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Germany’s Scholz warns of rise of right-wing populists ahead of EU elections

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned of threats posed by right-wing populists Saturday as he addressed a gathering of centre-left European parties ahead of elections for the European Parliament in June, reports AP. Scholz arrived in Romania’s capital Bucharest for a conference of the Party of European Socialists, part of the Socialists and Democrats group, the second biggest in the Parliament. ...

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Bus plunges off S.Africa bridge killing 45

A bus plunged off a bridge into a ravine and caught fire on Thursday in South Africa, killing 45 of the 46 people on board, the transport ministry said. An eight-year-old child was the sole survivor and had been taken to hospital with serious injuries. The vehicle had been heading from neighbouring Botswana to Moria in the north of the ...

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Baltimore divers recover 2 bodies from harbor after bridge collapse

Divers on Wednesday recovered the remains of two of the six workers missing since they were tossed into Baltimore Harbor from a highway bridge that collapsed into shipping lanes when a faltering cargo freighter rammed into the structure, officials said on Wednesday. The bodies were pulled from the mouth of the Patapsco River a day after the massive container ship ...

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Akke Rahman Takes on A New Humanitarian Mission to Scale World’s 14 Highest Peaks 

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Renowned mountaineer and Everest conqueror Akke Rahman has set his sights on a daring new expedition to scale 14 of the world’s highest peaks, aiming to raise £1.5 million for humanitarian causes, including aiding the distressed in Palestine’s Gaza. Spearheaded by the UK-based international humanitarian organisation, the UK Islamic Mission (UKIM), Akke’s ambitious campaign seeks to ...

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Trump trying to run out the clock on prosecutors

Facing a total of 88 felony charges in four separate federal and state cases, Donald Trump is employing a simple tactic that has always served him well in the past — running out the clock. The 77-year-old Republican presidential candidate has deployed an army of highly paid lawyers in New York, Washington, Georgia and Florida to push back his trial ...

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UNSC passes resolution calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

The United Nations Security Council has passed the resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages as the United States abstained from the vote. The remaining 14 council members voted for the resolution on Monday. Speaking after the vote, US ambassador to the UN ...

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14 killed, 37 injured in north China road tunnel accident

Fourteen people were killed and 37 others injured after a bus crashed inside an expressway tunnel in northern China, state media reported today. The accident occurred shortly after 2:30 pm local time (0630 GMT) Tuesday, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing local authorities in Shanxi province. The bus, which was carrying 51 people, rammed into the tunnel’s interior wall, the report ...

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Trump unable to post $464mn bond in New York civil case: lawyers

Donald Trump faced having assets seized in a humiliating blow to his carefully cultivated image as a self-made tycoon as his lawyers acknowledged Monday he doesn’t have the cash to appeal a $464 million fine for fraudulently inflating his wealth. Trump — the Republican candidate for November’s US presidential election –intends to challenge the judgment imposed by a New York civil court in February, ...

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Polls open in Russian presidential election

Russian voters started to hit the polls for the 2024 presidential election in the Far East region, including Kamchatka, Chukotka and other areas at 8 am Friday local time. Four candidates will vie for the top position: Leonid Slutsky of the Liberal Democratic Party, Nikolai Kharitonov of the Russian Communist Party, Vladislav Davankov of the New People Party, and Vladimir ...

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Mamata Banerjee suffered ‘major injury’: Trinamool Congress

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suffered major injuries to her forehead, the party informed through a post on X, reports ndtv.com. The All India Trinamool Congress shared photos of Ms Banerjee on a hospital bed with a deep cut in the middle of her forehead and blood on her face. Sources said the Chief Minister suffered a fall at ...

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