UN chief: Middle East, world cannot ‘afford more war’

Agence France Presse 04/15/2024

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned the international community Sunday against deeper descent into conflict, addressing the Security Council during a meeting over Iran’s weekend attack on Israel. “Neither the region nor the world can afford…

World reactions to Iran strikes on Israel

Agence France Presse 04/15/2024

Countries around the world condemned Iran’s strikes on Israel, warning the attack could further destabilise the Middle East. Here are some of the main reactions: United Nations UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned “the serious escalation”. “I am…

6 dead in Sydney shopping center attack

Agence France Presse 04/13/2024

SYDNEY, Australia — Six people were killed and several others injured — including a small child — when a knife-wielding attacker rampaged through a busy Sydney shopping center on Saturday, Australian police said. Multiple people were stabbed…

Why would the US defend the Philippines?

Agence France Presse 04/12/2024

Relations between the United States and the Philippines have been in overdrive since President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took power in June 2022, fuelled by China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. A key concern has been the…

‘HELP’ written in palm fronds lands rescue for Pacific castaways

Agence France Presse 04/12/2024

Sometimes all you have to do is ask for “HELP”: That’s what three men stranded on a deserted Pacific island learned earlier this week, writing the message in palm fronds which were spotted by US rescuers. The…

Biden vows ‘ironclad’ defense of Philippines, Japan as China tension mounts

Agence France Presse 04/12/2024

US President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to defend the Philippines from any attack in the South China Sea, as he hosted the first joint summit with Tokyo and Manila amid growing tensions with Beijing. “The United States’…

Spaceland: Biden woos Japan PM with moonshots and Paul Simon

Agence France Presse 04/11/2024

When you want to impress guests it helps to have moon rockets and superstar singer-songwriters on call — and US President Joe Biden has both. Biden pulled out all the stops as he hosted Japanese Prime Minister…

Remote-controlled ships eyed by German group to fix skipper shortage

Agence France Presse 04/10/2024

With the flow of new recruits into the seafaring sector drying up, a German company is exploring a potentially revolutionary measure — sending ships off without a captain on board. HGK Shipping, based in the German port…

NBA: Bucks facing Giannis injury scare as they beat Celtics

Agence France Presse 04/10/2024

Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a worrying calf injury as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 104-91 in their heavyweight NBA Eastern Conference showdown on Tuesday. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Antetokounmpo crumpled to the court in a…

Parents of US school shooter sentenced to 10-15 years in prison

Agence France Presse 04/10/2024

The parents of a teenager who carried out a deadly school shooting in the US state of Michigan were sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison on Tuesday in an unprecedented and closely watched case. Jennifer…

Solar eclipse: Tears, hope, happiness as people from Texas to Canada witness its beauty and awe

Agence France Presse 04/09/2024

The day died and was reborn a few minutes later Monday in the southern United States. There were hugs, tears and gasping as people watched the Moon fully eclipse the Sun and briefly plunge the world into…

Solar eclipse in US: What do scientists hope to learn from it?

Agence France Presse 04/08/2024

When a rare total solar eclipse sweeps across North America on Monday, scientists will be able to gather invaluable data on everything from the Sun’s atmosphere to strange animal behaviors — and even possible effects on humans.…

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