Mogadishu explosion death toll rises to 85

MOSCOW — The death toll from Saturday’s blast in the Somali capital has risen from 40 in previous reports to 85. No terror group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. At least 85 people were killed and 250 injured in a recent explosion in Mogadishu, media said Sunday, citing city’s ambulance service. Some reports say … Read More

Mexico earthquake death toll stands at 273

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s foreign minister announced that the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in central Mexico has risen to 273, the nation’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray Caso said there were many collapsed buildings and injured people in the capital, Mexico City, and other … Read More

Usain Bolt suffers injury in final career race

LONDON, Aug. 13 — Prominent Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt suffered injury and failed to finish the final race in his career, the 4 x 100 meters relay at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in London. Bolt said before the race, that he had been feeling pain. The sprinter pulled up and fell to the ground at the final leg of the relay carried out late … Read More

Death toll from Charlottesville violence rises to 3

  MOSCOW, Aug. 13 — Death toll from violence over far-right protests in the US city of Charlottesville rose to three, Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe said Sunday. On Saturday, Charlottesville saw a major rally of far-right nationalists dubbed “Unite the Right” held in protest for the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. … Read More

Mexico against military option in settlement of Venezuelan crisis

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 13 — Mexico does not consider military action as a possible measure to resolve the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The Mexican government, in full compliance with the norms and principles of international law contained in the United Nations Charter and the Mexican Constitution, expresses its repudiation of the use or threat of use of force in international … Read More

Powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesian Island

  MOSCOW, Aug. 13 — A powerful earthquake hit off the southwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit off the southwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the data of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed Sunday. According to the information, the quake was registered at 03:08 GMT, with the epicenter located at the depth of 35.9 … Read More

Mortar shell kills at least 16 civilians in Afghanistan

  MOSCOW, Aug. 13 — At least 16 civilians, including 10 children, were killed by a mortar shell in northwestern Faryab province of Afghanistan, Pajhwok news agency said, quoting the Dawlatabad district police chief Col. Niamatullah Tofan. According to Tofan, the clash between the security forces and the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) took place on Friday, with heavy weaponry … Read More

Japan installs extra missile defense after N Korea threat to Guam

TOKYO, Aug. 12 — The Japanese Defense Ministry on Saturday finished deploying Patriot missile defense systems in the country’s south in anticipation of North Korea’s possible strike on Guam, the state broadcaster NHK said. North Korea’s military has said it plans to fire four medium- to long-range missiles at the US Pacific territory and is waiting for approval from the … Read More

Violent protests Erupt in Kenya over contested presidential vote

MOSCOW, Aug. 13 — Kenyatta’s long-standing rival Raila Odinga protested the result of Tuesday’s vote, which put Kenyatta ahead with a 9.4-percent lead, claiming the vote was rigged. International observers denied this. Members of Odinga’s Luo ethnic group came out in force in Nairobi’s Kibera district, attacking and setting fire to homes of Kenyatta’s Bantu tribe, the Telegraph newspaper cited witnesses as saying. … Read More

Military action vs N. Korea should not be an option

  WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 — Military action should not be an option when confronting the problem of escalating tensions with North Korea, US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said in a statement. Maloney noted that Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that diplomatic efforts to contain North Korea are working, and should remain the favored means of resolving … Read More

Kaspersky Lab to launch free antivirus software worldwide

MOSCOW — Russian software developer Kaspersky Lab announced the worldwide launch of a free antivirus Kaspersky Free, company’s head Eugene Kaspersky said Tuesday. “I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news. We’re announcing the global launch of Kaspersky Free, which, as you may have guessed by the title, is completely free-of-charge! Oh my giveaway!” Kaspersky said. The free … Read More

Study finds drinking could help improve memory

MOSCOW — While many drink to forget their troubles, new evidence says your afternoon bev is actually helping you to better remember all that stuff that drove you to drink in the first place. Researchers gave study participants, a group of 88 social drinkers, a word-learning task. One group was allowed to imbibe up to … Read More