Major earthquake kills 3,700 in Turkey and Syria, weather hits survivors

Reuters 02/07/2023

KAHRAMANMARAS – A huge earthquake killed more than 3,700 people across a swathe of Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, with freezing winter weather adding to the plight of the thousands left injured or homeless and hampering…

In Turkey, night fills with screams and crying as earthquake rescues go on

Reuters 02/07/2023

HATAY, Turkey  – The screams of people still trapped in the rubble filled the night early on Tuesday and relatives wept for their loved ones as the death toll in Turkey and in neighbouring northwest Syria rose…

IN PHOTOS: The powerful quake that struck Syria and Turkey

Agence France Presse, Reuters 02/06/2023

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing and injuring hundreds of people and leveling buildings. Authorities are now focused on search and rescue hoping to find more survivors. The following are images from…

Major earthquake strikes Turkey, Syria; scores dead, many trapped

Reuters 02/06/2023

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, killing hundreds of people as buildings collapsed across the snowy region, triggering a search for survivors trapped in rubble. The quake,…

Turkey earthquake of magnitude 7.9 shakes central region, Syria

Reuters 02/06/2023

DIYARBAKIR  – A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck southern Turkey early on Monday and was felt in Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria, collapsing buildings and sending residents into the snowy streets, witnesses and broadcasters said. The German…

DA eyes P125/kilo suggested retail price for onion

John Eric Mendoza 02/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is inclined to lower the suggested retail price (SRP) of onions to P125. DA deputy spokesperson Rex Estoperez said this in light of the arrival of imported onions and…

At least 23 dead as dozens of wildfires torch forests in Chile

Reuters 02/05/2023

SANTIAGO – Dozens of wildfires blazing through Chile caused the government to extend an emergency order to another region on Saturday, as a scorching summer heat wave complicates efforts to control fires that have claimed at least…

China says it strongly opposes US move to shoot down balloon

Reuters 02/05/2023

SHANGHAI — China’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that it expressed strong dissatisfaction and opposition towards the United States’ use of force to attack its airship.     A U.S. military fighter jet shot down the airship,…

Jacinda Ardern shocks New Zealand, says she is stepping down as prime minister

Reuters 01/19/2023

WELLINGTON – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday made a shock announcement she had “no more in the tank” to continue leading the country and would step down no later than early February and not…

Climate protest not a crime, Greta Thunberg says after detention

Reuters 01/19/2023

LUETZERATH, Germany – Environmental activist Greta Thunberg swiftly resumed campaigning on Wednesday after she was briefly detained in Germany during a protest against a coal mine expansion, tweeting that protecting the climate was not a crime. “Yesterday I…

Six-year-old boy held after shooting teacher in US

Agence France Presse 01/07/2023

WASHINGTON – A six-year-old boy opened fire in an elementary school classroom in the eastern US state of Virginia on Friday, seriously injuring a teacher, police said. No students were hurt in the incident at Richneck Elementary…

Wave of violence erupts after Mexico captures son of ‘El Chapo’; at least 7 die

Reuters 01/06/2023

MEXICO CITY — A wave of violence broke out after Mexican security forces captured on Thursday, January 5, drug cartel leader Ovidio Guzman, a son of jailed kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The violence – which comes…

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