Supporters of Libyan prime ministerial rivals have clashed in the capital as a power struggle deepens, local media and witnesses say.According to witnesses, shots were heard early on Tuesday.
More than 250 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after weeks of resistance, bringing an end to the most devastating siege of Russia's war in Ukraine, while negotiations between the sides to end the war have been suspended for the time being.Reuters saw buses leave the steelworks, where defenders had held out in a complex of bunkers and tunnels, in a convoy escorted by Russian armoured vehicles.
US President Joe Biden has condemned white supremacy, the media, the internet and politics for spreading racist conspiracy theories as he mourned the killing of 10 African-Americans in Buffalo, New York.Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white teenager, is accused of opening fire with a semi-automatic rifle in a predominantly African-American neighbourhood of Buffalo.
A parliamentarian from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has been arrested on suspicion of rape and other sexual offences, the Sun newspaper reports.The unnamed MP was held over offences committed between 2002 and 2009 in London, the paper said quoting police.
Finland and Sweden have voiced optimism that common ground can be found with Turkey over its objections to them joining NATO amid a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at smoothing their path into the 30-country military alliance.Turkey surprised many NATO allies on Monday by saying it would not support membership for Sweden and Finland after the two countries took the widely anticipated step of agreeing to apply to join the US-led alliance this week.
Members of Australia's Filipino community have protested outside a Melbourne apartment building where the Philippines' presumptive next president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, was reportedly visiting his son.Marcos Jr was making a private family visit, spokesman Victor Rodriguez told reporters in Manila.
The cost-of-living squeeze in the United Kingdom has led to two in three people in the country turning off their heating, almost half are driving less or changing supermarkets and just over a quarter say they have skipped meals, a survey indicates.Among people on lower incomes, one in three people say they have missed meals recently because of the surge in inflation, polling firm Ipsos said on Tuesday.
Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its allies have lost the parliament majority they had held since 2018, according to final results from the Lebanese elections.Hezbollah's most vocal opponents and more than a dozen independents have made gains, the results released on Tuesday show.
At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India's remote northeast region, officials say.Several railway stations were not working on Tuesday because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior administrative official in Assam's Dima Hasao district.
Two top US defence intelligence officials are due to testify on Capitol Hill about what the government knows of unidentified flying objects, in the first public congressional hearing concerning UFOs in more than 50 years.Tuesday's hearing before a US House Intelligence subcommittee comes 11 months after a report documenting more than 140 cases of what the government officially calls "unidentified aerial phenomena," or UAPs, that US military pilots have reported observing since 2004.
Shanghai has achieved the long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones but most residents will have put up with confinement for a while longer before a return to more normal life.For other cities in China that have been under lockdown, a third day with no new cases in the community usually means "zero COVID" status and the beginning of the lifting of restrictions.
Next year's New Zealand election looms as a brawl over climate policy after the opposition National party signaled stark disagreement with the government's emissions reduction plan.On Monday, Jacinda Ardern's government released a plan four years in the making, from its introduction of the Zero Carbon Act in 2018.
Asian shares led a global rally on Tuesday on optimism about an easing of China's crackdowns on tech and COVID-19, but concerns about rising prices worldwide set a nervy tone in markets as investors wait for more signals from policymakers.European shares followed the positive start in Asia, with the STOXX index of Europe's 600 biggest stocks up 0.
The white gunman accused of massacring 10 black people at a US supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a live-streamed attack on African Americans, practised shooting from his car and travelled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according to diary entries he appears to have posted online.The author of the diary posted hand-drawn maps of the grocery store in Buffalo, New York, along with tallies of the number of black people he counted there, and recounted how a
North Korea has mobilised its military to distribute COVID medications and deployed more than 10,000 health workers to help trace potential patients as it fights a sweeping coronavirus wave, state media KCNA says.The isolated country is grappling with its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak, which it confirmed last week, fuelling concerns over a major crisis due to a lack of vaccines and adequate medical infrastructure.
Ukraine's military command says the mission to defend the besieged Azovstal steel plant by "the heroes of our time" in the strategic southern port of Mariupol is over and has pledged to rescue servicemen still trapped inside."The 'Mariupol' garrison has fulfilled its combat mission," the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said in a statement early on Tuesday.
The man who killed a doctor and injured five others at a California Taiwanese church shooting was a US citizen born in China who hated Taiwan and drove from Las Vegas heavily armed for the attack, officials say.The suspect, David Chou, 68, chained the doors and placed glue in the locks at Geneva Presbyterian Church in the city of Laguna Woods before opening fire, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said.
A cargo train has hit a rush-hour passenger train in Catalonia, killing an engineer and injuring 85 people, Spanish authorities and the regional rail company say.Emergency crews said they were helping to remove about 100 people from the passenger train.
More than 250 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol and Kyiv has ordered its entire garrison to evacuate, heralding the end of Europe's bloodiest battle in decades.Reuters witnessed buses leave the steelworks and five of them arrive in the Russian-held town of Novoazovsk on Tuesday, where Moscow said they would be treated for wounds.
Sri Lanka's new prime minister says the crisis-hit country is down to its last day of petrol as the power minister told citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanised weeks of anti-government protests.Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in a televised address that the country urgently needed $US75 million ($A108 million) in foreign exchange to pay for essential imports.
Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra has returned to their homeland after an emotional Eurovision Song Contest victory, greeted at the border with Poland by servicemen and women whose cause the band had championed in Turin.Frontman Oleh Psiuk was presented with a bouquet of yellow and blue flowers - the colours of Ukraine's flag - and reunited with his girlfriend before he and his band launched into an impromptu version of Stefania, their winning song.
French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed former labour minister Elisabeth Borne to be the country's prime minister.Borne, 61, joined Macron's party La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) in 2017, shortly after it was founded.
Four more cases of rare viral monkeypox infection have been diagnosed in England, health authorities say, taking the total confirmed cases since May 6 to seven.The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said investigations were underway to establish links between the latest four cases who appear to have been infected in London and do not have known connections with the other three cases.
Sweden has signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance.In neighbouring Finland, lawmakers are expected later in the day on Tuesday to formally endorse Finnish leaders' decision to also join.
US President Joe Biden has authorised the redeployment of several hundred US troops into Somalia, two officials say, after Donald Trump ordered their withdrawal during his presidency.Prior to Trump's withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al-Shabab insurgency.