Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Dozens drown in ferry capsizeWith the ferry carrying hundreds of people on board, it is feared the death toll will rise.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:00:10 GMT
Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspensionA decision to lift the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency (Rusada) is labelled "the greatest treachery" of clean athletes.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:12:56 GMT
Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric testingThe court order is part of a probe into the far-right leader sharing images of IS atrocities.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:24:10 GMT
Maryland shooting: Woman kills three, turns gun on herselfThe attack which killed three people is a rare mass shooting carried out by a woman.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:39:23 GMT
Jet Airways: Passengers hurt as pilots 'forget' cabin pressureDozens on a Jet Airways flight are injured as pilots "forget" a switch to maintain cabin pressure.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:24:24 GMT
A parade of cyclones is slamming the United Kingdom as winter storm season starts with a bangStorm Bronagh is on the way in the wake of Storm Ali, and there might be more on its heels.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:19:44 EDT
Why are Ugandan youth so angry? Four takeaways from the recent protests.Fully 78 percent of the population is under 30, and most of them feel significant political and economic exclusion.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:31:08 EDT
Children in Australia’s offshore migrant center are so distraught, some have attempted suicideDoctors on a desolate island in the South Pacific have said it's an urgent medical crisis and the children need to be brought to Australia for treatment.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:19:13 EDT
After three years and hundreds of gruesome deaths, Britain’s ‘Cat Killer’ case has been solvedThe victims were often found mutilated. Investigators had suggested that people might be next.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:14:00 EDT
Asia and Australia Edition: Your Friday News Briefing: Russia, India, PandasHere’s what you need to know to start your day.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:20:48 GMT
Kavanaugh Accuser Opens Negotiations on Testimony Next WeekChristine Blasey Ford, who accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, has reopened discussions that could lead to testifying next week.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:34:19 GMT
Evangelical Leaders Are Frustrated at G.O.P. Caution on Kavanaugh AllegationThey say religious conservatives may feel little motivation to vote in the November elections unless Senate Republicans defend and confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:25:00 GMT
Creativity From the Chaos of Hurricane MariaOne year later, artists in Puerto Rico and those attached to the island talk about how the devastation and its aftermath influenced their work.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:57:03 GMT
May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers plan
PM on the defensive after EU leaders take turns to rubbish her plan – just a week before the Conservative conference
Theresa May was left fighting to save her Chequers Brexit plan and with it her authority as prime minister after she was ambushed at the end of the Salzburg summit when EU leaders unexpectedly declared that her proposals would not work.
The prime minister was thrown on to the defensive – just over a week before the Conservative party conference – when EU leaders led by Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron rejected her Chequers plan as it stood, prompting hard Brexit Conservatives to demand it be abandoned.
May was also set an October deadline for a solution on the Irish border issue just hours after informing Leo Varadkar, the Irish taoiseach, in a private breakfast meeting that she felt it would be impossible to come to a compromise within such a timescale.
A clearly nervous and angry May told reporters that EU leaders were engaged in “negotiating tactics” designed to throw her off course. “I have always said these negotiations were going to be tough,” she said. “And at various stages of these negotiations, tactics would be used as part of those negotiations”.
The assault on May’s plan came shortly after a lunchtime meeting of EU leaders in the Austrian city, where they discussed the Brexit talks in May’s absence. EU council president Tusk declared that Chequers “would not work” while French president Macron said it was “not acceptable”.
Related: May: EU criticism of Chequers plan is 'negotiating tactic' Continue reading...
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:35:33 GMT
Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify if terms 'ensure her safety'
Christine Blasey Ford says she’s willing to testify next week – but not on Monday as Repubicans have demanded
Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who has accused supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, has signaled that she is willing to testify next week – but not on Monday as Republicans have demanded.
In an email to the Senate judiciary committee, first reported by the New York Times and obtained by the Guardian , lawyers for Ford said on Thursday that she “wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety”. Continue reading...
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:14:39 GMT
558m-year-old fossils identified as oldest known animal
Oval-shaped Dickinsonia lifeform existed at least 20m years before the ‘Cambrian explosion’ of animal life
A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.
The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which took place about 540m years ago and saw the emergence of modern-looking animals such as snails, bivalves and arthropods. Continue reading...
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:00:04 GMT
More than 200 feared drowned in Tanzania ferry disaster
MV Nyerere ferry sank on Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island, Lake Victoria
At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said.
Ukerewe district commissioner, Col Lucas Magembe, told Reuters that the rescue mission to find survivors from the MV Nyerere had been halted until dawn with 42 people confirmed dead. Continue reading...
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:15:25 GMT
Uganda's pop star politician addresses jubilant crowds on return from US
Bobi Wine flies home from US, where he received medical treatment after being beaten in detention
A Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician whose beating by soldiers last month prompted mass protests has vowed to fight on in an address to jubilant supporters on his return to the country from the US.
Bobi Wine’s associates feared he had been arrested after he was separated from other passengers before immigration controls and prevented from seeing his lawyers at Entebbe international airport, then escorted by police to a waiting vehicle. Continue reading...
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:41:38 GMT
Times of India
Snub to Cong? BSP ties up with Jogi in Chhattisgarh, to go it alone in MP
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:25:07 GMT
IAF tests Rafale with India-specific upgradesIAF deputy chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar flew the Rafale, a 17-year-old aircraft that is being used as a “testbed” for the 14 India-specific upgrades the IAF has asked for, in an 80-minute sortie at the Istres air base in France on Thursday.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:52:27 GMT
India, Pak foreign ministers to meet in New YorkIndia and Pakistan will have their first substantive engagement since their December 2015 abortive bid to restart the dialogue process in the form of a meeting between the foreign ministers on the side lines of UNGA later this month.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:17:59 GMT
‘Urban Naxal’ letters talk of 6 attacks: CopsIn a disquieting claim before the Supreme Court on Thursday, Pune police alleged that a letter recovered from one of five recently arrested activists revealed a plan to ambush security forces in six places by banned CPI (Maoist) cadre and that four attacks were actually carried out.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:50:26 GMT
UP cops call media to film a ‘real encounter’TV journalists were invited to “watch and film a real encounter”. On their arrival, the scribes saw a team of policemen initially corner and then gun down two men— “armed and hiding” in an abandoned irrigation department building.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:59:15 GMT
New Indian Express
Syrian Kurds say they cannot hold foreign Islamic State fighters indefinitelyThey are now reportedly fighting to take the last few villages Islamic State holds along the Euphrates River in Syria, close to the border with Iraq, and has detained more foreign fighters.
Friday, September 21, 2018 12:51 AM +0530
World 'won't rest' on Rohingya crisis, UK foreign minister Hunt tells Aung San Suu Kyi Hunt's rallying cry for accountability comes at the end of a busy two-day visit during which he visited Rakhine before meeting Suu Kyi.
Friday, September 21, 2018 12:47 AM +0530
China looks to restrict imported current affairs TV contentThe move comes amid a broader clamp-down targeting online content from livestreams and blogs to mobile gaming.
Friday, September 21, 2018 12:46 AM +0530
UN chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalistsReuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted on September 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case that was seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar.
Friday, September 21, 2018 12:43 AM +0530
US sanctions Chinese agency for buying Russia military equipmentThe move is in contravention of a sweeping US sanctions bill signed in 2017.
Friday, September 21, 2018 12:39 AM +0530