From scorching to flooding: World’s hottest city in Pakistan now underwater

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not too long ago, Sara Khan, principal of a school for underprivileged girls in Jacobabad, southern Pakistan, watched with concern as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the hottest in the world at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large … Read more

Solomon Islands to ban navy vessels from ports until new process is in place

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly remotely via pre-recorded video in New York, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Aug 30 (Reuters) – The Solomon Islands has suspended the entry of foreign navy vessels into … Read more

Explosions hit Crimea, Russian missile injures 12 near nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine

Aug 20 (Reuters) – Fresh explosions erupted across Russia’s annexed Crimean peninsula on Saturday and a Russian missile hit a residential area in a southern Ukrainian town not far from a nuclear power plant, injuring 12 civilians, Russian and Ukrainian officials said. This strike at the Pivdennukrainsk nuclear power plant (southern Ukraine) and the new … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency board calls for railroad wage hikes to resolve contract talks

U.S. President Joe Biden rides Air Force One as he departs for Washington, DC from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s emergency council tasked with helping major freight railroads and unions … Read more

Chinese military ship docks at Sri Lanka port despite Indian concerns

Chinese military survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 arrives at Hambantota International Port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COLOMBO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese military survey vessel docked at the Chinese-built Sri Lankan port of Hambantota on Tuesday after a days-long delay due … Read more

US clears first Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivery in 21 – sources

The Boeing logo is displayed on a screen, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday approved the first Boeing (TO FORBID) 787 Dreamliner for delivery since 2021, … Read more

COVID lockdown turns China’s tourist hotspot Sanya into a nightmare for stranded tourists

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing was planning this year’s summer vacation in 2021, she chose the tropical southern island of Hainan because of its near-perfect COVID history . The South China Sea island has recorded only two symptomatic positive cases of COVID-19 in the past year. Fast forward to this … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts $43.8 billion loss as stock holdings tumble

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor during Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., on 4 May 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Falling U.S. stock prices punished … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee the lifting of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters oversaw on Monday the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in northern Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades after a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after Kosovo’s government postponed the implementation of … Read more

Kosovo government postpones plan for volatile north after rising tensions

FILE PHOTO – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – The Kosovo government has postponed the implementation of a decision that would force … Read more