13 August 2020, Thursday | 10:15am


North America driving global oil and gas pipeline ‘boom’

PARIS: The global pace of new oil and gas pipeline construction has tripled in less than two decades, a multi-billion-dollar boom in infrastructure that experts warned Thursday could torpedo hopes for limiting global warming.

51 killed, 1,000 people displaced by floods in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Devastating floods in South Africa have left 51 dead and forced more than a thousand people from their homes, according to an updated toll issued Wednesday as President Cyril Ramaphosa flew to the deluged region.

The wealthy family behind Sri Lanka’s suicide attacks

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbours in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb. She had no idea how infamous they would become.

White supremacist executed in Texas for notorious hate crime

MILWAUKEE: A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes of modern times was executed in Texas on Wednesday.

Death toll from Colombia landslide rises to 28

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The death toll from a weekend landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca has risen to 28 people, the country's disaster relief agency said on Monday.

New IRA admits responsibility for killing N. Ireland journalist

LONDON: Dissident republican group the New IRA today admitted responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKeen during rioting in Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.

Three children of Danish billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks

COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for Povlsen’s fashion firm said on Monday.

Philippines rocked by deadly 6.1-magnitude earthquake

(CNN)A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Spain PM, rivals clash over Catalonia in election debate

MADRID: Spain’s outgoing prime minister faced an onslaught of criticism Monday from his right-wing rivals over Catalonia’s secession crisis in a testy four-way debate ahead of elections, while he warned them against cozying up to the far-right.

Climbers died descending from tough Canada peak

MONTREAL: Three world-renowned professional mountaineers killed by an avalanche in the Canadian Rocky Mountains had reached the summit of difficult Howse Peak and lost their lives on the descent, Parks Canada said on Monday.