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Russian ‘evil can’t be trusted’ – Zelensky

KYIV – “Evil cannot be trusted,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has told the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, as he urged the world to...
Experts and humanitarian organisations say that local authorities could have prevented the floods. AFP

Hundreds protest in flood-hit Libya

TRIPOLI – Hundreds of residents of the eastern Libyan city of Derna on Monday protested against local authorities, more than a week after heavy...
Azerbaijani officials posted images of what they said was the aftermath of a deadly landmine blast. AZERBAIJAN DEFENCE MINISTRY

Azerbaijan launches operation against Nagorno-Karabakh

BAKU – Azerbaijan’s defence ministry says it has begun “anti-terrorist” operations in its breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, under Armenian control. Tensions have been high for...
A handout photo made available by Agencia Andina shows the wreckage of a bus that fell into a ravine in Huaccoto, Churcampa province, Peru. The coach plunged some 200 meters from a mountain road. EPA

24 killed as Peru bus falls into ravine

LIMA – At least 24 people have been killed and 21 injured in a coach crash in Peru. The inter-city coach was travelling overnight in...
People take part in a protest in Cali, Colombia. GETTY IMAGES

Colombia deadliest country for environmentalists – report

LONDON – At least 177 environmental activists were killed across the world last year, a report by the non-governmental organisation Global Witness suggests. Sixty of...
Business tycoon Elon Musk has suggested that tensions between Beijing and Taipei could be resolved by giving China some control over Taiwan.

Taiwan tells Elon Musk it is ‘not for sale’

TAIPEI – Taiwan has told billionaire Elon Musk it is “not for sale” after he said the island was a part of China. “Listen up,...
A portion of the 86 million Captagon pills police in Dubai say was seized. DUBAI POLICE

UAE seizes billion-dollar amphetamine haul

DUBAI – Police in the United Arab Emirates have seized 13 tonnes of amphetamine pills smuggled in furniture. More than $1 billion worth of the...
Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals hold a protest rally in San Diego, California. REUTERS FILE

Undocumented Filipinos in US now estimated at 309,000

MANILA – The Philippines is the sixth top source of undocumented (unauthorized) immigrants in the United States, a population estimated at 309,000 in 2021,...
North Korean state media report the country’s launching for a new tactical nuclear attack submarine. Experts, however, have cast doubts over whether the submarine can fire nuclear weapons. REUTERS

North Korea’s Kim reveals nuclear attack submarine

PYONGYANG – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken part in a ceremony to reveal what Pyongyang says is its first submarine capable...
Damaged road in Shahhat, north-eastern Libya. Reuters

Libya declares emergency as Storm Daniel kills 150

TRIPOLI – At least 150 people have died after a powerful storm caused severe flooding in eastern Libya, an official has said. Storm Daniel made...