Afghan authorities struggled on Thursday to reach a remote area hit by an earthquake that killed some 1,000 people but poor communications and a lack of proper roads hampered their efforts, officials said, as the country’s supreme leader pleaded with the international community for help. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck early on Wednesday […]

    A powerful earthquake struck Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province early on Wednesday, killing at least 255 people and injuring hundreds more, state-run media said. Afghanistan’s state-run Bakhtar news agency reported the death toll and said rescuers were arriving by helicopter. The news agency’s director-general, Abdul Wahid Rayan, wrote on Twitter that 90 houses have […]

    No fewer than three persons were hospitalised after an airplane caught fire when it landed at Miami International Airport on Tuesday. According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the plane was carrying 126 passengers and 11 crew members at the time of the crash. A video shared online showed passengers screaming as they rushed out […]

    Police in Majorca has launched an investigation after one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s most expensive cars was involved in an accident on the island. Ronaldo’s £1.7m Bugatti Veyron, one of two cars the Manchester United star had shipped to Majorca for his summer holiday, reportedly crashed into a wall in the residential estate of […]

      Former X Factor contestant, Tom Mann, has been left heartbroken following the death of his fiancée, Dani, on their wedding day. Tom is best known for his appearance at the ITV singing competition in 2014, where he starred as one of eight members of the boy band Stereo Kicks. The group was […]

    Senegal’s main opposition leader has issued what he called an “ultimatum” to President Macky Sall, urging him to release those arrested during a day of clashes that reportedly left three people dead. Violence broke out between youths and police in the capital Dakar on Friday, as officers blocked off access to the home […]

    European Union to give fast-tracked opinion on Ukraine membership bid The European Commission will meet Friday to give its fast-tracked opinion on Ukraine’s bid for European Union candidacy, which would be a step closer to membership for the country a day after the bloc’s most powerful leaders visited Kyiv as it continues to […]

    The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has released a fresh report on crude oil production of its member countries, indicating that six countries increased their crude oil output while seven countries declined in production. The information is contained in the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) for May 2022, which was […]

    Tunisia’s main labour union holds a vast public sector strike Thursday to demand salary hikes and concessions on looming reforms, upping pressure on a president already facing a string of crises. Up to three million workers could observe the strike, shuttering 159 state agencies and public companies, causing cancellations at airports and bringing […]

  Heavy rain in China has claimed six lives this week and forced the evacuation of some 200,000 people. Five people died in southeastern China, according to state media reports: A house collapse took three lives in Fujian province on Tuesday, and two died Monday in a landslide caused by torrential rain in neighboring Jiangxi […]


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