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A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from Friday’s powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, killing at least 13 people. According to reports, the aircraft’s pilot lost control as it was coming to land, and crashed into several vans carrying earthquake survivors. Senior officials on board the helicopter survived, but 15 more people on the […]

A fire broke out at the historic Jokhang Monastery in Tibet’s downtown Lhasa late Saturday.  According to Chinese state media, the blaze has been put out and there are no casualties. Footage on social media shows flames billowing from the roof of a pagoda. It is still unknown what triggered the fire. The temple is included on UNESCO’s […]

A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his surprise resignation will last for six months. The country’s defence minister announced on Saturday, adding that the authorities are putting action plans in place to control violent outbreaks across the country. Following the surprise resignation, the government has banned […]

A minor earthquake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, has affected parts of Wales and England. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), the quake was felt all the way from Cornwall to Liverpool and across Wales on Saturday afternoon.  The epicentre was approximately 20km north-north-east of Swansea and at a depth of 7.4km. There have […]

Twenty-five people have been arrested in the Maldives after thousands took to the streets to demand President Abdulla Yameen’s detention and the release of opposition leaders. According to media reports, police used pepper spray to disperse the rally and moved the arrested to undisclosed locations. A legislator of the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) claimed that […]


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