Australia to send troops to Solomon IslandsBy BBC
Australia has said it will send peacekeeping troops to the Solomon Islands as riots rocked the capital city of Honiara for a second day. The violence began on Wednesday when protestors stormed parliament in a bid to topple PM Manasseh Sogavare.
Sweden's first female PM resigns on day oneBy BBC
Magdalena Andersson was announced as a leader on Wednesday but resigned after her coalition partner quit the government and her budget failed to pass.
Sweden votes in Magdalena Andersson as first female PMBy TRN Online
A hundred years after Swedish women were given the vote, the 54-year-old Social Democrat leader was given a standing ovation by sections of the parliament, or Riksdag. Magdalena Andersson has been approved by Sweden's parliament as the country's first-ever female prime minister, after replacing Stefan Lofven as leader of the center-left Social Democrats.
Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oilBy TRN Online
Gasoline prices are at about $3.40 a gallon, more than 50% higher than a year ago, according to the American Automobile Association.
China urges U.S. to stop fanning flame on Taiwan issuesBy TRN Online
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the comment in response to a U.S. Department of State spokesperson's remarks in support of the establishment of a "Taiwanese representative office" in Lithuania.
Airbus A340 plane lands on Antarctica for first timeBy TRN Online
For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica. Hi Fly, a boutique aviation company, was behind the flight. The company specializes in wet leases, which means they hire out both aircraft and aircrew and are responsible for handling insurance, maintenance and other logistics.
India logs slimmest rise in COVID-19 cases in 543 days despite festivalsBy TRN Online
India reported 7,579 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the smallest rise in one-and-a-half-years despite huge festival gatherings in recent weeks, thanks to rising vaccinations and antibodies from prior infections.
How child sex abuse rose during pandemic in IndiaBy BBC
According to activists and police officials, there has been a surge in the online demand and dissemination of child abuse imagery in the country since last year, as lockdowns imposed to contain Covid-19 confined people to their homes.
Dozens killed in bus crash on Bulgarian motorwayBy BBC
At least 45 people, including 12 children, have died after a bus crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria, officials say.
Australia declares La Niña weather event has begunBy BBC
Australia has said a La Niña event has developed for a second consecutive year, meaning there is a greater risk locally of floods and cyclones. Last time the weather phenomenon contributed to "once in a century" rains battering parts of Australia. But La Niña can lead to significant weather changes in different parts of the world.
5 dead, 40 injured after SUV speeds into Christmas paradeBy TRN Online
A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40 others.
Why schools are failing children on climate changeBy BBC
Ever since children have been taking centre stage in the fight against a rapidly warming world. And as they do, many are pushing for schools to add climate change to their curriculum.
After slow starts, some Asian vaccination rates now soaringBy TRN Online
They are two of several nations in the Asia-Pacific region that got slow starts to their immunization campaigns but have since zoomed past the United States and many nations in Europe.
Taliban bans women from TV dramas in AfghanistanBy BBC
Women have been banned from appearing in television dramas in Afghanistan under new rules imposed by the Taliban government.
Rittenhouse verdict puts Biden in difficult political spotBy The Rising Nepal
Biden was already facing sliding poll numbers with an electorate worn down by the coronavirus pandemic and increasing inflation. Now, the president finds himself caught between outraged Democrats — some of whom were already stewing over Biden’s inability to land police reform and voting rights legislation — and Republicans looking to use the Rittenhouse case to exploit the national divide over matters of grievance and race.
UN peacekeepers face greater threats from complex conflictsBy The Rising Nepal
The more than 66,000 United Nations peacekeepers are confronting greater threats today because conflicts have become more complex and are driven by an increasing number of factors ranging from ethnic tensions and the impact of organized crime to illegal exploitation of resources and terrorism, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday. Jean-Pierre Lacroix said in an interview with The Associated Press that even compared to two or three years ago, “most of our peacekeeping missions have a political...
WHO very worried about Covid-19 rise in EuropeBy BBC
The World Health Organization (WHO) is "very worried" about the spread of Covid-19 within Europe as the continent battles a fresh wave of infections.
Xi urges continuous efforts to promote high-quality BRI developmentBy TRN Online
The BRI should aim for high-standard, sustainable and people-centered progress, said Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, while addressing a high-level symposium on the initiative.
Europe’s COVID crisis pits vaccinated against unvaccinatedBy TRN Online
This was supposed to be the Christmas in Europe where family and friends could once again embrace holiday festivities and one another. Instead, the continent is the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as cases soar to record levels in many countries.