‘Tens of thousands’ could starve to death in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Ethiopian Red Cross warns 80 percent of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region has been cut off from humanitarian assistance. Eighty percent of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region has been cut off from humanitarian assistance and tens of thousands could starve to death, the Ethiopian Red Cross has warned. The grim assessment on Wednesday came as fighting between […]

Hong Kong to place tens of thousands in lockdown for first time

The new measure will target two districts which cover a small, but densely populated part of the Kowloon Peninsula. Hong Kong will place tens of thousands of its residents in a lockdown to contain a new outbreak of the coronavirus, the first such measure the Chinese-ruled city has taken since the pandemic began, according to […]

Tens of thousands skip India’s COVID vaccination drive

Government confirms two post-vaccination deaths, denies link to jab in one case while post-mortem report is awaited in another. India has stepped up efforts to bolster trust in coronavirus vaccines after it was revealed that nearly one-third of those invited to receive the vaccine at the launch of a nationwide drive failed to turn up. […]

French jets fly over CAR as tens of thousands flee vote tensions

French fighter jets have flown over the Central African Republic (CAR) for the first time since last month’s disputed presidential election amid rising concern as violence and insecurity has forced tens of thousands of people to flee into neighbouring countries. The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday the flight took place at […]

India to cull tens of thousands of birds over avian flu outbreak

At least six Indian states have stepped up efforts to contain two strains of bird flu after the deaths of thousands of migratory birds. Tens of thousands of poultry will be slaughtered in India after an outbreak of deadly avian influenza was found to have killed scores of birds across the country, officials said on […]

Thai king pardons, issues amnesty to tens of thousands in prison

At least 30,000 to be pardoned, 200,000 others to receive shorter jail term as the country marks birthday of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Saturday. At least 30,000 prisoners in Thailand have been pardoned, and 200,000 others will have their sentences reduced following a royal decree issued on the eve of the birthday of the […]

Sri Lanka: Tens of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Burevi nears

About 75,000 people evacuated from homes from the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi is expected to make landfall. Sri Lanka has evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80-90 kph (50-56 mph) is expected to hit the island nation late on Wednesday. The cyclone is […]

Tens of thousands of Sadr supporters rally in Iraq

Clashes between supporters of the Shia leader and anti-government protesters erupt in the southern city of Nasiriya. Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in a show of support for Shia Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr, rivalling the waning youth-dominated protest movement that erupted in October 2019. The mass rally took […]