Nine dead in Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years, 50 missing

Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday, injuring more than 900, while 50 hotel workers were missing en route to a national park, authorities said, as rescuers used ladders to bring others to safety. Television broadcast images of buildings tilted at precarious angles in the mountainous, sparsely populated […]

Since start of Israel-Hamas war, 3% of Gaza’s Christians dead

At least 30 Christians living in the Gaza Strip have died since October 7 and the start of the Israel-Hamas war, according to the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) organization, citing the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The 30 include 17 who were killed when an Israeli missile hit the Greek Orthodox Church […]

Alexei Navalny, Jailed Russian opposition leader, dead – prison service

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is dead, the prison service of the Yamalo-Nenets region where he had been serving his sentence said on Friday. In a statement published on its website, the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District said that Navalny “felt unwell” after a walk on Friday, and “almost immediately […]

Two dead after jet plane crash on Florida highway, collides with vehicle

A private passenger jet with five people aboard crash-landed on a busy Florida highway and collided with a vehicle on the ground in a fiery accident on Friday that killed at least two people, according to authorities and news footage from the scene. The Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet, which took off from Ohio, […]

Ethnic killings in one Sudan city left up to 15,000 dead – UN report

Between 10,000 and 15,000 people were killed in one city in Sudan’s West Darfur region last year in ethnic violence by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and allied Arab militia, according to a United Nations report seen by Reuters on Friday. In the report to the UN Security Council, independent UN sanctions monitors […]

Trump: US will never help Europe under attack, NATO is dead

The United States will never help Europe if it comes under attack and will leave NATO, which is dead, Donald Trump told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in 2020 while he was still president, according to a European Commissioner. “You need to understand that if Europe is under attack, we will never […]

Vatican eases rules on the ashes of the dead

A small part of a dead person’s cremated ashes may be stored in a place that was dear to them rather than in a church or cemetery, the Vatican said on Tuesday, softening its previous stance on the issue. In previous guidance from 2016, the Vatican said the ashes must be kept in “sacred […]

Paris knife and hammer attack: One dead, two injured near Eiffel Tower

One person died and two others were injured after a man attacked tourists in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Saturday. Police quickly arrested the 26-year-old man, a French national, using a Taser stun gun, Darmanin told reporters. The suspect had been sentenced to four years in prison […]