India facing football ban over ‘deviations’ from FIFA ‘roadmap’ | Football News

FIFA also warned Indian football association it risks losing U17 Women’s World Cup too. FIFA has reminded India’s football association that it risks losing the upcoming Under-17 Women’s World Cup and faces a ban due to “deviations” from an agreed road map aimed at sorting out governance issues. In May, India’s highest court disbanded the […]

Azerbaijan says it quelled Armenian attack near Nagorno-Karabakh | Conflict News

The European Union demands an end to fighting near the disputed region as Azerbaijan says it seized several strategic hills. Azerbaijan says its forces have suppressed an Armenian attack near the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, prompting international calls for an end to fighting in a region that has been a flashpoint for 30 years. Nagorno-Karabakh […]

India’s faltering rice output can cause a new food crisis | Business and Economy News

Rice could emerge as the next challenge for global food supply as a shortage of rain in parts of India, by far the world’s biggest exporter, has caused planting area to shrink to the smallest in about three years. The threat to India’s rice production comes at a time when countries are grappling with soaring […]

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed: How the world reacted | Al-Qaeda News

A round-up of international reaction after the US said a drone strike had killed al-Zawahiri in Kabul. The United States says a CIA drone strike has killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, in the biggest blow to the group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. An Egyptian surgeon […]

Outrage as another Kashmiri journalist stopped from flying abroad | Freedom of the Press News

Yet another Kashmiri journalist has been stopped by the Indian authorities from flying abroad as outrage grows over a continuing clampdown on press freedom in Indian-administered Kashmir and its residents. Independent journalist Aakash Hassan, 25, was on his way to Sri Lanka for a reporting assignment last week when immigration officials at New Delhi airport […]

Is the INSTC Russia’s new economic escape route? | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the world worried about Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain exports in the Black Sea in late June, Vladimir Putin had a different trade route on his mind. Addressing leaders of nations that sit on the Caspian Sea, the Russian president spoke of a “truly ambitious project” as the centrepiece of Moscow’s efforts to “improve […]

Philippines Ateneo shooting: Three, including Rose Furigay, dead in university graduation ceremony

Philippines Ateneo shooting: Three, including Rose Furigay, dead in university graduation ceremony

Local Quezon City police chief Remus Medina said the shooting appeared to have been an assassination of the former mayor of the southern Lamitan city, Rose Furigay. The suspect, wounded in a shootout with a campus security officer and arrested after a car chase, was now in custody and being interrogated, Medina told reporters. “He […]

As single-use plastic ban kicks in, Indian businesses flounder | Business and Economy News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a reputation for imposing policies suddenly on an unprepared nation, but when he pledged in 2019 to eliminate single-use plastics, food and beverage makers had years to prepare. When the first tranche of items was banned this month, they weren’t ready. Plastic straws are attached to many of the ubiquitous Tetra Paks of […]

Photos: For Sri Lankan farmers, president’s escape is bittersweet | Agriculture News

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, whose clan’s alleged corruption and mismanagement plunged Sri Lanka into ruin after a two-decade-long hold over Sri Lankan politics, has escaped the country. For the island’s bankrupted farmers, the fall of the Rajapaksa dynasty has a bitter-sweet taste. “My country is very beautiful but politicians destroy it,” said Rohan Thilak Gurusinghe, a […]

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Dozens injured in protests outside prime minister’s office

Demonstrators celebrate after entering the building of the office of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 13. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters) Sri Lanka has been rocked by economic protests that have forced its president to flee and led to chaos in the South Asian country. Here’s a brief guide on what’s happening. Why are people protesting? […]

Sri Lanka in crisis after president flees

Sri Lanka in crisis after president flees

Demonstrators celebrate after entering the building of the office of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 13. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters) Sri Lanka has been rocked by economic protests that have forced its president to flee and led to chaos in the South Asian country. Here’s a brief guide on what’s happening. Why are people protesting? […]

Sri Lanka protesters reject all-party gov’t, want Rajapaksas out | Protests News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Tens of thousands of Sri Lankan protesters have been occupying the President’s House, the presidential secretariat and the prime minister’s official residence in growing anger over the island nation’s unprecedented economic crisis. The chaos began on Saturday when angry Sri Lankans stormed the official residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a 73-year-old member […]

