Thursday, August 16, 2018 | ePaper

News In Brief

  • Print
Peru's SC President resigns
AFP, Lima
Peru's Supreme Court chief justice resigned Thursday after the publication of a series of audio recordings sparked a growing scandal over the sale of sentences and influence peddling. "Given the institutional crisis that the judicial branch is going through, I present my irrevocable resignation from the post," judge Duberli Rodriguez in a short letter published on the Supreme Court's Twitter account.

American to be deported from Vietnam
AFP, Hanoi
A Vietnamese court on Friday ordered the deportation of an American student found guilty of "causing public disorder" during rare violent protests which caught the Communist authorities off-guard.
William Nguyen, 32, was taken into custody on June 10 by plainclothes police during mass protests in Ho Chi Minh City against proposed special economic zones.

Truckers begin indefinite strike in India
Xinhua, New Delhi
Indian truckers began a nationwide indefinite strike on Friday, demanding reduction of diesel and toll prices. The strike was called by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC). Truck unions claim over 9.3 million trucks are off the roads in support of the strike.
"Our demands include removal of daily pricing mechanism for diesel, toll collection and reduction in insurance premium," a member of AIMTC said.

Eight dead as boat sinks in Missouri lake
AFP, Washington
A tourist boat capsized and sank Thursday during a fierce storm on a lake in Missouri, killing at least eight people, the local sheriff said. Another seven people were hospitalized and an unknown number were missing after the accident on Table Rock Lake, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told a news conference.
Divers are in the water looking for people, he said. He said 31 people had been aboard the vessel, known as a duck boat because it has wheels that allow it to ride on land as well.

More News For this Category

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

AFP, Washington :Christine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont on Tuesday, moving a step closer to becoming the nation's first transgender governor, US

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

AFP, Gaza City : Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to relative calm on the border after months of tensions prompted a

For lesbian sex, 2 Malaysian women to be caned, fined

AFP, Kuala Lumpur  :Two Malaysian women have been sentenced to caning after they admitted having sex in contravention of strict Islamic laws, an official said Tuesday, sparking outrage from

Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration

Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration

Reuters, Sydney :Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and all major political parties on Wednesday condemned a speech by a minor senator who used the term "final solution" in calling

Trump calls sacked White House aide a

Trump calls sacked White House aide a

Reuters, Washington  :US President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog" as his fellow former reality TV star

Putin ready to meet N Korean leader Kim at 'early date'

Putin ready to meet N Korean leader Kim at 'early date'

AFP, Seoul :Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at an early date", the North's state media reported Wednesday, amid a

"World says sleeping elephant has woken up": PM lauds pace of reforms

AFP, New Delhi :Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote

News In Brief

New Mexico judge gets death threatsReuters, TaosA New Mexico judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to five Muslims charged with

Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman - a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of

US offers military funding to Sri Lanka, as China vies for influence

US offers military funding to Sri Lanka, as China vies for influence

AFP, Colombo :The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island.The