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Ethiopia's military on Sunday launched two air strikes on what a government official said were rebel-held facilities in Tigray, the seventh and eighth bombardments in its war-torn northern region in a week.
Buildings shook in Taipei on Sunday (October 24) as a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan.There were no reports of damage.The quake had a depth of 41.5 miles, and could be felt across the northern, eastern and western parts of Taiwan, with the epicentre in Yilan county, according to the weather bureau.The Taipei metro was briefly closed for checks, but re-opened shortly afterwards. The state-run power operator said the grid was operating as normal, while the railway administration said it was carrying out track inspections.TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, said it had evacuated some workers.Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3 magnitude quake killed more than 2,000 people in 1999.
Drone footage showing the trail of destruction left by the lava flow from Spain’s La Palma volcano was published on Saturday, October 23.Lava had extended to cover 891.9 hectares (3.44 square miles) of the island by Saturday, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Satellite imagery analyzed by scientists also showed that 2,143 buildings had been destroyed by volcanic activity.Lava and ash continued to spew from the volcano after a portion of the main cone atop the Cumbre Vieja volcano collapsed on October 23.Residents of the island have weathered continuous volcanic and seismic activity since the volcano began erupting on September 19. Credit: IGME via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has chided Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin for banning all physical gatherings due to Covid-19 ahead of the upcoming Melaka state...
Vernon Kay expects this year's crop of famous faces to have a tougher time than he did.
King's College epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector says he is concerned about the UK's "state of complacency" relying on our vaccine status when "everything else" is going wrong. He says that the UK should bring in simple measures rather than waiting for NHS to be overwhelmed. He also argues the main concern with travel currently is getting on a plane with Brits due to high-rate infection.
"I’m now comfortable in my own skin."
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Residents with homes near the landslide along Jalan Lingkungan Negri Sembilan in Federal Hills here have been told to relocate as the area is deemed unsafe, one of them has...
President Tayyip Erdogan's political opponents said his call to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western allies was an attempt to distract attention from Turkey's economic difficulties, while diplomats hoped the expulsions might yet be averted. On Saturday Erdogan said he ordered the envoys be declared 'persona non grata' for seeking philanthropist Osman Kavala's release from prison. The foreign ministry has not yet carried out the president's instruction, which would open the deepest rift with the West in Erdogan's 19 years in power.
A cocktail bar owner in Bangkok hopes fruity mocktails seasoned with Kratom, a recently decriminalised tropical herb, will help keep his business afloat amid a seven-month ban on alcohol service in the Thai capital. The city, once a popular nightlife spot, is under a curfew and bars, pubs and restaurants are prohibited from selling alcoholic drinks as part of coronavirus restrictions.
Russian and Chinese warships conducted their first joint patrols in the Pacific Ocean from October 17 to October 23, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.The tasks of the patrol were “to demonstrate the state flags of Russia and China, maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as protecting the objects of maritime economic activity of the two countries,” the ministry’s statement said.The patrol was made up of a joint detachment of 10 ships and covered over 1,700 nautical miles, according to the ministry.Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki told reporters on October 19 that the country was “watching with great interest the activities of Chinese and Russian warships around Japan.”The Russian Ministry of Defense posted a video of the joint exercise. Credit: Ministry of Defense of Russia via Storyful
Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves calls for the government to issue a six-month complete cut to VAT paid on energy bills. She says it can be paid for through the increased VAT receipts the government have accrued over the last few months due to price rises and it will help "struggling" families through a "tough winter".
The volcano started spewing lava and ash on Sept. 19, with the eruption showing few signs of abating after destroying some 2,000 buildings and forcing thousands to leave their homes.After sunrise on Sunday, spectators on a terrace overlooking the volcano were treated to a spectacular display of lava and smoke.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak avoids questions about helping families deal with rising energy bills as he arrives at New Broadcasting House.
The actor was on holiday in Italy during a break in the filming of 'Indiana Jones 5'.
India and Pakistan renew their high-profile but one-sided cricket rivalry on Sunday in a T20 World Cup blockbuster watched by hundreds of millions of fans across the globe.
Meghan Picerno was back at work after 18 months of pandemic limbo, overjoyed to be singing and dancing again with her "Phantom of the Opera" castmates as they rehearsed for the return of Broadway's longest-running show. As the musical's late October reopening neared, sometimes all Picerno could think about was making it to the first curtain call unscathed by the breakthrough COVID-19 cases that had sidelined vaccinated actors at other shows. Outside long days in a chilly mirror-lined rehearsal studio near New York City's Times Square, Picerno had put herself back on what she called lockdown.
The singer gave up Botox in 2010.
CCTV footage shows the ground shake in Taipei City as a strong earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan. Taiwan's central weather bureau said the quake was of magnitude 6.5, the biggest on the island this year, while the US Geological Survey gave a lower figure of 6.2. There were no immediate reports of widespread damage.
Ugo Monye defended his co-star Tilly Ramsay and said both Oti Mabuse and Judi Love have been targeted by trolls.