13 August 2020, Thursday | 11:04am


Smooth by-elections at 6 polling stations but lower voter turnout - EC Thailand

BANGKOK, April 21 (Bernama) -- The by-elections at six polling stations in five provinces in Thailand ran smoothly today, however, the voter turnout was below 50 per cent, said the country’s Election Commission (EC).

Seven arrested as Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200

COLOMBO: Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a raid on a house in Colombo on Sunday as the death toll from a rash of bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose past 200, police and local media said.

Father and son drown saving tourist at popular Australia spot

MELBOURNE: A father and son lifesaving team drowned while trying to save a tourist swept out to sea near one of Australia’s most famous sights off the south coast, officials said today.

N. Korea’s Kim heads to Russia to revive old friendship

PYONGYANG: On the neighbouring mound to Mansu hill, where giant statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il look out over North Korea’s capital, stands the Liberation Tower.

Tesla investigating exploding car incident in Shanghai

SHANGHAI: US electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc on Monday said it had sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding.

Mexico breaks violence record in first quarter of 2019

MEXICO CITY: Violence in Mexico hit new heights in the first quarter of 2019, with 8,493 murders recorded from January to March, according to official figures.

Woman killed after shots fired in Londonderry riot

BELFAST: A woman was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Thursday that saw police attacked by petrol bombs and other missiles.

Russia report tells how angry Trump wanted Mueller fired

WASHINGTON: Fearing that his presidency was doomed, an angry Donald Trump pushed for Robert Mueller to be fired before he could deepen his probe into Russian election meddling, the special counsel’s long-awaited report said Thursday.

Strong 6.5 earthquake off Australian coast: USGS

HONG KONG, April 18 — A strong 6.5 earthquake hit off the southern coast of Australia today, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

Three mountaineers presumed dead in Canada avalanche

MONTREAL: Three world-renowned professional mountaineers – two Austrians and an American – were missing and presumed dead after an avalanche on a western Canadian summit, the country’s national parks agency said Thursday.