Stranded whale rescued in east China
Rescuers have evacuated a whale stranded ashore to deep waters in east China's Zhejiang Province after 20 hours of a rescue operation, according to Xinhua. Rescuers on Wednesday morning towed the massive whale to shallow waters until it was able to swim back to the sea ...
UK court issues formal order of extradition of Julian Assange
A British court on Wednesday issued a formal order to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges, according to Anadolu Agency. Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring approved ...
European Council head arrives in Ukraine`s capital
European Council chief Charles Michel on Wednesday arrived in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, according to Anadolu Agency. "In Kyiv today. In the heart of a free and democratic Europe," Michel said on Twitter. He is expected to meet ...
Turkiye ‘neutralizes’ 26 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
Turkish security forces "neutralized" a total of 26 PKK terrorists since the launch of Operation Claw-Lock in northern Iraq, the country’s National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reports. The anti-terror operation successfully continues as planned, the ministry said in a statement ...
iPhone 11 likely to discontinue following iPhone 14 launch this fall
Launched back in September 2019, the iPhone 11 is likely to be discontinued later this year. As per the latest report, Apple may discontinue the iPhone 11 following the launch of the iPhone 14 series this fall. The iPhone 14 series is expected to go official in September, but there is no date available for now. The report comes from iDropNews ...
Germany’s Henkel announces decision to exit business activities in Russia
Germany’s L&HC producer Henkel has decided to exit its business activities in Russia, the company said in a statement on Tuesday, according to TASS. "Against the background of the current developments of the war in Ukraine, Henkel has decided to exit its business activities in Russia," the company said, adding that "the execution ...
Stellantis to suspend production of cars at Kaluga plant
Stellantis will suspend the production of cars at its plant in Russia’s Kaluga, the automaker said in a statement on Tuesday, according to TASS. "Given the rapid daily increase in cross sanctions and logistical difficulties, Stellantis has suspended its manufacturing operations in Kaluga to ensure full compliance with all cross sanctions ...
Blast rocks Afghan capital of Kabul
Casualties were feared as a blast rocked the western edge of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, an eyewitness said, according to Xinhua. The eyewitness confirmed that the blast took place next to an educational center named Amozishgah Mumtaz ...
New Japanese tea leaves auction for record 1.96 mil. Yen
A 1-kilogram batch of hand-rolled new Japanese tea leaves from central Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture sold for a record 1.96 million yen (about $15,466) at the season's inaugural auction on Monday, according to Kyodo. The green tea leaves ...
Italian PM tests positive for COVID-19
Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi has tested positive for COVID-19, the government said in a statement on Monday, according to Xinhua. Draghi, 74, who is fully vaccinated, "is asymptomatic," according to the statement. His schedule has been curtailed, including a planned trip to Angola and the Republic ...
At least 12 people buried as mini market building collapses in Indonesia's Kalimantan
At least 12 people were buried under the rubble of a mini market building which collapsed in Banjar district of South Kalimantan province, Indonesia on Monday afternoon, according to Xinhua ...
Georgian gov’t launches ₾2.5 bln “large-scale” infrastructure projects
The Georgian Government is launching large-scale infrastructure projects in the country under about a ₾2.5 billion ($817mln/€757mln) initiative, the country’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced on Monday, according to Agenda.ge ...
Montenegro ex-top judge jailed, tied to drug trade
The former long-serving head of Montenegro’s top court has been arrested for allegedly helping cover up her son’s drug-smuggling operation, local media in the Balkan country reported on Monday, according to AP. Vesna Medenica, who was the head of Montenegro’s Supreme Court for 17 years ...
‘I think he will’: Zelenskyy hopeful President Biden will visit Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged US president Joe Biden to visit Ukraine and reiterated that he is not willing to cede territory in the country’s east to end war with Russia, during an extended interview with CNN broadcast on Sunday, according to The Guardian. “I think he will,” Zelenskyy ...
Actress, TV presenter Catherine Spaak dies, aged 77
Actress Catherine Spaak has died, aged 77, Italian media report. Born in France to a Belgian family, Spaak became famous in Italy as an actress, singer, television presenter and dancer. Two years ago, she had suffered a cerebral haemorrhage ...
China's GDP expands 4.8% in Q1 despite COVID-19 disruptions
China's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 4.8 percent year on year in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, despite disruptions caused by the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and uncertainties in the international environment, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday, according to CGTN. The figure beats ...
Over 170 people killed in Philippines Tropical Storm Megi
Over 2.01 million people have been affected by tropical storm Megi in the Philippines. As many as 172 people were killed, says a report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Sunday, according to TASS. According to the council ...
First cruise ship docks in Australia since 2020
Luxury cruise ship Pacific Explorer has pulled into Sydney Harbour, making it the first to return to Australian shores since a ban triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, according to AAP. The $400 million luxury ...
Death toll from floods in South Africa rises to 443
The death toll from devastating floods in the eastern coastal South African province of KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 443, the provincial premier announced late Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency. Sihle Zikalala said in a virtual media briefing ...