Skip to content

World News

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence.

4 officers hospitalized after they were sprayed at protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Four Sacramento police officers were hospitalized with injuries after they were sprayed with a liquid irritant during protests Saturday night, police told KCRA TV.
Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up his country's inoculation drive, which lags behind many other nations.
Germany promises help for local staff amid Afghan withdrawal

Germany promises help for local staff amid Afghan withdrawal

BERLIN — The German defence minister says she wants to help bring some Afghan employees of her country's military to Germany as it prepares to leave Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf on Sunday, followed by over a dozen aftershocks, state TV reported. At least five people were injured, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported.
Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

INDIANAPOLIS — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse.
Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s junta on Saturday released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the traditional new year holiday, including at least three political detainees, and the military leader behind the February coup confirmed he would attend a reg
The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

WINDSOR, England — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone.
Czechs expel 18 Russians over huge depot explosion in 2014

Czechs expel 18 Russians over huge depot explosion in 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic announced Saturday that it was expelling 18 Russian diplomats who it has identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014.
Patients evacuated after fire in Johannesburg hospital

Patients evacuated after fire in Johannesburg hospital

JOHANNESBURG — Nearly 700 patients have been evacuated Saturday from Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a fire blazed through parts of the facility in South Africa’s largest city. No injuries or casualties have been reported.