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Malaysian navy helicopters collide in mid-air, 10 killed

Kuala Lumpur Reuters Two Malaysian navy helicopters collided in mid-air during a rehearsal for a naval parade on Tuesday, killing all 10 crew members aboard, the navy said in a statement. Emergency personnel work at the site of a helicopter crash in Lumut, Perak, Malaysia, on 23rd April, 2024. PICTURE: Fire and Rescue Department of […]

Mexico’s Frida, beloved rescue dog turned national icon, dies

Mexico Frida

Mexico City, MexicoReuters Frida, the rescue dog who emerged as a hero and symbol of national pride after an earthquake devastated parts of Mexico in 2017, died on Tuesday of natural causes, the Mexican Navy said.  Known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots, Frida became a social media star and a symbol of Mexicans’ […]

Abe killer wielded homemade gun, grudge over mother’s financial ruin, police say

Japan Nara Tetsuya Yamagami

Nara, Japan Reuters The man arrested for Shinzo Abe’s killing believed the former Japanese leader was linked to a religious group he blamed for his mother’s financial ruin and spent months planning the attack with a homemade gun, police told local media on Saturday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, was identified by police as the […]

Mexican armed forces knew about attack on 43 students, report says

Mexico student relatives

Mexico City, MexicoReuters Mexico’s armed forces knew that 43 student teachers who disappeared in 2014 were being kidnapped by criminals, then hid evidence that could have helped locate them, according to a report released Monday by special investigation. Evidence obtained by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), an independent panel tasked with investigating the […]

New Zealand water ship unloads in Tonga as other aid trickles in

Tonga Royal New Zealand Navys HMNZS Aotearoa

Wellington, New Zealand/Sydney, AustraliaReuters Life-saving water supplies from a New Zealand navy ship were distributed across Tonga’s main island on Friday, as other countries battled the logistics of delivering aid to one of the world’s remotest communities. Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Aotearoa sails in the sea off the coast of Tonga, on 21st January. […]

No toilets? No excuse: India’s top court orders gender equality in navy

Indian navy 2012 commemorations

New Delhi, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation India’s top court on Tuesday ordered the navy to treat male and female officers equally, rejecting the government’s argument that women could not be sailors because there were no separate bathrooms on ships as “illusory”.  The Supreme Court also instructed the government to give all women officers permanent contracts with […]

Updated: Australian navy races to rescue thousands as new fire threat looms

Bushfires Bairnsdale

Updated: 12pmSydney, AustraliaReuters The Australian navy on Friday began the evacuations of some of the thousands of people stranded on the east coast of the fire-ravaged country as a searing weather front was set to whip up more blazes across the states of Victoria and New South Wales. At the peak of the summer holiday […]

Twelve dead, several missing as Australia counts the cost of devastating bushfires

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Sydney, AustraliaReuters A third person was confirmed dead on Wednesday in devastating bushfires that engulfed Australia’s southeast coast this week and a fourth was missing and feared dead, as navy ships rushed to provide supplies and assist with evacuations. Twelve people have now lost their lives in fire-related deaths across Australia since blazes broke out […]