More than 40 US lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to prepare sanctions against Myanmar’s military leaders for a crackdown on Rohingyas. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a group of Republicans and Democrats also called for travel bans and other “meaningful steps” against those who’ve committed human rights abuses. The […]
An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory has killed at least eight workers and injured 20 others in the Indian state of Orissa on Wednesday, a day ahead of the popular Diwali festival. Authorities said the number of casualties was likely to go up because several people were feared trapped under the collapsed building that was […]
California’s hepatitis A outbreak has claimed 19 lives in San Diego so far. Parts of Los Angeles and Santa Cruz country have also been hit, with the number of cases surging past 500. It’s the second largest outbreak in the US since a vaccine was approved in the 1990s, and has mainly affected the homeless. […]
Somali police opened fire on demonstrators in a bid to stop them from accessing the site of last weekend’s deadly bomb attacks. According to reports, thousands had gathered to protest against the twin bombings that killed more than 300 people. Several were reportedly injured and evacuated from the scene.
Turkey will not submit to “impositions” from the US over an on-going visa crisis and added that two allies need to solve the issue with mutual understanding. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the crisis was unnecessary. A US delegation is visiting Turkey in an attempt to solve the diplomatic row […]