Thursday, September 23, 2021
Image copyright EPA/THAI IMMIGRATION BUREAU Image caption Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, pictured at Bangkok airport, says she "wants to be free" away from Saudi Arabia An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has reiterated her plea for asylum in Canada, the United States, Australia or the UK. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to…
In the heart of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, alongside seemingly abandoned train carriages and overgrown tracks is a blossoming artists' community.Just metres from a busy road, but screened by tall trees and long grass, it is hidden in plain sight. This has been home to the Bombsquad, or BSQ, Crew for just over a year.The graffitied…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSecurity forces in Lebanon use tear gas to try to disperse protesters at the US embassy There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Security forces fired tear…
Canada's finance minister has said he will resign after conflict-of-interest allegations involving WE Charity.Bill Morneau has faced pressure to step down after it was revealed he did not repay travel costs covered by WE while on overseas trips to see its work.He said he recently realised he had not repaid the C$41,000 in expenses and…
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tuvalu is battling rising sea levels The tiny South Pacific nation of Tuvalu has rejected offers from Chinese firms to build artificial islands that would help it deal with rising sea levels, its foreign minister says. Simon Kofe told Reuters he saw the offers as an attempt to reduce…
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre in…
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tuesday's earthquake was the strongest to hit the island this week Puerto Rico has been hit by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, resulting in at least one death and causing island-wide power cuts, officials say.This most recent quake, which began early on Tuesday morning, was the strongest in a series of quakes…
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets started on a cautious note and gold gained on Monday as images of riots in burning U.S. cities unnerved investors already tense over Washington’s power struggle with Beijing. FILE PHOTO: A passerby wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, walks past an electronic board showing…
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The largest banking lenders to the oil and gas sector are becoming more cautious, marking down their expectations for oil and gas prices that underpin loans in a move expected to put further financial stress on struggling producers, industry and banking sources said. FILE PHOTO: A pump jack operates at a…
Image copyright AFP Image caption The government is accused of neutralising opponents to remain in power The UN has accused Venezuela of a strategy of instilling fear in its population to retain power, removing opponents with a "shocking" number of alleged extrajudicial killings.Victims are arrested and shot, with crime scenes manipulated to suggest they resisted…