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Japan''s Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status
26 Oct 2021 11:30 AM GMT
Tokyo, Oct 26: Japanese Princess Mako quietly married a commoner without traditional wedding celebrations Tuesday and said their marriage — delayed three years and called unfit by some — "was a necessary choice to live while cherishing our hearts." The marriage to Kei Komuro cost Mako her royal...
Officials: 10 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan raids
23 Oct 2021 8:32 AM GMT
Quetta (Pakistan), Oct 23: Counterterrorism police killed nine alleged militants in a shootout during a raid in southwest Pakistan early Saturday, they said, and two soldiers and a militant were killed in a raid in the northwest overnight. A raid was conducted in the Mastung area of Baluchistan...
6 Rohingya die in clashes between two groups in Bangladesh
22 Oct 2021 1:18 PM GMT
Dhaka, Oct 22: Two groups of Rohingya refugees clashed Friday in a camp in southern Bangladesh, leaving at least six refugees dead and 10 others injured, police said. The violence broke out in Cox's Bazar district when one side opened fire, killing four people at the scene, said Shihab Kaiser...
Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
22 Oct 2021 9:03 AM GMT
Santa Fe (US), Oct 22: A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. Santa Fe County Sheriff's officials said...
UN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could be failed state
22 Oct 2021 7:44 AM GMT
United Nations, Oct 22: The UN special envoy for Myanmar has warned that February's military takeover has led to armed conflict and if power isn't returned to the people in a democratic way the country "will go in the direction of a failed state". Christine Schraner Burgener told a UN news...
FIFA aims to make World Cup tournament draw on April 1
21 Oct 2021 5:01 AM GMT
Zurich, Oct 21: FIFA is set to make the 2022 World Cup finals tournament draw in Qatar on April 1 — with two of the qualifying teams still unknown because of match schedule delays in the COVID-19 pandemic. The draw ceremony plan was announced Wednesday by FIFA President Gianni Infantino after...
Roadside bombs hit military bus in Syrian capital, kill 13
20 Oct 2021 7:00 AM GMT
Damascus, Oct 20: Two roadside bombs exploded near a bus carrying troops during the morning rush hour in the Syrian capital early Wednesday, killing 13 people and wounding three others, state TV reported. Syrian state TV showed footage of the charred bus in central Damascus, saying the blasts...
Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye
19 Oct 2021 7:47 AM GMT
Los Angeles, Oct 19: Kanye is now Ye. A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name. "There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,"...
Nobel panel to announce 2021 economics prize
11 Oct 2021 8:36 AM GMT
Stockholm, Oct 11: The winner of the 2021 Nobel prize for outstanding work in the field of economics will be announced Monday. Unlike the other Nobel prizes, the economics award wasn't established in the will of Alfred Nobel but by the Swedish central bank in his memory in 1968, with the first...
Argentina wins; Brazil draws in World Cup qualifiers
11 Oct 2021 4:41 AM GMT
Sao Paulo, Oct 11: Lionel Messi was among the scorers as Argentina beat rival Uruguay 3-0, hours after Brazil's run of consecutive wins in South American World Cup qualifying ended in a 0-0 with Colombia in Barranquilla. Brazil leads the qualifying competition with 28 points from nine wins and...
US, Taliban to hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal
9 Oct 2021 9:30 AM GMT
Islamabad, Oct 9: Senior Taliban officials and U.S. Representatives are to hold talks Saturday and Sunday about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and easing the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country, officials from both sides said. It's the first such meeting...
UN rights body: Right to clean environment is a human right
9 Oct 2021 5:32 AM GMT
Geneva, Oct 9: The United Nations' main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognise the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, and to appoint an expert to monitor human rights in the context of climate change. The Human Rights Council passed...
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