Tuesday, May 4, 2021

World

US coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in

WILMINGTON (United States): Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas yesterday with howling winds, life-threatening storm surges and torrential rains as it came to close making landfall in what officials warned is a once in a lifetime event. Forecasters warned of...

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

WASHINGTON: The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes. White House National Security Advisor John Bolton...

30,000 flee in Syria as UN fears century’s ‘worst’ crisis

KHAN SHAYKHUN, Syria: Violence in northwest Syria has displaced more than 30,000 people this month alone, the United Nations said Monday, warning that a looming assault could create the century’s “worst humanitarian catastrophe”. Idlib province and adjacent rural areas...

Gunmen storm Brazil prison, policeman killed as 92 inmates escape

SAO PAULO: Heavily armed men blew down the front gate of a maximum security prison in northeastern Brazil early Monday and with guns blazing enabled 92 inmates to escape while killing a policeman, authorities said. Officials said the assault was...

Husband ‘kills wife, toddler children’ in Australia home

PERTH, Australia: A 24-year-old man has been accused of killing his wife, three toddlers and mother-in-law with a blunt instrument and knives at their suburban family home, where he remained for several days before turning himself in, Australian police...

China calls on US, N. Korea to implement Singapore deal

BEIJING: China’s top legislator voiced hope that North Korea and the United States will implement their nuclear summit agreement as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Chinese state media said Monday. Li Zhanshu, sent by President...

Cambodia opposition leader released from prison on bail

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha was released from jail early Monday a year after he was detained on treason charges, as the country’s strongman ruler loosens his grip on opponents after sweeping one-sided elections. Over a 33-year rule...

Rights group calls for China sanctions over mass detentions

BEIJING: The international community should impose sanctions on China over its treatment of minorities in its far west region, Human Rights Watch said Monday, where as many as one million people may have been swept up in mass detentions. China...

New Australian PM under pressure for maiden address

SYDNEY: Australia’s new prime minister Scott Morrison’s maiden address to parliament on Monday was overshadowed by a poll indicating he may soon be out of a job. Morrison -- an evangelical Christian and former head of Australian tourism --...

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MOH recruits 8,302 contract healthcare workers to combat Covid-19

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has obtained approval from the Ministry of Finance to recruit 8,302 contract healthcare...