Category : World news

WORLD / World news - 21 hours ago

Orangutans and raccoons seized at border

A man smuggling two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons has been arrested at the Malaysian border. Ismail bin Ahmad was passing through a Malaysian border checkpoint when the animals were discovered in plastic boxes and suitcases in his c...

WORLD / World news - 22 hours ago

Blogger killed by exploding cream dispenser

A well-known lifestyle blogger in France has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, 33, died after the pressurised canister exploded, violently hitting her chest. French media reports that the impac...

WORLD / World news - 1 day ago

IS 'blows up' al Nouri mosque in Mosul

IS fighters have blown up al Nouri mosque in Mosul, where the group's leader declared the caliphate, the Iraqi military has said. The Ministry of Defence said the group destroyed the mosque and iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosiv...

WORLD / World news - 1 day ago

IS 'blows up' iconic caliphate mosque

IS fighters have blown up al Nuri mosque in Mosul, where the group's leader declared the caliphate, the Iraqi military has said. The Ministry of Defence said fighters had detonated explosives inside the structures, destroying the mosque and its icon...

WORLD / World news - 1 day ago

Deadly Portugal wildfire 'had criminal origins'

A fierce wildfire that killed 64 people in Portugal over the weekend has been brought under control, officials have confirmed. Police say a rare mix of low humidity, powerful winds and extremely high temperatures fanned the flames. The fire, which e...