Mali to vote in presidential election run-off »

Mali to vote in presidential election run-off

  MT NEWS: People in Mali are set to begin voting in a presidential election run-off. Many expect Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who won 40% of the vote in the first round, to defeat ex-Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse. The election follows more than a year of turmoil which included a coup and a […]

DOZENS DIE AS SPANISH TRAIN DERAILS IN GALICIA »

DOZENS DIE AS SPANISH TRAIN DERAILS IN GALICIA

MT NEWS: A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more, officials in the Galicia region have said. All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Images from the scene showed bodies […]

Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad hands power to son Tamim »

Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad hands power to son Tamim

MT NEWS: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has handed over power to his son, the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. In a speech broadcast on Qatari television, he said it was time for a new generation to take over. Rumours had been circulating for days that Sheikh […]

Japanese 80-year-old claims Everest record »

Japanese 80-year-old claims Everest record

  MT NEWS: An 80-year old Japanese mountaineer has reached the summit of Mount Everest, making him the oldest man to scale the world’s highest peak. Yuichiro Miura, who climbed Everest when he was 70 and then again at 75, reached the peak early on Thursday morning, his support team said. He replaces Nepal’s Min […]

FORTY PEOPLE FOUND ALIVE AFTER DHAKA BUILDING COLLAPSE »

FORTY PEOPLE FOUND ALIVE AFTER DHAKA BUILDING COLLAPSE

MT NEWS: Forty people have been found alive in a room in the ruins of a building on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, a day after it collapsed. Bangladeshi television broadcast images of the operation at the site of the collapse in the Savar area, which killed more than 220 people. It is […]

RIGHTS GROUP ACCUSES MYANMAR OF “ETHNIC CLEANSING” »

RIGHTS GROUP ACCUSES MYANMAR OF “ETHNIC CLEANSING”

  MT NEWS:  — Burmese security forces backed by Buddhist monks have “committed crimes against humanity” in a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has displaced more than 125,000 Rohingya Muslims in the southwest of the country, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The report comes as the European Union was due to […]

EARTHQUAKE IN CHINA: SCORES KILLED »

EARTHQUAKE IN CHINA: SCORES KILLED

MT NEWS: A powerful earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China’s rural south west, officials say. The 6.6-magnitude tremor sent people fleeing from buildings across Sichuan province, which was devastated by a massive quake five years ago. Villages close to the epicentre in Lushan county were left in ruins. […]

THAI NAVY DENIES SHOOTING ROHINGYA REFUGEES »

THAI NAVY DENIES  SHOOTING ROHINGYA REFUGEES

  MT NEWS: The Thai navy has denied reports that its personnel opened fire on a group of Rohingya refugees, killing at least two. Thai Navy commander Admiral Surasak Rounroengrom said that “no [Thai] navy officer could be that ruthless”. He was responding to reports that Thai sailors shot at a boat of around 20 […]

Afghan militants shoot, kill 17 while victims slept »

Afghan militants shoot, kill 17 while victims slept

Kabul, Afghanistan (MT NEWS) — Militants shot dead 17 people overnight, including 10 local Police officers, as the victims slept, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday. The attack took place at a police outpost in Ghazni province, according to the provincial governor. In addition to the officers, seven of their friends and relatives who were spending […]