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Hurricane Ian lashes Cuba As Florida Braces For ‘Major Disaster’

Hurricane Ian has been churning across Cuba as a category three storm with wind speeds of up to 205km/h (125mph). Hundreds of thousands of residents in the west of the island were...

Deadly Gun Attack At Russian School

A gunman has opened fire at a school in central Russia, killing at least 13 people and injuring 21, Russian officials say. Victims include seven children at the school of about 1,000...

Rihanna To Headline Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Pop superstar Rihanna will headline the half-time show at February's Super Bowl in Arizona, the NFL has announced. The nine-time Grammy winner broke the news by posting a photo of an NFL...

Houses Washed Into Sea As Fiona Batters Canada

Power lines have been downed and houses washed into the sea after Storm Fiona battered Canada's coastline. One woman is missing after being washed out to sea in Newfoundland. Fiona was downgraded from...

Canada Braces For Hurricane Fiona After A Week Of Lashing Wind And Rain In Caribbean

After lashing parts of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with 140 kilometres-per-hour winds, Hurricane Fiona is expected to make landfall in Canada late Friday and Saturday, the UN said. “Fiona is...

COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over In The US – Joe Biden

President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic over in the US, even as the number of Americans who have died from Covid continues to rise. Mr Biden said that while "we still...

Woman Held In South Korea After The Bodies Of Her Two Children Were Found In Suitcases

South Korean police say they have arrested a woman accused of murdering her two children who were found in suitcases in New Zealand last month. In a case that shocked the country,...

Man Charged Over Heckling Of Prince Andrew

A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with a breach of the peace after the Duke of York was heckled as he walked behind the Queen's coffin. Footage showed a man...

Modern Slavery Shoots Up By 10 Million In Five Years

Modern slavery is a growing challenge thanks to a mix of armed conflict, climate change and the global pandemic, a new UN report says. International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates suggest that 50...

New York Declares State Of Emergency Over Polio

The governor of New York has declared a state of emergency over polio as evidence emerges that the virus is spreading across the state. Health officials say wastewater samples in New York...

China Approves World’s First Inhaled COVID Vaccine For Emergency Use

China has become the first country to green-light an inhaled Covid-19 vaccine, paving the way for potential use of the needle-free product in the country, where suppressing the spread of Covid-19...

Canada Stabbings: One Suspect Found Dead

Canada police have said that one of the two suspects in Sunday's mass stabbings in Saskatchewan has been found dead. The body of Damien Sanderson, 31, was found in the James Smith...

Liz Truss Vows To Deal With Energy Crisis As Next UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss has promised to deal with surging energy costs and to cut taxes after winning the Tory leadership contest to become the next PM. She will succeed Boris Johnson after being...

Canada Rocked By Multiple Deadly Stabbings

At least 10 people have been killed and another 15 injured in stabbings in Canada's central Saskatchewan province, local police say. The victims were found in 13 locations, including in James Smith...

French Rapper Arrested After Kicking Dog In Viral Video

Police arrested French rapper Timal east of Paris last week after a video on Snapchat showed him kicking a dog, multiple news outlets have reported. And a court sentenced him on Thursday...

Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev Dies At 91

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died aged 91. Mr Gorbachev, who took over in 1985, is best known for opening up the USSR and for his rapprochement with the West, but...

World Reaches ‘Tragic Milestone’ Of One Million COVID-19 Deaths So Far In 2022

There have been one million COVID-19 deaths so far this year – a “tragic milestone” that must lead to more people being vaccinated against the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) chief...

Singapore: UN Rights Chief Welcomes Repeal Of Law Banning Sex Between Men

The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed the announcement from the Prime Minister of Singapore, that the city State would move to repeal a law known as 377A, which for...

Hungary’s Weather Chief Sacked Over Wrong Forecast

Hungary's top two weather experts have been fired over a mistaken weather forecast that sparked political uproar. What had been billed "Europe's biggest fireworks display" had been organised for Saturday evening to...

377A: Singapore To End Ban On Gay Sex

Singapore will repeal a law that bans gay sex, effectively making it legal to be homosexual in the city-state. The decision, announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on national TV, comes...

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