Mumbai rains live: City braces for high tide

Mumbai is once again bracing to tackle heavy rains which has resulted in cancellation of local train services leaving thousands of commuters stranded. Sources say that high tide is expected to hit the city by afternoon. In the early hours, thousands of commuters leaving for offices were caught unaware on reaching the suburban railway stations as trains were being cancelled due to water-logging of tracks … Continue reading Mumbai rains live: City braces for high tide

8 arrested over Malaysian vessel hijack

KUALA LUMPUR: Eight suspects involved in the hijack of oil tanker Orkim Harmony have been arrested, Malaysian officials said on Friday (Jun 19). The 7,300 tonne Orkim Harmony, carrying about 50,000 barrels of RON95 petrol, was hijacked on Jun 11 off the Malaysian coast by pirates. The suspected pirates were arrested in Tho Chu island near Vietnamese waters. They are under the custody of Vietnamese … Continue reading 8 arrested over Malaysian vessel hijack

South Korea seals off two MERS hospitals; worst may be over

SEOUL: South Korea has sealed off two hospitals that treated people with a deadly respiratory disease, officials said, even as the outbreak that has been spreading through health facilities could have peaked, with just four new cases on Friday. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has infected 126 people in South Korea and killed 11 since it was first diagnosed just over three weeks ago in a … Continue reading South Korea seals off two MERS hospitals; worst may be over

Aung San Suu Kyi leaves for her first visit to China

YANGON, June 10 — Leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi left here on Wednesday for her first visit to China aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and promoting cooperation and friendly relations between the two neighbors. Suu Kyi, chairperson of the NLD, will be in China for five days until the weekend, said the International Department of the Communist Party … Continue reading Aung San Suu Kyi leaves for her first visit to China

US, allies conduct 23 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON: US and allied forces conducted 14 air strikes in Iraq and nine in Syria against Islamic State militants during a 24-hour period ending on Tuesday morning (Jun 9), the US military said. The strikes in Iraq hit near Mosul, Tal Afar, Baiji, Kirkuk and Makhmur, destroying buildings, fighting positions, vehicles, and a rocket system belonging to the militant group, the Combined Joint Task Force … Continue reading US, allies conduct 23 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

Coast guard rescues Mediterranean migrants

A Swedish ship rescued some 250 migrants in the Mediterranean after they called for assistance late Saturday off the coast of Libya. The Coast Guard ship Poseidon arrived at the scene at 11 a.m. Sunday and took aboard 262 migrants who were traveling in a wooden boat. The ship’s captain Joakim Håkansson told news agency TT that the 20-meter open deck boat had people from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria inside. … Continue reading Coast guard rescues Mediterranean migrants

VIDEO: “The effects of climate change are being felt all over the planet, but not equally”

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. The effects of climate change are being felt all over the planet, but not equally. In Africa, millions already feel the consequences of global warming. Yet millions more have never reaped the benefits that citizens in countries with high carbon economies have long taken for granted. Climate justice demands that the world seizes the climate moment. … Continue reading VIDEO: “The effects of climate change are being felt all over the planet, but not equally”

Russian Jets Buzz U.S. Navy Destroyer in Black Sea

Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 supersonic fighter/attack jets buzzed the American Navy destroyer USS Ross while operating in the Black Sea on Saturday. And that’s about the end of where the two countries agree on what happened during the incident. The Pentagon vehemently denies reports from Russian state news that the Ross was heading for Russian territorial waters and was “forced away” by the Russian fighters. … Continue reading Russian Jets Buzz U.S. Navy Destroyer in Black Sea

US, Thailand begin search flights for stranded Rohingya migrants

Thailand and the United States have begun military surveillance flights in a race against time to locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sean and the Bay of Bengal. U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Tuesday that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with Malaysian support. More than 3,500 migrants have already landed in Indonesia, Malaysia … Continue reading US, Thailand begin search flights for stranded Rohingya migrants