Outgoing Sri Lankan president lands in Singapore after fleeing uprising

Rajapaksa arrives on Saudi flight from Maldives Interim successor imposes curfew in Colombo Protesters hand back president, premier’s residences President ousted by unrest over economic meltdown COLOMBO / SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) – Outgoing Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa landed in Singapore on Thursday after fleeing mass protests over his country’s economic meltdown, as troops … Read more

Exclusive: Pope to give women a say in appointment of bishops

Current committee to help pope select bishops is all-male New rules allow even lay Catholics to head most Vatican offices Pope has already appointed some women to high-level positions VATICAN CITY, July 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said he wants to give women more top-level positions in the Holy See and disclosed that for the … Read more

Ethiopia denies Sudan’s accusation it executed Sudanese soldiers, civilians

Sudan’s Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan addresses delegates after signing a declaration of principles between Sudanese Transitional government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North, in Juba, South Sudan March 28, 2021. REUTERS / Jok Solomun / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 27 (Reuters) – … Read more

Death and despair as gunman opens fire at Oslo gay bar on Pride parade day

Gunman kills two, injures more than 20 Revelers hid in basement of Oslo bar Official Pride parade canceled after tragedy Norway police to carry guns as precaution OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as a gunman went on the … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000, toll expected to rise

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – The death toll from an earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday hit 1,000, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Houses were reduced to rubble and bodies swathed in blankets lay on the ground after … Read more

Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) – An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship. On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local branch of … Read more

Congo rebels seize eastern border town, army blames Rwanda

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 13 (Reuters) – M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have seized the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebel group and local activists said on Monday, sending more than 30,000 civilians fleeing into neighboring Uganda. The Congolese army in a statement said Rwandan troops had occupied the … Read more

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

SRINAGAR / KOLKATA, India, June 12 (Reuters) – Authorities in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have demolished the homes of several people accused of involvement in riots last week triggered by derogatory remarks made by ruling party figures about Islam’s Prophet Mohammad, officials said on Sunday. . In Indian Kashmir, police arrested a youth for posting … Read more

US bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit; Mexican leader sits out

WASHINGTON / MEXICO CITY, June 6 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the US-hosted Summit of the Americas this week, prompting Mexico’s president to make good on a threat to skip the event because all countries in the Western Hemisphere were not invited. The boycott by Mexican President … Read more

Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos

SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A $ 715,000 ($ 515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory” videos drove him out of politics. . The Federal Court found the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) company intentionally made money by … Read more