The world in brief – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

In Honduras, Hurricane Julia reignites emigration wave: Nearly two years after hurricanes Eta and Iota pummelled northern Honduras, flooding entire neighbourhoods and causing widespread devastation, 40-year-old Marlen Oliva has fled her home again this month as Hurricane Julia swept through. Oliva, who sought refuge at a government shelter in San Pedro Sula, said her family wasContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, October 18, 2022”

The world in brief – Thursday, October 13, 2022

In Syria, military bus explosion kills 18 soldiers: A bomb exploded on a military bus near Damascus, killing at least 18 soldiers and wounding 27 others, Syrian state media has reported. “A military bus in Damascus countryside was targeted this morning by a terrorist detonation with an explosive device that was planted in advance,” stateContinue reading “The world in brief – Thursday, October 13, 2022”

The world in brief – Monday, October 10, 2022

In U.S.A., midterm elections approach: American voters will head to the polls in early November for critical midterm elections that will determine the makeup of the next United States Congress. The election results will set the tone for the rest of Joe Biden’s first term as president, as analysts have said they are likely to shakeContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, October 10, 2022”

The world in brief – Tuesday, October 4, 2022

In Qatar, David Beckham compliments mid-season tournament move: Holding the World Cup in November and December during the world’s top league’s mid-season will produce a higher level of football compared with previous World Cups, according to former England captain David Beckham. This year’s tournament kicks off in Qatar on November 20, with the final takingContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, October 4, 2022”

The world in brief – Friday, September 30, 2022

In India, central bank hikes interest rate: The Reserve Bank of India raises its benchmark repo rate by 50 basis points on Friday, the fourth straight increase, as policymakers extend their battle to tame stubbornly high inflation and analysts say further tightening is on the cards. The monetary policy committee (MPC), comprising three members fromContinue reading “The world in brief – Friday, September 30, 2022”

The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

In the USA, Hurricane Ian nears Florida coast: Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters said the heavily populated Fort Myers area couldContinue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022”

The world in brief – Saturday, September 24, 2022

In the USA, Jan 6 trials to begin and voter mobilization efforts underway: Despite nearly 900 arrests and hundreds of convictions in the Jan 6 riot at the Capitol, Rhodes and four Oath Keeper associates — Kelly Meggs, Jessica Watkins, Kenneth Harrelson and Thomas Caldwell — are the first to stand trial on the rareContinue reading “The world in brief – Saturday, September 24, 2022”