The Tongan government has said that as many as 84% of its 105,000 population had been affected by ash fall and a tsunami triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption. Tsunami waves triggered by the volcano swept Tonga last week, destroying villages, buildings and the coast ... It said there were under two dozen injuries, most from Nomuka island ... .
As Boris Johnson and the Conservative party anxiously tread political water while repeatedly being pulled under by strife and disgrace, two plotlines are unfolding ... the dire implications of Johnson’s antics for people’s trust in politics, and a gap between Westminster and the country that may now be bigger than ever ... It’s not just Johnson ... Read more ... .
At least 120 people have been killed in ongoing battles between US-backed, Kurdish-led forces and ISIL (ISIS) fighters after an attack on a Syrian prison ... ISIL claimed responsibility for the prison break on its Amaq media mouthpiece on Friday ... Al Jazeera could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage ... Freeing comrades ... .
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court is set to rule Monday on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his fight against U.S. extradition to the U.K.Supreme Court... Just over a year ago, a district court judge in London rejected a U.S. extradition request on the grounds that Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S ... U.S ... .
Italy’s parliament was due Monday to start voting on a new president amid uncertainty over whether the man many see as the best for the job -- Prime MinisterMario Draghi -- will eventually land it ... “He is the only strong candidate. The other names that are circulating…are frankly underwhelming,” he said ... local time (1400GMT).
JERUSALEM. Israel’s cabinet approved on Sunday the launch of a state investigation into an affair involving the purchase of submarines and other warships from Germany, a case that has embroiled close confidants of former Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu...The Cabinet authorised establishing a state investigation into the case by vote ... .
Hong Kong, which has been pursuing a zero-Covid strategy in line with mainland Chinese policies, has suspended transit flights from most of the world ...Last week, Hong Kong police said that the two former flight attendants have been arrested and charged for allegedly breaking the city's coronavirus restrictions ... You may also be interested in.. .