TRAIN STATION IN PARIS REOPENS AFTER SECURITY ALERT

Paris, – The Gare du Nord train station in the French capital Paris reopened Tuesday morning after it was evacuated for more than two hours following a security alert. Platforms were evacuated and the area cordoned off by heavily armed police late on M…

S. KOREANS CAST BALLOTS IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Seoul, – Tens of millions of South Koreans were casting their votes Tuesday to elect a candidate to lead the country for the next five years. Voting in the country’s presidential election began at 6:00 am (local time) at 13,964 polling stations through…

NEARLY 200 FEARED DEAD IN TWO MIGRANT SHIPWRECKS OFF LIBYA COAST

Geneva, – Nearly 200 people were feared to have died in two shipwrecks during the weekend on the world’s busiest sea migration route – the Mediterranean Sea channel between Libya and Italy. “A total of over 193 migrants lost their lives in the Med last…

UN DEPUTY CHIEF: ERADICATING POVERTY MEANS LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

New York, – Eradicating poverty means prioritising marginalised people and communities that leave no one behind, UN Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said during a high-level political forum organised by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC…

TWO EARTHQUAKES HIT OFF JAPAN’S SOUTHERN COAST

Tokyo, – Two earthquakes hit southern Japan on Tuesday without triggering the tsunami alert. The first quake measured 6.4 magnitude on the Richter Scale. It occurred with a 10-kilometer deep epicenter and located about 250 kilometers south off the coas…

COUNCIL CHIEF AND 7 STUDENTS KILLED IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN EXPLOSION

Kabul, – The provincial Uleman Council chief of the northern Parwan province was killed in an explosion in this province on Tuesday morning. The incident took place in the vicinity of Charikar city after explosives placed inside a Madrasa went off, lea…