North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim lockdown orders

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim lockdown orders

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world. The forced outbreak leader Kim Jong … Read more

Sri Lankan president to appoint new PM, cabinet this week | Politics News

Sri Lankan president to appoint new PM, cabinet this week |  Politics News

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he will appoint a new prime minister and cabinet this week, after his elder brother and former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned following deadly violence in the country. The new prime minister and cabinet will command a majority in the 225-seat parliament, Rajapaksa said, adding he will bring constitutional … Read more

Queen’s great-grandchildren set to have large role in Platinum Jubilee

Ten of the Queen's twelve grandchildren are set to ride in a horse-drawn carriage at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 15. Her Majesty and Prince Philip with great-grandchildren Prince George, Prince Louis, Princes Charlotte, Savannah Phillips, Isla Phillips, Lena Tindall and Mia Tindall

The Queen’s great-grandchildren are set to ride in a horse-drawn carriage as part of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations – in a rare public appearance together. According to royal editor Roya Nikkhah, writing in The Sunday Times, all of Her Majesty’s UK-based great-grandchildren will take part in the special event at the final performance of ‘Gallop … Read more

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in "gravest emergency"

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and ordering a national … Read more

North Korea identifies its first case of Covid-19, state media reports

North Korea identifies its first case of Covid-19, state media reports

It’s unclear how many infections have been detected but state-run news agency KCNA reported on Thursday that cases of the Omicron variant had been found in the capital Pyongyang. Samples collected from a group of people experiencing fevers on May 8 tested positive for the highly contagious Omicron variant, KCNA reported. An outbreak of Covid-19 … Read more

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where an Airbus A319 plane of Tibet Airlines caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers … Read more

North Korea reports positive covid case for the first time

North Korea reports positive covid case for the first time

Placeholder while article actions load TOKYO — North Korea on Thursday reported its first coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began almost two years ago, with state media declaring a “most serious national emergency.” The detection of the BA.2 omicron subvariant of the coronavirus in the capital, Pyongyang, is a concerning development for a country that … Read more

Sri Lanka unrest: shoot on sight order issued as troops deployed in Colombo | Sri Lanka

Troops and armored vehicles have been deployed across the city of Colombo and security officials given orders to shoot on sight anyone deemed to be participating in violence as anti-government protests continued to rock Sri Lanka. The crisis turned volatile earlier this week after pro-government supporters began attacking a camp of peaceful demonstrators who had … Read more