Friday, May 27, 2022

Tornado in Germany injures 43 people, police say

A tornado left 43 people injured as it "cut a path of destruction" through several towns in western Germany, police said. Officers in the city of Paderborn said the tornado ripped off roofs and debris...

Donbas region completely destroyed, Zelensky says

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky says Russian forces have "completely destroyed" the eastern Donbas region. Describing the region where Russia has focused its offensive, he says: "It is hell there, and that's not an exaggeration". Ukraine's military...

EU pledges €300bn to end Russian gas reliance

The EU says it plans to spend up to €300bn to end its reliance on Russian gas and oil imports by 2027. The bloc, which gets 40% of its gas from Russia, will source energy...

Nigeria’s treasury chief arrested over multimillion-dollar fraud

The head of Nigeria’s treasury has been arrested for alleged involvement in fraud and money laundering worth 80 billion naira ($190m), the country’s anti-graft agency said. Ahmed Idris, Nigeria’s accountant-general, was arrested on Monday “after...

Mali thwarts Western-backed coup attempt – junta

Mali's military junta says it thwarted an attempted coup last week led by "Western-backed" soldiers. The alleged foiled coup took place on the night between 11 and 12 May, the junta said in a statement...

Full lunar eclipse creates rare super blood Moon

Stargazers have been treated overnight to a stunning and unusual sight - a super blood Moon. Shortly after 03:30 GMT on Monday, Earth's orbit meant that for several minutes our planet was positioned directly between...

Ten dead in suspected race attack at New York state store

An 18-year-old white man has shot dead 10 people in a black neighbourhood of New York state in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack. The man, named as Payton Gendron in court papers,...

Delhi office fire: Dozens killed as fire sweeps through building

At least 27 people have been killed and others are missing after a fire swept through a four-storey office building in Delhi. More than 70 people were inside when the fire started and witnesses said...

Sri Lanka protests: Second night of property burnings

Sri Lanka witnessed a second night of arson attacks on Tuesday, with properties damaged in the town of Negombo, near the capital, Colombo. A mob torched a luxury holiday resort owned by the son of...

Ukraine bid to join EU will take decades says Macron

It will take decades for Ukraine to be accepted into the European Union, France's Emmanuel Macron has said. In a speech to the EU's parliament in Strasbourg, he instead suggested Ukraine could join a "parallel...

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