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Ships, planes search for sub that went missing on trip to Titanic wreckage

The port bow railing of the Titanic lies in 12,600 feet of water about 400 miles east of Nova Scotia as photographed earlier this month as part of a joint scientific and recovery expedition sponsored by the Discovery Channel and RMS Titantic.

Reuters US and Canadian ships and planes searched on Monday for a submarine that went missing more than a day earlier off the coast of south-eastern Canada while taking tourists to explore the wreckage of the Titanic, officials said. The US Coast Guard said there was one pilot and four passengers on board and that […]

Uganda detains 20 rebel “collaborators” after student massacre

Residents flee from Bwera after militants linked to rebel group Allied Democratic Forces killed and abducted multiple people at the Mpondwe Lhubirira Secondary School, in Mpondwe, western Uganda, on 17th June, 2023.

Kampala, UgandaReuters Ugandan authorities said on Monday 20 people had been detained for questioning about their possible role in the massacre of 42 people, mostly students, on Friday by the Islamist group Allied Democratic Forces.  “At least 20 suspected ADF collaborators have been arrested, to assist with our investigations,” the country’s police force said in […]

Ukraine says eight villages retaken from Russian forces

A Ukrainian serviceman is seen in a shelter, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at the front line in Donetsk region, Ukraine, on 18th June, 2023.

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukraine said on Monday it had driven Russian forces out of an eighth village in its two-week-old counter-offensive, a settlement on a heavily fortified part of the front line near the most direct route to the country’s Azov Sea coast. Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar said Ukrainian forces had retaken Piatykhatky and advanced […]

Greek migrant tragedy death toll rises, suspects detained

Syrian survivor Mohammad, 18, who was rescued with other refugees and migrants at open sea off Greece after their boat capsized, reunites with his brother Fadi, inside a reception and identification camp in Malakasa, Greece, on 18th June, 2023.

Malakasa, Greece Reuters The suspected smugglers of scores of migrants who drowned in a Mediterranean Sea shipwreck last week are expected to face manslaughter charges in a Greek court this week, while Pakistan detained a dozen suspects over the disaster. Greece recovered three more bodies on Monday, bringing the confirmed toll to 81, after a […]

Scores die in northern India as heat wave scorches region

Women labourers rest under a tree on a hot summer day near India Gate, in New Delhi, India, on 15th May, 2023.

Lucknow, India Reuters At least 54 people died in a district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the last few days, the Times of India newspaper reported on Monday, as authorities probed if the loss of lives was due to the heat wave in the region. Another 45 people died in neighbouring […]

“Terrible”: UK minister sorry for lockdown-breaking party video

Michael Gove, Britain’s Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, is seen during his speech at the 'Convention of the North' conference in Manchester, Britain, on 25th January, 2023.

London, UKReuters Senior British minister Michael Gove on Sunday described a video showing a party at the ruling Conservative Party’s headquarters during a lockdown in 2020 as “terrible”, as COVID rule-breaking gatherings continue to hang over the government.  The video was published by the Mirror newspaper just days after a parliamentary committee ruled that former […]

Israel set to approve thousands of building permits in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centre, and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, left, attend a weekly cabinet meeting in the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on 18th June, 2023.

JerusalemReuters Israel’s nationalist-religious government on Sunday tabled plans to approve thousands of building permits in the occupied West Bank, despite US pressure to halt settlement expansion that Washington sees as an obstacle to peace with Palestinians. The plans for approval of 4,560 housing units in various areas of the West Bank were included on the […]

Swiss voters approve global minimum corporate tax, climate goals

The snow-covered peaks of Bernese Oberland are seen behind Lake Zug and the city of Zug, Switzerland, on 20th August, 2020.

Zurich, SwitzerlandReuters Voters in Switzerland on Sunday approved the introduction of a global minimum tax on businesses and a climate law that aims to cut fossil fuel use and reach zero emissions by 2050, public broadcaster SRF reported. The results showed almost 80 per cent of those who voted in Sunday’s national referendum backed raising […]