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Tuesday , December 11 2018

International

Kuwait calls to stop war crimes in Syria

GENEVA, Sept 17, (Agencies): Kuwait called on Monday on the international community to take an immediate action to stop war and humanitarian crimes in Syria. In a speech he delivered before the United Nation Security Council’s 39th session for human rights, Kuwait Permanent Envoy to the UN and international organizations …

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Clashes kill 32 Yemeni rebels

ADEN, Sept 16, (Agencies): Fresh clashes and air strikes around the Yemeni city of Hodeida have killed 32 rebels, hospital and medical sources said Sunday, as the UN envoy kept up peace efforts in Sanaa. A military source told AFP the Saudi-led coalition fighting alongside the Yemeni government against Shiite …

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Rebel Idlib prepares for a battle lost

BEIRUT, Sept 16, (Agencies): They dug trenches around towns, reinforced caves for cover and put up sand bags around their positions. They issued calls to arms, urging young men to join in the defense of Idlib, the Syrian province where opposition fighters expect to make their last stand against Russianand …

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Mangkhut rocks Hong Kong, strikes China – Typhoon death toll ‘64’

HONG KONG, Sept 16, (Agencies): Typhoon Mangkhut rocked Hong Kong before striking mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing at least 64 people in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction through its agricultural heartland. The world’s biggest storm this year left large expanses …

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Typhoon Mangkhut kills 3 as threat downgraded

MANILA, Sept 15, (Agencies): A strong typhoon tore through the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) along with torrential rain, killing at least three people, wrecking homes and triggering at least 42 landslides. Mangkhut entered the Philippines as a super …

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College student abducted, raped in Haryana, India

A college student was abducted and raped by three men in India’s northern Haryana state while on her way home from a tuition class, the latest sexual attack to shock the country. The 19-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop when she was allegedly kidnapped, drugged and raped, police said …

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Bangladeshi workers protest against $95 minimum wage

DHAKA, Sept 15, (AFP): Bangladesh unions staged street protests Friday to reject what they called an “inhuman” $95 a month minimum wage fixed by the government for the country’s four million garment workers. Authorities said the new wage marked a 51 percent rise and would be applied from December but …

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Thousands attend Sharif wife funeral

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 15, (Agencies): Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday. Kulsoom Nawaz, 68, was one of the country’s most well-regarded politicians. She died on Tuesday after months of lying in critical condition at …

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Florence leaves 5 dead – More than 22K housed in 150 shelters

WILMINGTON, NC, Sept 15, (RTRS): Tropical storm Florence lumbered inland on Saturday, knocking down trees, flooding rivers, and dumping sheets of rain in the Carolinas where five people have died. It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecasters said the 350-mile-wide storm’s slow progress across North and …

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Gunman kills 5, self in Southern California rampage

A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff’s deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, which is some 90 …

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