Russia School Shooting Leaves 13 Dead, Including Children, 21 injured

The death toll has risen to 13 people, including seven children, and 21 others have been injured after a man opened fire Monday at his former school in central Russia, authorities said. The shooting was the most recent in a series of incidents that have shaken Russia in recent years, and it occurred as efforts … Read more

Bangladesh ferry accident kills 24, dozens missing

The latest waterway tragedy to hit Bangladesh resulted in at least 24 fatalities and scores more missing after a boat full of passengers sank on Sunday. According to Jahurul Islam, the district administration of northern Panchagarh, where the tragedy took place, the bodies that have been found so far included women and children. “The rescue … Read more

Ireland donates €50m to UNICEF to tackle malnutrition – one-fifth of UN target

Ireland is to make a large contribution to a UN fund to combat malnutrition among children. Millions of children in underdeveloped countries will benefit from the US and UNICEF effort, which aims to improve their nutrition. One in five deaths of children under the age of five are related to malnutrition. The United States has … Read more

Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees

Minister for foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, announced €2 million in additional support for the Palestinian people, following a meeting with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Dublin today. The funding will be allocated to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides essential services to 5.7 million registered Palestine refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory, … Read more

Indian origin Rishi Sunak defeated, Liz Truss is new UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss was elected as the UK prime minister and Conservative Party leader by Conservative Party members on Monday. She defeated rival Rishi Sunak with 81,326 votes to 60,399 and will take over as prime minister on Tuesday. Former foreign secretary Truss entered the race with lesser chances of winning but defeated her fellow party-member Rishi … Read more

Half of health care facilities globally lack basic hygiene services – WHO, UNICEF

Half of health care facilities worldwide lack basic hygiene services with water and soap or alcohol-based hand rub where patients receive care and at toilets in these facilities, according to the latest Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report by WHO and UNICEF. Around 3.85 billion people use these facilities, putting them at greater risk of infection, including 688 … Read more

India may overtake Germany, Japan by 2029 to become world’s 3rd largest economy

India is likely to become the third largest economy in the world by 2029, a research paper of SBI said on Saturday. India has already overtaken the UK to become the fifth largest economy. The paper said that India had surpassed the UK as the 5th largest economy as early as December 2021 itself and … Read more

Minister Donohoe attends G7 Finance Ministers meeting and agrees to Russian oil price cap

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, participated in a virtual meeting of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in his capacity as the President of the Eurogroup. The meeting focused mainly on agreeing on a joint commitment to finalise and implement a comprehensive prohibition of services that enable maritime transportation of Russian-origin crude … Read more

Police identify bodies of two children found in suitcase in New Zealand

New Zealand police have identified the two children whose remains were discovered in suitcases bought from an Auckland storage facility. The children have been identified, according to New Zealand police, who confirmed their identification in a statement on Friday. However, at the family’s request, the coroner has suppressed the release of the children’s identities. The … Read more

Mumbai traffic police get WhatsApp messages threatening ’26/11-type’ attack

The Mumbai Police received a threat message from a number on Friday night, warning of a terrorist attack similar to the one that occurred in Mumbai on November 26. According to officials, the texts that were sent to the helpline number for the Mumbai traffic police came from a Pakistani number. The message warned that … Read more

Up to 80,000 Russian Forces Killed or Wounded in Ukraine: Pentagon says

Russia has endured as many as 80,000 casualties since President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine in February, according to the latest assessment from the Pentagon of the steep costs Moscow has paid. A senior Pentagon official Colin Kahl told reporters that the number of Russian soldiers killed or wounded in the fighting is somewhere between 70,000 and … Read more

Six children among 29 people murdered in Gaza violence

The number of those killed in Gaza violence has increased to 29, including six children, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said today.. 253 individuals in Gaza have been hurt since the hostilities with Israel started on Friday, according to the health ministry. As the crisis between Palestinian militants and Israel began its third … Read more

UK Brain-Damaged Boy at centre of legal battle dies

A 12-year-old British boy with brain damage at the centre of a legal battle over whether to continue his life support system died on Saturday after a hospital ended treatment, his family said. The parents of Archie Battersbee made unsuccessful appeals at Britain’s highest courts and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against ending … Read more