World News


Russia shuts down major gas pipeline for maintenance, Germany fears permanent cut-off

The Nord Stream 1 pipeline, Germany's main source of Russian gas, is scheduled to be out of action until July 21 for routine work including testing of mechanical elements and automation systems.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's cash worth millions of rupees handed to police

Protesters discovered 17.85 million rupees (about $50,000) in crisp new banknotes but turned them over to police following Saturday's storming of the Presidential palace.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Father of al-Qaeda operative convicted of 2009 New York subway bombing deported to Afghanistan 

Mohammed Wali Zazi, 66, was convicted of visa fraud, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in February 2012.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party gains majority in Parliament election

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was in Indonesia for a Group of 20 foreign ministers meeting when Abe was shot, gave Kishida a letter from President Joe Biden to Abe's family.

published : 11 Jul 2022

India likely to surpass China as world's most populous country in 2023: UN report 

The World Population Prospects 2022 said that the global population is projected to reach eight billion on NovembeNovember 15, 2022.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign on July 13, PM confirms

However, the protesters who have occupied the residences of the President and Prime Minister have cleared that they will continue to occupy their houses until they resign from their posts.

published : 11 Jul 2022

The President and the Prime Minister: Two men at heart of Sri Lankan crisis

Many of the protesters say Ranil Wickremesinghe's appointment as prime minister simply put off pressure on Rajapaksa to resign.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Uber pushed into global markets, lobbied political leaders to relax labour and taxi laws: Report

The company's lobbyists including former aides to President Barack Obama pressed government officials to drop their investigations, rewrite labour and taxi laws and relax background checks on drivers.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Leaked Uber documents reveal 'illegal tactics' used to fuel its global expansion: Investigation 

The investigation involving dozens of news organizations found that Uber officials leveraged violent backlash from taxi industry against drivers to garner support and evaded regulatory authorities.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Zimbabweans suffer due to high inflation

With runaway inflation eating into incomes, staple foods have vanished from the tables of Zimbabweans like Emina Chishangwe, who lives in a poor dormitory town south of the capital Harare.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Canada to release turbine for Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline

The return of turbines from the Nord Stream 1 pipeline sent to Montreal for a scheduled overhaul has been complicated by sanctions imposed on Russia over the war in Ukraine.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Iran enriches uranium to 20 per cent with new centrifuges at nuclear plant

The IAEA reported last month that Iran has 43 kilograms of uranium enriched to 60% purity — a short step to 90%.

published : 11 Jul 2022

'Rishi publicly lied': UK PM race gets bloody with anti-Sunak briefings, memo

The 424-word attack seen by 'The Sunday Telegraph' contains personal attacks branding the British Indian former Chancellor a 'schoolboy' and a 'liar', who cannot be trusted on tax.

published : 11 Jul 2022

Sri Lankan protesters hold mock Cabinet meeting; China asks its nationals not to take part in stir

The public flocked to the Presidential Secretariat, President's House and Temple Trees, the official residence of the prime minister after they were taken over by protestors on Saturday.

published : 11 Jul 2022

EXPLAINER | Why Sri Lanka's economy collapsed and what's next for the island nation

Short of cash to pay for imports of such necessities and already defaulting on its debt, it is seeking help from neighbouring India and China and from the International Monetary Fund.

published : 10 Jul 2022