13 August 2020, Thursday | 10:41am

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London mosque on lockdown after shots fired

LONDON, May 10 (Bernama) -- A London mosque was on lockdown Thursday after a man carrying a gun tried to enter it during Ramadan prayers, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a statement by the police.

North Korea fires missiles as US envoy visits Seoul

SEOUL: North Korea welcomed a US envoy’s visit to Seoul by firing two missiles Thursday, the South’s military said, in Pyongyang’s second launch in less than a week as it seeks to up the ante in deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington.

Car ploughs into young children in Japan, leaving several injured

TOKYO: A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday leaving at least four of them critically injured, police and reports said.

World awaits first glimpse of Meghan’s royal baby

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan will show their baby son off to the world on Wednesday amid fevered suspense for British royal watchers desperate for a glimpse.

US ‘sex slave’ guru goes on trial in New York

NEW YORK: Sex slaves, branding, actresses, heiresses, extortion and fraud – a jury in New York began hearing evidence Tuesday about all of that and more.

Hostages freed in standoff with teen in Southern France

TOULOUSE (France), May 8 (Bernama) -- Four women have been released on Tuesday evening after being taken hostage by a 17-year-old man in the French village of Blagnac, near Toulouse in Southern France, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a statement.

Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar prison

YANGON, May 7 (Bernama) -- Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar who had been jailed for exposing a massacre of Rohingya were freed early Tuesday after spending more than 500 days in prison, Anadolu Agency reported.

Risks rise as US warns Iran with aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON: Fears of conflict rose Monday as the US vowed to send a message to Iran by deploying an aircraft carrier strike group, amid a report that Tehran would scale back commitments under a nuclear deal after mounting pressure by President Donald Trump.

Strong 7.2 quake rocks Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY: A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

Private jet crashes in Mexico, 13 feared dead

Torreón, Mexico: The wreckage of a private jet that disappeared while flying from Las Vegas to Monterrey, in northern Mexico, was found Monday, with no sign that any of the 13 people on board survived, officials said.