a Global leaders criticise Suu Kyi over Rohingya speech
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis, BBC report. In a speech on Tuesday, the de facto leader condemned rights abuses but did not blame the army or address allegations of ethnic cleansing. Leaders and diplomats from several countries have since expressed strong disappointment with..
a Earthquake kills nearly 250 in Mexico
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 248 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, BBC report. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states. The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part..
Rautahat-local-polls Vote counting underway in Nepal’s 135 local levels in Province 2
Of the 136 local levels, the counting of votes is underway at 135 local levels of eight districts in Province 2, said the Election Commission, THT report. According to the recent update by the Joint Election Operation Centre, under the EC, the counting of votes is ongoing in 135 local levels.   The final phase of local level elections could not be held in Rajbiraj Municipality-15 as..
A Trump: US would destroy North Korea
US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies, BBC report. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: "Rocket man is on a suicide mission." North Korea has tested nuclear bombs and missiles in defiance of the UN. The American leader also attacked Iran, saying it was a..
_97749699_burninggawdutharya-1040587 Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’ over Rohingya crisis
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear "international scrutiny" of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis, BBC report. It was her first address to the country about the violence in northern Rakhine state that has seen more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims cross into Bangladesh. Ms Suu Kyi has faced heavy criticism for her response to the..
a Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel
Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand's largest city spread, BBC report. Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 13 service stations had run out of 95 octane petrol by Tuesday. The firm said fuel was being trucked into the city and it did not expect the problem to worsen. Fuel supplies to cars and planes in..
_97850997_709f63a5-6b79-4b7e-b385-2bd12ca75b0f (1) North Korea says US sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme
North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme, BBC report. In a strongly worded statement, Pyongyang called new UN sanctions "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility". Meanwhile, the presidents of the US and China committed to "maximising pressure" on the North through vigorous enforcement of UN..
a Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill
Ryanair could face up to 20m euros (£18m) in compensation claims after cancelling thousands of flights due to a shortage of pilots, it has warned, BBC report. The budget airline plans to cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks, after it admitted it had "messed up" the planning of pilot holidays. An internal memo seen by the BBC suggests the pilot shortage could continue until..
Election-Commission (1) Final phase of local level elections today in Nepal
The Election Commission today urged all eligible voters of eight districts of Province 2 to cast their votes tomorrow in the third phase of local level elections, THT report.   The first and second phases of local level elections were held on May 14 in 283 local levels of provinces 3, 4 and 6 and on June 28 in 334 local levels of provinces 1, 5 and 7, respectively. Addressing a..
a The Handmaid’s Tale win major prizes in Emmy Award
Dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale has scooped three of the major prizes at this year's Emmy Awards, BBC report. The show won best drama series, best director for Reed Morano and best actress for Elisabeth Moss. Producer Bruce Miller thanked author Margaret Atwood, "who created this world for all of us". The show's win for best drama means Hulu has leapfrogged Netflix and Amazon to become..
a Jet fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded in New Zealand
Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New Zealand's largest airport, BBC report. The damaged pipeline is Auckland Airport's only source of jet fuel. The disruption is expected to last at least a week as work continues to repair the pipe, the operator said. Fuel supplies have been rationed and airlines are..
a North Korea will be ‘destroyed’, US ambassador threatens
The US ambassador to the UN warned North Korea will be destroyed if it continues its "reckless behavior" and forces the United States and its allies to defend themselves against any attack, Al Jazeera report. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said on Sunday the UN Security Council has run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear programme - and the US may now turn to the..
a Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold, says Myanmar army
Myanmar's top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh, BBC report. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya "has never been an ethnic group", and accused "extremists" of trying to form a stronghold in northern Rakhine state. His army is accused of targeting civilians in an offensive there, forcing Rohingya to..
a Russia denies hitting SDF force in Syria
Russia's defence ministry has denied allegations its planes struck US-backed fighters in Syria on Saturday, BBC report. The ministry said its air force only targeted Islamic State militants. It was responding to claims by the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab groups, that six of its fighters were wounded in Russian strikes in eastern Syria. The SDF is moving towards the city of Deir..
a Parents protest against deaths at children’s camp in Ukraine
Angry parents have protested outside the town hall in Ukraine's resort city of Odessa over the deaths of two girls in a fire at a children's camp, BBC report. Another child remains missing after the blaze broke out overnight inside a dormitory at Victoria holiday camp. Ukrainian PM Volodymyr Groysman called it a "tragedy" saying those responsible would face tough punishment. On the..
a Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day
Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights, BBC report. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was "unacceptable" that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half of this month. It also said it had to clear a backlog of staff leave by the end of the year. The move could..
Courtesy: Nepal slip six-position down in FIFA rangking
Nepal slipped six-position down in this month’s FIFA ranking, which are based on results over a four-year period, published on Thursday, THT report. According to FIFA, Nepal slipped to 175th position from 169th rank, in this month ranking with 101 points.   India, top ranked team among the SAARC nations have slipped 10 positions down to 107th position with 316 points. The..
a Iraq parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor from office
Iraq's parliament has voted to remove the governor of Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk from office, according to legislators present at the vote, Al Jazeera report. Thursday's decision to remove Najm Eddine Karim followed parliamentarians' rejection of Kurdish plans to hold an independence referendum on Tuesday. Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, requested the removal of Karim as leader of..
a Snow leopard off endangered list
Has the chilling threat of extinction worn off at last for the long-endangered snow leopard? Not exactly - but the iconic big cats' conservation status has been improved from "endangered" to "vulnerable", BBC report. The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - the global standard for assessing extinction risk. Experts have warned that the..
a At least 50 die in twin attacks in Iraq
At least 50 people have been killed in two attacks in southern Iraq, health officials say, according to BBC. In the first attack, a suicide bomber detonated his vest and gunmen opened fire inside a roadside restaurant near Nasiriya, the capital of Dhiqar province, security sources said. Soon afterwards, a car bomb exploded at a nearby checkpoint. So-called Islamic State said it carried out..