Honduras to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by end of year
Honduras hopes to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of the year, putting an end to its policy of neutrality - a move likely to further anger the Palestinians. "I have just talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu to strengthen our strategic alliance, we spoke to arrange the opening of the…
Botswana authorities identify cause of mysterious elephant deaths
The number of dead elephants rose to 330, from 281 when last reported in July [File: National Park Rescue via AFP] Officials in Botswana say the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent months which baffled and alarmed conservationists in the country were caused by toxins produced by cyanobacteria in water. The government in the…
Anti-gov’t protests in Egypt’s Giza amid tight security presence
Dozens of anti-government protesters took to the streets in the Egyptian governorate of Giza on Sunday, despite heightened security in the country in advance of anticipated demonstrations. Video clips circulating on social media showed the demonstrators holding banners and chanting slogans calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi to step down. Others set a police…
India: Deadly building collapse near Mumbai, many feared trapped
Rescue workers search for survivors from the debris of the three-storey residential building in Bhiwandi [Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters] A three-storey building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed early on Monday morning as residents were asleep inside, killing at least eight people, local reports said. A further 20 to 25 people were reported to be trapped in…
Banks moved alleged dirty money despite red flags: Reports
Several global banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over a period of nearly two decades, despite red flags about the origins of the money, BuzzFeed and other media have reported, citing confidential documents submitted by banks to the United States government. The series of news reports on Sunday was partly based on documents,…