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Sri Lanka suspends non-essential fuel supply amid shortages

The Sri Lankan government will ration the supply of fuel to essential services such as transport, health and food deliveries for two weeks from Tuesday, it announced on Monday. "From midnight to...

New Taipei, British Office in Taipei join hands to grow coral reefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Government joined the British Office in Taipei and the National Taiwan Ocean University to launch a coral reef restoration project on Saturday (June 25) in...

AP PHOTOS: Israel's separation barrier, 20 years on

JERUSALEM (AP) — Twenty years after Israel decided to build its controversial separation barrier, the network of walls, fences and closed military roads remains in place, even as any partition of the ...

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in ...

Russia steps up missile strikes on Ukraine as G7 leaders gather

KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 26 (Reuters) - Russian missiles struck an apartment block and close to a kindergarten in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, in strikes U.S. President Joe Biden condemne...

Dolphins in Lisbon river show benefits of protecting nature

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Delegates attending a U.N. conference in Lisbon next week might take inspiration for their efforts to protect the oceans by looking out of the venue’s windows at Portugal’s lon...

Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television said Sunday that Tehran had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks o...

Ukraine: Zelenskyy urges Belarus not to get dragged into war — live updates

Ahead of addressing the G7 summit via video link, Zelenskyy has urged Belarus not to get dragged into the conflict This article was last updated at 2320 UTC/GMT Zelenskyy appeals to Belarus not to ...

Survivors recount Mali's deadliest attack since coup

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Moussa Tolofidie didn’t think twice when nearly 100 jihadis on motorbikes gathered in his village in central Mali last week. A peace agreement signed last year b...

Today in History: June 26, first Harry Potter book published

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 26, the 177th day of 2022. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26...

Is Greece ready for wildfire season?

"Use your wrist! Now, change the stream!" A concentrated Katerina Kaglia holds a fire hose, focusing its stream of water on a tree trunk. Stavros Salayiannis, operations manager of the Vyron...

Biden's mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

MUNICH (AP) — President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war shows no sign of ...

Deadly quake a new blow to Afghans reeling from poverty

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s deadly earthquake this week struck one of the poorest corners of a country that has been hollowed out by increasing poverty. Even as more aid arrived Saturday, ...

'Total bloodbath': Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, frightening residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops ...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it ...