Venezuela disaster: Helicopter launches assault on Supreme Court docket

Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court Media playback is unsupported in your machine A helicopter has attacked Venezuela’s Supreme Court docket in what President Nicolás Maduro referred to as a “terrorist” incident. 4 grenades have been dropped on the court docket and 15 pictures fired on the inside ministry on Tuesday, officers stated. Ex-policeman Oscar Pérez stated he had piloted the stolen helicopter to assault what he referred

Many corporations hit by world cyber-attacks

Many firms hit by global cyber-attacks Corporations across the globe are reporting that they’ve been hit by a serious cyber-attack. British promoting company WPP is amongst dozens of corporations reporting issues. Ukrainian corporations, together with the state energy distributor and Kiev’s foremost airport have been among the many first to report points. Some consultants are suggesting that it may very well be a ransomware assault, just like Wannacry which hit

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese language dissident has terminal most cancers

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer Chinese language Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been moved from jail to hospital after being recognized with terminal liver most cancers. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion expenses for calling for better democracy. His lawyer says he’s being handled in hospital in northern Liaoning Province after being recognized a month in the past. His spouse

Pakistan gas tanker inferno kills a minimum of 140

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 140 Media playback is unsupported in your system A lorry carrying gas has burst into flames close to the Pakistani metropolis of Ahmedpur East, killing a minimum of 140 individuals, native officers say. Villagers had gathered, reportedly to gather gas leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fireplace. Dozens are being handled in hospital. It seems the tanker blew a tyre whereas

China landslide leaves 120 lacking in Sichuan

China landslide leaves 120 missing in Sichuan Media playback is unsupported in your gadget Greater than 120 persons are lacking after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 properties had been destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the aspect of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 native time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue groups are frantically trying to find survivors trapped beneath rocks

Qatar row: Arab states ship listing of steep calls for

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands 4 Arab states have despatched Qatar a listing of 13 calls for it should meet if it desires them to raise their sanctions. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are asking the Gulf state to close down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera. They’re additionally asking Qatar to cut back ties with Iran and shut a Turkish navy base

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'reveals IS defeated'

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated' Media playback is unsupported in your machine Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an historical mosque within the metropolis of Mosul is “an official declaration of defeat” by so-called Islamic State (IS). Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Nice Mosque of al-Nuri and its well-known leaning minaret as jihadists battled to cease advancing pro-government troops. IS

Saudi king's son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince

Saudi king's son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince Saudi Arabia’s king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince – changing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne. King Salman’s decree additionally means Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, will turn into deputy prime minister whereas persevering with as defence minister. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, has been faraway from his position

Mourinho accused of tax fraud throughout Actual Madrid stint

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint Manchester United boss José Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Actual Madrid’s head coach. The Portuguese supervisor is accused of defrauding Spain of €three.3m (£2.9m; $three.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has but to touch upon the declare. A prosecutor says he didn’t declare earnings from using his picture rights to

Syria battle: Russia points warning after US coalition downs jet

Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet Russia has warned the US-led coalition combating in Syria that it’s going to view its plane as targets, after a Syrian army aircraft was shot down. The coalition mentioned it had shot down the Syrian Su-22 after it bombed US-backed fighters in Raqqa province on Sunday. Russia, Syria’s predominant ally, mentioned it was additionally halting communications with the US geared