US actor Tom Hanks, wife test positive for Covid-19

Award-winning American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) amid the ongoing global outbreak of the disease. Hanks posted a statement on his Instagram account. Hanks and Wilson were in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. … Read More

5 killed, 100 injured as train derails in Bangladesh

MOSCOW — At least five people were killed and 100 more injured as several carriages of a train derailed and fell off a bridge in the northeastern Bangladeshi district of Moulvibazar, The Daily Star reported on Monday. The list of the victims includes three women, while the death toll may rise, The Daily Star reported. !– … Read More

Lava fumes continue to threaten residents on Hawaii’s Big Island

  HONOLULU — Lava from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island that has destroyed 35 structures since last week continues to threaten residents and properties in the affected area, Hawaii County Civil Defense said in an alert. “The East Rift Zone eruption in Leilani Subdivision continues. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms that although volcanic activity has subsided, … Read More

Israel starts deportation of African migrants

TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the country’s authorities have started the procedure of deportation of thousands of African immigrants. “Today, we have started the procedure of deportation of illegal immigrants from Israel, similar to what advanced countries did, the United States in particular. We prevented infiltration of illegal immigrants … Read More

Over 30K stranded in Japan due to heavy snow

TOKYO — The heavy snowfall in Japan had resulted in cancellation and delay of dozens of flights that affected over 32,000 people, the Aviation Wire flights monitor said on Tuesday. According to the Aviation Wire, the Japan Airlines alone cancelled 124 domestic and 20 international flights on Monday, changing the plans of about 18,500 people. Another … Read More

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