Monday , 20 May 2019

World News

Red Cross makes appeal for staff abducted in Syria

IANS Geneva The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is making an appeal over information about three staff members abducted in Syria more than five years ago. In its first detailed statement on the incident, the ICRC said on Sunday night Louisa Akavi, Alaa Rajab and Nabil Bakdounes were seized in October 2013 while travelling to Idlib province in ... Read More »

Seychelles President’s underwater speech

Desroches Island (Seychelles): In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet.” Read More »

Co-pilot, 2 policemen killed in plane crash in Nepal

Kathmandu: A small passenger plane veered off the runway while taking off and hit two parked helicopters at Lukla airport in Nepal’s Everest region on Sunday, killing a co-pilot and two policemen, officials said. Read More »

‘I was the new kid, asked for advice from fellow superheroes’

Seoul: In the recently released footage of “Avengers: Endgame”, War Machine calls Captain Marvel the “new girl” and Brie Larson says she felt just that when she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and even asked her co-stars for advice on “how to be a superhero”. Read More »

Assange will cooperate with Sweden

London: Julian Assange would cooperate with Swedish authorities if they reopen a rape case against him but will continue to resist any bid to extradite him to the United States, his lawyer said Sunday.  “We are absolutely happy to answer those queries if and when they come up,” Jennifer Robinson told Sky News television about the rape claims. Read More »

Sweden considers reopening Assange rape probe

IANS Stockholm Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange can face a renewed probe into an allegation of rape in Sweden, following his arrest in London from the Ecuadorian embassy just days ago. Swedish prosecutors said they were examining the case at the request of the alleged victim’s lawyer. Lawyer Elizabeth Massi Fritz said she would do “everything we possibly can” to get ... Read More »

Trump plans to move illegal migrants to ‘sanctuary cities’

IANS Washington US President Donald Trump has threatened to release detained undocumented immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities, while blaming the country’s immigration laws on Democrats. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities only,” Trump wrote in a ... Read More »

New Jersey okays assisted suicide for terminally ill

IANS Washington New Jersey has legalised assisted suicide by enacting a law that will allow terminally ill individuals in the state the right to choose when they want to die. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed “the Aid in Dying for the Terminal Act” on Friday, which will go into effect on August 1, making New Jersey the seventh state ... Read More »

Kim says open to talks if US has ‘right attitude’

IANS Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he is willing for another meeting with US President Donald Trump to reach an agreement on denuclearisation if Washington has the right attitude, the state media reported on Saturday. “If the US proposes holding a third North Korea-US summit with a right attitude and a right method, we have a willingness ... Read More »

Global court judges reject Afghanistan investigation

AP Brussels In a decision decried as a “devastating blow for victims,” International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by US Forces linked to the conflict. In a lengthy written ruling, judges said an investigation “would not serve ... Read More »