Day: December 10, 2019

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi told to ‘stop the genocide’ in UN court showdown

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to “stop the genocide” of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country’s defence at the UN’s top court on Tuesday. Myanmar’s civilian leader sat through graphic accounts of mass murder and rape as the west African […]

In Sweden’s Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

KIRUNA, Sweden — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them […]

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests. Speaking to The Associated Press in the […]

6 dead from New Zealand volcano as helpers describe horror By NICK PERRY an hour ago

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them. The accounts Tuesday came as some relatives were forced to continue waiting for […]

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Democratic leaders say Trump put U.S. elections and national security at risk when he asked Ukraine to investigate […]

Gunman kills six in Czech hospital before shooting himself

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – A 42-year-old gunman killed six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting himself in the head, police said. It was the worst shooting in the Czech Republic, where gun crime is […]

U.S. panel eyes sanctions against Amit Shah over India’s citizenship curb for Muslims

NEW DELHI – A federal panel on religion has urged the United States to weigh sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah if India adopts legislation to exclude Muslims from a path to citizenship for religious minorities from its neighbours. Shah is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra […]

Overjoyed to hear my ‘choti behen’ Lata Mangeshkar is back home: Dilip Kumar

Mumbai, Dec 10: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar is “overjoyed” that Lata Mangeshkar is on the road to recovery as the music icon returned home after almost a month long stay at a hospital here. Mangeshkar, 90, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Breach Candy Hospital after […]

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