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Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years kills nine; 50 missing

Updated: 8:15am, 4th April, 2024 (AEDT) Hualien, Taiwan Reuters Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday and injured more than 900, while 50 workers travelling in minibuses to a hotel in a national park were missing.  Some buildings tilted at precarious angles in the mountainous, sparsely populated county of […]

White House directs NASA to create time standard for the Moon

Washington DC, US Reuters The White House on Tuesday directed NASA to establish a unified standard of time for the Moon and other celestial bodies, as the United States aims to set international norms in space amid a growing lunar race among nations and private companies. The head of the White House Office of Science […]

The Episcopal Church announces four candidates for presiding bishop

United States RNS Four candidates have been selected to stand for election as the 28th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the denomination’s highest office. The nominees include Bishop J Scott Barker of the Diocese of Nebraska, Bishop Daniel GP Gutiérrez of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, Bishop Sean Rowe of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania […]

At least 12 killed, 15 children missing in South Sudan attack

Juba, South Sudan Reuters Youths attacked a village in eastern South Sudan and shot dead at least 12 people while 15 children are missing, officials said on Tuesday, as local conflicts continued to increase ahead of elections late this year. A civil war from 2013-18 caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and although the main […]

Ukraine invites citizens to register wartime damage

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters Ukrainians can begin filing claims for damages they have suffered in Russia’s invasion at a newly-established register based in The Hague, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday. The register will initially focus on damage to real estate but should be expanded to also include other kinds of material […]