Indonesia to probe soccer stampede; police use of tear gas in focus

Human rights commission questions use of tear gas Thirty-two children among 125 killed in stampede Funerals are held for the dead in the town of Malang MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Indonesia set up an independent team on Monday to investigate a stampede at a football stadium that killed 125 people, including 32 children, … Read more

Stampede, riot at Indonesia football match kill 174, league suspended

East Java stadium disaster apparently the worst since 1964 Around 180 injured in stampede Indonesian football association suspends league to investigate Police say they fired tear gas to control the crowd MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) – At least 174 people have been killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer … Read more

U.S. cheers Ukraine’s “significant” battlefield success at Lyman

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday applauded Ukraine’s capture of the key Lyman stronghold from Russia in eastern Ukraine, saying he would was an encouraging success on the battlefield that would create new dilemmas for the Russian army. “Absolutely, it’s important. We’re very encouraged by what we’re seeing right … Read more

Florida, Carolinas count the cost of Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla./CHARLESTON, SC, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina faced a massive cleanup from the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian on Saturday, after a of the most powerful storms to ever hit the United States. mainland caused tens of billions of dollars in damage and killed more than 20 people. … Read more

Millions urged to evacuate as Florida Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Ian

SARASOTA, Florida, September 28 (Reuters) – Residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast emptied grocery shelves, closed windows and fled to evacuation shelters as Hurricane Ian approached on Wednesday, hitting the southern tip of the state a few hours before it is expected to make landfall in the United States. Ian has upgraded to an extremely dangerous … Read more

U.S. warns of catastrophic consequences if Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine

Third day of voting in referendums on joining Russia Regions would benefit from Russia’s ‘full protection’ – Lavrov Police and opponents of Russian mobilization clash in Dagestan Both sides take responsibility for rocket fire and shelling September 25 (Reuters) – The United States has warned of “catastrophic consequences” if Moscow were to use nuclear weapons … Read more

Blinken tells China’s Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that maintaining peace and stability in Taiwan was of vital importance as the two countries clashed to high tensions on the island claimed by China. Taiwan was at … Read more

Alex Jones lashes out at critics at trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register September 22 (Reuters) – Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sparked a courtroom shouting match on Thursday, swearing at critics as he testified at a trial to determine how much he owed the families of victims who died in the of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass … Read more

U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as warning to North Korea

From right, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) sail in formation in the Philippine Sea, July 19, 2020. Picture taken July 19. 2020. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class … Read more

Russia defends war in Ukraine as U.S., others call for accountability at UN

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) – World leaders at the United Nations called on Thursday for Moscow to be held accountable for human rights abuses in Ukraine as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Moscow’s war and accused his neighbor of committing atrocities. Addressing a UN … Read more