Moscow has denounced sabotage and Ukraine hinted at responsibility for new explosions at a military base in Russian-annexed Crimea that is an important supply line for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.The blasts on Tuesday engulfed an ammunition depot at a military base in the north of the Crimean peninsula, disrupting trains and forcing the evacuation of 2000 people from a nearby village, according to Russian officials and news agencies.
Performer Darius Campbell Danesh, who went from a British reality television show to a stage and music career, has died at the age of 41.The singer's family said on Tuesday that he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota on August 11 and pronounced dead by the local medical examiners' office.
The Dow and S&P; 500 rose on Tuesday as stronger-than-expected results and outlooks from Walmart and Home Depot bolstered views on the health of consumers, while technology shares declined and weighed on the Nasdaq.The S&P; 500 consumer discretionary and staples sectors gave the benchmark index its biggest lift, while the S&P; 500 retail index rose 1.
Kenyan politician Raila Odinga rejected as a "travesty" the result of a presidential election he was declared to have lost to William Ruto and warned of a long legal crisis facing Kenya's democracy.His first comments on the result came after four of the seven election commissioners said they stood by their decision a day earlier to disown figures announced by electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of whipping up tensions in Asia, describing a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a "thoroughly planned provocation".In a speech to a Moscow security conference on Tuesday, Putin also cited the AUKUS security pact between Australia, Britain and the United States as evidence of Western attempts to build a NATO-style bloc in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kenya is bracing for a protracted legal battle after William Ruto was declared the victor in a closely fought presidential race over the objections of more than half the electoral commission, stoking fears of political violence.In the western city of Kisumu and Nairobi's huge Kibera slum, both strongholds of rival candidate Raila Odinga, calm returned to the streets on Tuesday after protesters battled police and burned tyres on the road overnight.
Iran has submitted a "written response" to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.Iran's state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response, but suggested that Tehran still would not take the European Union-mediated proposal, despite warnings there would be no more negotiations.
A speeding bus has collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 20 people in a fiery crash overnight. One of them rammed into an oil tanker," police official Imran Shaukat told Reuters, describing the incident before dawn on Tuesday on a motorway near the central city of Multan.
China has imposed sanctions including an entry ban on seven Taiwanese officials and lawmakers it accuses of being "independence diehards", drawing condemnation from the democratically governed island.The sanctions come after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan this month, a trip that China said had sent a wrong signal to what it views as pro-independence forces.
A senior UN official is visiting Myanmar this week on a rare visit that comes amid domestic political turmoil and fraying ties between Myanmar and its Southeast Asian neighbours.Myanmar has been in chaos since the military overthrew an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi early last year and launched a bloody crackdown on protests that followed.
Rescuers have recovered more bodies from the site of a fireworks warehouse blast in Armenia, raising the death toll to 15, the TASS news agency cited Armenia's emergencies ministry as saying.Eighteen people remained missing, it said on Tuesday, since blasts ripped through the warehouse in a shopping mall in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Sunday, causing parts of the building to collapse and injuring at least 62 people.
New Zealand mortgage owners are braced for more pain, with the central bank set to hike rates for the seventh consecutive time.Barring a major surprise, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will meet on Wednesday to tick off on yet another official cash rate (OCR) rise.
The Taliban has marked a year since it seized the Afghanistan capital in a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country.Bearded Taliban fighters - some hoisting rifles or the white banners of their movement - staged victory parades on foot, bicycles and motorcycles in the streets of Kabul.
A US federal bankruptcy judge has cleared the way for a defamation lawsuit in Connecticut to proceed against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.The case was filed on Monday by relatives of some victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Mexico's efforts to save 10 miners who became trapped in a flooded coal mine 13 days ago have hit another setback as underground water levels have surged higher.The miners became confined underground at the Pinabete mine in the border state of Coahuila on August 3 when their excavation work led a tunnel wall to collapse and unleashed flooding.
Former US president Donald Trump has accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of stealing his passports during last week's search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three passports (one expired), along with everything else," Trump wrote on Monday on the Truth Social network he co-founded.
Renegade MP Gaurav Sharma has been suspended from the New Zealand Labour caucus after what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "repeated breaches of colleagues' trust".After a damaging week for party unity, Ms Ardern attempted to draw a line under the episode on Tuesday, sanctioning Dr Sharma for going public with unqualified claims of bullying and wrongdoing.
Rudy Giuliani, former US president Donald Trump's personal lawyer who helped lead challenges to the 2020 election results, says he is a target in a criminal probe in Georgia examining attempts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election.Giuliani is scheduled to testify on Wednesday before a special grand jury in Fulton County, encompassing most of Atlanta, after a judge ordered him to comply with a subpoena.
An Iranian official denied Tehran was involved in the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie, though he sought to justify the attack in the Islamic Republic's first public comments on the bloodshed.The remarks by Nasser Kanaani, the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, came three days after Rushdie was wounded in New York state.
Nicholas Evans, the British author who penned the bestselling novel "The Horse Whisperer," has died aged 72.United Agents said Evans died "suddenly" on August 9 following a heart attack.
Kenya's elections chief has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of a tight presidential race but some senior election officials disowned the result, fuelling fears of widespread violence like that seen after previous disputed polls.Hailing the electoral commission as "heroes" after he was declared the winner on Monday, Ruto said: "There is no looking back.
Explosions have rocked an ammunition depot and disrupted trains in Russian-annexed Crimea, the latest such incident in a region Moscow uses as a supply line for its war in Ukraine.Kyiv tauntingly hinted at involvement, which, if true, could show new capability to strike deeper into Russian territory, potentially changing the dynamic of the six-month conflict.
US stocks rose on Monday with megacap growth shares, extending the market's recent rally amid investor optimism the Federal Reserve can achieve a soft landing for the economy.6 per cent, while Microsoft Corp rose 0.
The death toll in a fireworks storage explosion in Armenia's capital has risen to six, officials say, as rescuers combed through wreckage hunting for victims.A powerful blast tore through a fireworks depot at a popular market in Armenia's capital on Sunday, setting off a massive fire that sent a towering column of thick smoke over the centre of Yerevan.
The Dutch court handling the murder trial of four suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 says it will hand down its verdict on November 17.Prosecutors say the one Ukrainian and three Russian defendants, who are all at large, helped supply a missile system that Russian-backed separatists used to fire a rocket at the plane on July 17, 2014.