France is battling a “monstrous” fire as heatwaves burn Europe away

France is battling a “monstrous” fire as heatwaves burn Europe away

HOSTENS, France, August 11 (Reuters) – On Thursday, day three, a “monster” fire raged in southwestern France, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. Without a break in the hot temperatures, firefighters supported by water bombers probably fought on many fronts before the weekend, saying that a huge fire could change direction … Read more

“No one can stop them”: African migrants target the Canary Islands of Spain

“No one can stop them”: African migrants target the Canary Islands of Spain

Canary Islands an increasingly popular migration route Arriving Africans remember the horrors of a sea journey Numbers are rising as the war in Ukraine exacerbates world hunger GRAN CANARIA, August 11 (Reuters) – Standing in an abandoned boat cemetery, Mohamed Fane picks up a West African franc from the floor and shudders at the traumatic … Read more

Sierra Leone is introducing a nationwide curfew in its deadly anti-government protests

Sierra Leone is introducing a nationwide curfew in its deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug 10 (Reuters) – At least two policemen and one civilian have died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, staff at the city’s main morgue said Wednesday. The Sierra Leone government previously said there were deaths but did not provide a number as protesters threw stones and … Read more

The first signs point to a fierce presidential election in Kenya

The first signs point to a fierce presidential election in Kenya

NAIROBI / ELDORET August 10 (Reuters) – The preliminary results of the Kenyan presidential election showed a fierce race between the two main candidates fighting to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta, with citizens praying that the announcement of the winner does not unleash violence as in years past. Tuesday’s elections are an important test of stability … Read more

Fires are raging in France and thousands have been evacuated from their homes

Fires are raging in France and thousands have been evacuated from their homes

HOSTENS, France, August 10 (Reuters) – On Wednesday, fires swept through the Gironde region of southwestern France, destroying homes and forcing 10,000 residents to evacuate, some of whom were climbing onto rooftops as the flames neared. A black and orange sky, darkened by smoke billowing from the forests and lit by the flames, was visible … Read more

Ukraine says 11 killed last night, UK flags new Russian forces

Ukraine says 11 killed last night, UK flags new Russian forces

Ukraine says 11 killed in the central Dnipropetrovsk region “ Britain says it is almost confident in the new Russian ground forces Explosions at a Russian military base in the Crimea Fears of shelling near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant Victims of mass burial shot, tortured, Ukraine says Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed … Read more

Five injured as explosions shake Russia’s airbase in annexed Crimea

Five injured as explosions shake Russia’s airbase in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts the reach of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, August 9 (Reuters) – On Thursday, explosions shook a Russian airbase near seaside resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula, injuring five people according to local authorities over what Moscow attributed to the detonations in the ammunition … Read more

Record rain kills at least 8 people in the South Korean capital

Record rain kills at least 8 people in the South Korean capital

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Reuters) – At least eight people died overnight in and around Seoul, South Korean authorities said on Tuesday after heavy rain cut power, caused landslides and flooded roads and subways. The southern part of the nation’s capital received over 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain per hour on late Monday, and parts … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia starts demolition of jets for parts under sanctions

EXCLUSIVE Russia starts demolition of jets for parts under sanctions

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts the reach of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, August 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are dismantling planes to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad due to Western sanctions, four industry sources said. These steps are in line … Read more

Ukraine says its troops are approaching Izium as fighting rages in Donbas

Ukraine says its troops are approaching Izium as fighting rages in Donbas

Heavy Russian shelling reported along the Donbas front New Ukrainian attacks destroy the key Kherson bridge Both sides blame each other for the shelling of the nuclear power plant Kyiv, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine reported intense Russian frontline shelling on Tuesday as both sides blamed a weekend strike at the Zaporozhye nuclear complex that … Read more