Rare gun and knife attack in Japan leaves four dead

A man has been arrested after four people were killed in a rare shooting and stabbing attack in Japan. The alleged assailant stabbed a woman and shot two policemen with a hunting rifle in Nagano prefecture....

2023-05-26 10:35 am

Cyclone Mocha kills dozens in Myanmar

The powerful cyclone that hit Myanmar on Sunday has killed at least 40 people, locals have told the BBC, and the toll may rise further. Cyclone Mocha was one of the strongest storms to make landfall in...

2023-05-17 1:59 pm

Six dead and more missing in New Zealand hostel fire

At least six people have died and others remain unaccounted for following a fire in a hostel, New Zealand’s prime minister has told local media. Emergency services were called to the four-storey...

2023-05-16 11:58 am

Ex-PM Imran Khan calls for ‘freedom’ protests across Pakistan

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for “freedom” protests nationwide after his dramatic arrest on Tuesday triggered deadly protests across the South Asian nation. “Freedom...

2023-05-14 7:19 pm

Baby born from three people’s DNA in UK first

A baby has been born using three people’s DNA for the first time in the UK, the fertility regulator has confirmed. Most of their DNA comes from their two parents and around 0.1% from a third, donor...

2023-05-13 7:37 pm

Pakistani court releases Imran Khan on protective bail

Pakistan’s ex-prime minister Imran Khan has been freed from custody, a day after the Supreme Court ruled his dramatic arrest on corruption charges was illegal. Judges released Mr Khan on protected...

2023-05-12 6:06 pm

Deadly violence in Pakistan as ex-PM charged with corruption

Unrest has continued to grip Pakistan after former prime minister Imran Khan pleaded not guilty to corruption following his arrest on Tuesday. At least eight people have died nationwide in the protests...

2023-05-11 6:48 pm

Israeli air strike kills missile commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

A pre-dawn Israeli air strike on an apartment in the Gaza Strip has killed a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander and one other person. A warplane attacked an apartment on the fifth floor of...

2023-05-11 10:15 am

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrested

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been taken into custody by paramilitary force, local GEO TV reported on Tuesday. Khan was taken into custody from a court premises in Islamabad in a corruption...

2023-05-09 8:09 pm

Over 50 dead, hundreds hospitalized and 23,000 displaced by ethnic violence in India’s Manipur

Ethnic violence in the Indian state of Manipur has killed more than 50 people, left hundreds hospitalized, and displaced 23,000, according to hospital officials and the Indian army. At least 55 people...

2023-05-08 8:55 am

Gunman among 9 dead in shooting at Texas shopping centre

A gunman killed eight people and wounded seven others — three critically — in a shooting at a Dallas-area mall before being fatally shot by a police officer who happened to be nearby, authorities...

2023-05-07 9:30 am

UK counts down to King Charles' historic coronation

The first coronation in 70 years is to take place on Saturday (May 06), with King Charles III and the Queen Consort preparing for their historic carriage ride to Westminster Abbey in London. Despite forecasts...

2023-05-06 10:21 am

WHO declares end to COVID global health emergency

The World Health Organization ended the global emergency status for COVID-19 on Friday more than three years after its original declaration, and said countries should now manage the virus that killed more...

2023-05-06 10:19 am

Pakistan police kill most-wanted terrorist involved in SL cricket team attack

Terrorist Iqbal alias Bali Khayara, who was a member of Al-Qaeda and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Khayara group, was killed in a police encounter near Fateh Moor in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistani police...

2023-05-05 4:27 pm

Former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga elected President of World Bank

The World Bank’s 25-member executive board on Wednesday elected former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga to a five-year term as president, effective June 2, the bank said, ushering in an Indian-born finance...

2023-05-04 9:09 am

US President Joe Biden announces 2024 re-election campaign

United States President Joe Biden has officially launched his campaign for re-election in 2024, becoming the Democratic frontrunner in a race that could pit him for a second time against Republican contender...

2023-04-25 8:15 pm


President Putin’s adventure into Ukraine was supposed to be quick, lethal, and with clear objectives. Send Zelensky into oblivion, and install a pro-moscow regime that won’t be clamoring for...

2023-03-09 7:03 pm

New magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks southern Turkey

A shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Turkey-Syria border region after it was devastated earlier this month by temblors that killed tens of thousands of people, Aljazeera reported. Monday’s...

2023-02-20 11:32 pm