Loud explosion rocks central Madrid; rescue teams to site

A powerful gas explosion has torn through a residential building in central Madrid, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 8:17 pm

Armed men try to storm governor’s house in Sudan’s Darfur

Sudanese officials says armed men opened fire and attempted to storm the residence of a provincial governor in the restive region of Darfur

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 8:11 pm

Dubai orders hospitals to cancel surgeries amid virus surge

The government of Dubai has ordered all hospitals to cancel nonessential surgeries for the next month as coronavirus infections surge to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 7:46 pm

Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as US VP

People in a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies have flocked to a Hindu temple, burst crackers and uttered prayers

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 7:36 pm

UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya

The U.N.'s migration agency says a “tragic” shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea off of Libya’s coast has killed at least 43 migrants bound for Europe

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 5:39 pm

Zimbabwe's foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has died from COVID-19, the government announced Wednesday

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 5:21 pm

Albanian soldier dies in Afghanistan peacekeeping mission

Albania’s Defense Ministry has reported the death of a soldier in Afghanistan, the second from the tiny Western Balkan country to die during the international peacekeeping mission

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 5:20 pm

Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended ahead of Biden action

The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it has suspended work on the pipeline in in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoking its permit

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 5:18 pm

Iran’s telecom minister appears before prosecutor, released

State TV is reporting that Iran’s judiciary has released the country’s telecom minister on bail after he was summoned by Iran’s general prosecutor

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 5:03 pm

France to reckon with Algeria colonial past, won't apologize

French President Emmanuel Macron's office says Macron wants to take further steps to reckon with France’s colonial-era wrongs in Algeria but is not considering an official apology

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 4:54 pm