House to deliver Trump impeachment charge on Monday, rejecting Republican push for time

22 January 2021, 9:58 PM
The Democratic-controlled United States (US) House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay.
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India on high alert after floods kill 34 11 August 2018, 2:36 PM

More than half of the 14 districts in India's Kerala state have been put on high alert, officials said on Saturday, as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34.

Two police officers among four fatally shot in Canada 11 August 2018, 8:43 AM

Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities.

Half million Venezuelans fleeing crisis enter Ecuador 10 August 2018, 5:31 PM

More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year, the UN said on Friday, after Quito declared a state of migration emergency triggered by the crisis engulfing Venezuela.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in a meeting
Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic war 10 August 2018, 3:30 PM

Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against, stepping up a war of words with Washington over spiralling sanctions.

Iraq elections
Iraqi cleric Sadr wins vote recount: electoral commission 10 August 2018, 6:38 AM

Nationalist Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's alliance won Iraq's legislative election in May according to a manual recount, the electoral commission said Friday, paving the way for a government to be formed nearly three months after the polls.

Michelle Bachelet to be named High Commissioner for Human Rights 9 August 2018, 9:14 PM

The UN General Assembly will convene Friday to consider the Secretary General’s nomination of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the next High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Yemen: more than three years of war 9 August 2018, 7:22 PM

A Saudi-led coalition launched military operations in Yemen in 2015, helping the government to push back against rebels who had taken control of the capital and seized several provinces.

Argentina Senate votes against legalising abortion 9 August 2018, 4:36 PM

Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier.

Monsoon, landslides kill 20 in southern India 9 August 2018, 12:55 PM

At least 20 people were killed Thursday in landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern India, an official said, pushing the nationwide monsoon death toll for this year to over 700.

Wave of Israeli strikes hit Gaza after rocket barrage, toddler killed 9 August 2018, 7:31 AM

Israel carried out a major wave of strikes across the Gaza Strip overnight in response to some 150 rockets fired at its territory...

Israeli soldiers walking around
Hamas says indirect Gaza truce talks with Israel ‘advanced’ 8 August 2018, 7:58 PM

U.N. and Egyptian-mediated talks on a deal to tamp down tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip are in “advanced stages”, a senior member of the Palestinian enclave’s dominant Islamist Hamas group said on Wednesday.

A building destroyed by the quake
Lombok quake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131 8 August 2018, 2:20 PM

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and medical help for some 156,000 people forced from their homes.

Germany warns US Iran sanctions could cause ‘chaos’ 8 August 2018, 12:47 PM

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Wednesday that US President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could further destabilise the Middle East and boost radical forces in the region.

President Donald Trump’s early morning tweet confirmed Iran sanctions and warned that anyone who does business with Iran will not be doing business with the United States.
Trump threatens sanctions on countries dealing with Iran 8 August 2018, 7:07 AM

President Donald Trump’s early morning tweet confirmed Iran sanctions and warned that anyone who does business with Iran will not be doing business with the United States.

Donald Trump pointing a finger
New Trump sanctions on Iran take effect despite allies’ pleas 7 August 2018, 2:47 PM

US President Donald Trump pledged on Tuesday that firms doing business with Tehran would be barred from the United States as new US sanctions against Iran took effect in spite of pleas from Washington’s allies. 

Iran, US trade barbs ahead of renewed sanctions on Tehran 7 August 2018, 5:49 AM

The first salvo of sweeping US sanctions against Iran will be reimposed later Tuesday as the two countries traded fresh accusations and Tehran dismissed Donald Trump's offer of talks on a new nuclear deal.

UN welcomes signing of agreement by South Sudanese parties 6 August 2018, 9:20 PM

The United Nations Secretary-General has welcomed the signing of the Agreement of Outstanding issues on Governance and Responsibility Sharing by the South Sudanese parties.

Bangladesh must improve conditions for Rohingya, scrap island plan: HRW 6 August 2018, 11:43 AM

Bangladesh should dramatically improve living conditions for Rohingya in the world's largest refugee camp and scrap plans to move many to a flood-prone island, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

As sanctions bite, where next for Trump’s Iran strategy 6 August 2018, 5:33 AM

A wave of US sanctions kicks in against Iran on Tuesday, cementing Washington's hard line against Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact.

President Nicolas Maduro
ANC condemns assassination attempt on Venezuela President 5 August 2018, 6:08 PM

The ANC has condemned the assassination attempt of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro.

Magnitude 7 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island: USGS 5 August 2018, 3:14 PM

A major earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island Sunday, just a week after a quake had killed 17 people on the holiday island, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert. The latest quake had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10 km underground according to the US Geological Survey. Officials issued […]

Islamic State killed hostage from Syria’s Sweida 5 August 2018, 12:30 PM

The Islamic State(IS) jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

Maduro says he escaped ‘assassination’ attempt claimed by rebel group 5 August 2018, 11:29 AM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was "more determined than ever" after he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone as he gave a speech during a Caracas military parade.

Seventh person dies as northern California wildfires spread 5 August 2018, 9:32 AM

A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire Saturday, officials said, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25% overnight and continued to spread.

Mexico troops find 150 Central Americans in back of truck 5 August 2018, 8:55 AM

Some 150 Central American migrants, including 62 children, were found inside the back of trailer when the vehicle was stopped at a highway checkpoint, the Mexican government said on Saturday.

North Korea, US spar over nuclear deal at Singapore forum 5 August 2018, 7:10 AM

The discord at a regional forum in Singapore was the latest reminder of the difficulties that have long impaired efforts to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, despite commitments made at an unprecedented summit.

Russia's soldiers sitting.
Russia confirms it sent Syrian refugee proposal to US 4 August 2018, 3:38 PM

Russia's army on Saturday confirmed it sent a letter to the United States last month with a proposal to cooperate on rebuilding Syria and repatriating refugees after it was reported in the media.

NKorea has not stopped nuclear, missile programs: UN report 4 August 2018, 11:17 AM

North Korea has pressed ahead with its nuclear and missile programs and continues to evade UN sanctions through increased illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea, a UN report said Friday.

US court orders Trump to fully reinstate DACA programme 4 August 2018, 10:03 AM

Under DACA, roughly 700,000 young adults, often referred to as “Dreamers”, were protected from deportation and given work permits for two-year periods, after which they must re-apply to the program.

Pompeo calls for pressure to be maintained on N. Korea 4 August 2018, 6:28 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Saturday for pressure to be maintained on North Korea as a UN report warned Pyongyang is circumventing tough sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons programme.