Protesters set Sri Lankan prime minister's private residence on fire, his office says 

As Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa agrees to step down, singing on streets – but an uncertain future

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to resign on July 13, the speaker of the country’s parliament announced late Saturday, following a tumultuous day that saw protesters break into Rajapaksa’s official residence in Colombo and splash around in his swimming pool. Protesters also targeted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, setting on fire his private residence on Fifth […]

Tetsuya Yamagami: What we know about the man suspected of shooting Shinzo Abe

Tetsuya Yamagami: What we know about the man suspected of shooting Shinzo Abe

Abe, 67, was pronounced dead by doctors at the Nara Medical University Hospital, at 5:03 p.m local time on Friday, just over five hours after being shot while delivering a campaign speech in front of a small crowd on a street. Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, admitted to shooting Abe, Nara Nishi police said during a news […]

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivers a speech at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov. 1, 2021.

Sri Lanka’s president says he’ll resign amid mass demonstrations over economic crisis. Catch up here

In June, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe — who now says he is willing to resign as protesters breached both his and the president’s residences over the country’s economic crisis — said Sri Lanka’s economy “completely collapsed.”  Sri Lanka is in the midst of its worst financial crisis in seven decades, after its foreign exchange reserves plummeted to record […]

Protesters set Sri Lankan prime minister's private residence on fire, his office says 

Protesters set Sri Lankan prime minister’s private residence on fire, his office says 

In June, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe — who now says he is willing to resign as protesters breached both his and the president’s residences over the country’s economic crisis — said Sri Lanka’s economy “completely collapsed.”  Sri Lanka is in the midst of its worst financial crisis in seven decades, after its foreign exchange reserves plummeted to record […]

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Japan had only one gun-related death reported in 2021

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, speaks during an event hosted by business lobby Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) in Tokyo, Japan, on December 26, 2017 (Akio Kon/Bloomberg/Getty Images) In early 2013, Japan’s late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched a grand experiment designed to jolt Japan’s economy out of decades of stagnation. Known as “Abenomics,” it […]

Shinzo Abe hospitalized after shooting in Japan, suspect Tetsuya Yamagami arrested

Foreign leaders extend condolences to Japan: “We mourn with you”

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 5, 2013. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Shinzo Abe, who died on Friday after being shot in Nara, served two separate terms as Japanese leader for the right-leaning Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) He first served from 2006 to 2007, then again […]

Shinzo Abe hospitalized after shooting in Japan, suspect Tetsuya Yamagami arrested

Shinzo Abe hospitalized after shooting in Japan, suspect Tetsuya Yamagami arrested

World leaders are continuing to express their well wishes as former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe undergoes emergency treatment in the hospital after he was shot on Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the people of Japan,” wrote Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, on Twitter. Finland’s President […]

Suspected North Korean dam release forces South Koreans to evacuate holiday spot on Imjin River

Suspected North Korean dam release forces South Koreans to evacuate holiday spot on Imjin River

The water level at a bridge on the river in the South’s border county of Yeoncheon surpassed 1 meter (about 3.3 feet) on Monday afternoon, government data showed, requiring visitors on the riverbank to evacuate. “North Korea appears to have released water from its Hwanggang dam,” said an official at South Korea’s unification ministry, which […]

Uzbekistan president announces ‘fatalities’ in provincial unrest | Protests News

Uzbekistan’s president said there have been casualties among civilians and law enforcement personnel after rare public protests in the country’s autonomous northwestern Karakalpakstan province, which has seen significant unrest over a planned constitutional reform. In a statement posted online on Sunday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said rioters had carried out “destructive actions” in the city of […]

North Korea says US seeking an excuse for an Asian NATO

North Korea says US seeking an excuse for an Asian NATO

North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesperson said as much to a question put by KCNA, the state news agency reported on Sunday. “The reality clearly shows that the real purpose of the US spreading the rumor about a ‘threat from North Korea’ is to provide an excuse for attaining military supremacy over the Asia-Pacific region,” said […]

As Adani steps up mining, villagers to be displaced third time | Business and Economy News

Sambalpur, India – Nityananda Deep has worried about losing his home for the third time in his life ever since his mud house was marked for demolition by mining officials, about a year ago. The 80-year-old is a resident of remote Behermunda Hamlet in Sambalpur district in the southern Indian state of Odisha, about four […]

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