Belgium, Netherlands hit by unrest after Morocco's World Cup win

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM – Riots erupted in Belgium’s capital and several Dutch cities Sunday after Morocco beat Belgium in a World Cup Group F match.Following their team’s upset win, Moroccan fans in Brussels drove around the city in a peaceful celebration, honking their horns.But some... Read More

Time running out for Korean war-separated families

SEOUL, South Korea – Over 70 years have passed but for a number of families who fled the chaos during the Korean War, the wound from the past still runs deep.For elderly Kang Ok-nyeo, one of the thousands who got separated with a family member when the war broke out in 1950, her one wish is to... Read More

Russian strikes kill 5, injures 4 in Ukraine’s Donetsk region

ISTANBUL – Five people were killed and four others were injured during Russian strikes in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region.“On November 26, the Russians killed five civilians in Donetsk region: three in Ridkodub, one in Chasiv Yar, and one in Bakhmut. Four more people in the region... Read More

5 dead in helicopter crash in Yangyang

YANGYANG, South Korea – Five people were killed in a helicopter crash near a Buddhist temple in the eastern coastal county of Yangyang on Sunday, fire officials said.Those killed included the 71-year-old pilot and a 54-year-old mechanic, who were initially believed to be the only two people on... Read More

Death toll from Cianjur quake rises to 318

JAKARTA – The death toll from the earthquake in Cianjur district, West Java, climbed to 318 on Saturday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said."Data on Saturday showed that 318 people have died. Until 5 p.m. local time today, we have found another eight bodies," deputy III of... Read More

Dozen reported missing as rainfall, landslide hit Italian island

ROME –Heavy rainfalls triggered a violent landslide early Saturday in the southern Italian island of Ischia, reportedly leaving a dozen people missing as mud and debris struck homes and streets and dragged cars to the sea at the local port.Reports said rescuers are yet to reach those who were... Read More

Tokayev swears in as new Kazakhstan’s president

MOSCOW – Kazakhstan's new president took office on Saturday after an inauguration ceremony in the capital Astana.Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in at the Palace of Independence during the ceremony, which opened with the Kazakh flag, presidential standard, and Constitution being brought into... Read More

Türkiye’s role in extension of Ukraine grain deal hailed

ANKARA – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary general on Saturday welcomed the support of Türkiye, together with the United Nations, to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative.Speaking at the Grain from Ukraine Summit organized with the initiative of Ukrainian President... Read More

OIC economic cooperation meeting begins in Istanbul

ISTANBUL–The 38th ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the fields of economy and commerce began in Istanbul on Saturday.The four-day meeting of the Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) will discuss economic developments in the world,... Read More

1 killed, 4 injured in Southern California Thanksgiving shooting

LOS ANGELES – One person was killed and four others were injured in a Thanksgiving shooting in Southern California in the US, authorities said on Friday.Police officers responded to the shooting at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, in Costa Mesa, a city in... Read More

3 killed, 13 hurt in 2 school shootings in Brazil

BUENOS AIRES – Three people were killed and 13 were injured Friday after a 16-year-old gunman entered two separate schools in southeast Brazil, according to news outlet G1.The shootings occurred at public and private schools on the same road in Aracruz – a municipality in the state of... Read More

Malawi’s VP arrested on corruption charges

LILONGWE, Malawi – Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima was arrested Friday on corruption allegations by Malawi’s anti-corruption agency.The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said in a statement that between March 2021 and October 2021, Chilima received USD280,000 and other unnamed items from... Read More

Tesla recalls over 67K vehicles in China due to software issues

ANKARA – American electric carmaker Tesla is recalling 67,698 vehicles in China due to software issues, Chinese state media said on Friday.According to China's State Administration for Market Regulation, the recall includes Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles produced between Sept. 25, 2013... Read More

Cosmonauts halt preps for spacewalk over spacesuit malfunction

MOSCOW – Cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin have halted preparations for their spacewalk over the malfunction of pumps in the cooling system of one of the spacesuits, Roscosmos said on Friday."An abnormal operation of pumps in the cooling system of one of the spacesuits has been... Read More

Amnesty for suspended Twitter accounts begins next week: Musk

WASHINGTON – Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that amnesty for suspended accounts will start next week."The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week,” Musk tweeted under a poll he launched this week, adding “Vox Populi, Vox Dei”, which is a Latin phrase that means... Read More

Major increase in poverty in Germany, study finds

BERLIN – Germany has seen a significant rise in poverty over the past decade, said a report on Thursday released by the Hans Boeckler Foundation.According to a study by the Institute for Economic and Social Sciences (WSI) of the trade union-affiliated foundation, the proportion of very poor... Read More

Emergency monitoring officers quizzed over Itaewon crowd crush

SEOUL – Police brought in two emergency monitoring officers for questioning Friday as part of their widening investigation into the bungled response to the crowd crush in Seoul's Itaewon neighborhood.Former senior emergency monitoring officer at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA), Ryu... Read More

Elon Musk says Twitter to grant 'amnesty' for suspended accounts

MOSCOW – US billionaire entrepreneur and Twitter owner Elon Musk said on Thursday the social media will reinstate blocked accounts next week after a majority of users voted for "amnesty."On Wednesday, Musk posted a Twitter poll asking users to vote whether Twitter should "offer a general... Read More

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to be next PM

ISTANBUL – Malaysia’s Council of Rulers on Thursday decided to back opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the country’s 10th prime minister.The decision came after a meeting of the nine-member Council of Rulers, led by King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah,... Read More

Women, girls more at risk to be killed at home: UN

UNITED NATIONS –More than five women or girls were killed every hour on average by someone in their own family in 2021, according to a new UN report on femicide.The report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes and UN Women came ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against... Read More