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‘Unfounded’ claims

The United States has accused Russia of sending saboteurs trained in explosives to stage a pretext to invade Ukraine, where government websites were knocked out in a cyberattack linked to Moscow.

13h ago| World

Tongans flee tsunami following volcanic eruption

Frightened Tongans fled to higher ground yesterday after a massive volcanic eruption -- heard in neighbouring countries -- triggered tsunami warnings across the South Pacific.

13h ago| Middle East

Philippines to buy Indian missile system for $375m

The Philippines has finalised a deal to acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India for nearly $375 million to beef up its navy, the Southeast Asian nation’s defence minister said.

2d ago| UK

Heartfelt enough?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s premiership was in the balance yesterday as he faced calls from within his Conservative Party to resign after he admitted attending a party at his official...

2d ago| Europe

West-Russia talks so far ‘unsuccessful’

The Kremlin yesterday gave a bleak assessment of Russia’s security talks with the United States and Nato this week, describing them as “unsuccessful” and saying there was disagreement on...

2d ago| Europe

Global firms failing to protect forests: report

Global companies and financial institutions with the highest potential for curbing deforestation are largely failing to do so, undermining pledges to protect forests made at the COP26 climate...

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022
USA

Hostages freed after FBI storms Texas Synagogue, gunman dead

An FBI Hostage Rescue Team stormed a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday night to free three remaining hostages of a gunman who had disrupted a religious service and began a standoff with...

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

Facebook faces $3.2b UK class action over market dominance

Social media giant Facebook , now known as Meta Platforms, faces a 2.3 billion pound plus ($3.2 billion plus) class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting...

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022
USA

US Omicron cases receding in big cities

The United States’ Omicron wave is beginning to recede in New York and other major cities, official data showed this week, as France reported fewer hospitalization despite record cases.

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

Philippines to buy Indian missile system for $375m

The Philippines has finalised a deal to acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India for nearly $375 million to beef up its navy, the Southeast Asian nation’s defence minister said.

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

Tongans flee tsunami following volcanic eruption

Frightened Tongans fled to higher ground yesterday after a massive volcanic eruption -- heard in neighbouring countries -- triggered tsunami warnings across the South Pacific.

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

‘Unfounded’ claims

The United States has accused Russia of sending saboteurs trained in explosives to stage a pretext to invade Ukraine, where government websites were knocked out in a cyberattack linked to Moscow.

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022
USA

$3.36 million for a comic book page!

A single page of original artwork from an acclaimed 1984 comic featuring Spider-Man sold for a record $3.36 million in the United States on Thursday, making the webslinger the world’s mightiest...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

PM Johnson’s office apologises to Queen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office apologised to Queen Elizabeth yesterday after it emerged that staff had partied late into the night in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip’s...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022
USA

US Capitol riot: Social media giants subpoenaed

The congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 storming of the US Capitol on Thursday subpoenaed records from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit that would detail the use of...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

Prince Andrew stripped of royal, military links

The Royal Family removed Prince Andrew’s military links and royal patronages on Thursday and said he will no longer be known as “His Royal Highness”, as the son of Queen Elizabeth fights a US...