CETINJE, MONTENGRO. Eleven people, including two children and a gunman, were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday, and six others were injured, a state prosecutor told Vijesti TV after an initial investigation of the crime scene ... "The family was staying at the house of the shooter as tenants," Brdjanin said ... .
The United States is wrapping up tests of its new Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) as part of a significant upgrade of its missile defense systems amid renewed great power competition and a renewed nuclear arms race, defense website Breaking News reports ... A Ground-Based Interceptor is lowered into its missile silo in Alaska ... Image ... Image ... ....
Hong Kong (CNN) – Hong Kong has recorded its sharpest annual drop in population, with experts blaming the decline on strict Covid control measures and a political crackdown that have taken the shine off a financial hub long advertised as “Asia’s world city.” ... The figures include expatriates and other non-permanent residents ... .
US actress Anne Heche is dead but will remain on life support to allow for a possible organ donation, her representative has said. The 53-year-old had been in a coma for a week after crashing her car into a house in Los Angeles, reports the BBC. "Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul," her family said in a statement on Friday ... .
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and underwent surgery ... Dr ... Rushdie ... U.N ... ___ ... .
Lionel Messi missed out on making the Ballon d’Or shortlist for the first time since 2005, paying the price for an underwhelming first campaign with Paris Saint-Germain. The seven-time winner was left off the 30-strong list for this year’s award ... But the 35-year-old missed out on the 2022 award after switching from boyhood club Barcelona.
The global digital asset market printed green indexes on Saturday as the largest crypto like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) grabbed an upward momentum. However, traders choose this as a good time to liquidate their funds. Ethereum price jumps by 80% in last 30 days... It added that the largest single liquidation order happed on the OKX ... ETC up by 7% ... .
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Dhaka. Nearly 150,000 workers at more than 200 Bangladeshi tea plantations went on strike Saturday to demand a 150 per cent rise to their dollar-a-day wages, which researchers say are among the lowest in the world. Most tea workers in the country are descendants of labourers brought to the plantations by colonial-era British planters ... .
Taliban fighters beat female protesters and fired into the air on Saturday to dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, Kabul, days before the first anniversary of the group’s return to power. About 40 women marched on the education ministry in Kabul, chanting “bread, work and freedom” ... — Oliver Marsden (@OliverGMarsden) August 13, 2022 ... .
US lawmakers on Friday adopted PresidentJoe Biden's sprawling climate, tax and health care plan -- a major win for the veteran Democrat that includes the biggest ever American investment in the battle against global warming ... .
By Katharine Houreld. NAIROBI (Reuters) – Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga led Kenya’s presidential race, official election results showed on Saturday, pushing Deputy PresidentWilliam Ruto into second place ...East Africa’s wealthiest nation and most vibrant democracy held presidential, parliamentary and local elections on Tuesday ... Advertisement.