Toxic gas leak kills 5, sickens dozens in Karachi port city

Published On: February 17, 2020 01:02 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KARACHI, PAKISTAN, Feb 17: A toxic gas leak killed five people and sickened dozens of others in a coastal residential area in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, police said Monday.

SEOUL, Feb 16: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 22 days amid an outbreak of coronavirus, state media reported on Saturday, to visit a national mausoleum and mark the anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il’s birth.

Nine homeless drug users shot dead in Afghan capital - police

Published On: February 16, 2020 07:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

KABUL, Feb 16: Gunmen shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday, shining a light on chronic drug abuse in the world’s biggest producer of opium but a rare incident of apparently coordinated violence against addicts.

New virus has infected more than 69,000 people globally

Published On: February 16, 2020 06:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Feb 16: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 69,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

Published On: February 16, 2020 05:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Feb 16: A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from early on in the crisis.

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Feb 16:The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday and a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work, as another 70 people tested positive on a virus-stricken cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

Yemen's air strikes 'kill 31 civilians' after Saudi jet crash

Published On: February 16, 2020 01:06 PM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, Feb 16: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement accused the Saudi-led coalition of carrying out retaliatory air strikes on Saturday that killed at least 30 people including civilians, in the latest flare-up of a five-year war.

Flights canceled as Britain braces for Storm Dennis

Published On: February 15, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Feb 15:  Flights have been canceled and the army drafted in as Britain prepares for Storm Dennis with the authorities warning of heavy rain and flooding in parts of England.

MUNICH, Feb 15:  Europe needs to strive for better relations with Russia in the long term, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday, adding that while he isn’t proposing lifting sanctions they have changed nothing about Russia’s behavoir.

Enormous waves race across Atlantic, UK braces for storm

Published On: February 15, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Feb 15: Enormous waves churned across the North Atlantic on Saturday as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding that’s already seen the army deployed to help out residents in northern England and the Royal Navy assist in a search and rescue operation.