Somalia hotel siege ends

Somalia hotel siege ends

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | AP | MOGADISHU

Security forces in Somalia say they have killed all five attackers who laid siege to a hotel in a normally secure area of the capital. Police spokesperson Kasim Roble said Friday that three soldiers were killed and 27 people injured in the Thursday night attack on the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu. The...

Voters head to poll booths in Russia

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | AP | MOSCOW

Voters headed to the polls in Russia on Friday for a three-day presidential election that is all but certain to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule by six more years after he stifled dissent. The election takes place against the backdrop of a ruthless crackdown that has crippled independent media and prominent...

William and Harry salute Diana’s legacy

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | AP | LONDON

Prince William and Prince Harry both took part in an awards ceremony in honor of their late mother Princess Diana — but the estranged brothers were many miles apart at the time. William gave a speech at the Diana Legacy Award, which recognizes young people around the world who are working...

Rishi Sunak firmly rules out May 2 general election

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | PTI | LONDON

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has firmly ruled out an early general election to coincide with local polls scheduled for May 2 amid intense speculation from the Opposition Labour benches. The British Indian leader had indicated earlier in the year that he was considering going to the polls in the second...

Ship carrying over 220 tons of aid nears Gaza

Saturday, 16 March 2024 | AP | WADI GAZA

A ship carrying 200 tons of aid approached the coast of Gaza on Friday in a mission to inaugurate a sea route from Cyprus to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the enclave five months into the war between Israel and Hamas. The ship, operated by the Spanish aid group Open...

NKorea’s Kim test drives new tank, orders troops to prepare for war

Friday, 15 March 2024 | AP | SEOUL

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un joined troops training on a new tank model and drove one himself, state media reported on Thursday, as his rivals South Korea and the US wrapped up their annual military exercises. It’s the third time Kim was reported to have observed military exercises since the...

Four, including three Indians, arrested trying to enter US illegally from Canada

Friday, 15 March 2024 | PTI | WASHINGTON

Three Indian nationals are among four people arrested in Upstate New York after they jumped off a moving freight train coming from Canada in their bid to enter the US illegally. US Border Patrol agents arrested the four, including a woman, on March 12. The investigation concluded that all four...

Denying same-sex marriage is unconstitutional: Japanese HC

Friday, 15 March 2024 | AP | TOKYO

A Japanese high court ruled Thursday that denying same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and called for urgent government action to address the lack of any law allowing for such unions. The court does not have the power to overturn the current marriage law, which has been interpreted to restrict marriage as between...

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