The official death toll in the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has risen to 2,091 people, the Detik news portal reported on Sunday citing an official spokesman for the Central Sulawesi province, according to TASS ...

WHO: 200 infected in Ebola outbreak in Congo

13.10.2018 [10:44]
The World Health Organization on Friday announced that a total of 200 people had been infected in a recent Ebola outbreak that hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 125 of whom died, EFE news agency reported ...

The G20 calls to resolve trade tensions

12.10.2018 [21:30]
The Fourth G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors ended today in Bali, Indonesia, with a press conference chaired by representatives from the Argentine G20 presidency. After two days of working sessions, Nicolas Dujovne, ...

Turkish court releases US pastor Andrew Brunson

12.10.2018 [19:20]
A Turkish court on Friday sentenced U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson to three years and 45 days in prison, but ordered him released from custody, Anadolu Agency reported. The Izmir Heavy Penal Court No.2 ruled Brunson's house arrest and travel ban should be ended, crediting the American pastor for time served ...

Singapore Airlines launches world's longest flight

12.10.2018 [19:10]
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched the world’s longest commercial flight, between Singapore and New York. The first new non-stop flight between Singapore and New York departed Changi International Airport on 11 October 2018 at 2337hrs (SIN time) and arrived ...

Taihu culture forum kicks off in Beijing next week

12.10.2018 [16:59]
Leading officials and scholars from around the world will gather in Beijing next week for the fifth meeting of China's flagship cultural forum to discuss how to build a community with a shared future for mankind through cultural exchanges, according to chinadaily.com.cn ...

BMW extends contract term, increases investment in China's JV

12.10.2018 [14:02]
The German carmaker BMW announced Thursday that they would extend the contract term of the joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in northeast China and to increase investment for its production capacity expansion, Xinhua reported ...

Death toll in minibus-truck collision in Russian Chuvashia rises to 13

12.10.2018 [13:04]
The death toll in the accident in which a minibus and a truck collided in Chuvashia, central European Russia, has grown to 13, a medical source has told TASS. "One of the injured persons has died," the medic said. According to him, seven people ...

Egypt, Saudi Arabia kick off joint military drills

11.10.2018 [23:23]
Egypt's armed forces have begun a series of military drills with Saudi counterparts in southern Egypt, Egypt's military spokesman said on Wednesday, according to the English-language news web site Ahram Online. ...

Eight killed as Cyclone Titli lashes Andhra-Odisha coast in India

11.10.2018 [22:27]
At least eight people, including six fishermen, were killed and lakhs were left without power on Thursday as Cyclone Title hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in India destroying huts, uprooting trees, snapping electric and telephone poles ...

Turkey: Over 600 village guards suspended from duty

11.10.2018 [21:33]
Turkey's Interior Ministry on Thursday suspended 635 village guards for allegedly carrying out activities that threaten national security and having links to terror groups, Anadolu Agency reported ...

Iran summons German ambassador to denounce extradition of its diplomat to Belgium

11.10.2018 [21:08]
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Wed. that the German ambassador had been summoned to the foreign ministry and the Iranian Foreign Ministry's Director General for European affairs met with him to strongly object to detaining ...

Marie Antoinette’s jewellery on display in Dubai before auction

11.10.2018 [20:23]
Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewellery that once belonged to France’s ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on display in Dubai ahead of its planned auction in Geneva next month, according to Gulf Business ...

Executive Committee Chairman: CIS states interested in keeping Ukraine as member

11.10.2018 [16:06]
“The CIS countries would like to see Ukraine retain its membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS),” Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev has told journalists, BelTA reports ...

At least 9 dead, several missing as heavy rain, floods hit Spain's Mallorca

10.10.2018 [20:12]
At least nine people have been killed and several remained missing after eastern parts of the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca became engulfed by torrential downpours and flash flooding overnight, emergency services said Wednesday, according to ...

UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses

10.10.2018 [19:08]
The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of International Day for Disaster Reduction ...

4 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s Aegean coast

10.10.2018 [16:51]
Four people died and one rescued as a boat carrying irregular migrants sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast of Izmir province, security sources said on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. The boat carrying migrants, who were attempting to illegally ...

At least 50 killed in road accident in northwest Kenya

10.10.2018 [12:39]
At least 50 people were killed and 14 others injured in a grisly road accident involving a commuter bus in western Kenya early Wednesday, the police said, according to Xinhua. Francis Munyambu, regional police commander, said 42 commuters died on the spot while ...

Trump's UN ambassador resigns post

09.10.2018 [21:19]
U.S. President Donald Trump accepted Tuesday the resignation of his ambassador to the UN, according to Anadolu Agency. Nikki Haley and Trump made the official announcement in a rare Oval Office address in which Haley said she would depart the Trump administration at year's end ...