Two migrants suffocate to death aboard Texas train, 10 hospitalized

Two suspected undocumented immigrants suffocated to death aboard a freight train and 10 others in need of medical care were taken by helicopter or ambulance to a hospital in south Texas, police said.

March 26, 2023 4:34 pm


Bus drivers at UK's National Express accept 16.2% pay deal

More than 3,000 bus drivers at a central England division of National Express have ended strike action after voting to accept a 16.2% pay rise, the Unite union said on Saturday.

March 26, 2023 3:45 pm


Labor party takes power in 'fresh start' for Australia's biggest state

The Australian Labor Party in New South Wales state claimed power in an election night, with voters backing the centre-left party’s pledges on anti-privatisation and cost of living relief.

March 26, 2023 2:21 pm


Morocco restricts tomato exports over high domestic prices

Morocco has restricted tomato exports since late February with a total ban in place from last week until Thursday to lower domestic prices, the head of the country’s main fruit and vegetable exporters’ group said.

March 26, 2023 12:30 pm


At least 34 migrants missing after fifth boat sinks off Tunisia in two days

At least 34 African migrants were missing after their boat sank off Tunisia, the fifth shipwreck in two days, raising the total number of missing to 67 amid a sharp increase in boats heading towards Italy, Tunisian officials said.

March 26, 2023 11:25 am


Mississippi tornado and storms kill at least 23

Rescuers combed through rubble after a powerful storm tore across Mississippi overnight, killing at least 25 people there and another in Alabama, leveling dozens of buildings and spawning at least one devastating tornado.

March 26, 2023 10:40 am


Pope extends sexual abuse law to include lay leaders

Pope Francis updated rules on dealing with sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, expanding their scope to include lay Catholic leaders and spelling out that both minors and adults can be victims.

March 26, 2023 9:37 am


Ukraine says Bakhmut situation is stabilising, Putin plays down tank shortage

Ukrainian forces have managed to blunt Russia’s offensive in and around the embattled eastern city of Bakhmut, where the situation is stabilising, commander in chief General Valery Zaluzhniy said on Saturday.

March 26, 2023 8:27 am


Russia presses along Ukraine front after reports of Bakhmut slowdown

Russian forces attacked northern and southern stretches of the front in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, even as Kyiv said Moscow’s assault was flagging near the city of Bakhmut.

March 25, 2023 4:40 pm


New Zealand raises concerns with China on South China Sea, Taiwan

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta said she had expressed concerns over the South China Sea and tensions in the Taiwan Strait during talks with her Chinese counterpart at the end of a visit to Beijing.

March 25, 2023 3:32 pm


U.S. warns China's promises often empty as Honduras wavers on Taiwan

China often makes promises in exchange for recognition that remain unfulfilled, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said as Honduras moves ahead with ending its long-standing ties with Taiwan in favour of China.

March 25, 2023 2:33 pm


Canada's Trudeau says TikTok ban had 'side benefit' of getting his kids off platform

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he was happy his recent ban on the use of Chinese-owned social media app TikTok from government-issued devices meant his children could no longer access the platform.

March 25, 2023 1:27 pm

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