Tuesday, October 19, 2021

World

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

ITOGON (Philippines): Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil yesterday as they desperately looked for dozens of people feared buried beneath a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut. Searchers have already pulled...

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

HONG KONG: Hong Kong began a massive clean-up yesterday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China. The...

South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

SEOUL: South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine yesterday, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North. The $700 million, 3,000-tonne Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine is capable of firing both cruise and ballistic missiles and the...

Man drives car into crowd in southern France, wounding two

NÎMES (France): A man drove into a crowd of patrons gathered outside a bar in the southern city of Nimes early yesterday, slightly wounding two before hitting a security barrier and being arrested, witnesses and local officials said. The 32-year-old...

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...

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Ensure success of country’s recovery plan

By Siti Nurain Ratani KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawakians have been urged to cooperate with the government to ensure the success of...