U.N. chief condemns deadly Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen

U.N. chief condemns deadly Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen

SAADA/NEW YORK, Yemen, Jan 21 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 60 people in a Saada detention center in the hands of the Houthis. Province. A Reuters witness said several people, including African migrants, died in the attack. Guterres’ … Read more

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

HONG KONG, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong police will deal with animal lovers who try to stop people from abandoning their hamsters to put them down or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said. authorities after ordering the slaughter of the animals. cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus. On Tuesday, officials ordered … Read more

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

First aid flights begin arriving in Tonga Australian and New Zealand ships expected in coming days UN says Tonga has requested emergency aid The UN seriously concerned about access to drinking water WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – More ships and planes carrying aid are expected to arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the … Read more

‘This is an end’: Serbia revokes Rio Tinto’s lithium project licences

‘This is an end’: Serbia revokes Rio Tinto’s lithium project licences

BELGRADE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Serbia revoked lithium exploration licenses from Rio Tinto (RIO.L) on Thursday, bowing to protesters who opposed the British-Australian mining giant’s development of the project for environmental reasons. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said the government’s decision followed demands from various environmental groups to halt the $2.4 billion Jadar lithium project … Read more

‘There are no minor incursions,’ Ukraine leader pleads after Biden’s remarks

‘There are no minor incursions,’ Ukraine leader pleads after Biden’s remarks

Russia has massed troops near the Ukrainian border Top US diplomat Blinken speaks with allies No “minor incursions”, according to the Ukrainian president BERLIN/KIEV, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Western nations sought to project unity on Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were divided over how to respond to any “incursion minor” … Read more

Aid finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship awaited

Aid finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship awaited

Tonga airport reopens after runway ash cleared Australian and New Zealand flights bring in first supplies Telephone contact with Tonga established after five days UN says 80% of Tonga’s population is severely affected A New Zealand ship is expected to arrive with water on Friday Jan 20 (Reuters) – The first emergency supply plane reached … Read more

Water crisis looms as residents tackle debris in tsunami-hit Tonga

Water crisis looms as residents tackle debris in tsunami-hit Tonga

New Zealand Navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday The airport could reopen on Thursday Australian Prime Minister speaks with his Tongan counterpart Japan, United States, China and Australia offer help Jan 19 (Reuters) – Two New Zealand navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday carrying critical water supplies for the Pacific island … Read more

Blinken vows ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken vows ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken says Russia could attack Ukraine in the short term Kremlin says arms deliveries to Ukraine increase tension Blinken will meet Russian Lavrov in Geneva on Friday KYIV, Jan 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Russia could launch another attack on Ukraine at very short notice but that … Read more

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

HONG KONG, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a government mass cull order over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicked owners would abandon their pets. Authorities on Tuesday ordered the culling of 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet stores and storage facilities after … Read more

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

An eruption occurs at the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano off Tonga, January 14, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from social media video. Video recorded January 14, 2022. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Extensive damage to the west coast of the main island Airports closed, hampering international … Read more