WHO Warns ‘Worst is Yet to Come’ in Coronavirus Pandemic

The worst could be still to come in the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, six months on from when the outbreak began. WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus would infect many more people if governments did not start to implement the right policies. His message remained "Test, Trace, Isolate … Continue reading WHO Warns ‘Worst is Yet to Come’ in Coronavirus Pandemic

New Flu Strain With Potential to Become a Pandemic is Discovered by Scientists in China

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger … Continue reading New Flu Strain With Potential to Become a Pandemic is Discovered by Scientists in China

Group of Australians Stranded on Cruise Ship in Uruguay to be Brought Home

A group of Australian travellers will be brought home after being stranded on a cruise ship in Uruguay. The group of 127, made up mostly of retirees, have been stuck on the Ocean Atlantic cruise ship for 10 days after sailing from the Antarctic on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition. The holidaymakers sent a video message to … Continue reading Group of Australians Stranded on Cruise Ship in Uruguay to be Brought Home

Several Tourists Injured After Roadside Bomb Explodes Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said. A third security source said the bus was carrying 25 South African tourists from the airport to the pyramids area, and … Continue reading Several Tourists Injured After Roadside Bomb Explodes Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

Pope Francis Urges Foreign Journalists to Use Their Power to Search for Truth and Give a Voice to the Voiceless

Pope Francis urged foreign correspondents on Saturday to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, saying journalism is an important tool to counter the hatred, prejudice and fake news. In an audience with the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Francis also urged journalists to … Continue reading Pope Francis Urges Foreign Journalists to Use Their Power to Search for Truth and Give a Voice to the Voiceless

Pedro Sánchez Sworn in as New Prime Minister of Spain

Pedro Sánchez was sworn in on Saturday as Spain’s new prime minister, capping a remarkable personal comeback and a week of political upheaval that culminated in the first removal of an incumbent leader by Parliament in modern Spanish history. Little more than a year ago, Mr. Sánchez, 46, seemed lost in the political wilderness, deposed … Continue reading Pedro Sánchez Sworn in as New Prime Minister of Spain

Taliban Attacks in Western Afghanistan Kills 14 Troops and Policemen

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and policemen on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57. Prayer services were held for the Kabul victims as families of those killed … Continue reading Taliban Attacks in Western Afghanistan Kills 14 Troops and Policemen

South Korea Stops Blasting Propaganda Broadcasts Across Border With North Korea

South Korea halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts across their tense border on Monday as officials from the two Koreas met again to work out details of their leaders' upcoming talks, expected to focus on the North's nuclear program. Seoul had been blasting propaganda messages and K-pop songs from border loudspeakers since the North's fourth nuclear … Continue reading South Korea Stops Blasting Propaganda Broadcasts Across Border With North Korea

President Trump to Meet With North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

President Trump has agreed to a face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at a place and time to be determined," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Thursday. The announcement came in response to an invitation relayed by South Korea's national security adviser, Chung eui-yong, who briefed Trump … Continue reading President Trump to Meet With North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

U.S. Plans to Move Its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14

The United States plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, Steven Goldstein, undersecretary of State for public diplomacy said Friday. The date coincides with when Israel proclaimed independence in 1948. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson approved a security plan for "a facility" in Jerusalem Thursday evening, Goldstein said. "We're looking at that … Continue reading U.S. Plans to Move Its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14

Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea

President Donald Trump announced Friday that the US Treasury Department is imposing new sanctions against North Korea specifically targeting the country's shipping and trading companies and vessels in an effort to further isolate the rogue regime. Senior administration officials told reporters on Friday that Trump would discuss new sanctions on North Korea during his speech … Continue reading Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea

Nigerian President Declares ‘National Disaster’ After Dozens of Girls Go Missing Following Boko Haram Attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria has suffered a “national disaster” after dozens of girls went missing following an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on their school in north-east Nigeria. “This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened,” he said in a statement, issued five days after the attack in the town … Continue reading Nigerian President Declares ‘National Disaster’ After Dozens of Girls Go Missing Following Boko Haram Attack

Saudi Arabia Holds First Ever Jazz Festival

Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia’s first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom’s recent efforts of shedding its conservative image. Locals and foreigners flocked to the festival to watch bands from Riyadh, Beirut and New Orleans. The crowd sang along when Lebanon’s Chady … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Holds First Ever Jazz Festival

Ivanka Trump Arrives in South Korea for Closing Ceremony of Olympics

Ivanka Trump received a red-carpet welcome in South Korea on Friday as head of the U.S. delegation to this weekend’s closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The daughter of President Donald Trump made a brief statement, broadcast live on TV, at the airport before heading to a dinner with President Moon Jae-in in … Continue reading Ivanka Trump Arrives in South Korea for Closing Ceremony of Olympics

17 People Dead After Mozambique Garbage Dump Collapses

At least 17 people have been killed in Mozambique after a rubbish dump collapsed on nearby houses amid fears others may be buried under the mountain of rubbish. Heavy rainfall triggered the collapse at the Hulene dump in the capital Maputo at around 3am local time (1:00 GMT) on Monday, burying five homes. A number of other … Continue reading 17 People Dead After Mozambique Garbage Dump Collapses