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  • Two hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

    January 7, 2018 1:17 PM 11

    STOCKHOLM: One person was seriously injured and another slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, police said. A man in his 60s was badly injured when "according to witnesses he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded," police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told AFP. The blast occurred mid-morning at the Varby

  • One killed, thousands displaced after Madagascar cyclone

    January 7, 2018 9:30 AM 7

    ANTANANARIVO: One person was killed, three are missing and thousands have been displaced after tropical cyclone Ava tore through Madagascar, authorities said late Saturday. The cyclone, which made landfall on Friday morning, lashed the eastern part of the African island off Mozambique with violent winds and heavy rains before moving off the territory

  • N. Korea names delegates for inter-Korean talks

    January 7, 2018 6:52 AM 15

    South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom November 12, 2014. — Reuters picSEOUL, Jan 7 — North Korea has sent a list of its delegation for a rare high-level meeting with the South this week, the unification ministry in Seoul said today. The two Koreas agreed Friday to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years

  • Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

    January 7, 2018 6:11 AM 10

    An oil tanker seen at sunset. China's transport ministry says a tanker collided with a cargo ship off the country's east coast with 32 people missing January 6, 2018. — Reuters picBEIJING, Jan 7 — Thirty-two people, mostly Iranians, were missing today after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off the coast of east China, the transport ministry said. The tanker

  • Trump: I am a ‘very stable genius’ and ‘like, very smart’

    January 6, 2018 1:37 PM 8

    US President Donald Trump today praised himself as ‘not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that’ after the release of a book about his administration. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 6 — US President Donald Trump today praised himself as “not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that,” following the release of a bombshell new book that called

  • Sick French baby’s life in danger after hospital abduction

    January 6, 2018 1:24 PM 9

    A father has kidnapped his two-month-old boy from a hospital in France where he was undergoing emergency treatment. — AFP picTOULOUSE, Jan 6 — A father has kidnapped his two-month-old boy from a hospital in France where he was undergoing emergency treatment, prosecutors said today, warning that the baby’s life was in danger. Baby Tizio, who was being

  • Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

    January 6, 2018 12:44 PM 8

    File picture of clashes between protesters and riot police in Cairo January 18, 2014. — Reuters picCAIRO, Jan 6 — Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen today outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said. The protesters torched 10 cars including three police vehicles, they said. Nine people

  • Airliners collide at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, passengers safe

    January 6, 2018 1:40 AM 12

    Passengers were evacuated at Toronto's Pearson Airport yesterday after two airliners collided. — Reuters picTORONTO, Jan 6 ― Dozens of passengers were evacuated at Toronto's Pearson Airport yesterday, after a plane pushing back from a gate struck an arriving jet, causing a fire, WestJet Airlines said in a statement. The collision between the two planes

  • United Airlines flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

    January 5, 2018 11:36 PM 10

    A United Airlines flight was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had spreading human waste in the lavatories. — Reuters pic CHICAGO, Jan 6 ― A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalised two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste

  • Ankara-Paris partnership ‘vital’ for peace, says Erdogan

    January 5, 2018 9:59 AM 9

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today said that a strong partnership between Ankara and Paris was vital for world peace. — Reuters picISTANBUL, Jan 5 — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today said that a strong partnership between Ankara and Paris was vital for world peace as he headed on a key visit to France. Erdogan’s one-day visit to Paris