(Barbados Nation) The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has mobilised its resources for what is expected to be a difficult and complex operation in Dominica following Monday night’s direct hit by Hurricane Maria.
(Trinidad Express) With telecommunications destroyed on the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica, one of the only means of getting word out to the world is from amateur Ham radio operators.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and opposes recent violent attacks in the country’s Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.N.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – Panama’s decision to ditch long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan and switch recognition to China had nothing to do with “chequebook diplomacy”, its president has told Chinese state television.
PRETORIA, (Reuters) – South Africa’s tax agency yesterday accused KPMG of “unethical” and “unlawful” behaviour in withdrawing a report that suggested the former finance minister ran a rogue unit to spy on political leaders.
(Reuters) – A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane yesterday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands tonight.
MUMBAI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam yesterday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods.
SITTWE, Myanmar, (Reuters) – Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – When President Donald Trump takes the world stage at the United Nations for the first time this week, he will share the spotlight with his envoy Nikki Haley, who has emerged as the surprising public face of U.S.
CAIRO/RAMALLAH, (Reuters) – Hamas has agreed to dissolve the administration that runs Gaza, it said yesterday, a major step towards handing control of the enclave to a Palestinian unity government after a decade of bitter rivalry with President Mahmoud Abbas.
LOUIS, (Reuters) – St. Louis police in riot gear broke up a protest that turned rowdy last night with property damage including broken storefront windows, ordering protesters to disperse and detaining several people including news photographers.
Rex Tillerson WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement.
CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro has predicted a new foreign-led effort to mediate Venezuela’s political crisis would produce a deal soon, but the opposition said on Saturday it would not accept another time-wasting “show”.
TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of Tunisians protested on Saturday in the streets of the capital against a widely contested new law that grants officials from the former regime involved in corruption amnesty from prosecution.
ST LOUIS (Reuters) – Activists marched peacefully through a suburban St Louis-area shopping mall on Saturday, hours after police clashed with a crowd protesting the acquittal of a white former policeman accused of murdering a black man.
(Reuters) – Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the US East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the US National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday in what they said was a “very significant” step in the hunt for whoever planted a bomb on a London commuter train that injured 30 people a day earlier.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – A federal judge yesterday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities in retaliation for limiting cooperation with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 29 people yesterday, but apparently failed to fully explode, in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership en masse yesterday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma.