Death toll reaches 39 in Italy bridge collapse

Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the...

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Indian oil tanker explodes off coast of Oman, three crew missing

An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing. The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav on Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern coast of the United...

Suu Kyi's failure over Rohingya crisis disappoints Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said Myanmar must accept Rohingyas because they are their citizens as they have lived in Myanmar for generations. Mahathir blasted Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims and said he was very disappointed with leader Aung San Suu Kyi's failure to halt oppression of the group. Mahathir made the remarks in an interview Monday with The...

Transgender person wins nomination for Vermont governor

Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in US history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor, reports Reuters. She defeated three other Democrats on Tuesday and will take on incumbent Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, in the Nov 6 general election,...

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Uganda cops arrest three MP’s after attack at Museveni’s convoy

Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986. Supporters of independent candidate Kasiano Wadri obstructed and attacked Museveni’s convoy in the northern town of Arua late on Monday and one vehicle bearing the presidential coat of arms had its rear...

Sudan ruling party backs Bashir as candidate for 2020 election

Sudan’s ruling party says it will back its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported on Friday, a move that would require a constitutional amendment. Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 years, has previously said he would step down in 2020, and has not explicitly stated his intention...