Iranian state-organised marchers call for execution of rioters

A police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – State-organized demonstrations … Read more

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida governor say they were misled

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept 15 (Reuters) – Some migrants who were flown to the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, said on Thursday they were duped about their destination, and Democratic leaders called for a probe of the move by Florida’s Republican governor to send them there from Texas. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is … Read more

Famed male Italian director tells Venice he was born a woman

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VENICE, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Award-winning Italian director Emanuele Crialese revealed on Sunday that he had been born a woman as he presented his highly autobiographical movie “L’Immensita”, starring Penelope Cruz, at the Venice Film Festival. “L’Immensita” focuses on an Italian family growing up in 1970s … Read more

Europe’s drought exposes ancient stones, World War Two ships as waters fall

Aug 20 (Reuters) – Weeks of baking drought across Europe have seen water levels in rivers and lakes fall to few levels can remember, exposing long-submerged treasures – and some unwanted hazards. In Spain, suffering its worst drought in decades, archaeologists have been delighted by the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle dubbed the “Spanish … Read more

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

Wildfires burn forests in Gironde, southwest France UK temperatures exceed 40C for the first time Germany, Belgium brace for possible record-breaking temperatures More than 30 wildfires ravage parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled on Tuesday to contain massive forest wildfires and Britain recorded its highest ever temperature as … Read more

Heatwave scorches Europe; health warnings issued

WMO issues warning on air quality in towns and cities UK declares first red heat warning for Monday, Tuesday Wildfires ablaze in France, Spain and Portugal LEIRIA, Portugal/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds more people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires blistered land in France, Spain and Portugal on Friday, while officials in Europe … Read more

Moscow blames Ukrainian missile attack for deaths in south Russian city

At least three people killed, buildings damaged in Belgorod Regional governor says attack intentionally targeted civilians Ukraine has not claimed responsibility for strikes in Russia July 3 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and dozens of residential buildings damaged in the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border, the regional governor said, … Read more

Tens of thousands rally against gun violence in Washington, across U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at curbing gun violence following last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers with the March for Our Lives … Read more

Biden says federal government to fund New Mexico wildfire recovery

SANTA FE, NM, June 11 (Reuters) – The US federal government will fund New Mexico’s full wildfire response, President Joe Biden said on Saturday speaking from Santa Fe amid anger from survivors over the blaze that was started by federal officials. “We have a responsibility to help the state recover,” Biden told elected officials and … Read more

At least 50 killed in attack on Catholic church in southwest Nigeria -medic

Unknown gunmen attacked church during Sunday mass Local media and medic say at least 50 killed Authorities have yet to give details Such rare attacks in southwest Nigeria Pope Francis prayed for victims, Vatican says LAGOS, June 5 (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria during mass on Sunday, killing at least … Read more