At least 7 killed in Mexico church roof collapse

MEXICO CITY: At least seven people were killed in northeastern Mexico on Sunday after the roof of a church came crashing down during a service, local officials said.“Seven people are confirmed dead, and 10 injured people have been rescued” in the coastal town of Ciudad Madero, a spokesperson for the Tamaulipas state government said in […]

10 Cuban migrants killed in Mexico truck accident, 17 injured

At least 10 Cuban migrants died and 17 others were seriously injured when a cargo truck ferrying them had an accident in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, Mexico‘s migration institute said on Sunday. The accident took place along the Pacific coast stretch of the Pijijiapan-Tonala highway in Chiapas, a common route taken by migrants […]

Top US officials laud growing strategic relations between India-US: credit diaspora, EAM Jaishankar

WASHINGTON DC: Terming the India-US ties one of the most defining partnerships, several top Biden administration officials praised External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar‘s commitment to this bond, calling him the “architect” of modern US-India relations.These accolades came during a special reception hosted by India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, in honor of External […]

New Zealanders start voting in October 14 general election

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders on Monday started voting for a new government as advance in-person balloting opened ahead of the Oct. 14 general election. Chief Electoral Officer Karl Le Quesne said in a statement that 400 polling places were open on Monday. “That number will increase as we head towards election day,” he said. Voting before […]

US says Guatemala ministry is interfering in election transition of power

GUATEMALA CITY: The US State Department said on Sunday it is “gravely concerned” that Guatemala’s Public Ministry is trying to undermine the transfer of power to President-elect Bernardo Arevalo, who recorded a landslide victory in August. The ministry, which functions similar to the attorney general in other countries, raided the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Friday […]

Joe Biden vows Ukraine support, urges Republicans to stop ‘games’

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Sunday vowed the United States would not abandon Ukraine despite aid being dropped from a deal to avoid a government shutdown, urging Republicans to “stop the games” on funding. “I want to assure our American allies, the American people and the people in Ukraine that you can count on our […]

UK PM Rishi Sunak says there are no plans for now to send British troops to Ukraine

MANCHESTER: There are no immediate plans to deploy military instructors to Ukraine, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday, rowing back from comments by his defence minister who had suggested troops could carry out training in the country. To date, Britain and its allies have avoided a formal military presence in Ukraine to reduce […]