India trailer flips into pond, at least 27 people dead

At least 27 people — mostly women and children — were killed after a trailer they were riding in flipped into a pond in India, a local report said. Around 40 people were returning from a religious ceremony at the Chandrika Devi temple when the tractor-pulled transport lost control and overturned into water. Video taken … Read more

UK government advises King Charles III not to attend UN’s COP27

King Charles III will skip the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference — also known as COP27 — in Egypt next month. The king — widely known for his decades of environmental activism as prince — was advised by new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, against making the journey. “It is no mystery that the King … Read more

Latvia to remain Russia’s critic as prime minister wins election

RIGA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The centre-right New Unity party of Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins won Saturday’s election, according to provisional results, with its 19% of the vote putting him in a position to head another coalition government. The results – with 96% of districts counted – mean Latvia should remain a leading voice … Read more

Venezuela swaps prisoners with US in hint of thawing relations | Venezuela

Venezuela has freed seven imprisoned Americans in exchange for the US releasing two nephews of President Nicolás Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years on narcotics convictions. The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, follows months of back-channel diplomacy by senior US officials – secretive talks with … Read more

Fortunes reverse for ex-judge and Brazil president he jailed

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — When federal judge Sergio Moro resigned to enter politics, many in Brazil believed the anti-corruption crusader who jailed a popular former president could someday occupy the nation’s most powerful office. But on the eve of Brazil’s general election Sunday, the eleven-revered magistrate was fighting what polls showed was a losing battle … Read more

Police station attack in Iran leaves 19 dead

An attack on a police station in Iran has left 19 dead as protests surrounding the death of Mahsa Amini continue to convulse the country. The attack took place in the city of Zahedan. Among the dead were four members of Iran’s elite revolutionary guard members, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The dead … Read more

Ukraine celebrates recapturing key town, Putin ally raises nuclear jitters

Ukraine’s recapture of Lyman deals Moscow major setback Chechen leader suggests use of low-yield nuclear weapon Lyman is key logistics hub in eastern Donetsk region Donetsk is one of four regions Putin says are now Russian KYIV, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops said they had retaken the key bastion of Lyman in occupied eastern … Read more