Over 160 dead in Zimbabwe, Mozambique as cyclone Idai destroys city

BEIRA, March 18: A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said Monday.…

Heroic act in face of racism: Teen who egged Senator praised online

MELBOURNE, March 18: An Australian teen who egged a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks has been hailed as “heroic” by internet users, who have raised thousands of dollars in support of his protest. William…

China’s Xi Jinping to visit Italy, France as Rome joins ‘New Silk Road’

Beijing, March 18: Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Italy, Monaco and France this week, the foreign ministry said Monday, with Rome expected to join his global trade infrastructure programme despite reservations in other European countries. Xi will pay…

Nearly 13,000 terrorists arrested in Xinjiang, says China

Beijing, March 18: China arrested nearly 13,000 terrorists and dismantled over 1,500 terror gangs in the northwestern Xinjiang province since 2014, the government said in a new policy paper on Monday, continuing to defend the controversial security measures implemented in…

Masood Azhar travelled to UK, Gulf, Africa to collect funds for Kashmiri militants: Report

New Delhi, March 17: Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and received Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency), though he got a “very poor” response while…

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces presidential run

WASHINGTON, March 17: New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday officially announced she would seek the Democratic party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, taking aim at Donald Trump as she formally joined the crowded field of challengers. In a…

Imran Khan announces award for Pak man who confronted New Zealand gunman

ISLAMABAD, March 17: A Pakistani victim of the Christchurch attack who apparently tried to tackle the gunman before being shot dead will be awarded posthumously in his home country for his courage, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday. Khan spoke…

Christchurch shooting : Terrorist Brenton Tarrant appears in court, charged with murder

Christchurch/Wellington, March 16: The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder on Saturday, a day after the attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens, prompting the prime minister to…

‘Yellow Vest’ protesters loot Paris stores

PARIS, MARCH 16: Demonstrators looted stores on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th week of “Yellow Vest” protests, characterised by an uptick in violence after dwindling participation in recent weeks. A Boss menswear store and the…

Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate

BERLIN, MARCH 15: The coordinated ‘school strikes,’ being held from the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. They’re angry at their elders, and they’re not taking it sitting down.…