Flash floods in Indonesia and Timor Leste kill more than 50

At least 50 people have died after flash flooding and landslides hit Indonesia and Timor Leste on Sunday. Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction, with flood water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes on the islands. The affected area stretched from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to the neighbouring nation of Timor Leste. Rescuers are […]

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Taiwan: Dozens feared dead after train derails inside tunnel

Dozens of people are feared dead after a train carrying some 350 passengers derailed inside a tunnel in Taiwan. Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation centre says rescuers are struggling to access four carriages inside the tunnel that are “badly damaged”. More than 72 people are injured said Reuters quoting the local transport ministry. The accident occurred […]

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Ever Given ship mostly freed in the Suez Canal, authority confirms

The Ever Given container ship has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities say, following an around-the-clock international effort to dislodge the massive vessel and reopen the global shipping lane. “The container ship began to float successfully after responding to the pulling maneuvers,” said Osama Rabie, head of the Suez […]

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