Search and rescue (SAR) efforts are ongoing for the 10 missing crew members of the US warship that collided with a merchant vessel in Singapore waters on Monday (21 August) morning. Some 250 personnel across various Singapore agencies – including the navy, air force and coast guaRead more »
By Gabriele Pileri and Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Dozens of refugees on Monday protested their eviction from a central Rome office building where they had been squatting for years in the latest example of tension as authorities deal with an influx of migrants. More than 600,000 boat migrants have
One person was killed and another seriously injured in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday after a van ploughed into people at two bus stops, police sources said, adding that the suspected driver had been arrested. Marseille's prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux said that investigators had "
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said there could have been abuses in his government's war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were involved in the killing of a high school student last week. In a hastily called news conference at the presidential palace
Spanish police on Monday shot dead a man who could be Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver of a van that mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona, amid a massive manhunt for the Moroccan national described as dangerous and likely armed. Regional police confirmed a man wearing what appeared to be a suicide
Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah has used weaponised drones against the Islamic State group across the border in war-ravaged Syria, its media arm said on Monday. A source on the ground told AFP it was the first time that Hezbollah had deployed weaponised drones against IS in Syria, where the Shiite
Romanian authorities said Monday that they had caught a fishing boat with 68 asylum seekers off Romania's coast, the second such incident in a week, raising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up. The boat carrying Iraqis and Syrians, including 23 children, was intercepted late Sunday
Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov said that fresh ideas of resolving the Ukraine crisis had emerged during his first meeting with U.S. special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported. "The meeting was useful and constructive," the agency cited Surkov
By Sankalp Phartiyal MUMBAI (Reuters) - A planned $2 billion share buyback by Infosys failed to lift shares in India's No. 2 IT services company, which dropped on Monday for a second straight trading day on concerns over a dispute between its board and founders. Infosys shares fell 5.4 percent
A Turkish-born German writer stuck in Spain because of an Ankara arrest warrant said Monday he never imaging being pursued in an EU country by those who want to "silence" him. Dogan Akhanli, 60, said his arrest Saturday at Turkey's behest was a "terrifying experience because I thought
Millions of sky-gazers staked out viewing spots across the United States Monday to see the Sun briefly disappear behind the Moon, in the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the so-called
By Steve Holland and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to announce a modest increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday for the war there, America's longest military conflict, a senior administration official said. Trump
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. forces began computer-simulated military exercises on Monday amid tension over North Korea's weapons programmes, while a report Pyongyang has earned millions of dollars in exports is likely to raise doubts about the impact of sanctions.
Singapore's High Court on Monday granted leave for the attorney-general's office to begin contempt of court proceedings against Li Shengwu, a grandson of the city state's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, over comments he made last month about the country's legal system. According to
By Fathin Ungku and Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ten U.S. sailors were missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. U.S
In the desert plains around Tal Afar, convoys of tanks and armoured vehicles could be seen heading for the jihadist-held city, raising huge clouds of dust. The offensive launched at dawn Sunday comes only weeks after Iraqi forces retook second city Mosul from IS and as the jihadists also face assaults
At least 20 organizations have canceled fundraisers and events at President Donald Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, Florida ― many after his tirade last week defending the white nationalist, KKK and neo-Nazi groups that sparked deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A Danish inventor accused of killing a Swedish journalist on board his homemade submarine claims she died in an accident before he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police said Monday. Peter Madsen initially claimed that he last saw Kim Wall when he dropped her off on the tip of an island in Copenhagen
MADRID (Reuters) - The main suspect in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people last week, 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, was arrested on Monday in Sant Sadurni de Noya, west of Barcelona, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia said. Spanish police declined to confirm the report but said on Twitter shortly
Lebanon helped foil an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to blow up a plane travelling from Australia to the United Arab Emirates this month, its interior minister said on Monday. Nohad Machnouk said the men who had planned to carry out the bombing of a flight from Australia to Abu Dhabi had been
Steve Bannon’s exit from the Trump administration was reportedly carefully orchestrated for weeks, but The New York Times reports that he was ousted from his post as White House chief strategist following his bizarre, surprising interview with The American Prospect, a progressive publication.
Google is tapping into the buzz created by the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, using the celestial event as a pretext for the official presentation of the next generation (8.0) of its mobile operating system, Android O. Google also wants to make Android a more fluid and intuitive user experience
The University of Texas in Austin joins the growing list of institutions and cities across the country removing statues that honor leaders of the Confederacy.