of Pakistan, razing villages and displacing millions of people. The worst may be yet to come as the country’s largest freshwater lake, Manchar, threatens to overflow. FRANCE 24’s Shahzaib Wahla and Sonia Ghezali met some

Sri Lanka’s deposed leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns from exile

Sri Lanka's deposed leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns from exile

Issued on: 02/09/2022 – 22:53 Sri Lanka’s deposed former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to the country Friday, an airport official said, seven weeks after he fled amid the island’s worst-ever economic crisis. Rajapaksa was festooned with flowers by a welcoming party of ministers and politicians as he disembarked at the main international airport, the official

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi jailed for three more years for ‘election fraud’

Myanmar's Suu Kyi jailed for three more years for 'election fraud'

Issued on: 02/09/2022 – 19:11 A Myanmar junta court sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in jail “with hard labour” on Friday, for electoral fraud in the 2020 polls that her party won in a landslide, a source familiar with the proceedings said. The latest sentence, handed down by the closed

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