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14 dead, 50 hurt as tent collapses in Rajasthan

14 dead, 50 hurt as tent collapses in Rajasthan

At least 14 people were killed and 50 others injured when a massive tent erected for people attending a religious gathering in Rajasthan’s Barmer collapsed as a storm hit the area yesterday, police said.

German energy giant RWE vows action against activists

German energy giant RWE vows action against activists

German energy giant RWE said yesterday that it will be seeking prosecutions after hundreds of climate activists occupied their open-cast mine at the weekend to protest against the use of coal.

Italy holds Netherlands, EU ‘responsible’ for migrants on rescue boat

Italy holds Netherlands, EU ‘responsible’ for migrants on rescue boat

Italy’s hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has said that he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union “responsible” for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week.

Hunt ramps up pressure on Johnson over police visit

Hunt ramps up pressure on Johnson over police visit

Jeremy Hunt has increased the pressure on Boris Johnson to explain why police were called to his home after a row with his partner by warning that the Conservative leadership frontrunner “needs to show he can answer difficult questions”.

Thousands protest in Taiwan against pro-China media

Thousands protest in Taiwan against pro-China media

Tens of thousands of protesters braved heavy rain in Taiwan yesterday for a rally opposing pro-China media outlets and Chinese influence on Taiwan’s democracy. The rally against so-called “red media” was organised by Huang Kuo-chang, a lawmaker from the left-wing New Power Party (NPP)

‘Wild Boars’ lead charity race near Thai cave

‘Wild Boars’ lead charity race near Thai cave

A Thai youth football team and their coach led a charity race yesterday near the Tham Luang cave which they entered exactly one year ago, emerging alive 18 nail-biting days later.

Lanka president seeks to roll back political reforms

Lanka president seeks to roll back political reforms

Sri Lanka’s President yesterday called for sweeping reforms to the country’s constitution that he introduced in 2015 to be rolled back, saying they are responsible for political instability. Maithripala Sirisena said the 19th amendment to the constitution - which notably transferred

Death toll in Cambodian building collapse up at 18

Death toll in Cambodian building collapse up at 18

Victims of a Cambodia building collapse were buried alive as they slept, a survivor said yesterday, as the death toll at the Chinese-owned site rose to 18 and hopes faded for finding more survivors.

Trump believes re-election will be ‘easier’ if he is impeached

Trump believes re-election will be ‘easier’ if he is impeached

President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast yesterday his chances of retaining the White House in 2020 would be strengthened if Democratic lawmakers start impeachment proceedings against him.

Angola bounces back after slump in fuel production

Angola bounces back after slump in fuel production

Angola is bouncing back after its fuel production slumped last year to a decade low as President Joao Lourenco steers reforms vital to the country’s economy and wins approval from oil majors.

Ethiopia army chief is murdered in coup bid

Ethiopia army chief is murdered in coup bid

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the prime minister’s office said yesterday.

Robredo, senators oppose joint probe of boat ramming incident

Robredo, senators oppose joint probe of boat ramming incident

Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, along with Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Pangilinan, has opposed a joint inquiry with China into the Recto (Reed) Bank incident in the South China (West Philippine) Sea

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