Thousands rally for Pashinyan as Armenia PM slams ‘coup attempt’

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after the army demanded his resignation, prompting a rally of thousands of supporters. The army’s demand, in a written statement on Thursday, came in response to his handling of the country’s conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended in November last year […]

Thousands flee as south Philippines storm submerges homes

MANILA: More than 53,000 people were forced to flee their homes over the weekend after heavy rains brought by Dujuan, the Philippines’ first storm of the year, flooded several parts of the country, particularly its southern region. Officials said more than 400 houses were destroyed by the storm, a few of which were swept away by […]

Thousands evacuated amid floods in Indonesia’s West Java

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to block the formation of a provisional government in Afghanistan after calls for the establishment of a temporary setup began to gain ground across the country. “Be assured that as long as I am alive, they will not see the formation of an interim government. I am not like […]

Thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles rescued off Texas coast

Nearly 5,000 stunned turtles washed ashore in the US state amid a deadly cold wave that has caused power outages, water shortages. Volunteers have been rescuing thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles from the shores of the US state of Texas as a deadly cold wave in the region continues to cause power outages and water […]

Thousands rally in Algeria on protest movement anniversary

Thousands of people take to the streets of Kherrata to protest against government of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Thousands of people have rallied in the eastern Algerian city of Kherrata to commemorate the beginning of demonstrations against former longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika two years ago. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in Kherrata, located some 300km (186 miles) […]

Trump’s environment policies killed thousands, scientists say

The Trump administration deliberately harnessed racism and class animosity to push policies that caused hundreds of thousands of U.S. deaths, according to a scathing new report in the British medical journal The Lancet. After undertaking a comprehensive assessment of the health and environment impacts of Donald Trump’s presidency, the 33 scientists who co-authored the article […]

‘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 […]

In Pictures: Defiance as thousands rally in Myanmar

Thousands of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar hit the streets on Sunday as an internet blackout failed to stifle growing outrage at the military’s overthrow of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The rally followed the largest protests to date on Saturday, when tens of thousands came out in cities across the country to condemn the […]

Thousands of Myanmar protesters in standoff with police in Yangon

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Yangon to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the first such demonstration since the generals seized power. “Military dictator, fail, fail; Democracy, win, win,” protesters chanted, calling for the military to free Nobel Peace laureate Aung […]

Near-Total Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Poland, and Thousands Protest

A contentious near-total ban on abortion in Poland went into effect late Wednesday, despite rampant opposition from hundreds of thousands of Poles who began protesting in the fall in the largest demonstrations in the country since the 1989 collapse of communism. Thousands of outraged women, teenagers and allies returned to the streets Wednesday night bundled […]

Thousands of Australians defy coronavirus rules to mark ‘Invasion Day’

SYDNEY: Thousands of Australians defied coronavirus rules on Tuesday to protest the country’s national day, held on the anniversary of British colonization of the vast continent that its Indigenous population marks as “Invasion Day.”Officially recognized as Australia Day, January 26 also sees annual rallies drawing attention to the injustices faced by Indigenous people and calling […]

In Pictures: Cyclone Eloise displaces thousands in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Eloise hit Mozambique’s Sofala coastal province on Saturday morning before weakening and heading inland to dump rain on Zimbabwe, eSwatini – formerly known as Swaziland – and South Africa. Authorities initially said Eloise had only caused minor damage in Mozambique’s port city of Beira but that it was too early to gauge the full […]

Thousands displaced after Tropical Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique

Nearly 7,000 people forced from their homes and more than 130,000 hectares of crops destroyed by torrential downpours and floods. Heavy rains and flooding have forced thousands to flee their homes in Mozambique after Tropical Cyclone Eloise brought wind gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour (kph). Eloise struck Mozambique’s Sofala coastal province on […]

Thousands in Nepal protest against dissolution of Parliament

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dismissed the legislature in December, accusing members of his own party of noncooperation. Three former Nepali prime ministers joined thousands of demonstrators on Friday to protest against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s abrupt move to dissolve Parliament and call snap elections. Oli dismissed the legislature in December, accusing members of […]

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 […]

Thousands in Sri Lanka drink ‘miracle’ COVID potion, minister ill

Drink concocted by self-styled holy man who claimed to have received its recipe from Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali. A self-styled Sri Lankan holy man’s supposed miracle potion to prevent COVID-19 has turned sour after a minister who publicly drank it was hospitalised with the virus. Thousands defied public gathering restrictions to swamp a village […]

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. […]

Thousands of Hondurans advance on foot in US-bound caravan

About 8,000 people began leaving Honduras early Friday, fleeing violence, poverty and recent natural disasters. Thousands of Hondurans are making their way on foot across Guatemala in hopes of reaching the United States, authorities said on Saturday, as they flee violence and economic hardship worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent deadly storms. Guatemala’s immigration […]

Fire at Bangladesh Rohingya camp leaves thousands without shelter

A fire has swept through the Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people, according to the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 shelters – home to at least 3,500 people – were either totally or partially destroyed in the blaze on Thursday, as well […]

In Pictures: Thousands stranded in Spain’s record snowstorm

A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or train stations and airports. In Madrid, authorities activated a red alert for the first time since the system was adopted four decades ago and called in the military to rescue people […]

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 […]

Thousands of Nazarene pilgrims flock to Manila amid COVID worries

Health limits due to pandemic significantly curtailed attendance to annual Philippine procession, which usually attracts more than a million people. Thousands of Catholic pilgrims gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday to pay homage to the Black Nazarene statue of Jesus Christ, as health restrictions due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic significantly curtailed the attendance […]

Epiphany: Thousands of Orthodox Christians ignore COVID warnings

COVID warnings and restrictions flouted in Bulgaria and Greece amid observance of Epiphany traditions. Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers in Bulgaria have ignored warnings issued by health authorities to abstain from mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic and kept to their centuries-old Epiphany traditions. Young men plunged into the icy waters of rivers and […]