Category: Foreign News

Sri Lankan woman among the 10 dead in Toronto van attack

It has come to light that a Sri Lankan woman was among the 10 people killed in Toronto, Canada, when a man plowed a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk.

Driver kills 10, injures 15 plowing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd

A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said.

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he will suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site with immediate effect.

Up to 200 feared dead in Algeria plane crash

At least 100 people were killed in a military plane crash in Algeria on Wednesday, local media said.

Indian court finds Bollywood actor Salman Khan guilty of poaching

An Indian court on Thursday found Bollywood movie star Salman Khan guilty in a poaching case dating from 1998, a verdict that could derail the career of one of the country’s most popular actors.

Woman wounds three at YouTube headquarters in California, then kills herself

A woman who had voiced complaints online about YouTube opened fire with a handgun at the tech company’s headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, wounding three people before shooting herself dead, authorities and media said.

Two dead as suspected IS gunman takes hostages in France

At least two people were killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group opened fire and took hostages at a supermarket in southwest France on Friday.

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 50

KATHMANDU – A Bangladeshi airliner crashed on Monday after making an unexpected turn in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the airport in Nepal’s capital, killing at least 50 people, officials said.

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died of a heart attack, her family says. She was 54.

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court lets restrictions take full effect

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges.

North Korea confirms successful testing of intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea successfully launched a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, a newsreader on the state-run North Korean Central Television (KCTV) announced. The launch was ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The broadcast showed a still photo of Kim signing the order.

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 145

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

Texas gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town church

A gunman massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in southeast Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States, authorities said.

Promote peace, China’s Xi Jinping tells soldiers at first overseas base

Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat

Trump says he will terminate green card lottery system

US President Donald Trump has said that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalised Uzbek man who entered the country under the programme killed eight people in New York.

8 dead as truck mows down bike path in lower Manhattan

A driver plowed a pickup truck down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring 11 before being shot by a police officer in what officials are calling the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.